Are some of you lot still heading for the Pyrenees next year?\n\nIf so, avoid the famous cols during the peak holiday weeks (around\nnow). The hills will be alive with mini pelerons of cyclists being\novertaken very slowly by camper vans. Tourmalet etc. would need to be\nattacked Pahnd Island fashion in the early morning or when every one\nis scoffing their evening meal.\n\nSome of the lesser known routes in the less famous areas are well\nworth doing though and surprisingly free of traffic even now. Not so\nspectacular, but serious twisties to be enjoyed in the Arriege.\n\nNot seen any truly gung ho riding yet, but one or two local motards on\nsupermotos pressing on well.