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local Tour De France Climbs
7 kilometres from Sarrancolin. Col d'Aspin is one of the most famous climbs in the Tour d France having been used for the 71st time in the 2015 edition of the race. It has never hosted a stage finish, but has regularly been used to join climbs such as the Col du Tourmalet and the Col de Peyresourde. From Saint-Lary ride to Arreau (12 km). The route starts off to the north of Arreau at a height of 712 m. The climb offers beautiful vistas of the Aure valley. After the summit, the road quickly descends to Payolle Lake in a little more than 5 km. If you are feeling brave, you can continue towards Campan and climb up to the Col du Tourmalet.
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Col du Tourmalet (2115 metres)
23 kilometres from Sarrancolin. The Col du Tourmalet is the most used climb in the Tour de France, having appeared in the majority of editions of the race. It is one of the most revered and celebrated climbs in professional cycling and is rightly at the top of many cyclists to-do list of great ascents. From Saint-Lary, you reach Sainte-Marie-de-Campan (37.6 km) via the Aspin pass. The climb starts at 857 m and culminates at 2 115 m. The climb is rather easy up until the avalanche barrier, but then it gets tough at the approach to La Mongie. You will see cows out to pasture and sometimes even meet them on the road.
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Pla-d’Adet/Col de Portet (2215 metres)
18 kilometres from Sarrancolin. The Col de Portet has featured many times in the Tour De France. One of the highlights of climbing the Col d'Azet is the unique perspective it gives you of other climbs - notably Pla d'Adet and the Col de Peyresourde, both of which can be clearly seen. The Col d'Azet is slightly off the beaten track, there are lots of other great climbs in the area, and it is well worth a diversion to include as part of a longer route. The climb starts on leaving Vignec at 800m in altitude and ends at the foot of the slopes of the ski resort of Saint-Lary-Soulan. It is a classic in the Tour de France with 10 stage appearances since 1974. The first seven kilometres are considered the most difficult with an average gradient of about 10%. The climb passes through the beautiful village of Soulan.
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Col de Peyresourde/Peyregaudes (1569 metres)
16 kilometres from Sarrancolin. The Col de Peyresourde is one of the legendary climbs of the Tour de France, with the race having tackled the climb 65 times since its first appearance in 1910. Leaders over the summit have included the likes of Fausto Coppi, Federico Bahamontes, Bernard Hinault and Alejandro Valverde. Stages regularly uses both sides of the climb and have once finished at the ski station of Peyragudes, just 2km from the top of the Peyresourde. The 10.7 km climb starts at Loudenvielle at an altitude of 950 m heading to Armenteule then Estarvielle with a quite easy gradient of 6% on average and ending at 1,569m meaning a height gain of 789m. The climb will take about 1 hour 15 minutes
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Col du Val Louron/Azet (1580 metres)
16 Kilometres from Sarrancolin and with 1580 metres of climbing. This is real climb for proper climbers. Surrounded by breath-taking landscapes, the Col d'Azet connects the Aure valley and the Louron valley. This quiet road in the midst of the mountain pastures is a regular feature of the Tour de France.
Once at the summit, you will be at the height of Val Louron ski resort, at 1580 m. From here you can enjoy the views of the mountain resorts of Saint-Lary with Pla d'Adet on the western side and the resort of Peyragudes on the eastern side.
The climb starts at the southern entrance to Saint-Lary at the junction between D 929 and D 25; it is necessary to follow the latter and ride through the villages of Sailhan, Estensan, Azet. The pass offers a beautiful view of the Lustou and Estos mountain peaks. At the top of the pass, you can descend into Genos and Loudenvielle and reach Saint-Lary via Arreau.
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Hourquette de Ancizan (1564 metres)
12 kilometres from Sarrancolin. In July 2019 this is the Stage 12 climb finish and a relative newcomer to the Tour de France, having made its debut in 2011. It became an instant hit thanks to the stunning scenery and inconsistent gradients. The climb from Ancizan is the more challenging side with steep gradients. Hourquette d'Ancizan from Ancizan is the much tougher side of the climb. The gradients are consistently steep with numerous sections in excess of 10%.
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Col de Beyreyde (1417metres)
Only 1 kilometre from Sarrancolin property, this is a beautiful quiet climb which is a great alternative to the Col d' Aspin. It is a steep climb in sections but well worth the effort. There are some sections of unsurfaced road on the decent to Payoll.
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Col Piau Engaly (1870 metres)
22 kilometres from Sarrancolin, Piau Engaly is a climb to a ski resort in the central part of the High Pyrenees region. For the most part it is a fairly easy climb with the gradient only increasing to a challenging level in the final 7km. The climb was the stage finish in the 1999 Tour de France, with Fernando Escartin first across the line. However, the nearby climb to Pla d'Adet has generally been preferred by the race organisers. e-mail us to arrange your cycle guide for the day. firstname.lastname@example.org
Superbagneres (1800 metres)
33 kilometres from Sarrancolin. Superbagnères is a tough cycling climb to a ski resort in the French Pyrenees. It backs on to some of the most impressive mountains in the range, including Aneto - the highest peak in the entire Pyrenees chain. It has a rich Tour de France pedigree, having hosted six stage finishes between 1961 and 1989. It is a beautiful climb to ride on a bike. The road is quiet and the gradients testing but it never get too steep. The landscape is stunning, particularly once you pass the turn to Hospice de France half way up the climb.
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Route des Lacs (2196 metres)
18 kilometres from Sarrancolin A climb made so beautiful by its picturesque scenery, it is not allowed in the Tourde France because the cavalcade and spectators may damage the environment. This climb is a must for any cyclist. Despite the difficulty of the course, you can still admire the beautiful gorges or pine forests and the rhododendrons in bloom during the spring.
The course is punctuated by a succession of switchbacks where you can perhaps come across herds of cows or sheep. Access restrictions for motor vehicles are in place from Lake Orédon to the upper lakes in summer, which will allow you to ride in peace. This route starts from Sarrancolin and takes you to Aubert Lake. It will allow you to discover the Néouvielle reserve and its splendid chain of Pyrenean lakes. Between the 10th and 12th kilometre, the gradient is very steep with 15% incline.
It is also possible to take a shorter route, but it is just as demanding until Cap de Long Lake and then forking at Orédon Lake. e-mail us to book your cycle guide for the day and include this epic climb as one of your achievements. email@example.com