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Col du Soulor and l'Aubisque

Difficulty - Red and Black
Distance - 39 and 60km
Elevation Gain - 1025 and 1380m

Second only to the Tourmalet as the most visited mountain in Tour de France history, the Col d'Aubisque should be on every Cyclist's To-Do List. From Argeles Gazost it's 30km to the top and even though it's fairly flat between Arras-en-Lavedan and Arrens-Marsous, (and even downhill for a few km after the Col de Soulor), it's still a very tough climb! Tha section between Arrens-Marsous and Col de Soulor especially, will have you searching for lower gears that only exist on mountain bikes ...

If you're totally knackered by the time you get to the Col de Soulor, there are a couple of cafes there open during summer months and even if you turn around there and head back down to Argeles, you will still have climbed over 1000m.


Col du Soulour and l?Aubisque