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Granfondo Pyrénées

27/08/2023 - 163km / 5600m D+

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105km / 4080m D+

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27/08/2023

Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées

The Marmotte Granfondo Pyrenees returns in 2023 with the fabulous Luz Ardiden climb as its ultimate difficulty. Get ready to climb several mythical passes in the Pyrenees, including the Tourmalet, the Hourquette d’Ancizan, the Col d’Aspin and Luz Ardiden.

Compare yourself to the professionals of the men’s and women’s Tour de France and the Vuelta who will also tackle the Tourmalet this year, then replay the flight of Pogacar on the slopes of Luz Ardiden during the 18th stage of the 2021 Tour.

This course, as magnificent as it is difficult, is reminiscent of its big sister, the Marmotte Granfondo Alpes. On the program, 163km and 5 600m of D+. It remains for you to arm yourself with courage in your preparation before you set off and write your history with the event!

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START : ARGELÈS-GAZOST

Argelès-Gazost is a Mecca for cycling in the Pyrenees. Located at the foot of Hautacam, its history is closely linked to cycling, as witnessed by the numerous passages of the Tour de France. In 2022, the Tour has chosen Hautacam as the finish for its last mountain stage, where the last great battle for the general classification was played out.

Ideally situated at the foot of of prestigious sites (Cirques de Gavarnie, Pic du Midi, Cauterets), the Argelès-Gazost valley invites people to be active and relax. It’s the ideal place to reload with exceptional views.

FINISH: LUZ ARDIDEN

Who said cycling was only reserved for the best athletes?
Tackle the Luz Ardiden climb (more than 1 000m of elevation gain in 13km, average gradient of 7,5% and max gradient of 9%) with an e-bike, mountain bike or road bike.
Take on the cycling’s best and cross the finish line of the 18th stage of the 2021 Tour de France!