au départ de toulouse, direction Millau par les gorges du tarn pour rejoindre les gorges de la Jonte et retour par les gorges de la Dourbie, retour calme vers toulouse. Journée dans des paysages grandioses.
depart de toulouse direction millau en longeant les gorges du tarn. arrivée à millau direction la grotte d'argilan, les gorges de la jonte et de la dourbie, retour plus calme.
This route climbs from the village of Génos up a series of ten switchbacks before opening out, with a few more hairpins, onto the high mountain at the Col d’Azet. A short detour will take you into the Val Louron ski station. Although pretty quiet outside the ski and peak summer season it is worth stopping to take in the spectacular views in all directions.
The descent down to Saint-Lary-Soulan is more gentle, passing through alpine meadows and then narrow mountain villages. Watch out for the usual scatter of walkers, campervans, cyclists and animals, but the route is rarely busy even in high summer.
This route follows typical rolling roads in the foothills of the Pyrenees and takes in the challenge of the Osmets-Luby Hill climb. The route is best run west to east as it steeply climbs and then gently descends, crossing a series of ridges that are oriented north-south. This is a main road, so can be slightly busy, but the straights crossing the valley floors give ample overtaking opportunities. It is a rural area so tractors are common.
There are distracting views towards the mountains in the south and the route passes through a couple of pretty towns with chances to stop and refuel (coffee or petrol!).
The D393 from Trie-sur-Baïse to Galan winds for 18km through classic Hautes-Pyrénées countryside - rolling hills, covered in forest with the occasional flat stretch across the valley floors. One of our go-to routes when the mountains are snow covered. Some tight corners, but no hairpins and rarely much traffic, although be aware of logging lorries and mud in the forested sections.
One of the lesser known Cols of the central Pyrénées (to visitors, anyway) but very popular with locals, cyclists and walkers. After climbing up the wooded valley road you climb to higher open mountain roads, often narrow and with the slippery evidence of passing animals, however it is quite possible to do the entire route without passing another vehicle.
The villages on the south side are pretty and the route spits you out - or begins - on the road up to the Peyresourde from Luchon.
Equally good in either direction.
Riding from Mont de Marsan to the base of the Pyrenees with a constant view of the mountains. Nice corners and scenery.
Direction les gorges de l'Aveyron dans le Tarn
Toulouse tuchan route cathare
was very good,there is two passes on the way. tunnel 3000mtrs long but toll free
tour de la montagne noir
Real fun road to ride, some spectacular scenery but a fair bit of forest cover in places. The video is the first part traveling west to east. I have video of the rest of it but it's too shaky for my liking. Well worth planning into your trip.
Un régal de routes de montagne.
Un régal de routes de montagne.
Beaux paysages, bon virage... Une route pleine d'histoires
This route takes you right up throught the pyrenees. Just remember to keep your eyes on the road! The scenery is amazing.
Easiest way from Toulouse to the Pyrenees.
Leave behind the A61 at Carbonne, and it becomes immediately hilly, with great mountains views on the back. The down the hill, for 30 km of forrest and fields turns. Enjoy!!
A superb race track of a road, just keeps going all the way to (or from) the visitor centre under the Millau Bridge across to Albi. Easy to get carried away, speeds can get very silly because its such a fast open road. Change to the D992 for the Millau bridge visitor centre near the Millau end.
The route starts on the D117 about a quarter of a mile past the roundabout with the D118 you will find the turn to the left next to a nice small restaurant. Follow the D107 along the side of a river (excellent for pic nics) through a variety of small pretty villages to Espezel. here you join the D613 for ax les thermes after Espezel the road opens up in a large valley and you head uphill to the col de Chioula (1431m) where there is a restaurant and a large pic nic site as well as great views over the top of the Pyrenees. You can then descend into ax where there is a good bar and restaurant behind the car park and underneath the Casino
Only a short bit of road but so good we had to turn round and do it again, and again. After 3 runs over it we decided things were getting silly and wed better quit while we were all (13 bikes) still in one piece. A great little bit of twisty tarmac, only a couple of straights, the rest just corner after corner. Fantastic.
A road to ride before you die!
It goes no where - just up the mountain and stops!
However, it is one of the most exciting rides I have ever made - I touched my boots twice on a 1200GS, the second time I knew it was coming and lifted it - but it touched anyway.
Incredibly fast, incredibly twisty - there is some tourist traffic but even in mod august it was light enough to get round. The mountain was above the snow line but warm - the google map does not look right - just take the 923 from Gavarnie and ride till it stops.
I cant believe that this road is not on already - maybe it is under another guise.
Its where I take customers who want a little help with riding seriously twisty mountain roads before they set off.
I have only seen one group of foreign riders on it (GB) so maybe it is a secret - well worth riding.
Great road with marvelous scenery especially at the way from Laruns up to Col Du Purtalet where the France / Spain borders are. The Spain side has lot of great open corners for fast riding.
Can't say anything about this famous road. The fog didn't let us enjoy either the road or the view :( Just adding some foggy photosâ€¦
Nice road with a great view of Pyrenees mountains. Nice corners and great road surface. Unfortunately with some traffic...