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Bareilles valley

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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

Object ID: 286185

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Overview

 

Stairways to heaven
 

Furtive lights
 

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

Trail Description

 

Sea of clouds
 

Ephemeral meadows
 

Magic autumn
 

Magic autumn
 

The famous wooden Pic hut
 

Cows..





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Getting There

 

Village of Bareilles
 

Forest in autumn
 

Bareilles main track
 

Arrieu-Tort hut
 

Early snow
 

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 (a bit beyond the MTB perimeter...)

When to Bike

 

Winter. Definitely not when to ride.
 

Winter. Definitely not when to ride.

Most of the high season.

Panorama to Pic du Midi de Bigorre

Images

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