Col de Portillon

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  Lunch by the church and fountain at Bagneres de Luchon.  
         
 

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  This was a hot climb towards Spain, and steep in places.  
         
 

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  Luckily there was plenty of shade afforded by the trees, but they also made it impossible to see anything beyond the first tree at the summit.  
         
 

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  A quick descent to Bossost, then a smooth descent to the border and on towards Fos. The next junction we took a right and started to climb the Col d'Artigascou.