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Europe » France » Midi-Pyrénées » Cauterets September 14th 2010

Introduction Straddling the border between Iberian peninsula and France, the Pyrenees is the lesser known of the two main European mountain chains, the other obviously being the Alps; however, it offers equally awe inspiring terrain without the crowds. Much of this unique mountain chain is far from the usual travel hubs (Paris, Zurich, Geneva, Munich) but is still easy to access from Toulouse, which sits less than an hour from foot of the chain. The Pyrenees are known for their spectacularly deep cut valleys, cascading waterfalls, spellbinding mountain faces, high alpine meadows, crystal clear glacial lakes and jaw dropping views delicately blended with unusual French hospitality (on the French side - the Spanish on the...you guessed it...Spanish side), delicious Pyrenean cuisine and a distinct appreciation for the surrounding mountains. Our trip would begin outside a small ... read more

Europe » France » Midi-Pyrénées » Cauterets November 2nd 2008

eih oui cauterets, notre chambre dhotel 2 etoile (gros luxe) avec vu sur les montagne ensoilleyer et enneiger. a cauteret, cetait lhalloween et nous avons feter en regardant la televison et en inventant chancun une histoire dhorreur. NOus avons aussi ete au pont despagne qui malheuresement nest pas en espagne et ny mene pas mais bon. mais cetait quand meme tres bien. (jai mal dormi pcq myriam prenait toute la place) Simon Je ne suis plus en forme!!!! j ai eu une grande difficulté a monté une montagne relativement facile et simon devait toujours m attendre j étais pas tres fier de moi! C est vrai que c etait dure pour mes chevilles et que j avait mal dormi dempuis deux jours mais j ai tout de meme pris la decision d eme remettre en forme! ... read more
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les chutes
attitude devant les chutes

Europe » France » Midi-Pyrénées » Cauterets July 17th 2008

Week one of the tour down - two more to go. Anthony and I flew out of Perth at 6am Wednesday 9th July and after a longish flight landed weary but well in Dubai. It was hot! 42 degrees and humid as hell. Luckily we only had a short stop before boarding another flight to Frankfurt. Kindly the Emirates check in staff at Perth had slugged us for excess baggage as with our bikes etc it was hard to make the limit even with limited clothing! We were then thrilled to discover about 10kgs of crap magazines in every seat pocket and the flight from Dubai to Frankfurt mostly empty. The upside of this was I could stretch out over 4 seats and have a sleep for most of the 6 hours. Frankfurt was our van ... read more
Van at speed
Atop Peyarsourde
The Cols

Europe » France » Midi-Pyrénées » Cauterets July 30th 2006

Sunday 30th July We headed for the ski resort of Cauteret which in summer becomes a base for mountain walking. I was worried about the brakes so took a longer route via Lourdes to avoid the more tortuous gradients. By being economical with the brakes we arrived safely having negotiated yet another beautiful gorge. Cauteret is surrounded by even steeper peaks than Laruns. The cable car passes right over the town centre. Our camping pitch was right beside the mountain river. (The Gave de Cauteret). We're really getting into the French cafe life enjoying a coffee most days. Also enjoyed a couple of Grimbergen in a friendly cafe near the covered market (which has wonderful cheeses) Monday 31st July The clouds are very low over the surrounding peaks and didn't really clear all day so we ... read more




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