When it is raining in the French Pyrénées, this is the ride to do. It doesn’t have a long classic climb, but it has 7 climbs in total! On your way to the “refugio“, each climb (4 in total) has progressively more elevation gain.
The climb terminates at a working “refugio” that has full meal service and drinks. The views from the “refugio” are worth the trip alone, but …. the small roads with little to no traffic, the serpentine turns near the “refugio” and the long downhill (with good pavement and good sight lines) make this a 4+ star ride.
Don’t underestimate this ride, it has significant elevation gain, with little to no flats. The ride can be shortened by starting in Aisa. Out & Back: 28 miles / 3900 feet.
– Out & Back: 41 miles / 6000 ft gain
– Location: ~ 11 Km north of Jaca, Spain
– Date Posted: July 2017
– Terrain: Up and Down! Grades up to 12 %.
– Pavement: Mostly good to very good tarmac, with the exception between Aisa and Jasa. In this section expect chip seal and some broken tarmac.
– Traffic: Very little
The small overlook parking area on the east side of Aratorés.
**Food / Water
Aisa, Jasa and the Refugio de Lizara.
For general information on riding in the Pyrenees, see our blog post.
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