nigel

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  • Member Since : April 17, 2006
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  • Region : Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Motorcycle : sv1000s
  • Best Route Ever Ridden : n260 northern spain

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User Score : 155

Countries Visited : 2


France
Spain
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N152 / La Collada de Toses : Queixans - Sant Cristòfol

Catalunya > Spain > Europe
May 23, 2006 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Absolutely stunning piece of road - one of the best I've ridden anywhere in Europe. Classis mountain twisties, smooth tarmac, no traffic. It's hard to pick out one stretch of the N260/N152 route across the pyrenees as being the'best', but this is probably my favourite of the lot. You can really open up a big sports bike along here, but make sure your brakes are up to the job - they'll take a real hammering on the downhills.


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N260 : La Seu d'Urgell (nr Riberra D'Urgell) - Sort - El Pont de Suert - Ainsa

Catalunya > Spain > Europe
December 15, 2004 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.8

La Seu d'Urgell - Sort section
An unbelievably good road across the pyrenees which runs from quite close to the Andorran border down to the town of Sort. There are many fast open corners with great visibility, allowing you to use road width to the full. This is one of if not the best road I ever rode. A must if you are in the area. The only downside is that sometimes some cattle walk into the road, but this is only a problem on a few of the more blind corners travelling up the mountain at the start of the route.


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D107 / D613 : Axat - Ax-Les-Thermes

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
April 22, 2009 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

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


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D118 / D25 : Chateau Dusson - Ax-les-Thermes

Midi-Pyrenees > France > Europe
April 22, 2009 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

This has got to rate as one of the most scenic spectacular rides in France. You leave the old ruined chateau of Usson on the D118 between Axat and Formigueres and turn toward Ax les Thermes on the D16 you pass through 2 villages (Rouze and Mijanes) before the real climb starts outside mijanes on the D25 is a sign informing you if the col is open or not so take heed. You progress upward past a ski slope and hit a set of twisties that are extreme to say the least if there is cloud on the col go slowly but at the top the views are unsurpassed the col is at 2001metres (over 6,000 feet) one continues toward ax les thermes on the D25 down past another ski slope to Ascou and then Ax itself where there is a good bar and restaurant underneath the casino in the town center where you can also park your bike. This is not a route for thrashers but connoisseurs of incredible scenery and mountains. The roads are not difficult and well surfaced but one easily can loose track of whether one is going up or down until you need the brakes so some parts of the route need respect.


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N260 / C26 / Bv4241 / Lv4241 / L401 : Olot - Coll de Nargó ( via Ripoll and Berga , 100 miles of twisties )

Catalunya > Spain > Europe
July 8, 2008 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Not as fast as the N260 from Sort to la Seu durgell but 100 times the number of bends and the scenery is far more interesting one minute you have a valley floor 4,000 feet below you , a few minutes later you have some serious hills 5,000 feet above you , Plenty of places to stop for a break as you will need it. But you will need to read the road as few corners have the obligatory speed limit to give some idea how sharp they are. However when you get to the end you need to stop and spend 30 minutes over a drink just to rewind in your mind what you have just experienced. The road would be more than enough for most people but combine it with the scenery and everything else it is mind blowing. I videoed it as i have done many routes but who would be interested in watching 3-4 hours of roads disappearing from one side to the other, I am sure everyone would be seasick before the end. I recommended this route to a couple of friends before actually doing it myself and they both said forget the n260 this is the new road to do.


D2 / D22 : Ille-Sur-Têt - Lapradelle

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
September 30, 2007 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5

Not a road for the fast boys but one to be enjoyed for the scenery and the villages and the chateau of puilaurens. One starts of with the organ pipes of Ille a fantastic display of what erosion can do, followed by twisty roads, a roman bridge, a col or two, an amazing waterfall, large hills followed by a gorge and finally what must be Camelot , a very pleasanr ride with lots to see.


D611 / D612 : Tuchan - Millas

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
September 30, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A mixture of open fast corners and very slow blind hill corners, the surface in places is new and really smooth and in others bumpy and rough a good road to wake your self up on.


D618 : Bouleternere - Amélie-Les-Bains-Palalda

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
September 30, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

This road is bumpy and twisty and not fast but best appreciated when pressing on. I use it to wake up the clients of our b+b at the beginning of a day out. It takes longer than you think to complete


D115 / C38 : Arles-Sur-Tech (France) - Olot (Spain)

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
September 30, 2007 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.7

This road is a peach it starts off with fast open sweepers that occasionally tighten up, lots of scenery, you then hit the uphill section, twisty, great views, across the cols, then boom when you hit spain the road surface changes and it is like a rollercoaster, fast sweepers and tight bends follow one another in quick succesion, there is bound to be at least one downhill bend which tightens up when least expected giving the brakes as well as your heart a real workout. You then pass through a tunnel and it becomes very fast dual carriageway with sweeping downhill bends that seem to go on forever at many points it is difficult to know if you are going up or down until you try to stop.


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N152 / La Collada de Toses : Queixans - Sant Cristòfol

Catalunya > Spain > Europe
May 23, 2006 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Absolutely stunning piece of road - one of the best I've ridden anywhere in Europe. Classis mountain twisties, smooth tarmac, no traffic. It's hard to pick out one stretch of the N260/N152 route across the pyrenees as being the'best', but this is probably my favourite of the lot. You can really open up a big sports bike along here, but make sure your brakes are up to the job - they'll take a real hammering on the downhills.


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D118 / Col de Quillane / Gorges of St Georges : Axat - Mont Louis

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
September 30, 2007 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.3

From Axat the road passes through some spectacular gorges then follows the bottom of the valley with tight right hand bends and fairly open left hand bends, the surface is fairly bumpy so if ridden quickly makes it quite challenging. Keep an eye open for a petrol station on the left after about 20kms it is also a restaurant and trout farm, you can either fish your own trout or catch one in a net, either way 8 minutes later it is on your plate cooked! the corn fed chicken and chips is also excellent. About 10 k later you start to go seriously uphill and the roads eventually open out and you end up near the ski slopes. Make sure you stop opposite mont louis airfield the view of the canigou and the pyrenees is breathtaking. See video for more of an idea.


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D117 : Foix - Estagel

Midi-Pyrenees > France > Europe
June 6, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A fast road, which goes through a variety of scenery from wooded hills to valleys full of vineyards. Spectacular views and not too many towns to slow your progress.


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N114 / N260 : Port Vendres - Llanca

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
February 11, 2006 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.1

Look at the map! Drove (hire car :( ) France to Spain so views not as spectacular and difficult to pull in as on wrong side of road. Popular with local bikers , and no wonder up,down, round and around. Not at all bad for a main route from one country to the other. But with all the traffic a route like this brings. Not such a problem on a bike tho'. Wonderous and perfect surface. Keep your wits about you if you are going to get,ahem,pacy! A joy. Its the N260 again innit!


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N116 : Mont Louis - Villefranche de Conflent

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
April 6, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A classic ride with a variety of corners from very slow to very fast. see the video


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N114 / N260 : Port Vendres - Llanca

Languedoc-Roussillon > France > Europe
February 11, 2006 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.1

Look at the map! Drove (hire car :( ) France to Spain so views not as spectacular and difficult to pull in as on wrong side of road. Popular with local bikers , and no wonder up,down, round and around. Not at all bad for a main route from one country to the other. But with all the traffic a route like this brings. Not such a problem on a bike tho'. Wonderous and perfect surface. Keep your wits about you if you are going to get,ahem,pacy! A joy. Its the N260 again innit!


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