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Offline peejay1977

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First trip to the Pyreees - Recommendations
« on: July 30, 2019, 04:37:45 PM »
Hi all,

This year is mine and my wife's 3rd trip to France on the bike so I've got the usual covered. But this is our first time to the Pyrenees.

We didn't book the ferry til late due to work commitments so we have had to settle for the 2 night Portsmouth to Bilbao sailing. So far we have a hotel booked in Bagneres-de-Luchon for 2 nights, the loose plan being arrive there the first night, then go out and explore the following day and stay over again.

We need to then head north to eventually end up in Pontivy as her brother has a house there so we are planning to stay for the last couple of nights before our St Malo crossing back.

We haven't booked any other hotels as yet, was going to book on the day and see where we end up.

So far, I've found some good sights with recommended routes but the Pyrenees is larger than we have time to see in full so was wondering what people recommend?

Also we will be roughly heading up the west coast so any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: First trip to the Pyreees - Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 08:05:10 PM »
If you've got time take the col de erroymendi from Larrau on the d26 that becomes the na2011 then the na140 across to the na172 and head to Pamplona.
Take a day off to enjoy the city and see where the bulls run. A good hotel with underground secure parking in the city centre is the Maisonnave
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Re: First trip to the Pyreees - Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 07:44:48 AM »
Go further down and come to Madrid to have a beer  :821:


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