LE MUR DE PÉGUÈRE - CIRCUIT N°9
Departure Allée de Villote 09000 FOIX
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Difference in altitude 1550 D+.
Distance 71 km
Max. altitude 1400 m
You go up the Ariège by the left bank to the gates of Tarascon-sur-Ariège. A first climb to the Col de Port before heading for the highest point: Péguère; where some sections reach 16% gradient. Initially climbed by the Tour de France in 2012, it deserves its nickname of "wall". At the top, take a break and enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Pyrenees before returning to Foix via the Col des Marrous, and finishing in the bucolic Barguillère valley.
Please note that part of the route is closed during the winter months. Consult inforoute09.fr before departure. Respect the proposed direction: the Col de Péguère on the way down is very dangerous.
LES TROIS BOSSES PRÈS DE FOIX - CIRCUIT N°10
Start Allée Villote 09000 FOIX
Difference in altitude 2190 D +.
Distance 80 km
Max. altitude 1420 m
Details of circuit n°10 : More information
This route from Foix takes you into the Ariège valley from where you will do three climbs of increasing difficulty and an average gradient of 8% throughout. Seignaux (770m) is your first objective, as a warm up, because then the Col du Traucadou will put you to the test with a 10.5km climb to the summit at 1253m. After a long descent back to Foix (be careful, the D618 and D117 are busy with vehicles) you tackle a final challenge: the end of Touron above the Prat d'Albis, the finish of the Tour de France in 2019.
Please note that part of the circuit is closed during the winter. Consult inforoute09.fr before the start.