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Bareilles valley

Page Type: Trail

Location: France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 42.89552°N / 0.42632°E

Technical Difficulty: Easy

Aerobic Difficulty: Easy

Layout: Loop

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Page By: Visentin

Created/Edited: Dec 15, 2012 / Dec 21, 2012

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Overview

 
Sea of clouds from the Bareilles valley trail
Stairways to heaven
 
Furtive lights in uncertain weather
Furtive lights
 
Bareilles valley singletrack, near the Pic hut
Sweet singletrack

This tour can be made in both directions, from Arreau but also possibly from Jézeau, as well as the car park below the Bordères Lake. There are 1330 meters of vertical climbing and as much downhill for a distance of 32 km.

The climb from Jézeau to the top of the ridge is steady but long, for those who like fast descents better choose the other sense that makes you cycle up the road to the car park under the Bordères Lake (longer but more gentle).

The circuit takes beautiful forest tracks through and there are no technical difficulties... From time to time we get stunning views into the valley.

A confession : I have not ridden it, the GPS track on a bike was recorded by my father. But I have walked this trail countless times and have many photos... to come... Winter is made for that :)
The maze of tracks located over the Bareilles valley. A paradide on MTB
The maze of tracks located over the Bareilles valley. A paradide on MTB

Trail Description

 
Sea of clouds from the Bareilles valley trail
Sea of clouds
 
Forest atmosphere, Bareilles valley in summer
Ephemeral meadows
 
Forest in autumn
Magic autumn
 
Forest in autumn
Magic autumn
 
The Pic hut in Bareilles valley
The famous wooden Pic hut
 
Cows in Bareilles valley during summer
Cows..





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Getting There

 
Village of Bareilles
Village of Bareilles
 
Forest in autumn
Forest in autumn
 
Bareilles valley main track
Bareilles main track
 
Arrieu-Tort valley
Arrieu-Tort hut
 
On early snow
Early snow
 
Underwood atmosphere
Forest magic

From the A64 motorway linking Toulouse to Bayonne, exit at Lannemezan and take the road into the Vallée d'Aure (direction of Arreau).
Depending on where you start, you can park in Bareilles or Jézeau.


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Bareilles lake and peak Montious
Bareilles lake and peak Montious (a bit beyond the MTB perimeter...)

When to Bike

 
Bareilles valley in deep winter (no biking !)
Winter. Definitely not when to ride.
 
Bareilles valley in deep winter (no biking !)
Winter. Definitely not when to ride.

Most of the high season.
Sea of clouds from the Bareilles valley trail
Panorama to Pic du Midi de Bigorre

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