Cycling Routes Pyrenees

Data of various cycling routes Pyrenees, from Pyrenees Cycling Lodge:
All these rides were recorded with a Garmin cycle computer and can be ridden from Pyrénées Cycling Lodge in Saint Savin.


Cambasque-Pont d’Espagne.
53km ride with 1500m accent. Cambasque is a Tour mountain top finish ans Pont d’Espagne is in the National Park.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/17705791

Col du Lingous. Down the bike path to Lourdes, around the north side of the col and up and over (575m) to return back to the bike path.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/16195279

Gavarnie. Cirque du Gavarnie, spectacular scenery in the National Park, including Europe’s highest water falls which falls for 422m.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/13460217

Hautacam.
Hautacam again, don’t know why it is just pain.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/12183312

Lavedan Valley.
Lavedan again but without any climbs.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/12109039

Lavedan Valley.
A short ride around the Lavedan Valley, with a few climbs. Most notable the 30% gradient of Saint-Pastous.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/10447884

Cabilaros & Lac d’Estaing.
From St Savin start climbing stright away up the Cabilaros until you run out of tarmac, then a quick descent and on up to the lake. Beautiful ride on very, very quiet roads.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/10305649

Col d’Aubisque.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/9017514

Col de Spandelles
A 90km loop today, over Col de Spandelles and back through Saint Pé and Omex.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/8237290

Col de Croix Blanche & Col de Tourmalet.
With Naas Cycling Club, down the valley to Luganan and Col de Croix Blanche. Descend to Bagnéres de Bigorre and then up to Col de Tourmalet from the east.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/6695590

Hautacam.
I went along on the ride to Hautacam with our guests from Wolftrap CC. We crossed the Cote de Saint Savin down to Pierrfitte and then along the Voie Vert (Green Way) to Argeles for the start of Hautacam.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/6210089

Luz Ardiden.
A ride with Wolftrap CC to Luz Ardiden.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/6210095

Col de Spandelles and Col de Soulor.
Down to Argeles, climb the Col de Spandelles from the east and the Col du Soulor from the north. 64km with 1933m of ascent, very hard ride the last 21km are down hill, so all the climbing is in the first 43km.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/5561610

Superbaréges.
Set out to climb the Col de Tourmalet but it is still closed, so I went on to the ski station at Superbaréges. It is 29km from St Savin and is 4.5km from the Tourmalet summit, with 14km at 8%.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/5174159

Le Tech.
Climb from St Savin for 25km to Le Tech, a hydro power plant at 1500m in the national park. A dense pine forest with the usual spectacular waterfalls and stunningly beautiful vistas. On the way back took in the Col de Borderers, its only 3 km but very steep and rather painful, but that’s what cycling is all about.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/5109648

Col de Couraduque
Down hill to Argelés and then 17km at 5% up to the Col de Couraduque (1367m). The last 6km are very hard with averages of 8% and 9% with a max of 15%. The decent is great fun with a brilliant surface and wide road with lots of switchbacks. Came back to St Savin through Bun.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/4700402

Col de Croix Blanche
Down the valley to Lugagnan and up the 3.5km to Berbérust (713m), it an real killer at 9.4% with a section over 20%. The descent is slow despite the grade that reaches -25%, there are open gullies crossing the road so you need to be cautious. Then it is up the Col de Croix Blanche (825m), a lovely climb at 4-5% until the last couple of km where it kicks up reaching 14% in places. The view is amazing and the decent very fast and technical, reached 68km per hour just off the summit. From Trébons I headed back towards Lourdes over the Cote de Loucrup (547)m. At Lourdes I joined the Voie Vert to Argeles-Gazost and then up the hill home.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2935059

Omex
Easy ride down the valley to near Lourdes an the easy climb to Omex and then home the same route.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2787705

Voie Vert (Green Way)
A 40km flat ride down the Voie Vert (Green Way) to Lourdes and back. An old railway has been tarmacked over for use by cyclists and rollerblades.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2575346

Col de Borderes & Col de Soulor
From St Savin up the Col de Borderes (1157m) and on to the Col de Soulor (1474m) and back home the direct route through Bun.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2530262

Santa Maria de Campan.

Over the Col de Croix Blanche (831m) to Bagnéres de Bigorre and up to the forge at Sante Maria de Campan. This village at the foot of the eastern side of the Col de Tourmalet was made famous in 1913 by Eugène_Christophe.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2214363

First 1000m Alt climb of 2009.

In warm sunshine from St Savin up the Val d’Azun to Arras, through the villages of Gez and Salles and down to the valley floor onto the cycle road to Pierrfitte and up to Cauterets, the last 7km were in the snow, very cold but worth it for the views. The first climb over 1000m of 2009.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2110669

Hautacam
From St Savin to Hautacam and back.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/1561026

Luz Ardiden
Saint Savin to Luz Ardiden.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/476226

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