Here is an alternate, quieter route to Col d’Aubisque from Argelès-Gazost.
Famous for the eponymous cheese, Beaufort is one of the best bases for fabulous climbs in the north French Alps.
I find that making myself a map showing all the great climbs in an area is extremely motivating.
Especially since it reminds me all the climbs that I have never done.
A very quiet, challenging, unpaved cycling route to Col des Glières that includes 6 cols, and passes very close to three more. Map and photos.
I had previously thought that Col du Tourmalet (2115 metres) was the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenées, but in fact it is Port de Boucharo (2270 metres).
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