One of Outpost's 2018 spotlight destinations: the French Pyrenees.
Getting hands on with La Ferme du Hitton, the premiere donkey-milk soap-makers of the French Pyrenees.
He’s tackled the Tour du Mont Blanc, Whistler’s Coast Mountains and the hills of Lake Titicaca. Now, in what may be his most important run ever, Outpost contributor Robert Brodey heads to southwest France to reconnect with family roots.
Robert Brodey's family has been spending summers in the French Pyrenees since the 1960s. After running his first race there, he reflects on nearly five full decades of changes: in the region, in his family and in their stories.
The Metro was closed, streets blockaded and most taxis not in service. Multiple fatal attacks had taken place across Paris, dozens of people were announced dead, hostages were being held—and the attacks were not over.
For a Tour de France racer, the Pyrenees are punishing. So for the traveller, soft pedalling is the way to go.