Cent cols in the Pyrenees

Rédigé par Enrico Alberini


A 1,490 km circuit between St-Jean-Pied-de-Port and Thuir, and back.

Comprising 108 cols, five of are higher than 2,000 metres.

Traced by Alain Gillodes (Cent Cols n ° 722)


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The Club des Cent Cols, founded in 1972 and affiliated to the French Federation of Cyclotouring, has prepared this “Randonnée Permanente” based on a simple theme: “One Hundred Cols”. The completion of these one hundred cols will allow you either to join the Club, or to progress with your list in the Club’s “Tableau d’Honneur”.

This route will allow you to discover or rediscover the high Pyrenees in all their glory. The  cols are mainly located in France but some are in Spain and Andorra, one hundred cols that will allow you to take a breathtaking international randonnée.

One hundred and eight cols (including 5 at more than 2,000 m) in 1,490 km (for a total climb of at least 27,000 m).


The eight checks will be carried out at route points chosen by the randonnéur himself, a check being carried out in each section (the section numbers are to be found on the route map).

  1. St Jean Pied de Port / St Savin
  2. St Savin / Bossost (Portillon)
  3. Bossost / Col de Puymorens
  4. Col de Puymorens / Thuir
  5. Thuir / Axat
  6. Axat / Melles
  7. Melles / Argelès Gazost
  8. Argelès / St Jean Pied de Port

NB: The randonnée can be done in the form of 4 loops:

  • St Jean Pied de Port / St Savin / Argelès / St Jean Pied de Port
  • St Savin / Portillon du Burbe (Bossost) / Melles / Argelès
  • Portillon du Burbe (Bossost) / Puymorens / Axiat / Melle
  • Puymorens / Thuir / Axiat / Puymorens

Principal cols

  • Port d’Envalira 2404 m
  • Col des Tentes 2208 m
  • Puerto de la Bonaigua 2072 m
  • Port de Pailhères 2001 m
  • Col de Soulor
  • Col de Burdincurutcheta
  • Port de Larrau
  • Col de Marie Blanque
  • Col de Portet d’Aspet
  • Col de Peyresourde
  • Col de Menté
  • Col de Spandelles etc.

BCN and BPF sites on the route

  • Col d’Aubisque 1709 m
  • Col du Tourmalet 2115 m
  • Superbagnères
  • Porté Puymorens
  • Lac des Bouillouses
  • Saint Martin du Canigou
  • Duilhac sous Peyrepertuse
  • La Fajolle
  • Foix
  • Saint Bertrand de Comminges

Rules of the randonnées permanentes

Any participant in this 100 Col Route agrees to respect the rules governing it.

More information

10 rue de Normandie
31120 Portet sur Garonne
Tél : +33 (0)5 61 76 30 12
E-mail : randos@centcols.org

Please note : Depending on the age, and the version of your route card, the name and address of your officer may be out of date. Please send your route cards for certification, as well as your postcards and the stories of your rides, only to Jean-Marc Clément at the above address (do not write to Roger Colombo, Bernard Pommel, Jean-Marc Lefèvre or Roland Grimaud †)