Originally Posted by SpecialAgentNancy
Yeah we really wanted to avoid the middle of Spain, too hot, so we passed through Andorra, gorgeous, but still hit some heat at lower altitude. There are some passes in that northern mountain range really worth exploring. It was a long, challenging trip but well worth the reward....Portugal was pretty amazing. Well except for those annoying 'street' lights that are merely to slow down traffic going through villages.
The boys would trip the sensors so that by the time I got to the darned thing, it was red. Ran a lot of red lights in Portugal.
I love the ruggedness of the pyrenees. Good riding there. We've been all the way down south in Spain. But on our way back up we temps reached 42°C @ 7 pm! Way too hot! You want to drive with the visor down to avoid the hot air blasting in your face!