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Le Col des Borderes

Difficulty - Red
Distance - 45km
Elevation Gain - 790m

The Col des Borderes is a little known Col linking Estaing with Arrens Marsous in the Val d'Ázun. The Col itself is not so high and not so long but there's a few steep sections and it's a long way from Agos Vidalos where the ride starts. By the time you get to the top of the Col you'll be feeling it in your legs .... 

The route can be ridden in either direction and if you want to add a few km, it's worthwhile continuing past Estaing to the Lac d'Estaing at the head of the valley. There's a campground and cafe there, open during the summer months.


Le Col des Borderes


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!