General characteristics (click for gradient
profile or photos).
- 17 km mainly uphill - Col des Bordères [1556m]
- 4 km downhill - Arrens-Marsous [870m] - 11 km uphill
- Porte d'Arrens [1500m].
Arrens-Marsous [870m] - 12 km downhill - Argelès-Gazost
[450m] (see previous page for profile).
Approaching the Col des Bordères
via Arcizans-Avant is nice and quiet and therefore an attractive
alternative to the main road to Arrens-Marsous. Follow from Argelès
respectively the D101 (to St Savin), and D13 and D103 (direction
Lac d'Estaing). Turn right in the small village of Estaing for
a short but steep climb to the Col des Bordères.