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Cauterets Valley

Difficulty - Blue
Distance - 37km
Elevation Gain - 490m

The route is shown starting at Cauterets, but you can just as easily start in Argeles Gazost. It's a one way ride up and down the Cauterets Valley, and if you've never been here before or driven the route you'll see it's quite spectacular. It's a steep sided valley, but the road to Cauterets is actually not too steep, so a good 1st mountain ride for beginners.


However, the roads can get busy during the summer months with lots of cars going to Cauterets and Pont d'Espagne. Best to go in the early morning to avoid the traffic.

Cauterets Valley


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 in french and the photos are a bit old fashioned, but the maps are easy to follow and the routes are still as awesome as ever!