The Pyrenean passes of the Tour de France
At the eastern end of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, on the border of the Hautes-Pyrénées, the Azun Valley and the Ossau Valley, the Nay Region enjoys a privileged location from which you can explore the mythical passes of the Pyrenees.
A crossing point, the pass symbolises passing, crossing an obstacle, the continuation of the road and the opening up towards new discoveries. They form a consistent, spectacular whole, in harmony with nature.
In the Ossau Valley, you will find the passes of Aubisque (1709 m), Marie-Blanque (1035 m) and Porteig (880 m).
In the Azun Valley, the Col du Soulor (1474m), opens the route to the Pyrénées Atlantiques and neighbouring Béarn via the Col d'Aubisque, located a few kilometres away.
All these mountain roads hold spectacular views you can enjoy from your bike or car. A large part is located on the edge of the Pyrenees National Park. Available for a day-long circuit or longer roaming, these passes are all starting points for other loops, other visits and other discoveries.
A day-long circuit from the Nay Region
The Tour des Vallées des Gaves, which crosses the Nay Region, passes through the Aubisque and Soulor and follows seven superb passes over 1,000 m including four from the Route des Cols Pyrénéens.