From my tentplace at Cal Rosal to the France border I have to fight 75 km, but first I’ll need to make my way to Berga and have a late breakfast there.
6 km and 200 meters altitude difference later I cycle into a very steep town.
It is small ,but at the moment it seems to be lively visited by tourists. I found a cafe uptown which also has tables across the street after a boardwalk. I bring my food bag with me and pick up bread, yogurt, cheese and ham.
While eating my breakfast I also check out the route to the French border andPuigcerdà. Over 50 km and 600 meters altitude difference I have to cope with. Gonna be a tough route.
Old houses in Berga
After about 30 km cycling towards the franc border It became a stop after the road. A landslide had caused an accident and the police stopped all traffic.
They urge everyone to take another way but for me as a biker I have to take a bus . I not allowed to cycle through the tunnels, but the busride was of course free of charge.
Two hours later the bus let me of at the train station in Puigcereda. After quick coffe break and a new navigation
check I’m on the bike again.
I did not know they played hockey up here. But a French guy told me that Puigcereda ’s hockey team is in the Spanish league!
Finding the route out of town to the Bourg-Madame, the first village in France. Then a long slope before I get into
Saillagouse. A new coffe break at a roadbar before next climbing up to the top, about 4 km.
In the slope down to the next valley I saw a service place with green spots where I could pitch up my tent.
Coll Rigat, my first tentplace in France
See yea later from France
//The Global Cyclist 1719