Here is an alternate, quieter route to Col d’Aubisque from Argelès-Gazost.
I’ve dreamed of doing this forever. Climb Col du Tourmalet, the most famous pass in the Pyrenées and then go much higher on an unpaved path to the towering Pic du Midi de Bigorre.
I thought it might be possible to mountain bike into the slopes above Les Arcs via a different valley on little farm tracks. Maybe.
At just over 100 kilometres and 3000 metres of ascent, this quintessential north Alps cycling loop climbs the best roads surrounding Morzine.
I was the last day of my five-day Haute-Alpes trip. Not much better way to finish than visiting the beautiful and famous Col d’Izoard.
The quintessential south Alps loop. Three beautiful, long, not-crazy-hard Cols – all above 2000 metres. Approximately 120 kms and 3500 metres of climbing.
I’ve dreamed of doing this gigantic climb for a long time. With 1900 metres of ascent it’s easily the biggest single un-interrupted climb I have done in France.
I had been thinking about this project, ever since Philippe, Xavier, and I watched the sunrise up Mont Ventoux
A gigantic climb that I’d long dreamed of cycling.
Simon posted a comment describing how great this route was. That was all the motivation I needed.