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This little summit is a sort of mini  "home summit" for cyclists in Lourdes. The quiet road goes through the suburbs of sorts, 3 quiet villages, not medieval but still very tasteful and picturesque.

1.(00.0km,0370m)START-END NORTH:road to Omex branches off main road north of Lourdes
3.(04.5km,0570m)Segus s(u)
5.(09.0km,0400m)START-END SOUTH:bridge over La Gave de Pau, Aspin


From North.
As you leave Lourdes on the north side on the non truck route, going direction Lesthel-Betharam, there is a sign for the road direction Omex, and that is one of the three villages along this little road.

There are virtually no cars on this road, and this makes for a peaceful climb through the forest, passing two campgrounds along the way. Before reaching Omex there is a nice view stretch north, to take in the snow covered mountains. Omex is a little distance off this "main side road". It's a great detour for those that love flowers in bloom (at least during the spring). The highest point is reached as the road goes through the next village, Segus. There are two different ways to negotiate its town streets. The profile takes the higher of the two possibilities and reaches the summit, while passing below the church.

From South. (described downwards) I also enjoyed looking around the flowered streets and houses of the last village Ossen. A quick forest descend leads back to the road and bike path, connecting Lourdes and Argeles-Gazost

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Dayride with this point as highest summit:


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Segus s(u) : Boo-Silhen > bikepath south > Lourdes > Omex > Segus s(u) > Ossen > back to Lourdes for extensive sight seeing > bikepath north back to starting point in Boo-Silhen: 33.1miles with f1680ft of climbing in 3:20hrs (garmin etrex30 r5:19.6.9)
Notes: this was mostly a sight seeing ride in Lourdes