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 3
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 1
Arrival in Bilbao heart 2
To Urkiola: Up to Puerto de Urkiola heart 2
To Vitoria-Gasteiz heart 5
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 2
To Soria: Over Puerto de Santa Ines heart 2
In Soria: A photo gallery heart 0
To Tarazona: Entering Aragon heart 3
To Tudela: Rest day heart 0
Tarazona and Tudela: A photo gallery heart 0
To Sos del Rey Catolico: Over Puerto de Sos heart 1
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 1
To Torla-Ordesa: Over the Puerto de Cotefablo heart 0
To Ainsa: In Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park heart 1
To El Pont de Suert: Entering Catalunya heart 0
To Talarn: Over Port de Perves heart 1
To Coll de Nargo: Over Coll de Boixols heart 1
To Sant Llorenc de Morunys: Over Coll de Jou heart 1
Sant Llorenc de Morunys: A photo gallery heart 0
To Castellar de n'Hug: Si or no? heart 1


Overview map: Puigcerda to Sete heart 0
To Saillagouse, France: Over Coll de la Crueta heart 3
To Ax-les-Thermes: Over Port de Pailheres heart 7
In Foix: A medical emergency heart 3
In Foix: And in recovery (hopefully) heart 4
In Foix: In recovery, Day 2 heart 8
In Foix: In recovery, Day 3 heart 11
The Foix Chateau: A photo gallery heart 3
To Carcassonne: A short essay on recovery heart 27
The new plan: An overview of our loop through Langueduc heart 1
In Carcassonne: Canal du Midi heart 6
The Cite de Carcassonne: A photo gallery heart 2
Dreaming in Carcassonne: Sports and Politics heart 0
To Gruissan: And to the sea heart 2
At Gruissan: The Narbonnaise heart 2
Fontfroide Abbey: A photo gallery heart 1
To Pezenas: Entering the Herault heart 2
At Pezenas: Lake Salagou and Moureze heart 0
To Ganges: The Herault Gorge heart 2
At Ganges: One day in the Cevennes heart 3
Cirque de Navacelles: A photo gallery heart 1
To Aigues-Mortes heart 2
Sommieres: A photo gallery heart 0
At Aigues-Mortes: The Camargue heart 2
The walls of Aigues-Mortes: A photo gallery heart 1
Birds of the Camargue: A photo gallery heart 1
Canal boats: A photo gallery heart 0
To Sete: End of the line heart 0
At Sete: Deluge heart 4
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 3
A video retrospective heart 1