EDC Day Ride to La Pierre Saint Martin, Ski Station, Arette, French Pyrénées.

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EDC Day Ride to La Pierre Saint Martin, Ski Station, Arette, French Pyrénées.

Post by WIBO » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:52 pm

Good weather meant I'd go for a day ride loop once I got kitted up. This is a favourite route of mine.


I'd head to see snow and come home via a twisty route so as to not come back on myself too much. An ideal day ride if you find yourself anchored in the region for a spell. If you want to take longer the gray route is a perfect super moto route. Absolutely full of twistes though forest.

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The road from Aramits to Arette to the ski station is good surfaced twisties and you can tramp on nicely to said station. There's a few tight off camber bends toward the summit.


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Stop and watch the world go by......explore to the end of the road.

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To head home I'd ride back down via Ste Engrâce to Tardets before riding back through Aramits.


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Ancient 11th century chapel


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Park up at the chapel and go for a dander if you wish.

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On down there's the Gorges of Kakouetta that you pay to walk around...car park opposite entrance.



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http://www.sainte-engrace.com/index.php/en/



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Ideal picnic place not too far on down on your RHS.

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For info I came across this camp site just as you enter Tardets....the good thing about it is that it's far from the main road so I'd say quiet of an evening and morning. Also there's picnic tables and chairs to use dotted about which would assist us bikers. A short dander into Tardets will see a small town centre with the usual shops along with a fuel station.


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Village name and road that it's on.

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Tardets just over the bridge... i.e. Pont d'Absence.





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Once home a cold beer



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Re: EDC Day Ride to La Pierre Saint Martin, Ski Station, Arette, French Pyrénées.

Post by chunky butt » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:05 pm

Great report as usual Keith, know your area well, taught my kids to ski at Pierre.....Nice one :D

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Post by Heff » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:58 pm

Nice.

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Post by boboneleg » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:55 am

Superb as usual , thank you Wibo .
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Re: EDC Day Ride to La Pierre Saint Martin, Ski Station, Arette, French Pyrénées.

Post by Griff097 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:40 pm

Stunning pics Keith

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Re: EDC Day Ride to La Pierre Saint Martin, Ski Station, Arette, French Pyrénées.

Post by WIBO » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:18 am

chunky butt wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:05 pm
Great report as usual Keith, know your area well, taught my kids to ski at Pierre.....Nice one :D

Any one can call in for a beer if you're ever down this way!!

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Re: EDC Day Ride to La Pierre Saint Martin, Ski Station, Arette, French Pyrénées.

Post by Flintlock » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:02 am

Lovely - that campsite looks the job.

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Re: EDC Day Ride to La Pierre Saint Martin, Ski Station, Arette, French Pyrénées.

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:17 pm

Good on ya mate great pics but i don't do that white stuff in real life ;)

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Re: EDC Day Ride to La Pierre Saint Martin, Ski Station, Arette, French Pyrénées.

Post by frenchy3 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:55 am

Great photos,thanks for sharing your trip. Love the built in bottle opener :D :D :D

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