Cycling in the Pyrenees
Ride the epic cols of the Tour de France
Epic cycling routes on your doorstep

Distance from the cols
Col or climb Ascent in meters Distance to start of climb from Secret Pyrenees Total distance to col summit Length and grade
Col de Marie Blanc 1035m 21km 30km
Port de Castet 20km 25km
Col d'Aubisque 29km - Beost 40km
Col de Portalet 1264 m 29km - Laruns 29 km - 4.36%
Col de Somport 1202 m 43km - Accous 28km - 4.29%
La Pierre St Martin
Col de Soulor 48km
Col de Tourmalet 80km 100km
Col de Spandelles 48km
Col de Marie Blanque
70km & 1444m climbing

148kms
2800m of climbing

Col de Somport
148kms & 2896m of climbing

148kms
2800m of climbing

Col d'Aubisque
124 Km & 2637m of climbing

148kms
2800m of climbing

Le Piemont
56km

130kms
4000m of climbing

La Quebrantahuesos Granfondo

La Quebrantahuesos Granfondo

23 June 2018

200kms

XX of climbing

They call this the Boneshaker. It's the one that most Spanish people fear and is possibly the biggest cycling event in Spain. Making a full north/south traverse of the Pyrenees - twice - it's a monster. There is of course a slightly less arduous version - a mere 80kms.

You can see the map here.

L'Ariégeoise Cyclosportive

L'Ariégeoise Cyclosportive

30 June 2018

170kms

XX of climbing

With xx editions under its belt, L'Ariégeoise Cyclosportive is one of the biggest and most well known races in the Pyrenees. There are 4 routes to choose from, ranging from 72kms to 170kms - something to suit all abilities.

Marmotte Granfondo Pyrenees

Marmotte Granfondo Pyrenees

27 August 2018

170kms

5600m of climbing

Built on the back of the classic Marmotte in the Alps, this is quickly becoming a must-do event. Read Tobias's account in Cyclist magazine for a full flavour of what it's like to cycle up and down the Tourmalet twice in a day!