Monday 12 August 2013

Pyrenees 2013

Shots from my recent family holiday that also included regular riding partner Mark and his family and a conveniently chosen Pyrenean location in the Departement de L'Aude nr Ax-les-Thermes.

Cue plenty of beautiful hill and mountain riding including the HC Col du Pradel and the Port de Pailheres that featured in the recent 100th edition of the Tour. And a guest appearance from rock climbing partner of old, Richard who serendipitously was holidaying in the same location...

Early morning ride toward Limoux

Chateau de Puivert - base for our rides

The beautiful and quiet Plateau de Sault above Ax-les-Thermes

Defiles de Joucou - amazing limestone gorge

Summiting Col du Pradel and below, the top section of Port de Pailheres

Col de Montsegur

In the footsteps of the Tour - Port de Pailheres from Axat

Down the Pailheres after climbing from the Ax-les-Thermes side and the Col du Pradel

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