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Le Col de Couraduque

Difficulty - Red
Distance - 71km
Elevation Gain - 1330m

If you're riding at the beginning or the end of the season, or if it's just too cold and miserable to ride the high cols, (it happens sometimes), this is a very good alternative route with lots of climbing, but at lower elevations .... The Col des Borderes is a little known Col linking Estaing with Arrens Marsous. The Col de Couraduque is a short, sharp 2nd Category climb up to a winter cross country ski station. 

Apart from just the climbs, the whole route is very scenic and is a good introduction for beginners who would like to conquer a few smaller cols before attempting the Tourmalet or Aubisque


Col de Couraduque