ROUTE MEDIAL 138 km. 2549 m. D+
The 138 km of the Medial route is aimed at those participants with experience in road cycling. But attention, the Medial is not only 54 km longer than the Sport, but it has 2,500 meters of accumulated drop. After 50 km shared by the three routes, in the “roundabout of Mont-Louis” the Medial and Endurance routes are separated from the Sport to go to the Col de la Llosa (1,860 m). From this point, you enter one of the most spectacular and impressive areas of the route, which begins with a long descent down a mountain road that zigzags through the forest and in its final part it makes its way between the rocks. The next climb to the Coll de la Creu (700 m of altitude) has some last hard kilometers, but its impressive views make up for the effort. After encircling the lake of Matemale, the last 40 km back to Alp are perfect to enjoy cycling through the road of Eyne, Llo, Saillagouse, and once in Llívia to go thinking about the finish line.