Strategically nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Pyrénées form a natural border of inspiration and beauty between France and Spain that every cyclist should endeavour to explore for themselves.
Whether you want to tackle a multi-day, point-to-point crossing of the mountain range, or simply want to spend a few days riding in the tyre tracks of the professionals on some of the most challenging yet serene roads the world has to offer, as you make your plans for the summer remember to ensure these climbs feature on your list of “must ride” mountains.
We’ll take a look a five of the best over the following pages. Have you tackled them? Share your experiences in the RCUK Forum.