Pyrenees, September 2019
Again Pyrenees and again with Marcellus and Extreme Tours
This time we are four: Marcellus, Achim, Beat and myself.
We know where we go and we look forward to nice fall weather, great empty roads and good food.
We get surprised by a lovely hotel in France and get pampered by a very good Spanish Paella later on.
I ride 2300 miles, thereof 1500 in the Pyrenees.
I have compiled a video with all 1.500 pictures taken by Marcellus and myself during the tour.
There is to conquer quite a distance. First I ride to Ammersee lake close to Munich to Marcellus. There the bikes get on a trailer and we proceed into Switzerland to pick up Beat and his bike and to change cars. We ride through the night to our starting point in Ille-sur-Têt in France
We start with the coast line of the Mediterranean Sea before we turn into the mountains.
The first highlight in the morning. We watch the sunrise on Coll de la Creueta. After breakfast we ride very nice roads through France and Andorra back to Spain.
We get on the passes of Tour de France. And there are plenty of them: Col du Pourtalet, Col d'Aubisque, Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Aspin, Col du Peyresourde and Col du Portillon. It is quite foggy in France and on Col du Tourmalet we have to find our way downhill through 2.400 feet of elevation in less than 60 feet visibility
We stay in Spain and move on to Seu d'Urgell. We see a new pass Coll de Montilobar and we get homemade Paella for lunch.
We stay in Seu d'Urgell and have a southern loop on very empty roads. I have my flight day and will be in the air in three different locations.
The last day in Spain. We return via Andorra, France and Spain back to Ille-sur-Têt in France, the starting point of our tour.
The journey back is also quite long. We start in the morning and are back to Ammersee lake in the late evening. The next day I ride home in very cold but dry weather.