What we were thinking of, however, was the panorama of snow-capped mountains on the southern horizon, the crisp and clean Alpine air and the vibrant green and litter free fields surrounding the road. The ascent to the Col d’Aspin from Arreau may not be one of the hardest ascents in the Pyrenees, but it is definitely one of the most beautiful, at least in my opinion. At this time of year, with spring in the air, it felt almost like riding through the Lake District, only much warmer, drier and higher. Even the little brooks that ran alongside parts of the road seemed to be singing and welcoming us back to the mountains.
A few pictures say far more than my waffle ever can.