Great Road Climbs of the Pyrenees

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Great Road Climbs of the Pyrenees is rated 4.25 out of 5 by 4.
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This book is a unique cycling guide to the great cols in the Pyrenees written for Rapha by writer and broadcaster Graeme Fife.

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The Rapha Guide to The Great Road Climbs of the Pyrenees

This book is a unique cycling guide to the great cols in the Pyrenees written for Rapha by writer and broadcaster Graeme Fife.

The Great Road Climbs of the Pyrenees’ is not a conventional guide to the Pyrenees. Facts and guidance is offered on obscure and well-known Pyrenean cols, but the gripping element is rather a highly personal exploration by Fife of the variety and peculiarity of the region that leaves the reader with a colourful and memorable picture. Fife combines careful historical research with a swift narrative style and supported by beautiful photographic portrayals of the imposing landscapes by Pete Drinkell, it gives persuasive encouragement to visit.

The Pyrenees is sub-divided into 8 distinct regions, covering all the major climbs in France and Spain. Over 320 pages, 90 climbs are described, with hand-drawn maps and gradient profiles.

The Great Road Climbs of the Pyrenees is a remarkably evocative piece of work. The words of Graeme Fife combine with the photographs of Pete Drinkell to create a portrait of the region that allows the imagination to run wild.
Richard Williams – The Guardian

Climbs featured include:

  • Col d’Aubisque
  • Col d’Aspin
  • Col de Marie Blanque
  • Col de Menté
  • Col de Peyresourde
  • Col de Portet-d’Aspet
  • Col de Port
  • Port de Balès
  • Port de Pailhères
  • Col de Spandelles
  • Superbagnères

FEATURES

  • Hardback.
  • Col profiles.
  • Hand-drawn regional maps.
  • Double page landscapes.
  • Snapshot stories.
  • Altitude and climbing distance info.
  • Full glossary.

FABRIC

  • 100% printed paper.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Store on bookshelf or coffee table.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful book with extensive info Well writen prose and a inspirational guide to the Pyrenees –more an encyclopaedia experience of than a dictionary. More Michael Palin than David Attenborough. Impressive number of Cols covered, artistic photos and good printing quality. A coffee shop book that has a function beyond the coffee table. Now only remains a real life check. I'm planning a trip with my team for june-juli 2016, we only have a week, but I'm looking forward to meet some of the descriptions on my own. Small flaws or wishes for next ed.: Andora is not/ore only scarcely covered. The Slopes have all the facts stated - height, length, max gradient, except for average gradient (yes, you could easy calculate the avg. yourself, but it is handy for the quick overview).
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected more Book layout is OK, but expected routes etc to be laid out with a little more clarity. Essentially I was looking for the same Rapha clothing detail BUT I am prepared to be shot down.
Date published: 2015-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Best resource for cycling Pyrenees,great info and great photos
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great. Just started reading this, images are inspirational.
Date published: 2015-09-18
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