I was looking forward to seeing the Cirque of Gavarnie, I had read that you had to see Gavarnie if you were coming to the Pyrenees, if you didn't 'why come to the Pyrennes?' So with this in mind I cycled the twelve miles from Luz St Sauveur. Following the gorge up the valley, note I say 'Up' the valley. The Cirque was amazing, definitely a few paintings to keep a mountain artist very happy. From there we cycled up, yes again that word. There seems more of that in the Pyrenees than 'flat' but eh if you want to see stunning mountain scenery! At 2,270 metres on the Col de Boucharo we reached our goal. Wow was it impressive, the scenery was fantastic but the cycle ride up was something to be proud of . But with all this 'up' there's plenty of free wheeling down. Eighteen miles up and Eighteen down.
Cirque de Gavarnie
I was really looking forward to seeing the wild flowers in the Pyrenees and they have been beautiful.