Pyrenees Cols

Pyrenees Cols

Pyrenees Cols

This page is an index of our page on Pyrenees cols. There is a brief summary about the cols and a link to out main page. Throughout 2014 ans 2015 I will be adding to to list to eventually cover all the Tour de France climbs in the Pyrenees.

Map showing location of pyrenees cols. A work in progress, hope to be finished by end of 2014.


Hautacam - 19km
The start of the climb is at Argeles-Gazost, it is a 14.8km climb to Hautacam, at an average gradient of 7.5%, to the finish at 1520m. Continue on up the climb for 1.2km to the summit at Col de Tramassel, altitude 1635m. Keep an eye out for the numerous birds of prey that hunt on the slopes of Hautacam, Golden eagles and Vultures are common sights.

Col du Tourmalet

Col du Tourmalet is a Cat HC climb in Hautes Pyrenees. The summit is 2115 metres altitude. The road D918 connects the Vallées des Gaves to the west with Vallée de Campan to the east. It is the most used climb in the Tour de France. 2014 will be the 83rd time it has been used, including 2 stage finishes at the summit in 1974 and 2010 and 3 at La Mongie.

Col d’Aspin

Col d’Aspin is a Cat 1 climb in Hautes Pyrenees. It is one of the best known climbs in le Tour having been included in the first mountain stage in 1910 and over 70 times since.

Col d’Agnes

Col d’Agnes is located in the department of Ariège between the municipalities of Aulus-les-Bains to the west, Massat to the north and Vicdessos east. It is 1570 metres altitude.

Col d’Aubisque

The Col d’Aubisque (1,709 m) is in the department of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Aquitaine region of France. It is approx. 50km south of the city of Pau. The second most used climb by Le Tour de France it is an absolute classic. Unmissable.

Col d’Aussières

Col d’Aussières is in Pyrenees Orientales. The summit is 1057 metres altitude. It has one appearance in Le Tour de France in 1976. It connects Axat and Sournia on road D22. It is not a very difficult climb, the wind is most likely to be the biggest obstacle.

This is a very remote area. Make sure you have lots of food with you as cafes and shops are few and far between.


Ax-3-Domaines is a ski station at Ax-les-Thermes in Ariege. It has been a stage finish for Le Tour France 5 times. It is not very long but is very steep.

Col de Bagargui

Col de Bagargui is a Cat HC climb in Pyrénées-Atlantiques. The summit is 1327m. This relatively unknown and remote col is very difficult to ride. from both sides it is long, 21km @4.8% from the east and 29 km @3.7% from the west, that rather tame sounding average gradient does not tell the whole story. Both sides have sections of several kilometres over 12%.

Col des Bordères

Col des Borderes is a Cat 2 climb in Haites Pyrénées. The summit is 1157 metres altitude.

Col de Burdincurutcheta

Col de Burdincurutcheta is a remote col in the Basque Country in Pyrénées-Atlantique. Burdincurutcheta comes from the Basque language ,meaning“iron cross”. The summit is 1135 metres altitude.


Cauterets-Cambasque is a 15 km climb from Pierrefitte-Nestalas to 1330m altitude. The first 10km are easy enough but after the town of Cauterets it kicks-up very sharply for 3km before easing off for the last 2. Cambasque has been used as a stage finish by Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana. The name means “Basque Land”.

La Hourquette d’Ancizan

La Hourquette d’Ancizan ia a Cat 1 climb in Hautes Pyrénées. The summit is at 1564 metres altitude. It is on road D113 connecting Campan in the west to Ancizan in the east. La Hourquette d’Ancizan runs parallel to Col d’Aspin.

Col du Chioula

Col du Chioula is a Cat 1 climb in Ariege near the town of Ax-les-Thermes. The summit is at 1450m. It has appeared in 4 Tour de France.

Col de la Core

Col de la Core is a Cat HC climb in Ariege. The summit is 1395m.


Font-Romeu is a Cat HC climb to a ski station in  Pyrénées-Orientales.


Guzet-Neige is a Cat 1 Climb in Ariege. It has been a stage finish 3 times in Tour de France.

Col de Latrape

Col de Latrape is a Cat 2 climb in Ariège, between the communities of Aulus-les-Bains (east) and Ustou (west) on road D8f. The summit is 1110 metres altitude.


Luz-Ardiden is a Cat HC climb to a ski station in Hautes Pyrenees. A Tour de France classic.

Col du Tourmalet
Col du Tourmalet