General characteristics (click for gradient
profile or photos).
- 18 km first semi-flat, finally steep uphill - Viscos
[840m] - 12 km uphill - Luz Ardiden [1712m] - 14 km
downhill - D921 near Luz St Sauveur [670m] - 20 km downhill
- Argelès-Gazost [450m].
Take from Argelès the
cycle path (former rail track) to Pierrefitte. Thereafter, follow
the D921, direction Luz-St Sauveur and Gavarnie. Turn right shortly
after crossing the river (with EDF power station); that's the
local road to Viscos. Just before Viscos keep left and continue
climbing to the D12 (main access road from St Luz-Sauveur to