D923 : Gavarnie - Port de Bouchero

Summary

4 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 1 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.5
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Police Presence : green 2 Motorcycle Road1.5
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0

Info

Route Added By : Mission Motos!
Date : October 7, 2008
Length : 12 kms / 7.5 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Mountainous

November 23, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

This road leads you past the Pont Napolean and it's crazy bunjee jumpers to the famed Cirque De Gavarnie which is a natural amphitheatre of vertical granite walls and cascading waterfalls, the top of which represents the border between France and Spain. It's a sight i've been wanting to see for a few years now and once again I didn't get to see it this time too lazy to walk, and having too much fun on the bikes. The photo of the Cirque was borrowed from the public domain but it does give you an idea of what to expect if you fancy the walk from the village which was a hive of activity in August 08.

We turned right at the village on the D923 and followed it's twisties up the mountains for a few miles until it's dead end. From here there are footpaths into the distance if you fancy. We were lured quickly back to the twisties that headed back down the mountains. Great fun, and easy to see any approaching traffic. Well worth a visit.


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October 7, 2008 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

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.

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