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Road Bike Routes

 

The best Road Bike routes in the Hautes Pyrenees ... All of the routes around Luz St. Sauveur are pretty awesome, but here are a few of our favorite rides that start and finish in Luz St. Sauveur and include some of the most famous and iconic of the Tour de France climbs. 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

 

Just pick the route you want to ride and follow the link where it says "Click here for more details" and you will find a map and elevation profile of the route. To make it even easier, these routes are also available pre-loaded onto Garmin Edge Touring GPS which are available to rent from Ardiden Velos. See Garmin Edge Touring GPS for more details.

 

 

From Luz-Saint-Sauveur to the Col du Tourmalet and back followed by Luz Ardiden, (following either the conventional Tour de France route or via the RF de Gaborisse).

 

Total distance 69 km and 2489m of climbing. Shorter route, Col du Tourmalet only, 38 km and 1407m climbing. Click here for more details.

 

Col du Tourmalet and Luz Ardiden

 

 

From Luz-Saint-Sauveur to Gavarnie followed by the Col des Tentes, and back to Luz-Saint-Sauveur via the Cirque de Troumouse. Two lesser known local climbs, but both equally spectacular and just as challenging as the better known Col du Tourmalet.

 

Total distance 93 km and 2447m of climbing. Shorter route, Col des Tentes only, 62 km and 1492m climbing. Click here for more details.

 

Col des Tentes and Cirque de Troumouse

 

From Luz-Saint-Sauveur to the Col du Soulor and the Col d’Aubisque via the Col des Borderes. The best and most scenic way to get from Luz-Saint-Sauveur to the Col d’Aubisque and back, using minor roads where possible and avoiding the traffic.

 

Total distance 99 km and 2116m of climbing. Shorter route to the Col du Soulor and back, 79 km and 1685m climbing. Click here for more details.

 

Col du Solour and Col d'Aubisque

 

 

The easiest way to see the Col du Tourmalet from both directions, (without having to climb it twice) and incorporates the lower elevation cols of the Col de la Croix Blanche and Col de Lingous to the SE of Lourdes.

 

Total distance 99 km and 1995m climbing. Click here for more details.

 

Col du Tourmalet

 

 

The Hautacam - A "Hors Categorie"climb made famous by the Tour de France.

 

Total distance 64 km and 1499m climbing. Click here for more details.

 

Hautacam, Hautes Pyrenees

 

From Luz-Saint-Sauveur to Pont d'Espagne, le Cambasque and back.

 

Total distance 72 km and 1664m climbing. Shorter route, Pont d'Espagne only, 62 km and 1284m climbing. Click here for more details.

 

Pont d'Espagne, Hautes Pyrenees

 

 

From Luz-Saint-Sauveur to the top of the Col d'Aspin and back to Luz-Saint-Sauveur via the Col du Tourmalet. Get to climb the Tourmalet from both directions.

 

Total distance 100 km and 3317m of climbing. Shorter route to St. Marie de Campan and back, 72 km and 1407m climbing. Click here for more details.

 

Col d'Aspin, Hautes Pyrenees

 

 

Other Road Bike Routes:

Printed in the days before GPS and Strava, you can still buy the Topoguide "Velo de route" Map book on-line here from Ardiden Velos. 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, available in English, French or Spanish. The photos (and the gearing recommendations) are a bit old fashioned, but the maps are easy to follow and the routes have not changed, they are still as challenging as ever!  There are difficult, medium and easy routes as follows:

Black (Difficult) Routes:                   
 
Red (Medium) Routes:                   
 
Blue (Easy) Routes: