Let me introduce you all to a great cycling trip in the Catalan Pyrenees. The idea comes from a local club in a little french village near the coast named Bompas. It includes the eastern part of the Pyrenees, getting to the Mediterranean sea. In fact, the trip includes an amazing coastal road in the
(Updated July 2023) The Tour de France has crossed Col du Tourmalet in so many years since 1910, in which was crossed for the first time. It is the most used climb in Tour de France history. Getting the first position at the top of Col du Tourmalet is a big honour for every cyclist.
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This picture was taken at Mirador de Jaizkibel. We just ended a Transpyrenees cycling trip from the Mediterranean sea to the Atlantic ocean across the Pyrenees in 8 stages, 987 km, and 18 major mountain passes. Even if there are many different ways to do the Coast to Coast Transpyrenees trip, this group wanted a
Another big appointment next summer in Catalonia: La Ruta Minera. 154 km with 3800 mts elevation. A monster climb included: Coll de Pradell! This is one of the big moments in the cycling season in Catalonia. More info: http://www.larutaminera.org/en/
It is very difficult to make a ranking of the most demanding cycling climbs in the Pyrenees. One of the newest climbs asphalted is Col du Portet, which was compared to the Tourmalet by the TdF director, not a joke… This new climb will have really big numbers, and deserves to be among the king
We are glad to have new climbs in the Pyrenees included in Tour de France 2018 route! Col de Portet, 2215 mts, 1390 m elev. This is a BIG climb! Possibly we will make a reckon this autumn before the snow covers the mountains… #tdf2018 #climbsbeforeyourdie #coldeportet #pyrenees