Our first day’s ride was up to the Col d’Aubisque, one of the Tour de France classic mountain climbs that will feature later in this year’s Tour. As an opening ride of approximately 60 klms, it wasn’t too long – about 3 hours up and 45 minutes back. The scenery was just magnificent and I kept stopping to take photos. Andrew, our leader, assured me there would be plenty more to come so I got the message that I needed to keep riding. Some of the video is a little shakey, but I hope it gives you an idea of what we experienced. The ride includes the smaller Col de Solour (1,225 meters) and the Col d’Aubisque (1,709 meters) and the scenery between the two cols was incredible. Click on the video links below.