Chateau de Pitray
Ride Across the French Pyrenees - Coast to Coast - and Back !
1000 miles, 94000 ft climbing, 12 days riding + 2 rest days
August 27th to September 11th - Yearly.
The following is a collection of photos from the 2006 Pyrenees trip. These photos are in chronological order, and represent 12 days of riding, 1000 miles and 94,000 feet of climbing.
The morning of the first day of riding...
Perfect pavement along the foothills...
Climbing up the Col de Puerto...actually in the Spanish Pyrenees.
Summit col de Puerto...
Rest stop next to a 15th century church.
2nd day of riding...over the Col d'Iraty...
Col de Soudet...west side.
Col de Barguri...
Start of day 3...
First climb of the day...summit Col de Marie-Blanc.
Next climb Col d'Aubisque...pictured in the background.
The road up to the summit Col d'Aubisque.
Summit col d'Aubisque...group pic below.
Making our way over to the Col de Soulor.
Alberto nears the top of the Col du Tourmalet, day 4.
Summit of the col du Tourmalet...Krystal and Geoff above, Scot below.
View looking east from the summit of the Col d'Aspin...Scot and Krystal below.
5th day of riding, first of 5 climbs for the day, Col d'Azet at the summit.
Climbing the west side of the Col de Peyresourde.
Climbing the col de Portillon and summit shot below.
Decent for col de la Mente.
Geoff summits the col d'Agnes, 6th day of riding. Allan and Scot below.
Beginning of day 7 of riding, and below the start of the col de Pailheres climb.
The climb up the col de Pailheres.
Summit of the Col de Pailheres, above and below.
Decent down the east side of the col de Pailheres.
A tired bunch after 11000 ft of climbing for the day.
The last day in the Pyrenees before we reach the Mediterranean...pit stop.
Now the road back across the rolling planes north of the Pyrenees. 4 days to get back to the Atlantic.
Food stop, fix a flat, take a break...120 miles for the day.
The last day of riding...1000 miles, 94000ft in 12 days of riding.