Beyrède pass

The wild pass

This route connects the village of Saint-Lary to the Col de Beyrède (1,417m). This route allows you to pass from theArreau valley to the Campan valley.

On the road of the Tour de France

Regularly frequented by the Tour de France and a must on the Occitanie Route, this pass nevertheless remains fairly unknown to riders. The last passage of the Tour de France took place in July 2020: the pass then hosted the arrival of the stage from Saint-Gaudens.

Identity card
  • Starting altitude: 657m m
  • End altitude: 1,420 m
  • Cumulative positive elevation gain: 1,045 m
  • Distance: 28 km
  • Average slope: 7.3%

Level: difficult

Very quiet pass with few cars.

Somewhat damaged road especially on the other side: two unpaved forest roads to Aspin or Payolle. Rather plan to make the round trip from Sarrancolin.

The Beyrède pass inn is open every day until mid-September for a quiet lunch with local products.

Prepare your ascent well

A strong attacking start from the village of Beyrède.

Then the slope is relatively gentle for 3 or 4 km with even a flat area. It’s then, when you reach the level of the barns that things really start to get serious.

Passing 15% twice, then 12% to the top. The slope rarely drops below 8%.

At the finish, a pass that has remained wild, quiet, with an incomparable charm. Hard, but worth it!