Day 3 – Ride to Cauterets

This was to be a light day to allow us to freshen for the Col du Tourmalet on Friday.

Again we headed up the valley but this time turned of at Pierrefitte-Nestalas, where a few of us grabbed a coffee. French coffee, by the way is pretty poor. They have no idea of how to make a good cappuccino or latte.

Then it was a climb up to Cauterets where we hopped on the cable car and chairlift and then walked about a kilometre to the lake. The views were just spectacular.  No video for this one but I hope the photos give you an idea of the beauty of this place. It’s a very popular spot for walkers in the summer and skiers in the winter. All up we rode 51 klms, climbed 1,300 meters elevation and were in the saddle for 2 hrs 35 mins (1 hr 50 up and 45 mins back downhill).

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