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Pont d'Espagne and le Cambasque

The route from Luz-Saint-Sauveur to the Pont d'Espagne goes via Cauterets which was the finish town of Stage 11 of the 2015 Tour de France. It's a main road and can get kind of busy during the summer months, especially at weekends, but the final few km before the Pont d'Espagne make it all worthwhile as the scenery is quite spectacular. 

After Pont d'Espagne on the way back to Luz it is worth doing the 5 km climb from Cauterets to le Cambasque. This climb has featured a few times in the Tour de France, the last time in 1995. It is a much quieter road, you may only see other cyclists and the odd downhill mountain biker coming down from the Cauterets ski station bike park.

Total distance 72 km and 1664m of climbing. Shorter route, Pont d'Espagne only, 62 km and 1284m climbing.

Pont d'Espagne and le Cambasque

 

Pont d'Espagne elevation profile