Cirque de Troumouse (Pyrenees)
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Roads & TrafficThe road surface is in very good condition throughout.
The first part of the climb from Luz-Saint-Sauveur to the village of Gedre is on a road with some traffic. It is not busy enough to be especially annoying, but expect cars to be passing every minute or so. From Gedre there is very little traffic.
Cirque de Troumouse is a beautiful cycling climb in the Pyrenees National Park. Its protected national park status is what has prevented the Tour de France from coming here - the park authorities are understandably concerned about the impact of all the fans and support that comes with the Tour going into an area of such outstanding beauty.
The climb gently begins by following the river out of Luz-Saint-Sauveur until the village of Gedre (the first part of this route is the same as the climb to Cirque de Gavarnie. Shortly after Gedre you turn left off the main road and head into the National Park. The views as you ascend are spectacular, particularly on the numerous hairpin bends towards the top. The climb finishes at a small car-park which offers fantastic views of the high peaks which form the border with Spain.
Cirque de Troumouse is usually fully open between June and October.
Other sidesThis is the only way to climb to Cirque de Troumouse.
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