Cycling in the Pyrenees

Cycling in the Pyrenees

Whatever col you choose to climb during your cycling trip in the Pyrenees, whether it's a Tour de France climb of the Pyrenees or one of the lesser known more remote climbs in the Pyrenees, your efforts will be rewarded with fantastic Pyrenean scenery!

All the Pyrenean cols on this page have been ridden by our guests, there and back from the front door of the Pyrenees Cycling Lodge. We have had riders do just 1 small climb, 30km in a day and we have had riders do 5 big climbs and over 150km in a day. The main ascents of the cols in the Hautes-Pyrénées are marked out with signs every kilometer detailing the average percentage of the slope and the distance remaining to the top of the col. The distances shown below are from the Pyrenees Cycling Lodge to the summit of the Pyrenean col.

Tour de France Climbs


HC climb

Col du Tourmalet

Distance to start: 15.3km
Length of climb: 18.3km
Average gradient: 7.6%
Altitude: 2115m.
HC climb

Col d'Aubisque (east side)

Distance to start: 22.9km
Length of climb: 8km
Average gradient: 6.5%
Altitude: 1709m
HC climb

Col d'Aubisque (west side)

Distance to start: 47.2km
Length of climb: 16.2km
Average gradient: 7.5%
Altitude: 1709m.
HC climb

Col du Soulor

Distance to start: 0km
Length of climb: 21km
Average gradient: 5.7%
Altitude: 1474m.
Category 2 climb

Col du Bordéres

Distance to start: 0km
Length of climb: 13.4km
Average gradient: 4.6%%
Altitude: 1157m.
HC climb

Hautacam

Distance to start: 4.3km
Length of climb: 14.8km /16km
Average gradient: 7.5%
Altitude: 1520m / Tramassel 1635m
HC climb

Luz Ardiden

Distance to start: 11.7km
Length of climb: 14.1km
Average gradient: 7.7%
Altitude: 1720m.
HC climb

Cambasque

Distance to start: 3km
Length of climb: 16km
Average gradient: 5.4%
Altitude: 1350m.

Hidden Gem Climbs


HC climb

Col du Spandelles

Distance to start: 2.4km
Length of climb: 15.6km
Average gradient: 5.6%
Altitude: 1378m.
HC climb

Col du Couraduque

Distance to start: 0km (Saint Savin)
Length of climb: 17.4km
Average gradient: 5%
Altitude: 1367m.
HC climb

Pont d'Espagne

Distance to start: 3km
Length of climb: 18.5km
Average gradient: 5.2%%
Altitude: 1485m.
HC climb

Le Tech

Distance to start: 0km (Saint Savin)
Length of climb: 25km
Average gradient: 5%
Altitude: 1472m.
HC climb

Col du Tentes

Distance to start: 4km
Length of climb: 41km
Average gradient: 4.5% to Gavarnie/ 8% from Gavarnie to summit
Altitude: 2273m.
HC climb

Cirque du Troumouse

Distance to start: 26.4km
Length of climb: 16.4km
Average gradient: 6.5%
Altitude: 2125m.
Category 1 climb

Lac des Gloriettes

Distance to start: 15km
Length of climb: 20.3km
Average gradient: 5%
Altitude: 1668m.
Category 1 climb

Barrage d'Ossoue

Distance to start: 0km (Saint Savin)
Length of climb: 42.7km
Average gradient: 5%
Altitude: 1808m.

Foothill Climbs


Category 3 climb

Ortiac

Distance to start: 0km (Saint Savin)
Length of climb: 7.8km
Altitude: 801m.
Category 3 climb

Vier Bordes

Distance to start: 0km (Saint Savin)
Length of climb: 8.5km
Altitude: 733m.
Category 3 climb

St Pastous

Distance to start: 0km (Saint Savin)
Length of climb: 9km
Altitude: 697m.
Category 3 climb

Col du Arras

Distance to start: 0km (Saint Savin)
Length of climb: 11km
Altitude: 997m.
Category 2 climb

Cote de Bordes

Distance to start: 0km (Saint Savin)
Length of climb: 11.7km
Altitude: 973m.
Category 3 climb

Col du Herret

Distance to start: 0km (Saint Savin)
Length of climb: 28.4km
Altitude: 1107m.
Category 3 climb

La Scierie

Distance to start: 0km (Saint Savin)
Length of climb: 30km
Altitude: 803m.