[Cyclo-Sport] Les Balcons de la Côte Vermeille

Sports course with stunning views.

Route details

This route is difficult, be careful on the ridge road. Take something to hydrate yourself. Be sure to obey the highway code. Bon voyage on our territory.
Mountain, Bike Path, Summit

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From the Valmy car park, go down towards Argèles, crossing the bridge over the expressway. At the roundabout, take the first right onto the D114 and go straight until the next roundabout.
Take the third exit towards the corniche on the D114 continuing towards Collioure.
Arrive at the Collioure roundabout, take the first right, route de Madeloc. At the roundabout after the Cap Dourats car park, take the second exit, D86 on the Route des Crêtes. You will arrive at Col De Mollo. Great views of the coast. Admire the towering Madeloc tower. 
At this point, go straight, the road winds towards the Col de la Llagostera. Descend to Banyuls
Arriving in Banyuls, at Mas Reig, turn left then follow the road which passes in front of the municipal campsite “La Pinède”. At the roundabout, take the second right, D36 until the La Baillaury river. Then go left. You will walk along the river then take Avenue du Général de Gaulle to the seafront.
Go right along the seafront then pass in front of the Arago laboratory and leave Banyuls, staying on the Cerbère road, the D914, as far as Cerbère which you will cross. Go to the old border post.
Go back in the opposite direction to Banuyls,
Note the Canon exhibited on the seafront. From there, go straight ahead and after the pharmacy, turn left into Place du Général Bassères then rue Camille Desmoulins and left into Rue Camille Pelletan then right into Rue Aristide Maillol and at the end left rue Jean Iche.
At the end, turn right to join the roundabout and go straight on the D914, avenue Alain Gerbault to leave Banyuls and go back to Port-Vendres.
You will pass by the site of Paulilles.
Arrive in Port-Vendres and turn right onto the road to Banyuls which leads to the port (downhill turn). At the roundabout, go left and follow Quai Pierre Forgas. Then pass in front of the Place de l'Obelisque and leave Port-Vendres, staying on the D 914 until Collioure.
You will be in the Faubourg district of Collioure, continue the road until the Church roundabout and turn left onto the Route d'Argelès. 
At the next roundabout (where you turned off on the way out), take the second road. Continue on the D914 until you reach another roundabout where you take the first right.
Arrived at a new roundabout, take the third exit towards Valmy.
DifficultyVery difficultDuration08hDistance48,7 km
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