Raid Pyrenéen Day 1 Preview

by Chikashi

When chopping up the route by sector, the distance and the total elevation don’t seem to add up consistently, depending on which route mapping service one uses. If I add up the 5 days, I get a touch less in distance but quite a bit more in elevation gain. I guess we’ll find out once we’ve actually done it…

Day 1 route, Hendaye to Oloron-Sainte-Marie:

On the menu:

Col Saint Ignace, elevation 169 m

Col Pinodeita, elevation 176 m

Col d’Osquich, elevation 500 m

day 1 elevation_profile

The day’s summary:

Total distance: 149 km

Total ascent: 2552 m

Total descent: 2326 m

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