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We leave Bayonne, riding along the river

Just before Biarritz, we come to Anglet. Lots of people running and...

We climb this arty structure for a good view along the coast

Then on to Biarritz beach

Biarritz with the storm approaching

View from Biarritz with Pyrenees in the back ground

Town square of our morning tea stop in Bidart

A pelota court in Bidart A basque game We are really in...

Basque village buildings

Very excited to see the Pyrenees and remember climbing the table top...

St Jean de Luz. Our lunch spot town

Entrance to St Jean de Luz port

Fort at entrance to cute port of Ciboure

Arriving at our Hendaye apartment

Delicious swordfish dinner


Highlights

- Heavy morning traffic as we left Bayonne but we were on separated bike paths next to the river so sailed past as cars at a standstill

- mostly separate bike path except some roads after Biarritz and even more after St Jean de Luz

- Heavy sun ‘shower’ as we left Biarritz

- Great beaches and lovely views for much of the way

- Morning tea stop in Bidart in town square. Cute little town

- Lunch in cafe terrasse in St Jean de Luz. I liked the feel if this town more than Biarritz. It was interesting with a large fishing port and old streets.

- Had road to ourselves as we climbed out of town as road officially closed as there was a film being shot there. Not much activity on set as we rode through.

- Day was heating up in low 30s as we rode into Hendaye. Followed coast around past main beach where I had started the GR10 walk with 2 other friends in 2015. All looked very familiar!

- Staying in lovely spacious and light apartment only a block from where I stayed last time. True coincidence

- Walked a little around the area before having dinner

Accommodation 81€ for 2. Lovely large apartment with washing machine but weak wifi! Otherwise it was excellent

Distance Today: 50km Distance Total: 982km

Weather

Overcast then hot

Food

Breakfast

Usual

Lunch 12€ pp

Peppers stuffed with salted cod and rice

Sparkling water

Dinner 24€ pp in local restaurant 10 mins from apartment

Duck - T

Swordfish - P

Basque cider

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