Andorra Moto 2018 - Andorra la Vella, What a ride!!!...If you like Mountains

Day 15 - I decided to go for a country few make it to...Andorra.  Absolutely a great decision for all you Motorbike riders out there and I'm sure hikers and mountain lovers too.

One section of the ride through La Molina resort area
Some Curves
Barcelona to Andorra (250 km) Attempted to get an early start only to run in to a big traffic jam on the motorway which my GPS struggled to navigate away from.  BCN to Ripoll was quite good after the traffic C6R7/8T3V7.

Going down stairs is easy


Bye Barcelona

yuck

Symptom of a big city...

And finally free



Great day for it

At Ripoll

Love this Sticker!!!! Must be how they roll in Ripoll
























































Ripoll to France, just perfect!  C8R7T4V8.

A taste of sweeps to come


Beginning mountain towns

Snow fall signs!





















The climb to Spanish ski fields (La Molina area) and on to France.

Transportation of goods to these
places in the winter must be tough


Happy Chappy

Incredible, a mountain tomato, Doesn't it freeze up here?

Lots of warnings means great riding!

Animal warnings

At the top of the Spanish section
about 1800 m above sea level.

Near La Molina ski area

La Molina

Lots of Bikers on this route

Joining the Tunel Envalira traffic
 who paid 7 euros to go more direct!

Side Story - Some how my GPS took me in to Puigcerda and over to Bourg-Madame, France with out crossing the border officially.  Check out the road and you'll see why...Oh GPS...

France to Andorra as good as anything on this day.  C7R6T5V8 traffic picked up in Andorra as they only have one main road to handle all the Duty Free Shoppers.  

Where the hell am I?

This is the hwy to France?

Wow, I'm in France

Just as nice, but the people definitely drive closer to the line







Nice bridge

Top of France in route to Andorra - N20

Nice Lunch Rest



Curvy Curvy




Border, yeah! Country 54!

What's this...

Andorra!!!

WTF?



Top of the world

More curvy



One of the 5 towns in Andorra



Check out the gas prices! 1.20 e/litre (Spain 1.35 e)

Lots of retaining walls

Very similar terrain to Switzerland

Encamp town

Andorra la Vella, the main city

Non-EU license plate, Odd...
Arrived in Andorra near 5 pm as the temperature began to drop off.  Left BCN 26 deg C to cool off down to 16 deg C once the sun set.  The town is quiet in September which is probably the in between season before skiing.  Worth the ride here, but for me one night was enough.  Met 5 hardcore Belgium riders at Chester's Burger joint that wasn't so cheap.  Went for a few beers with them and their Sean Connery looking buddy, then headed home to ready for a huge ride the next morning.

"Belgiums never invite foreigners to their homes"

Cervol Hotel room tour that is apparently 4 stars for 25 euros a night! No heater or A/C controls and loud traffic what seems like the only road in town and not very central if you can believe that in this 50,000 people town. 

Great views


Lots of space

Actually a hamburger in a hot dog bun

These guys look like trouble
Must be moto riders! Yep.

Belgium Sean Connery

Other Things

OMG - 77 Honda Civic!

Safety First