Col du Soulor has featured in the Tour multiple times but not as frequently from this side. Thanks to Fulgaz and Hiebert’s video we knew we had to tackle this side (hopefully our video does his work justice). This ascent has much less traffic than the main road from Argeles and amazing views of the surrounding high peaks, amazing views of the balcony road to Aubisque, and lots of free range animals (we saw cows, horses, sheep, goats, and even a few pigs at the top!). After a cloudy first climb (Spandelles), we climb mostly in the sun and get bigger patches of blue sky as we climb. We also have amazing verdant green mountains thanks to a very rainy previous month. Enjoy the quieter traffic, the animals, and the amazing open views!