Pyrenees Cycling Tour 2009


Tours that Oof (photo top right) and Ward (bottom right) have made between 6-15 Sept. 2009 are indicated in purple in the map above.
Short descriptions, gradient profiles and photos of the tours are given on the following pages:

Starting from Argelès-Gazost (see hotel info below):

Col du Soulor, Col d'Aubisque and Col des Bordères (west > east).
Col des Bordères (east > west) and Porte d'Arrens.
Col de Spandelles.
Hautacam and Col de Tramassel.
Pont d'Espagne.
Luz Ardiden.
Col du Tourmalet.

Starting from Gèdre:

Port de Boucharo (= Port de Gavarnie or Col de Tentes)
Cirque de Troumouse.

Starting from Saint Lary-Soulan (see hotel info below):

Col d'Aspin and Hourquette d'Ancizan.
Pla d'Adet.
Lac de Cap de Long.

Accommodation in Argelès-Gazost.
We stayed in the Logis de France Hotel 'Au Primerose' (see photo bottom left and middle). This is definitely the best choice for cyclists and outdoor lovers in Argelès and surroundings. There is a spacious, locked storage for a large number of bikes and excellent facilities for washing and drying cycling clothes. Extra nutritional breakfast and additional pasta meals are served on request. Monsieur Philippe is happy to advice you about the finest climbs and tracks.

Accommodation in Saint Lary-Soulan.
Here we stayed in the cyclists friendly Logis de France Hotel 'Aurélia' (see photo bottom right). It is quietly located in the village of Vielle-Aure, about 1 km north of St Lary. Also this hotel is wholeheartedly recommended.

Left: Argelès Gazost, Hotel 'Au Primerose' **; middle: bike storage of 'Au Primerose'; right: Saint Lary-Soulan / Vielle-Aure, Hotel 'Aurelia' **.