The Pyrenean passes of the Tour de France

At the eastern end of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, bordering the Hautes-Pyrénées, the Val d'Azun and the Vallée d'Ossau, the Pays de Nay enjoys a privileged location from which to discover the mythical passes of the Pyrenees.

As a crossing point, the pass symbolises overtaking, overcoming an obstacle, following the road and opening up to new discoveries. They form a coherent, spectacular whole, in full harmony with nature.
In the Ossau valley, find the Aubisque (1709m), Marie-Blanque (1035m) and Porteig (880m) passes.

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In the Val d'Azun, the Col du Soulor (1474m), opens the road to the Pyrénées Atlantiques and neighbouring Béarn via the Col d'Aubisque a few kilometres away.
All these mountain roads offer magnificent panoramas by bike or by car. A large part of them are located on the perimeter of the Pyrenees National Park. Accessible as part of a day tour or as an invitation to a longer itinerary, these passes are as many starting points for other loops, other visits, other discoveries.

A day tour from the Pays de Nay
The Tour des Vallées des Gaves, which crosses the Pays de Nay, passes by Aubisque and Soulor and takes seven superb passes of more than 1000 m of altitude, four of which are part of the Route des Cols Pyrénéens.