Day 3 ainhoa-bidarray

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[Renee] The greatest thing we’ve packed? Tiger balm. Our calves and knees are screaming at the change in levels of activity and the introduction of altitude. Distance: 20.3km Height gain: 766m Height loss: 736m Most exciting bit? Descent into a … Continued

Day 2. Olhette to Ainhoa

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Easier than expected after the Coqs choir and yesterday’s muscle punishment. Still, we each have to remind ourselves that it’s only walking and those little niggly pains are just that; niggly. A lovely climb this morning but very hot. We … Continued

Day 1 Hendaye to Olhette

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Kms: 21 Actual: 28 Elevation  gain: 1004m Elevation loss: 924m Feels like: infinitely more. Walking style: brisk at first, then drunken old person footfalls from km 18 on. Weather: Lovely. Though i have sunburnt elbows. Blister count? Me 1 Renee … Continued

Daisy Row 

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2 July  So here we are. France. Paris. Arrived at 8am with plenty of time to get to Montparnasse train station for our 10.24 a.m departure for Hendaye. Except today, of course is the first day of summer holidays. The … Continued