You guessed it, it was all uphill, but it was worth it. It was a beautiful little town!
Just leaving Luz St-Sauveur is Pont Napoleon - built in 1860 at the request of Emperor Napoleon III, whose wife Eugenie was availing herself of the thermal waters at St-Sauveur. If you look really closely in the photo below, I'm a little white speck holding up my little purple speck of a bike.
The guys got the best coffee of the trip at the first little pub in Gavarnie.
The border between France and Spain is a mountain range, so Gavarnie is surrounded by mountains. The outlook from almost everywhere is spectacular.
Just a short ride of 40ks or so, but a breathtaking result!
*we are off to the Alps tomorrow and I have to resist Alpe d'Huez in the last week before Roth. Help!!