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Stage finish on Tour de France 07
An enormous plateau at an altitude of 1900m

Ideal base for
Stage finish on the 2007 Tour de France
Stunning 360 views of the surrounding mountains
Tackling the 15.9km Tour de France cycling climb

Leading cross country ski domain
From 1800m to 2000m altitude
70km cross country tracks, including
1 green
4 blue
2 black
4 marked snow shoe trails over 35km
Prepared sledge park
Alpine ski beginners area

Click links below for
Piste Map
Lift Pass Tariff

Summer activities
Excellent walking including
16km ascent to the manned Rulha Refuge
Near the village of Les Cabannes and accessed by a 16km route forestiere is the magnificent Plateau de Beille. With its wide open spaces this is one of the leading cross-country ski regions in the Pyrenees. At an altitude of between 1800m to 2000m this enormous plateau offers 360 views of the surrounding mountains. There are 70 km of cross country pistes to discover over 12 tracks ranging from 1 to 20 km in length; 2 green, 4 blue, 5 red and 1 black as well as 30km of marked snow shoes trails, a prepared sledge park and an alpine ski beginners area.

Here you will also find the Angaka adventure base with their husky dog packs where you can experience the thrill of mushing and learn how to handle the sled and the dogs or experience a week-end as a trapper!

The Plateau de Beille is also famed for its use in the Tour de France. Over recent years this tortuous climb has been used in 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2007. A 15.9 km climb at an average gradient of 7.8 percent for an ascent of 1,240 meters up to the ski station at 1939m. In 2007 it featured again as the finish for the 14th stage, the first Pyrenean mountain stage of the tour.

The Plateau de Beille also welcomes keen walkers and hikers who can make the 16km ascent to the Rulhe refuge managed by its resident warden.
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