May 25, 2006 - 4.0
After stocking up on fresh fruit and other supplies in the
open air market we left Bageneres de Luchon after a boozy
one night stay in a fabulously cheap and comfortable hotel
called 'Le Panoramicâ'.
It was a glorious sunny morning
as we headed off for Arreau via the Col de Peyresourde.
We would also be crossing the Col de Aspin later in the day
but that's posted on another route here.
The D618 leaves
Bagneres and winds it way through some great scenery and
greenery and visits a few country villages on the way as
it steadily climbs to the summit at some 1569 metres. The
surface was in tip-top condition on our visit and the corners
had everything you needed for maximum enjoyment on a Sport
There were bends of all types but they could
not detract from the beauty of the surroundings. There are
far more spectacular places in the world but I'm thankfully
easily pleased. I really enjoyed this route and would travel
this road again should the opportunity arise. Hope you enjoy