The Ride

The Ride Pyrenees 2021

The Ride

The Ride Pyrenees 2021

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Rijd van 12 t/m 17 september de zesdaagse wielertocht door de adembenemende legendarische Pyreneeën.6 etappes, 775 km en 17.000 hm
The Ride Pyrenees is een volledig verzorgde Tour door de prachtige Pyreneeën waarin je 775 km en 17.000 hm overwint.

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    82.0 mi
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    11,175 ft
    11,175 ft

    The first stage of The Ride Pyrenees is a true classic with the ascent of the Col de Soulor and the Col d'Aubisque. This stage shows everything that makes cycling in the Pyrenees so special. Beautiful views, historical climbs and fast descents.

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    97.2 mi
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    9,525 ft
    9,525 ft

    The second stage of The Ride Pyrenees is the longest stage of the week. You first cycle quietly on a long bike path and then take a number of small steps in the foothills of the Pyrenees, style and short. The highlight of the day is the beautiful climb of Col d'Aspin.

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  • 80.7 mi
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    10,850 ft
    10,850 ft

    The third stage of The Ride Pyrenees is about one of the most famous passes in the Pyrenees. After a short climb in the foothills of the Pyrenees, the Col de Tourmalet looms. This is a long and difficult climb from the valley. The second climb is the famous climb to Luz-Ardiden, a road to the starting point for skiing in winter and which is regularly included in the Tour de France.

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    85.3 mi
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    10,925 ft
    10,925 ft

    The fourth stage of The Ride Pyrenees takes you again to Col du Soulor, perhaps the most beautiful pass in the area. This time you climb this 1st category pass from the North side and you have conquered it from all sides. Halfway down the descent you will make a d-tour via Col de Bordères and follow the tourist climb of Pont d'Espagne. A beautiful climb over tight asphalt through touristic villages with views of waterfalls.

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    72.0 mi
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    11,350 ft
    11,350 ft

    Two climbs are scheduled for the fifth stage today. From the valley you immediately start climbing the Col de Tentes. This beautiful climb leads through gorges and along steep mountain sides. After the ski resort you leave the woods and the view of the rugged mountains is beautiful. At the top you are a stone's throw from Spain. The second ascent soon follows and takes you to Cirque de Troumouse. A completely different climb over a narrow road that is in bad shape especially at the end and is getting steeper. The area is rugged and deserted, great for cycling.

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    63.9 mi
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    7,625 ft
    7,625 ft

    The last stage of The Ride Pyrenees is a 100-kilometer champagne ride, where the devil is in the tail with the ascent of the mountain range Hautacam. Before you start the climb you cycle on beautiful quiet b-roads around Lourdes. The ascent of the Hautacam is signposted along the side, but once at the top you cycle 1.3 km to finish on top of the Col de Tramassel. The climb is world famous and a worthy end to the week.

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    Soulor & Aubisque

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    Beautiful mountain side road

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    Val Bel
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    Col de Lingous

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    Nice quiet climb. Short and not so steep compared to surrounding passes.

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    Col d'Aubisque

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This pass is really neat to make. To my taste, the Col d'Aubisque from Laruns and really beautiful the last 4 km, I would advise you to do it in the direction of Col du Soulor then Col Aubisque to take in the view 👌

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    Col du Soulor

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    At the top of the pass there is a nice view of the coming kilometers to the Aubisque and the surrounding mountains. The driveway from the east can be an intermediate step to the Col d'Aubisque or the end of the tour. From the pass, a beautiful descent branches off to Lourdes or Pau. For this road, it is even worth returning from the Aubisque to the Soulor.

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    Col du Soulor desde Arrens

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    Col du Soulor from the village of Arrens. A little more than 7km to go, about 8% of average to reach the top. We enjoy a magnificent view in good weather, animals to the right and left. Magnificent.

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    Col d'Aspin desde Arreau

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    For me the prettiest side to climb. A very nice view from km 2

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    Pierre
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    Col d'Aspin

    Road Cycling Highlight

    If you want to choose the simpler option, you can drive to Col d'Aspin from Ste. Marie-de-Campan. If you prefer the more beautiful landscape, start in Arreau. Both climbs are feasible, scenic and definitely worth to be climbed. If you leave for Arreau, stay focused until the end. The last corners are difficult to see and "shut up", as the saying goes.

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    Kathi
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    Col du Tourmalet from Ste Marie de Campan

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    One of the two possibilities to climb the Tourmalet, giant of the Pyrenees.

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    Col du Tourmalet

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The route Laurent Fignon is probably the nicer way to the summit even though hardly anyone uses it (from Luz -Saint-Sauveur). It branches off to the right just after the "flat" section and is closed to traffic (a large sign with Laurent Fignon shows the way). Shortly before the summit he meets the main road again.

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    Luz-Saint-Sauveur à Col du Tourmalet

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The western drive is the nicer and the harder to the Col du Tourmalet. At about 18 km 1,400 hm are overcome. In the lower part of the pass has a uniform and easy to drive slope in the higher single-digit range. After the village of Berges there are a few double-digit ramps, then the slope goes back into a uniform over. Only at km 16, the serpentines and thus the steepest piece follow that then a maximum of 14%. Then the monument is already in sight and the Col cracked.

    More also on: quaeldich.de/paesse/col-du-tourmalet/profile/westanfahrt-von-luz-st-sauveur

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    Lots of bike shops, souvenir jerseys and the start of the infamous Tourmalet.

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    Laura
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    Pont Napoléon

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Built in 1860 on a decree of Napoleon III

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    Luz Ardiden

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    Serpentinen

    Road Cycling Highlight

    If you're cycling fan but you want to be sure of the area without tour guide, you can try out hiking. I detoured to GR10 hiking trails when I felt adventurous and wanted to sample the tarmac used for legendary cycling climb in Tour de France and pilgrimage route to GR10.

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    Hanku Lee
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    A stunning spot to stop after descending the Bordères to take on some water and remove your extra layers

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    Col des Tentes (2208m)

    Road Cycling Highlight

    On top of that, there is not much to see, but as a training trip from Luz-Saint-Sauveur on a demanding tour.

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    Hautacam

    Road Cycling Highlight

    This is the official end point of the Hautacam ascent to which the signs along the way point. 1.3 km further you will arrive at Col de Tramassel.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Highlights
    18
  • Distance
    481 mi
  • Duration
    00:00 h
  • Elevation
    61,425 ft

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