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Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Claudia Wenhart / Manuel Marabese / Laurens Corijn | Europe

Day 8 Molló to Barcelona

MUCHAS GRACIAS senores por una semana excelente con muchas curvas y condiciones del camino perfecto y momentas especiales. Hasta el ano proximo.

Already the last day ... no one what's to think about that. We took a great group picture in Mollo and started again in two group back to Barcelona. Olot, Sanat Pau, Madremanya and the great coastal road GI 682 from Sant Feliu to Lloret de Mar was on our schedule for today.

... todos los motos .... que buenos!!!
Tossa de Mar
... at another nice spot
... our group
... at the coastal road from Sant Feliu de Guixols to Tossa de Mar
Fernando III and Claudia
Roberto very relaxed
... coffee stop, Nonio and Herr Mayer

Day 7 Carcassonne to Molló

Today we left Carcassonne after a great breakfast in direction to Lagrasse and the beautifull Gorges de Galamus. That gorges is a system of bizarrely shaped canyons. That day turned out a little bit different as anyone expected. Our final destination today was Mollo in France again, which we reached after Col d'Ares a great pass with awesome sweepers.

Day 6 Luz-Saint-Saveur to Carcassonne

What a great and wonderfull day, perfect weather, cool in the morning and sunshine. Today was the day with 8 perfect passes. We startet with Col de Tourmalet which was invented to Tour de France in 1910.

Carcassonne en la noche
... nice dinner place with delicious food
.... the cathedral in Carcassonne
... City Tour through the old fortress Carcassonne
.... FANTASTICO... Los Halgones en sus camisas rojas en Carcassonne!!!!!
.... Special.... Aqua de Mexico
... Castle in Foix
... short stop because of a bee bite
... what an amazing panorama
... a short lunchstop at the gas station
Claudia and Nonio
... and again we arrived on top of one of our 8 passes - Col de Menthé
... everybody is happy
... coffee stop in Bagneres de Luchon
Mauricio on his XR
... another one
Amazing landscape
Our group in front of the pass sign
Col de Tourmalet

Day 5 from San Sebastián to Luz-Saint-Saveur

We left San Sebastian at the Atlantic Ocean directly into the mountains and crossed the border to France. St. Jean Pied de Port - a small little town - well known by the pilgrams, because at that point the hardest section over the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela is starting here. Col de Aubisque in the afternoon was our highlight, but unfortenately in the rain.

Coffee stop in the small village Erratzu
Fernando III... enjoying his "Cortado"
Nonio and Raul having fun.
Juan and Roberto - it's his birthday today.
What a good day and HAPPY BIRTHDAY again!
... everybody is enjoying the great ride
In the rain - Col d*Aubisque

Restday in San Sebastián

Restday in San Sebastián - everybody took a rest today and visited the old little town of San Sebastian with it's two beautifull city beaches, Monte Igeldo and Isla de St. Clara. San Sebastián is also called Rio de Janero of the Atlantic coast because of it's Christus statue. By chance we all met in one of the famous Pintxos Bars where we had a delicious lunch.

Surfers paradise
Isla de St. Clara
... muy rico los Pintxos

Third day from Bielsa to San Sebastian Donostia

We started our day with riding back the small Valle de Pineta in direction to Ainsa. We went right into Valle de Vio a very narrow and tiny road in an amazing gorge - not a really good idea to take the van there, but it's one way.... so it was easy

Buen dia!!!
First photo stop of the day: the old village of Buerba perched on a golden hill
.... big van in the tiny gorge
... old little bridge over the river in the gorge
In front of the Ciutadela of Jaca, regrettably closed today...
Picturesque village for lunch... Ochagavia
San Sebastian is getting closer... only three more mountains and then... vamos a la playa!!

Second day from Peramola to Bielsa

Another beautiful great cool morning..... Benasque National Park was on our day today. We started already with the first pass 20 km after the hotel - Coll de Nargó. Nearly no traffic and perfect road condition makes riding in the Pyrenees a dream of every fast rider. We had a lot of fun and endless never ending curves. Coll de Espina was in the afternoon and our final destination was the Parador of Bielsa at the dead end of Valle de Pineta and submontane of Monte Perdido.

... dinner at a big table in the Parador
Manuel and Raul
... nice evening outside with a lot of other bikers
... and than GO
... Siesta....
... amazing 360° view on Santalis
... our tourguide bike
Mauricio having a coffee
... first coffee stop in the morning
... Claudia's birthday cake - THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN!!!
... ready to go on

First riding day from Barcelona to Peramola

What a great morning, after a thunderstrom during the night, the weather was perfect to start our Pyrenees extreme tour. Good it was Sunday morning and nearly no traffic in Barcelona to get out of the city easily. We took the "diagonal" directly into the mountains to get the first curves on our trip to Molins de Rei. Our first stop was the Abbey Santa Maria de Montserrat - Catalonia's holiest location. Monks form the Benedictine order still live there and it's famous for their black Madonna. Nice curvy roads with great asphalt guided us over Coll de Jou, Coll de Nargó and Coll de Boixols to Peramola.

... all lined up perfectly... everybody was keen to start
Briefing time!
Montserrat
Manuel... always busy, trying to arrange lunch in Cardona Parador but they have a "boda" (wedding) today! Are we invited too?
... short visit in the Parador of Cardona
Claudia and Carlos
... typical landscape around the Parador
... beautiful view from our lunchstop
... Raul ready to start again
last mountain pass for today, Coll de Boixols! What a ride!
... beautifull light on the mountains at the Hotel in Peramola, in the middle of nowhere
... chilled aperitivo at the Hotel pool, with special drinks
Sunset is leaving space to dusk... dinner time caballeros!
Minimal and pretty amuse bouche
Cannelloni! Uhm.... are we in Spain or Italy? Confused...
... delicious dessert in Peramola

Welcome evening in Barcelona

What a great start in our hotel Front Maritim directly at the ocean front in Barcelona. Our group from Monterrey just arrived when we were unloading our two trailers, which we travelled from Mieming/Austria to Barcelona.

On our way to Barcelona
... the second "truck"
... directly in front of the hotel...... lucky that the police wasn't around
Casa Batlló from Gaudi by night
and some tapas!!! Bienvenidos!
... view from the hotel
Manuel and Laurens at the welcome briefing
Claudia explaining the route with her artsy poster
.... our group is listening carefully
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PABLO
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 21:03

Hallo Claudia,

Wie man im Bolg sehen kann, habt ihr eine tolle Zeit verbracht.

Wunderschöne Bilder

Da mus ich unbedingt hin gehen.

Viele Grüsse aus Medellín,

Pablo
Claudia Wenhart
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 04:27

Hallo Pablo,
ja da musst Du unbedingt das nächste mal hin, die Strassen und Kurven in den Pyrenäen sind wirklich perfekt.
Bis hoffentlich bald
Claudia
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 17:35

Hola mis amigos de Mexico. Estoy muy contento de verte el blog del viaje en los Pirineos y yo espero que tiene un gran momento!!!
Un viaje muy seguro y muy bonito a vosotros!
Karin (del oficina de Edelweiss, Austria)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 17:35

Hallo Manuel und Claudia
Endlich kann ich eure Reise auf dem Blog verfolgen! So cool!! Wäre so gern bei euch!
Wünsche euch an ganz lässige Zeit und freue mich auf die nächste gemeinsame Tour irgendwo auf dieser Welt

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