Bike routes in the High Pyrenees

The High Pyrenees are wide and diverse – from famous cols well-ridden to roads less travelled. 

Click the routes above for popups with individual descriptions + GPX downloads

As with the French Alps bike routes page, this page is a work in progress – I'm adding more and more routes as time permits.

This page is intended to make it easier to match routes to accommodation and bike hire options and to help make planning a trip easier. It's not intended to give full route reports of each col (though I have such random reports like this one for the Hourquette elsewhere on the site).

I wanted to make the GPX files available for download where possible. As always, the information is for guidance only – please don't yell at me if you get lost or the road is rubbish (always double check routes locally to ensure mountain passes are open etc, especially at the start and end of the season). Feedback welcome at lyn@freewheelingfrance.com or if you find any of map inaccuracies.

Lac de Cap de Long

Lac de Cap de Long. Photo by will-cyclist, who has also allowed me to share many of his rides and GPX files.

For the most part the maps and accompanying GPX files have been donated by other cyclists, as well as tourist boards and local accommodation providers (who are mostly cyclists anyway). A big thanks to them all for sharing their files. 

The different colours are intended to make the routes easier to identify on the site. I haven't bothered rating climbs as easy/moderate/challenging etc as most are generally challenging for the average rider, plus it depends how far you are cycling in a day etc. Overall metres gained and overall distances are usually for the entire route featured, but sometimes for the indiviudal or keynote climbs (I've used my discretion to try and provide overviews that make the most common sense).

 

Supported rides in the Pyrenees

On the blog

Alpine French School

Graham Watson's Tour de france guide

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