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Leaving Las Illas

Mountains look lovely as we fly down the road

Tom lives the descent. Much better than yesterday’s climb there

At the Mediterranean !9

Seen in the toilets at lunch time

Lots of ports and boat harbours today

I loved this cycle lane. In middle of road not next to...

They make nice sand castles in the south of France



-great descent. Spoke to other riders on way up

- EV8 was really well marked with separated bike path for 90% of route. Only on roads in larger towns.

- Stopped at beach town of Argelès-Plage for lunch in a restaurant

- The Med has lots of long white sandy beaches in this area.

- Fabulous looking back at the Pyrenees and seeing how huge they are

- Passed many coastal holiday towns on the way. Very little happening at this time of the year, but clearly swarming with holiday makers in summer.

- Arrived in Barcarès and had drinks in a local cafe whilst waiting to meet appt host.

- I stayed at apartment and did domestics whilst Tom shopped for breakfast and dinner. ( as the supermarket closed!)

- Stayed in for evening

Accommodation 68€ for 2. Independent apartment from AirBnb

Distance Today 75: km Distance Total: 1235 km


Cool start and warm finish



Supplied by hostel. Yoghurt , pastries , fruit juice


Mussels and frites at a beachside town

Dinner € pp

Tom’s tapas (crackers, cheese, pate, ham, Wine that we hAd at apartment

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