Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bagneres de Bigorre to Pau

Our final day in the Pyrenees mountains. Our last mountain top was the Col de Spandelles, which was also the most remote top that we passed. It also made for a treacherous downhill. A nice valley road took us back … Continue reading

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Luchon to Bagneres de Bigorre

  After being treated to spectacular views on a daily basis, today’s ride might have topped them all. The climbs we covered were the Peyresourde, Col d’Azet were we treated by lots of para gliders and Hourguette d’Ancizan where donkeys … Continue reading

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St Girons to Luchon

After a good breakfast, where we ate enough to satisfy a persons daily intake, our roads led us back to Luchon. Some of us ended up with a 3rd day to put us over the 10,000 ft mark. Due to … Continue reading

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Col d’Agnes

Besides all the cows, we also had to deal with intense fog at the top of Col d’Agnes. We had to use extreme caution on the descent.         

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Foix to St Girons

As we were leaving Foix under sunny skies, the mountains were coming up in quick succession to add to our climbing total. The highlight of the day was the ascent of the Col d’Agnes where we were greeted by lots … Continue reading

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Quillan to Foix

Another beautiful day took us through the heart of the Pyrenees, with lots of climbing and fast downhills. We ended the day in Foix, where we got greeted  by the sight of the castle overlooking the town. The town was … Continue reading

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Tarascon to Quillan

  Today we were greeted by the best weather so far. Under a sunny sky we left Tarascon and we were back in the mountains. After an unknown climb we set off for one of the highest peaks in the … Continue reading

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Tarascon rest day

Today all but one enjoyed a well deserved rest day. Most of us spent some time at the market and a stroll through town, which is full of old historic buildings. There is also a monument for fallen French soldiers … Continue reading

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Luchon to Tarascon

Our longest day of the tour started early out of Luchon and our hardest climb of the day came after 10 miles. A very tough Col de Mente was awaiting us for a 9 mile trek up a mainly 10% … Continue reading

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Luchon loop

The prettiest climb of the trip so far was the Port de Bales clmb from the Luchon side. Quaint little villages dot the hill side. The weather was beautiful and on the top we encountered a traffic jam of hundreds … Continue reading

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