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Route Details: RAID Pyrenean

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  • Day: Day 1
    Start/finish: Hendaye - Oloron Saint Marie
    Distance: 146.7km
    Elevation Gain: 2399m
    "A good warm-up day to get the legs acclimatised ahead of the much bigger mountain challenges of the next three days."
    route map for Hendaye - Oloron Saint Marie

    Key climbs of the day

    • Ignace 3km@4.8%
    • Osquich 4km@5.8%
    Download the route to your Garmin from https://www.strava.com/routes/7428487
  • Day: Day 2
    Start/finish: Oloron Saint Marie - Arreau
    Distance: 171.4km
    Elevation Gain: 5606m
    "Very much in the category of 'One of the Rides of Your Life'. With close to 5000m of elevation to overcome and three of the most iconic cols in the world - Aubisque, Tourmalet & Aspin - there is "nowhere to hide" today."
    route map for Oloron Saint Marie - Arreau

    Key climbs of the day

    • Aubisque 17km@6.9%
    • Tourmalet 19km@7.5%
    • Aspin 13km@5%
    Download the route to your Garmin from https://www.strava.com/routes/7428542
  • Day: Day 3
    Start/finish: Arreau - Tarascon-sur-Ariège
    Distance: 171.2km
    Elevation Gain: 3615m
    "Some minor respite after the demands of Monday, but the Peyresourde and Portet d' Aspet in particular still provide some sizeable challenges today."
    route map for Arreau - Tarascon-sur-Ariège

    Key climbs of the day

    • Peyresourde 9km@7.3%
    • Ares 7km@4.5%
    • Portet d'Aspet 5km@10%
    • Port 12km@4.8%
    Download the route to your Garmin from https://www.strava.com/routes/7428583
  • Day: Day 4
    Start/finish: Tarscon-sur-Ariège - Prades
    Distance: 137.5km
    Elevation Gain: 3975m
    "Beautiful back-roads and some delightful climbs including the Port de Pailhères - the second highest summit on the tour at 2001m."
    route map for Tarscon-sur-Ariège - Prades

    Key climbs of the day

    • Marmare 12km@4.4%
    • Pailhères 15km@7%
    • Jau 18km@5.8%
    Download the route to your Garmin from https://www.strava.com/routes/7428658
  • Day: Day 5
    Start/finish: Prades - Cerbère
    Distance: 89.3km
    Elevation Gain: 1124m
    "More downhill than up, but still a deceptively punchy finale, with the coast road from Argelès to Cerbère accounting for over half of today's elevation gain."
    route map for Prades - Cerbère
    Download the route to your Garmin from https://www.strava.com/routes/7428697