Col de Marie-Blanque, East side

Bielle, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FR

Route Overview

Debbie Kennedy

Road Cycling

31 mi.
3,806 ft.

The Col de Marie-Blanque is in the region of Béarn, in the Pyréneés-Atlantiques, in a peaceful and verdant valley, the Vallée d'Ossau. The start of the climb is in Bielle. It is famous because it is part of the regular stages of the Tour de France, and it connects the Aspe Valley to the Ossau Valley. In French, "col" means mountain pass, the saddle (the lowest point between two mountains) between vallées. It's a paradise for riding, and the possibilities are endless, regardless of your stamina or preferred terrain. There is only one cafe stop on the Route, so be sure to use it if needed.

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