We started from the village of Massat, went over the Col de Saraille, which is just as amazing climb - both for its winding, slightly undulating road and also for its diverse scenery. It's like another world. Views of the higher snow-capped mountains combined with the cute old villages that are traditional to the Pyrenees, lush green fields with animals grazing all combine to form a spectacular ocular overload. Descending in the warm air was also another pleasure. We then headed along an amazing valley road that I had never seen before, again I couldn't believe how pretty it is and how tranquil it felt with hardly a car in sight and not much more that a few other bike riders and mountains all around for company. After the valley road, we then climbed the Col de Latrappe which is often used in the Tour de France. This climb was also spectacular and on descending back down it, I just had to stop and take a photo of the village nestled at the bottom. Sadly I don't think the picture quite captures just how stunning it really is.