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cycling from Oloron to Somport

Muszla

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Has anyone cycled the camino, that is the waymarked camino trail, from Oloron to Somport? Can it be done, or will I have to cycle along this horrible N124? I drove along the road last autumn and it was so narrow in places and to my taste it had too much traffic. On the other hand, I'm sort of wary of rocky and muddy tracks. Any advice?
 
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sillydoll

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Year of past OR future Camino
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Hi there,
I did a few Google searches and it seems that people do cycle the Aragones from Oloron St Marie.
Here are two online diaries:
This guy is a serial-cyclist who does looooong trips to raise money for leukaemia research.
http://westernfront.nl/lrf2004/index-uk.html

On March the 16th 2002, this fellow set off from Oloron to cycle to Spain.
http://www.jeremytaylor.eu/optimisticfrance.html

If you speak Dutch you could read this pilgrim's blog on his ride through Oloron to Spain.
http://gijssantiago.blogspot.com/2005_0 ... chive.html

And, one in English!
http://www.aq-cycling.net/main.php?menu ... =0&stage=8

Perhaps you could join the cyclist's forum?
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Santiago_Bicicleta/

You might also find info at http://www.mundicamino.com.

Good luck!
 

jabri

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Year of past OR future Camino
1999: Holland-Santiago, 2001 Jakobsweg Switzerland, 2002 GR65 Geneva- Le Puy, 2003 2004 2005 GR65, 2006 Camino Aragones

sillydoll

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Year of past OR future Camino
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Ooops! Jammer Jan :oops:
 

jacobsweg

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Hi my wife I cycled the Arles Route in 1997 and as I recall we had no problems cycling up the main road from Oloron to Somport. It was in fact surprisingly quiet. I say 'cycle' but we pushed most of the way as our bikes were so heavy due to us being washed out in our tent the previous evening! The good news is once at the top of the Col (where there is a cafe/restaurant) you can virtually freewheel all the way down to Jaca in Spain!

Regards

Dale
 
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