We cross the southernmost border between France and Spain. The road winds up and down along high hills that cut into the sea – it is one of the most beautiful roads that we’ve cycled to far. Also, it is nice to leave touristy south France for the more relaxed northeastern corner of Spain.
Just like the customs office by the previous border, the one here has been closed with cardboard covering the windows. The “cambio/exchange”-signs have been scrawled over. Instead, there is a new EU-sign “España.” Very windy. The winding roads are tough uphill, but downhill refreshing with the wind, whilst both hands rest steady on the handbrakes.
From Llanca, we continue inland to Figueras. There, after much searching, we are finally let to camp in some farmer’s field, just outside town and right next to the N11-road.