FR-81 Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val – Road 73 km, D+1091m, 11 cols

Author description

Author: Thierry Labour

Course on 16 October 2020 (road bike with 28 mm tyres)

Start : Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, there are several car parks around the old town. Alt : 120 m

Tourist description

ST-Antonin-Noble-Val is one of the oldest medieval towns in the region. It is also the gateway to the magnificent Aveyron Gorges, a Natura 2000 site. The route then winds its way through the vast Grésigne forest, the largest oak forest in France. The countryside and gorges alternate with old villages. Numerous châteaux are part of the natural or built environment.

St-Antonin-Noble-Val  is a  BPF of Gascony (remarkable tourist point of the FFCT)

11 cols

Pas de Pommarède       FR-81-0411
Pas de Périlhac             FR-81-0442
Pas del Riou                  FR-81-0395
Pas de la Lignée           FR-81-0436
Pas de Cabal                 FR-81-0431
Pas des Bondes             FR-81-0274
Pas de Bourrès              FR-81-0464
Pas de Pontraute           FR-81-0370
Grand Pas de Pontraute FR-81-0405
Col de Liberté               FR-81-0433
Pas de la Clède             FR-81-0355

Technical description

The route takes in roads with little traffic (at the time it was done). It also reaches three R1 or S1 mule passes on tracks in very good condition, except for the last pass, which requires a little walking alongside the bike for a few hundred metres. The ascent to Poupet is fairly steep. Watch out for the gullies on the way back down to Le Poupet.

Openrunner link, interactive map, profile, gpx track

Key words : St-Antonin-Noble-Val, Vallée de l’Aveyron, Forêt de la Grésigne, centcols

This itinerary is given as an indication only. The author declines all responsibility, as well as that of the Club des Cent Cols, for imponderables caused by the cyclist himself, the equipment used or anything relating to the road, its environment or other road users.

Here, a comprehensive overview of members’ courses of the Club des Cent Cols


Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, the bridge over the Aveyron
Penne-du-Tarn, the castle
Pas de Pommarède
Pas de Périlhac
Pas del Riou
Pas de la Lignée
Pas de Cabal
Pas des Bondes
Pas de Bourrès
Pas de Pontraute
Grand Pas de Pontraute
Col de Liberté
Pas de la Clède