Bilbao to Sete - CycleBlaze

Bilbao to Sete

In the shadow of the Pyrenees

By Scott Anderson & Rachael Anderson
1,570 miles (2,527 km) over 39 days between Sep. 12, 2017 and Oct. 20, 2017
Overview heart 1
Traversing northern Spain: Bilbao to Jaca heart 3
The Pyrenees: Jaca to Foix heart 0
A meander through Occitanie: Foix to Sete heart 0
In the mood: Bastille Day! (+1) heart 3
Two weeks off: We are SO ready! heart 0
One week off: Inferno heart 1
Departure jitters: What are we forgetting this time? heart 2


Overview map: Bilbao to Puigcerda heart 0
Arrival in Bilbao heart 2
To Urkiola: Up to Puerto de Urkiola heart 1
To Vitoria-Gasteiz heart 0
In Vitoria-Gasteiz: A photo gallery heart 0
To Najera: Over Puerto de Herrera heart 0
To Montenegro de Cameros: Over Puerto de Pina Hincada heart 0
To Soria: Over Puerto de Santa Ines heart 0
In Soria: A photo gallery heart 0
To Tarazona: Entering Aragon heart 0
To Tudela: Rest day heart 0
Tarazona and Tudela: A photo gallery heart 0
To Sos del Rey Catolico: Over Puerto de Sos heart 0
To Uncastillo: Waiting out a thunderstorm heart 0
Sos del Rey Catolico and Uncastillo: A photo gallery heart 0
To Murillo de Gallego: Gazing up at the Mallos de Riglos heart 0
To Jaca: Over Puerto del Oroel heart 0
To Torla-Ordesa: Over the Puerto de Cotefablo heart 0
To Ainsa: In Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park heart 0
To El Pont de Suert: Entering Catalunya heart 0
To Talarn: Over Port de Perves heart 0
To Coll de Nargo: Over Coll de Boixols heart 0
To Sant Llorenc de Morunys: Over Coll de Jou heart 0
Sant Llorenc de Morunys: A photo gallery heart 0
To Castellar de n'Hug: Si or no? heart 0


Overview map: Puigcerda to Sete heart 0
To Saillagouse, France: Over Coll de la Crueta heart 0
To Ax-les-Thermes: Over Port de Pailheres* heart 3
In Foix: A medical emergency heart 1
In Foix: And in recovery (hopefully) heart 0
In Foix: In recovery, Day 2 heart 0
In Foix: In recovery, Day 3 heart 1
The Foix Chateau: A photo gallery heart 0
To Carcassonne: A short essay on recovery heart 4
The new plan: An overview of our loop through Langueduc heart 0
In Carcassonne: Canal du Midi heart 0
The Cite de Carcassonne: A photo gallery heart 0
Dreaming in Carcassonne: Sports and Politics heart 0
To Gruissan: And to the sea heart 0
At Gruissan: The Narbonnaise heart 1
Fontfroide Abbey: A photo gallery heart 0
To Pezenas: Entering the Herault heart 0
At Pezenas: Lake Salagou and Moureze heart 0
To Ganges: The Herault Gorge heart 0
At Ganges: One day in the Cevennes heart 0
Cirque de Navacelles: A photo gallery heart 0
To Aigues-Mortes heart 0
Sommieres: A photo gallery heart 0
At Aigues-Mortes: The Camargue heart 1
The walls of Aigues-Mortes: A photo gallery heart 0
Birds of the Camargue: A photo gallery heart 0
Canal boats: A photo gallery heart 0
To Sete: End of the line heart 0
At Sete: Deluge heart 0
Home again: Stepping back on the wrong foot heart 0
Along the canal: A dream sequence heart 1
In conclusion: A few reflections on the tour heart 1