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matpp

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Member Since : February 8, 2008
Region : Midi-Pyrenees, France
Motorcycle : BMW R1150GS
Best Route Ever Ridden : 4 months in southern India
Website : http://www.maison-monique.com

Latest Entries By This User

D918 / Col du Tourmalet : Sainte-Marie-de-Campan - Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Midi-Pyrenees > France > Europe
November 2, 2007 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.8

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 photos…


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D938 : Cieutat - Capvern

Midi-Pyrenees > France > Europe
November 21, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5

Great downhill section of bends with good visibility on a reasonable surface. Pleasant surroundings and easy to pass traffic.


D918 / Col d'Aspin : Arreau - Sainte-Marie de Campan

Midi-Pyrenees > France > Europe
June 1, 2006 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.6

I really enjoyed the D918/D935 which runs from Arreau to Bagneres de Bigorre via the Col d'Aspin. It has a good surface and is littered with nice bends on the way to the summit at almost 1500 metres which was pretty busy when we visited. The road at the top was blocked by cattle and the surrounding area was alive with tourists, walkers, and of course cyclists. It's plain to see why so many people visit this place as the views from the top are spectacular. One of the photo's shows the Col du Midi du Bigorre behind us which you can access by bike or foot from the Col du Tormalet, or you take the cable car from La Mongie. We didn't visit the Tormalet on our visit as we were pushing on to St Malo for the ferry home. After reaching Sante Marie de Campan we took a right onto the D935 which now really opens up and begs you to give it the berries. We obliged! Well, it would be rude not to!! It's on roads like this that you realise just how wonderful the French car drivers are as they do their utmost to let you overtake. That includes the oncoming traffic who move well out of your way to assist you on your speedy mission. Vive La France! We passed through one or two villages on the way to Bigorre and one in particular struck us as being really spooky. If you look at the photos you'll see some life sized dolls standing on the balconies etc. Very bizarre, and not a place I'd like to walk through in the dark lol. Looking at my map I think it may be Campan but I'm not 100% sure. I think the last pic is of Bagneres de Bigorre with Cafe Le Londres on the right. Please correct me if you know better. Happy biking guys.


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