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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
    Ride Across the 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 - 2017.  Contact me about signing up

    The following is a collection of photos from the 2006 Pyrenees trip. These photos are in chronological order, and represent 12 days of riding, 1000 miles and 94,000 feet of climbing.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    The morning of the first day of riding...

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Perfect pavement along the foothills...

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Climbing up the Col de Puerto...actually in the Spanish Pyrenees.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col de Puerto

    Summit col de Puerto...

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Rest stop next to a 15th century church.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    2nd day of riding...over the Col d'Iraty...

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Col de Soudet...west side.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Col de Barguri...

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Start of day 3...

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    First climb of the day...summit Col de Marie-Blanc.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours Col d'aubisque

    Next climb Col d'Aubisque...pictured in the background.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col d'Aubisque

    The road up to the summit Col d'Aubisque.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col d'Aubisque

    Summit col d'Aubisque...group pic below.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col d'Aubisque

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col du Soulor

    Making our way over to the Col de Soulor.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col du Tourmalet

    Alberto nears the top of the Col du Tourmalet, day 4.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col du Tourmalet

    Summit of the col du Tourmalet...Krystal and Geoff above, Scot below.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col du Tourmalet

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col du Tourmalet

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col d'Aspin

    View looking east from the summit of the Col d'Aspin...Scot and Krystal below.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col d'Aspin

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col d'Azet

    5th day of riding, first of 5 climbs for the day, Col d'Azet at the summit.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col d'Azet

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col de Peyresourde

    Climbing the west side of the Col de Peyresourde.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col de Portillon

    Climbing the col de Portillon and summit shot below.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col du Portillon

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col de la Mente

    Decent for col de la Mente.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Geoff summits the col d'Agnes, 6th day of riding. Allan and Scot below.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col d'Agnes

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col de Pailheres

    Beginning of day 7 of riding, and below the start of the col de Pailheres climb.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col de Pailheres

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col de Pailheres

    The climb up the col de Pailheres.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col de Pailheres

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col de Pailheres

    Summit of the Col de Pailheres, above and below.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col de Pailheres

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours col de Pailheres

    Decent down the east side of the col de Pailheres.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    A tired bunch after 11000 ft of climbing for the day.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    The last day in the Pyrenees before we reach the Mediterranean...pit stop.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Now the road back across the rolling planes north of the Pyrenees. 4 days to get back to the Atlantic.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Food stop, fix a flat, take a break...120 miles for the day.

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    Cycle across the Pyrenees France From Inside Bike Tours

    The last day of riding...1000 miles, 94000ft in 12 days of riding.