Elevation profile Col d'Aspin from Arreau
Elevation profile Col d'Aspin from Arreau
Elevation profile Col d'Aspin from Arreau
589
difficulty points
6.5%
avg. gradient
12.4%
steepest 100 meters
12.4km
length
802m
total ascent

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Col d'Aspin from Arreau is a climb in the region Occitania. It is 12.4km long and bridges 802 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.5%, resulting in a difficulty score of 589. The top of the ascent is located at 1490 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 13 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 8 photos.

Road name: D918

by merre
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
Beautiful climb, first part is easy but the last 6 km are not to be underestimated. But during the entire climb, one word: enjoy!... read more
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Col d'Aspin from Arreau
Col d'Aspin from Arreau
Col d'Aspin from Arreau
Col d'Aspin from Arreau
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Col d'Aspin from Arreau
This climb
Occitania
819 climbs
French Pyrenees
408 climbs
Pyrenees
669 climbs
France
5879 climbs
Europe
23210 climbs
Difficulty points
589
2
rank
106
rank
122
rank
163
rank
482
63% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
2184
Average gradient
6.5%
rank
236
58% less steep than
Chemin de Saint-Julien
rank
162
55% less steep than
Mur de Saint-Lizier
rank
237
71% less steep than
Passatge Vall d'Incles
rank
1465
62% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
6252
78% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
12.4km
rank
147
64% shorter than
Mont Aigoual from Le Vigan
rank
118
rank
195
rank
671
74% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
2205
Total ascent
802m
rank
93
rank
104
rank
149
rank
426
61% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1747

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
6 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

75% 25% 0%
Based on 4 votes
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Traffic

67% 33% 0%
Based on 3 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:46:27
11 km/h 01:07:44
15 km/h 00:49:40
19 km/h 00:39:13

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Reviews/stories (13)

merre
3 w 00:48:42 (15.3km/h)
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Beautiful climb, first part is easy but the last 6 km are not to be underestimated. But during the entire climb, one word: enjoy!

Prachtige klim, eerste stuk loopt vlot maar de laatste 6km zijn niet te onderschatten. Maar gedurende de volledige klim, één woord: genieten!

Col d'Aspin from Arreau
benoittaiclet
3 w 01:15:00 (9.9km/h)
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Climb made on July 20, 2022 to see the Tour de France pass by at la Hourquette d'Ancizan. The atmosphere was great, the spectators encouraging the amateurs in this mythical climb of the tour. Fog at the top deprived us of the view over the valley. The excellent condition of the road is a great help for climbing. I will come back on a day with better weather to fully appreciate this pass and this effort in the calm of the mountains.

Montée faite le 20 juillet 2022 pour aller voir passer le Tour de France à la Hourquette d'Ancizan. L'ambiance était formidable, les spectateurs encourageant les amateurs dans cette montée mythique du tour. Du brouillard au sommet nous a privé de la vue sur la vallée. L'excellent état de la route est une aide appréciable pour grimper. je reviendrai un jour de meilleure météo pour apprécier pleinement ce col et cet effort dans le calme des montagnes.

patrickbaert
11 Mo
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Climbed in the early morning (little traffic). Quiet start with some hairpins between the trees then change to route through sloping meadow hills at 7% average with nice views on the valley of departure Arreau. Bike information signs are at your disposal every kilometre. Lonely pass situated between 2 ridges in open country with a view on the Pic du Midi. No provisioning on the summit but there are cows roaming free which can also be on the road!

Most beautiful climb of this Tour classic.

In de vroege ochtend (weinig verkeer) beklommen. Rustig begin met enkele haarspeldbochten tussen de bomen nadien overgaand in route door glooiende weideheuvels aan 7% gemiddeld met mooie uitzichten op het dal van vertrekplaats Arreau. Fietsinfo bordjes zijn weer paraat elke kilometer. Eenzame pasovergang ligt tussen 2 heuvelruggen in open vlakte met oa.uitzicht op de Pic du Midi. Geen bevoorrading op de top maar wel loslopende koeien die ook op de weg kunnen staan/liggen!

Mooiste klimzijde van deze Tour klassieker .

tug
12 Mo
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Superb ascent. We can see the summit almost all the time since the start, it's beautiful but also a bit demoralizing... We have the impression that it never gets closer!
The valley is a little closed, it is thus quickly suffocating. Prefer an early departure!

Superbe ascension. On voit le sommet presque tout le temps depuis le départ, c'est magnifique mais aussi un peu démoralisant... On a l'impression qu'il ne se rapproche jamais !!!
La vallée est un peu fermée, c'est donc rapidement étouffant. Privilégiez un départ tôt!

ogeneraud6575
1 y 00:54:47 (13.6km/h)
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Pavement renewed mid-May 2021 :-)
Pay attention during hot days (even more with this intense black, for a few months at least), it can be a furnace on the 8 last kilometers !

Pavement renewed mid-May 2021 :-)
Pay attention during hot days (even more with this intense black, for a few months at least), it can be a furnace on the 8 last kilometers !

Fietsmaatje
1 y
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A great climb in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape. From Arreau the warmer if you want to go up the Tourmalet. The first six kilometres are not too hard. That piece is sometimes a bit "too good". But well, an experienced cyclist will not quickly make that mistake. At the top, enjoy a Zen moment and reward yourself with the view of the climb you just conquered.

Een heerlijke klim in een adembenemend mooi landschap. Vanuit Arreau de opwarmer als je de Tourmalet op wilt. Pas op dat je in de eerste zes kilometer niet te hard van stapel loopt. Dat stuk loopt soms een beetje "te lekker". Maar goed, een ervaren fietser zal die fout niet snel meer maken. Pak op de top een "zen-momentje" en beloon jezelf met het uitzicht op de klim die je net hebt bedwongen.

Col d'Aspin from Arreau
Col d'Aspin from Arreau
Col d'Aspin from Arreau
Col d'Aspin from Arreau
BianchiPeter
1 y
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Such a climb where you can see the col almost all the time, and where it does not take too much effort to get there (although it remains an alpine col of course). The classic combination with the Tourmalet is almost a must. On the way back, you can do the Aspin again, or the Hourquette d'Ancisan.

Zo'n klim waar je bijne heel de tijd de col kunt zien, en waar het niet al te veel moeite kost om er te geraken (Al blijft het natuurlijk wel een alpencol). De klassieke combinatie met de Tourmalet is bijna een een must. Op de terugweg kun je dan weer de Aspin doen, ofwel de Hourquette d'Ancisan.

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Hayes
3 y
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Nice climb. Nice views. Because it is not too long, also good for non-climbers. Recommended!

Leuke klim. Mooie uitzichten. Doordat hij niet té lang is, ook goed te doen voor niet-klimmers. Aanrader!

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Hugo
3 y
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I found it quite spicy. In August 18 I climbed the Aspin. The first 6k to the restaurant are doable. After that the climb really starts. I describe myself as fit, but a moderate climber, the last 5 /6k I found spicy. 9 to 10% continuous is not a joke but just hard work.

Ik vond hem best pittig. In Augustus 18 de Aspin beklommen. De eerste 6k tot het restaurant zijn goed te doen. Daarna begint de klim eigenlijk pas. Ik beschrijf mezelf als fit, maar een matige klimmer, De laatste 5 /6k vond ik pittig. 9 a 10% continue is geen grap maar gewoon knetterhard werken.

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Carmelita
3 y
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Did this col last tuesday 4 sept. Good col to acclimatize and train for the bigger and tougher climbs. From St Marie de Campan is t 13 km, nice climb and not heavy. Before the real climb begins you can eat at the eateries a delicious plat de jour. Delicious descent.

Deze col afgelopen dinsdag 4 sept gedaan. Goeie col om mee te acclimatiseren en te trainen voor de grotere en zwaardere beklimmingen. Vanuit St Marie de Campan is t 13 km, mooie klim en niet zwaar. Voor de echte klim gaat beginnen kun je bij de eettentjes een lekkere plat de jour nuttigen. Heerlijke afdaling.

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Erwin
3 y
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Climbed this mountain as 3rd in the Marmotte Pyrenees. Good road surface, nowhere too steep, just doable. The views are beautiful. The descent is also safe ;-), no bad road surface.

Deze berg als 3e beklommen in de Marmotte Pyreneeën. Prima wegdek, nergens te steil, gewoon goed te doen. Uitzichten zijn mooi. De afdaling is ook veilig ;-), geen slecht wegdek dus.

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Tom Terpstra
5 y
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Nice climb, here you have the idea that you can do something. I have seen griffon vultures here ban very close. last 2 km are less steep than indicated.

Mooie klim, hier heb je het idee dat je wat kan. Ik heb hier vale gieren gezien ban zeer dichtbij. laatste 2 km zijn minder stijl als staat aangegeven.

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Joop
6 y
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Enjoy the beautiful views along the way. On this mountain you can give just a little bit more, because the hard part of the climb is only 4 km. Above a large herd of cows.

Lekker genieten onderweg van het mooie uitzicht. Op deze berg kun je net iets meer geven, omdat het zware gedeelte van de beklimming maar 4 km is. Boven een grote kudde koeien.

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