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BOUCLE DU COL D'AUBISQUE - ENTRE VALLEE D'OSSAU ET VAL D'AZUN

ARGELES GAZOST
Information:
65400 ARGELES-GAZOST
Tel: 05 62 97 00 25 05 62 97 49 49
A part of the famous "Route des Cols". A delightful circuit throught the rolling mountains and verdant valleys around Argeles-Gazost, discover all the charm and the pastoral traditions of the beautiful Azun and Ossau valleys. This circuit also takes you over the famous Col d'Aubisque, then the col du Soulor and gives the opportunity to explore Lourdes, the second most visited town in France after Paris.
Type of itinerary: Cyclotouriste
Duration: 7h00
Distance: 110 km
Level: Très difficile
Departure: ARGELES-GAZOST
Arrival: ARGELES-GAZOST
Minimum altitude: 420 m.
Maximum altitude: 1709 m.
Markers: Jalonnement kilométrique dans la montée du Soulor et de l'Aubisque.
Parking: Argelès-Gazost - Pont du Tilhos (fin de la 2x2 voies)
Recommendations: Recommended season : from april to november (due to snowfall)
Required gear ratios ! from 39x25 to 34x25
Signposted : on the ascents of the Col d'Aubisque
Comments: You will love
Argelès-Gazost: The new spa baths, Jardin des Bains, the Ski resort of Hautacam where all year round you can try the mountain toboggan, the Gaves lake, the many swimming pools, the animal park, the casino.
Lourdes: the Our Lady of Lourdes sanctuaries, the castle, the Pic du Jer funicular railway, the lake, the golf course, the torchlight processions during the evening.
Saint Pé-de-Bigorre: the Bétharram grotto, the white water sport centre.
Arrens-Marsous: a charming mountain village, the Pouey Laün chapel or the “golden chapel”, the Estaing and Tech lakes, the Pyrenees National Park Centre.
Aucun: a beautiful mountain village, the Museum of Art and Local Traditions.
Saint-Savin: with its particular charm, its wood beam and plaster construction buildings, the 11th century abbey, the Piétat and Pouyaspé chapels.
  • Stage 1 : Argelès-Gazost