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Conquer the Pyrenees

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  • The Pyrenees 1000
    Trip cost:  $4200 Dollars.
    Dates:  Aug 27 to Sept 11.
    • Cols of the Pyrenees Ride:
    • Puerto Otxondo - 602 m
    • Puerto de Artesiaga - 996 m
    • Collado de Urkiaga - 890 m
    • Col d’Iraty - 1135 m
    • Col Bagargui - 1327 m
    • Col de Suscousse - 1216 m
    • Col de Soudet - 1540 m
    • Col de Marie Blanque - 1035 m
    • Col d’Aubisque - 1709 m
    • Col de Soulor - 1474 m
    • Col du Tourmalet - 2115 m
    • Col d’Aspin - 1489 m
    • Col d’Azet - 1737 m
    • Col de Peyresourde - 1569 m
    • Col du Portillon - 1320 m
    • Col de Mente - 1349 m
    • Col Portet d’Aspet -1069 m
    • Col de Catchaudegue - 893 m
    • Col Latrape - 1520 m
    • Col d’Agnes - 1570 m
    • Port de Liers - 1517 m
    • Pas de Souloumbrie - 911 m
    • Col de Mamare - 1361 m
    • Col de Chioula - 1431 m
    • Port de Pailheres - 2001 m
    • Col de Palomere - 1036 m
    Pyrenees cycling challenge

    Ride Across the French Pyrenees - Coast to Coast - and Back !

    1000 miles, 100'000 ft climbing, 12 days riding + 2 rest days.

    August 27th to September 11th - 2018.  Contact me about signing up

    Stage 1: Biarritz to Bielle (vallee d'Ossau), 93 miles and 7,300 ft. The stats are not dead-on accurate as they are averages from several bike computers. Note the elevation height on the Y-axis, and the miles on the X-axis. The first 4 stages take us to the Mediterranean through the foothills, and the remaining 8 stages take us back to the Atlantic through the mountains. The map underneath each elevation profile corresponds with the stage.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 1 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 1 map

    Pyrenees biking challenge

    Stage 2: Bielle to Mane, 111 miles and 10,400 ft.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 2 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 2 map

    Pyrenees bike challenge stage 2

    Stage 3: Mane to Mirepoix, 97 miles and 5,700 ft.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 3 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 3 map

    Stage 4: Mirepoix to Collioure, 128 miles and 8,700 ft. destination the Mediterranean coast.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 4 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage map

    And now the return to the Atlantic coast via the high mountains in 8 stages.

    Stage 5: Collioure to Quillan, 90 miles and 8,465 ft. First of 8 stages (stages 5 - 12) back to the Atlantic coast, Biarritz.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 5 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 5 map

    Stage 6, Quillan to Saint Pierrre de Dessus - next to Foix, 79 miles and 8,652 ft.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 6 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 6 map

    Stage 7, Saint Pierrre de Dessus to Mane,.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 7 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 7 map

    Stage 8, Mane to Saint Lary Soulon, 92 miles and 14,600 ft.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 8 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 8 map

    Stage 9, Saint Lary Soulon to Saint Sauvin, 92 miles and 12,600 ft.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 9 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 9 map

    Stage 10, Saint Sauvin to Arette, 65 miles and 8,600 ft.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 10 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 10 map

    Stage 11, Arette to Osses, 86 miles and 12,200 ft.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 11 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 11 map

    Stage 12, Osses to Biarritz, 79 miles and 6,700 ft. Atlantic Coast...mission accomplished.

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 12 elevation profile

    Ride Across the Pyrenees stage 12 map

     

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