Home Base in Spanish Pyrenees
Am going to Spain with a group of buddies and we want to set up a base in the Spanish side of the Pyrenees. We'll do daily road bike trips from the town we set up in; loops, out and backs and maybe some outs with a van back. The focus will be on bagging some climbs, Tourmalet, Luz Ardiden etc with days running from 80km to 110km. What's the recommendation for a cool town to use as base camp? One that's small enough to be interesting, but big enough to have a few restaurants, a bar or three and a small grocery store. Thoughts? I think it's a bit easier on the French side to find places, but we'd like this to be a Spanish holiday. Thanks!
Yeah, it's a bit easier on the French side... If you want to be close to Tourmalet, Biescas is a popular summer destination with hikers and such. Look up Ainsa as well but make sure to see if the tunnel is open or still closed for repairs...
I do like Argeles-Gazost on the French side...
Also Sabiņanigo, it is the start of the popular "Quebrantahuesos" sportive. For a challenging route, look it up on wikiloc.com or similar websites.