4-X (06-07-2006)  PASSO UMBRAIL - PASSO STELVIO - PASSO MORTIROLO - PASSO GAVIA
ARCALÍS DEUX ALPES PIAU ENGALY VAL LOURON RABASSA PEYRESOURDE ASPIN HOURQUETTE D'ANCIZAN PAL-CABUS
CROIX DE FER CAUTERETS TURO DE L'HOME AUBISQUE GLANDON IZOARD RASOS DE PEGUERA TIMMELSJOCH CORTALS D'ENCAMP PLATEAU DE BONASCRE
HAUTACAM TOURMALET PLA D'ADET-PORTET LUZ ARDIDEN MONT VENTOUX GALIBIER ALPE D'HUEZ STELVIO GAVIA LAGOS COVADONGA FEDAIA PLATEAU DE BEILLE MONT CARO MADELEINE BONETTE SAMPEYRE AGNELLO FINESTRE HOCHTOR TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO PAILHERES KUHTAI
MORTIROLO ANGLIRU ZONCOLAN KITZBUHELER HORN RETTENBACHFERNER OSCHENIKSEE 3-X 4-X

CAUTERETS-CAMBASQUE-1356m // PONT D'ESPAGNE-1496m

    Start Cambasque. Pierrefite-Nestelas

    Access Cambasque. Tarbes - Lourdes - Argeles-Gazost - Pierrefite-Nestelas

    Start Pont d'Espagne. Pierrefite-Nestelas

    Access Pont d'Espagne. Tarbes - Lourdes - Argeles-Gazost - Pierrefite-Nestelas

Side Cambasque

First 10km of climb to Cauterets are really easy, there oly 1km which is 'tough', not more than 6%. After Cauterets, we can consider that the real climb begins. The road turns quickly to the right, and it becomes complicated. The gradient keeps a hard 9% for a while, in the middle of a dense forest that leads us to the ski station above Cauterets. The last 2km of this short but hard climb are easier, even with a small downhill.

Cima de Cambasque

The truth is that a 23 is needed, or more if you feel tired. After passing Cauterets, a 39x21 is not enough. To get that village, I think you can put a 52x21 if you are really fit.

Side Pont d'Espagne

First 10km of climb to Cauterets are really easy, there oly 1km which is 'tough', not more than 6%. After Cauterets, we can consider that the real climb begins. This one is longer than Cambasque, but the 2km after Cauterets are not quite hard, 6-7%. Then, it starts a section of 4-5km full of 180º bends, gradients close to 10% and fantastic landscapes. It's really a tough climb, but there are also lots of elements that force you to give your best.

Like this all the time...or worst

I recommend a 39x25 because the climb is really steep...and I also recommend you to have a walk through the top, where there's a protected area you must enjoy.