Monthly Archives: July 2014


A mecca for many of the catholic faith, we were glad to arrive here today. We visited the grotto where it is believed that Bernadette saw the virgin Mary. We witnessed thousands of believers, hundreds of them in wheel chairs … Continue reading

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Lourdes loop

After waiting out a storm, we headed out for two of the hardest climbs in the Pyrenees. We started out with Luz Ardiden and finished with Hautacam. Both are rated as HC category. The scenery was spectacular but the mountain … Continue reading

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Pau to Lourdes

Excited to get started we left Pau early Monday morning en route to Lourdes. Our first climb over the Aubisque gave us a good taste of what the next 2 weeks will be like. Long hard climbs take us from … Continue reading

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We have arrived in Pau

After a long layover in Paris, we made it to Pau late in the afternoon. After some much needed sleep, we are ready for our first climb, which will be the Aubisque. We will finish our day in Lourdes.   

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