Col du Puymorens from Tarascon

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Col du Puymorens from Tarascon

Postby ANTONISH » 16 Sep 2017, 5:58pm

Anyone ridden this lately ? My memories from some years ago are of a busy main road - I know there are better options but I'd like to know if it's still a rideable proposition.

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Re: Col du Puymorens from Tarascon

Postby pq » 19 Sep 2017, 10:41am

The col itself may be OK because the traffic will mostly go through the tunnel, but the approach road from Tarascon is very busy, and I imagine, similar on the other side. I've never actually ridden the col because of how unpleasant the approach is.
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Re: Col du Puymorens from Tarascon

Postby pq » 19 Sep 2017, 8:56pm

And to add, there are very obvious quiet alternatives to the east.
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Re: Col du Puymorens from Tarascon

Postby ANTONISH » 20 Sep 2017, 5:14pm

Thanks for that.
Much as expected. I have ridden the obvious alternative along the Corniche from Tarascon and the Col de Marmare which is pleasant and quiet.
Also gone to Axat via Lavelanet and over the Col de Jau.
I was just interested in the current situation on the Col du Puymorens - doesn't seem promising.

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Re: Col du Puymorens from Tarascon

Postby bikepacker » 20 Sep 2017, 5:35pm

Only ever descended that road. I have twice done the climb from the other side. It didn't seem too busy but descending is different from climbing with trucks passing you closely.
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