You will find the Col du Portet located above the village Saint-Lary Soulan in the Hautes-Pyrénées. To get there, you will need to take the Pla d’Adet resort road from Vignec and turn right at the intersection towards Espiaube.
The village of Saint-Lary Soulan is located at an altitude of 830 meters while the Col du Portet culminates at 2,215m . This gives you an idea of the effort required to reach the highest pass in the French Pyrenees. The Tour de France regularly stops here because it is a mythical stage, a real challenge for both amateurs and pro cyclists.
- Starting altitude: 822 m
- End altitude: 2,219 m
- Cumulative positive elevation gain: 1,675 m
- Distance:16 km
- Average grade:8.7%
- Level: difficult
Get on a road bike for this climb on a challenging course with 1500 m of vertical drop. During the ascent, you will enjoy the view of the village of Saint-Lary.
Arrived at the top of the pass that ends in a dead end, you will be able to take time to breathe and admire the landscape, an exceptional panorama of the Pyrenees National Park.
Don’t forget to hydrate during this challenging climb for the body.