Comet du Roselend 1967m Col De Meraillet 1605m and Col Du Pre 1703
40 miles circle ride
Starting in the pretty town of Beaufort famous for it’s Cheese. The ride started gradually along easy gradients of 6- 8% with plenty of shade from the wooded Pine trees and the gushing cooling River Dorran sparkling with light when it pounds over the rocks on the way down the mountain side.
At about 7 miles Barrage Roselend comes into view turquoise water and a easier incline along the lake edge. With magnficent views along the way the ride is a total joy.
A church remains on the top as a reminder of the lost village below in the dam.
Leaving the easy lake edge the ride begins the last 7kms uphill towards the Comet. Passing herds of Beaufort Cows resplendent in Mahogany hues.
Plenty of cyclists enjoying the sunshine and this classic beautiful ride and with not much motor power to disturb the peace.
Famously known to be one of the prettiest Glens that could easily be taken for the Scottish Highlands. Wild flowers of Orchids and Azalea and Blue Cornflowers to name just a few beauties to be seen.
A wonderful top for a quick respite, with a cafe seen with a sublime vista across the lake this was the downhill destination.
An exciting ride over the barrage with the Col Meraillet passed a second time and then it’s a few miles up towards the final Col Pre with gradients promising 10% up the single track road.
But this is a special ride and one for a clear Blue day, just enjoy the spectacular scenery all from the comfort of the saddle and delivered on two wheels.
A tricky downhill back to Areches when the brakes are certainly in use.