Today the first 18kms towards the Spanish border is on road. We leave Ordino, fuel up and bike on down through Andorra town and before the border town of Sant Julià we turn right and wind our way up to the church and Parador hotel of Canollich. The road up is quite narrow and there are many tight hairpin bends so clutch control important. Once at the top we will stop for a coffee in the sun on the terrace of the Parador and gaze out over the wonderful open views across the Valleys of Andorra. A couple of kms further and we are onto the track. We will spend the morning winding our way through the forests, hidden valleys, quiet villages and crossing small streams until we get to lunch. Every now and then we will pop out on a mountain top and stop to appreciate yet another beautiful view.
Andorra Offroad motorbiking in the Pyrenees
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Restaurant Cal Bucahaca, Castellbò
Our destination for lunch today is a restaurant called Cal Buchaca which literally translated means “Pocket (meaning small) house”, set in the village of Castellbo. Castellbo is rumoured to be the last place that the Holy Grail was seen and that it is still hidden somewhere in the area. Parking up the bikes and taking off our gear, a cool drink will be very welcome. While they are preparing our table and lunch we’ll sit outside in the sun or you can take a short walk over the ancient romanic bridge into the narrow streets of this very quaint old village.
Lunch here is local fare, starting with the “pà amb tomàquet”
Lunch here is local fare, starting with the “pà amb tomàquet” – scratch tomato onto toast, garlic if you’d like, a dash of olive oil and salt – accompanying their local dried sausages as an aperitif, wonderful fresh salad, and then grilled lamb chops with homemade fries cooked in bacon fat! An ice-cream and coffee taken outside to finish the meal off! Take some time to relax and digest before getting ready for the afternoon biking our way back to Andorra on more beautiful tracks through the national parks.
ANDORRA and the PYRENEES
2, 3 and 5-day tours – small group of just 7 bikers – long lazy lunches in mountain refuges – wonderful trails through the forests, crossing streams and soaring to high mountain plateaus, and much more ……………………
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