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Road Bike Routes

The best Road Bike routes in the Hautes Pyrenees

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Road Biking in the Hautes Pyrenees:

Cycling in the Hautes Pyrenees is all about climbing and is as good as it gets anywhere in France. It really is awesome ... The routes are as scenic and the climbs are as challenging as any you’ll find in the Alps, but without the crowds or the traffic! The Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aubisque, Col du Soulor, Hautacam, Luz Ardiden, Col d'Aspin and the Col des Tentes ... All these world class rides are easily accessible from Luz St. Saveur, plus many other fantastic mountain rides, such as the climbs to Pont d’Espagne or Gavarnie. Click here for a map of the 20 best routes around Luz St. Sauveur.
If you're not feeling so energetic, or if you just need a day off from riding the cols, there are also many easier, not quite so strenuous rides around Argeles Gazost and Lourdes. These rides are great at the beginning or end of season when there's snow on the cols
Road Bike Routes:

You can buy the official Topoguide "Velo de route" Map book here from Ardiden Velos or from the Office d'Tourisme in Luz St. Sauveur. It has separate cards for 20 of the best road bike routes in and around Luz St. Sauveur that you can take with you on your ride. It's available from Ardiden Velos in either french or english and although the photos are a bit old fashioned, the maps are easy to follow and the routes are still as awesome as ever!  There are difficult, medium and easy routes as follows:
Black (Difficult) Routes:                   
Red (Medium) Routes:                   
Blue (Easy) Routes: