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Sentier Transfrontalier

Page Type: Trail

Location: France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 42.79936°N / 0.29134°E

Trail Type: Cross Country

Technical Difficulty: Very difficult

Aerobic Difficulty: Medium

Layout: Loop

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Page By: Visentin

Created/Edited: Aug 13, 2013 / Aug 14, 2013

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Overview

 
Elevating via the large track
 
 
Descending into the valley
 
 
Exposed terrain !
 
 
Riding up a narrow track
 
 
Steep climb...
 

The "transfrontalier", trans-border trail, is originally a hiking trail, nowadays not very popular but maintained, that used to be the old road to the Spanish border via the pass Port de Bielsa, when the road did not exist yet.

Nowadays this piece of singletrack can be also visited by bike. The approach is done on a large track, then elevates through a serie of laces that involve some hard climb and very probably some bike-pushing.

Later on, we cross portions with more moderate gradient but high exposure on the left. Then, on a magnificent open terrain, a great downhill.

The return is made on the other side of the valley via the track between Tramezaygues and Saint-Lary. A short but intense ride !

Sunrise in the Aure valley
 

Map

 
Descending into the valley
 
 
Descending into the valley
 
 
Descending into the valley
 
 
Descending into the valley
 
 
Enjoying
 
 
Returning via the Tramezaigues trail
 

A Short map is better than a description, particularly in this case, so zoom on this IGN hiking map with the GPS route (download GPX here) :

Getting There

 
Pretty village of Trachère
 
 
Village of Eget
 
 
Crossing Cadeillan
 
 
Early ride
 

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 Saint Lary or further.


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When to Bike

 
Crossing rivers
 
 
Crossing a river
 

 
Returning via the Tramezaigues trail
 
 
Riding up a narrow track
 

Most of the high season. Beware when slippery.

Open views...
 

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