The Dune of Pyla

Yesterday was an amazing day, even by the high standards of an amazing trip.  After a long day of biking, it was time to find a place to sleep. The sun was starting to set and the small city seemed a poor choice for the night, so we decided to make a break for the coast which also happens to be the home of Europe’s largest sand dune, the Dune of Pyla.

It was a 6km dash and to say we were tired is an understatement.  As we pulled into the park we were greeted by an imposing set of stairs.

They look cool, but running up them wasn't much fun.

Unfortunately there was no time to relax as it looked as if the sun might have already passed below the horizon.  Running up the stairs was a special kind of pain, but was well rewarded by the incredible view.

A better view than any hotel.

So the day ended with sleep on a sand dune overlooking the Atlantic, a view unlike any other and the perfect ending to a challenging day.

Categories: An Out of The Way Place, Biking, France, General | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

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