Distance: 110km Unevenness: 2310m
This second day is as we say the "Queen stage" of BASOAK. It is therefore also the most demanding. Climbing Inharpu, the COL chosen by the Tour of Spain 2016 to begin its stage Queen. In just 10 kms, this port acquires 254 points of difficulty APM coefficient, only one less than the 255 reaching the legendary Aubisque, the COL that completes that stage, Add to this that in this case 17 kms are needed to get those points.
You'll be pleased to know that from Bagargi on (km 83), except for a small climb to Burdinkurutzeta, everything else is a pleasant descent.
Depending on the availability of the accommodation, we will end up in Aincille or Lekumberry.
First effort of the day on the gentle slopes of Izpegi Port.
Spectacular landscapes descending the Port of Izpegi towards Baigorri.
Views from the Izpegi COL towards the Pyrenees.
Ascending Ausky by Bastida, the ascend by which it was promoted in La Vuelta a España 2016. If it is hot we recommend the option of ascent by Behorlegi that is for which "officially" ascends BASOAK.
In the upper area of the same port as the previous photo.
The "Duel" of the Vuelta a España 2016 on the last ramps of Inharpu.
Territory 5 stars in the massif of the Arbailles. Inharpu/Ahusky.
The peloton of the Vuelta a España 2016 in the same place as the previous photo.
The Sky and 3 "maillots" visiting BASOAK, white Froome, green Valverde and red Quintana.
Ridge between Ahusky and Bagargi. On clean days the view extends on the right to the Gulf of Bizkaia and on the left towards the high peaks of the Pyrenees. Without any doubt, one of the best sections of cycling in the whole Pyrenees. The peloton of La Vuelta España 2016 is marching towards the Central Pyrenees. We will continue along the Cordillera road to look for Bagargi and Casas de Irati.
"Negotiating" the crest towards Bagargi, the Arbailles massif is left behind.
We continue looking for Bagargi.
Participants of the Irati Extrem 2013 in Irati-Cize. At this point begins our last climb of the day to the small Port (by this side) of Burdinkurutzeta.
COL de Burdinkurutzeta. In the background the massif of the Arbailles through which we have spent throughout the day. There is only one perfect descent to Lecumberry left.
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Criteria used in the 6 levels that we have chosen for the ranking of the routes: