07-16 From Tabres into Spain and Pyrenees

[[11 vs. 13]
Start from Tabres
Drive to border with Spain (Catalonia and Aragon)
Direction – Benasque!  A perfect base town to conquer Aneto (3,404 m)
Found the last possible point of accommodation – Hospital de Benasque
First short hike into the mountains

 


 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Overview

 

 

12:40 Crossing into Spain for the first time – Pont de Rei 13:07 First Spainish supermarket with Spanish pepers 13:23 Variety of impressive knives on sale – must have

 

 

[11 vs. 13] 10:24 Wake up in Tarbes
Start driving toward Spain
Take route N125 in France
Cross into Spain on Pont de Rei
Continue on route N-230 in Spain
Supermarket right after the border
All fruits are much cheaper
Noticed new thing – large knifes on sale
Enter Catalonia and Aragon regions
16:30 Arrive to a remote Hospital de Benasque – €71
This is the last living quarters on the road into the mountains
Reception makes a reservation for tomorrow for us in the Renclusa Refuge (2,140 m)
16:45 Change room from first floor to second – new smaller room 233
17:15 Buy a topographic map at the front desk for €12 cash.
18:30 Climb local heights for a better view
20:30 Complex dinner €22 x 2 = €44
22:30 Preparations for next day hike

(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)

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  1. 07-04 First Steps in Paris (Friday, July 4, 2014) (2014/07/04)
  2. 07-05 Paris - View from a sharp angle (July 5-6, 2014) (2014/07/05)
  3. 07-07 Paris - Père Lachaise and Saint Denis (July 7-8, 2014) (2014/07/07)
  4. 07-09 From Paris to Beaugency [bo:zhensi:] (Wednesday, July 09, 2014) (2014/07/09)
  5. 07-10 Beaugency to Uzerche (Thursday, July 10, 2014) (2014/07/10)
  6. 07-11 Uzerche to Montignac and to Sarlat (Friday, July 11, 2014) (2014/07/11)
  7. 07-12 Sarlat, Rocamadour, Figeac and Bouziès (Saturday, July 12, 2014) (2014/07/12)
  8. 07-13 From Bouziès to Albi (Sunday, July 13 2014) (2014/07/13)
  9. 07-14 From Albi to Toulouse and to Auch (Monday, July 14 2014) (2014/07/14)
  10. 07-15 From Auch to Lupiac (birthplace of D'Artagnan) to Tabres (2014/07/15)
  11. 07-16 From Tabres into Spain and Pyrenees (2014/07/16)
  12. 07-17 Reaching for the highest point in Pyrenees (2014/07/17)
  13. 07-18 Monastery in Yesa, Navarra (Spain) (2014/07/18)
  14. 07-19 Back to France - Busy Biarritz (2014/07/19)
  15. 07-20 SUN - Bordeaux - city with large squares (2014/07/20)

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