Col de Beyrède

The wild pass

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


On the road to the Tour de France

The Tour de France is a regular fixture on this pass, which is also an essential part of the Route d’Occitanie. The Tour de France’s last visit was in July 2020, when the pass hosted the finish of the stage from Saint-Gaudens.



Identity sheet
  • Start altitude: 657m m
  • End altitude: 1,420 m
  • Cumulative elevation gain: 1,045 m
  • Distance:28 km
  • Average gradient:7.3%
  • Level: difficult

Very quiet pass with few cars.

Roads are pretty bad, especially on the other side: two unpaved forest roads to Aspin or Payolle. Plan to make the round trip from Sarrancolin instead.

The Auberge du Col du Beyrède is open every day until mid-September for a quiet lunch with local produce.


Preparing for the climb

A strong 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% all the way to the summit. The slope rarely drops below 8%.

At the finish, a pass that has remained wild, calm and incomparably charming. Tough, but worth it!