Col du Tourmalet ~ Mountain high, revving deep on the number 1 climb on my bucket list

June 29th 2017 (Day 52) This week's photo shows me at the summit of the Col du Tourmalet. At 2,115m, the Col du Tourmalet is the highest pass in the Pyrenees and one of the highest in France. It really is an epic climb which gets steeper and steeper the higher you climb. It was … Continue reading Col du Tourmalet ~ Mountain high, revving deep on the number 1 climb on my bucket list

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La Pierre Saint Martin – Shock and awe on a wonderwall of a climb

June 25th 2017 (Day 48) La Pierre Saint Martin is where Chris Froome produced shock and awe to decimate his rivals in the first mountain stage of the 2015 Tour de France. Shock and awe too when I climbed the same mountain from Arette on a mild Sunday afternoon in June 2017.  Shock at getting to … Continue reading La Pierre Saint Martin – Shock and awe on a wonderwall of a climb

Pamplona to Lourdes ~ Visiting the Pyrenees and Lourdes is like visiting a little piece of Heaven on Earth

June 24th – 27th 2017 (Days 47 – 50) This week's photo shows the Notre Dame basilica above the Grotto in Lourdes with the mountains of the Pyrenees in the background. 2 weeks and 2 days after leaving Santiago in north-western Spain, I arrived in Lourdes. It was like going from the tourist hell on … Continue reading Pamplona to Lourdes ~ Visiting the Pyrenees and Lourdes is like visiting a little piece of Heaven on Earth