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Pont d'Espagne

LE CAMBASQUE and LE PONT D ESPAGNE
Difficulty - Red
Distance - 49 or 51km
Elevation Gain - 930 or 1040m

To get to Cauterets, the routes is the same as Route No. 9. At Cauterets you can choose to take either the short and steep climb to La Cambasque, which is the lowest ski station, or carry on to the Pont d'Espagne. 

The climb to Pont d'Espagne is truly spectacular ... It's about 6 km and comprises of a series of steep switchbacks running alongside a roaring waterfall. If you need to stop, you can use the excuse that you stopped to take a photo, (or 2) ... It's worth it!



Cauterets, Pont d'Espagne

 

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!