Col du Portillon from Bossòst

Elevation profile Col du Portillon from Bossòst
Elevation profile Col du Portillon from Bossòst
Elevation profile Col du Portillon from Bossòst
432
difficulty points
6.9%
avg. gradient
12%
steepest 100 meters
8.3km
length
579m
total ascent

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Col du Portillon from Bossòst is a climb in the region Spanish Pyrenees. It is 8.3km long and bridges 579 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.9%, resulting in a difficulty score of 432. The top of the ascent is located at 1293 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 4 reviews of this climb and uploaded 5 photos.

Road name: N141

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
After Superbagnere and the French side, the gate from Bossost is a late day pass. Not very difficult, nor very long, the road is under construction at the end with traffic lights that allow alternating traffic. The summit is not worthy of interest. The road is not in great condition. If you do it, ... read more
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Col du Portillon from Bossòst
Col du Portillon from Bossòst
Col du Portillon from Bossòst
Col du Portillon from Bossòst
Col du Portillon from Bossòst

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Statistics

Col du Portillon from Bossòst
This climb
Spanish Pyrenees
279 climbs
Catalonia
445 climbs
Pyrenees
1246 climbs
Spain
3579 climbs
Europe
46534 climbs
Difficulty points
432
rank
91
68% easier than
Port de Cabús from Alins
rank
96
68% easier than
Port de Cabús from Alins
rank
337
69% easier than
Ortzantzurieta from Urepel
rank
703
rank
5253
Average gradient
6.9%
rank
54
38% less steep than
Alto de Eizagirre from Olaberria
rank
74
rank
475
70% less steep than
Passatge Vall d'Incles
rank
703
75% less steep than
Camino El Monte from Farrobillo
rank
11150
77% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
8.3km
rank
160
rank
201
rank
408
rank
1295
rank
6817
Total ascent
579m
rank
102
62% less ascent than
Port de Cabús from Alins
rank
118
62% less ascent than
Port de Cabús from Alins
rank
324
rank
742
rank
4855

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
5 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Based on 3 votes
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Traffic

25% 75% 0%
Based on 4 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:11:29
11 km/h 00:45:29
15 km/h 00:33:21
19 km/h 00:26:20

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Reviews (4)

LoicHaldimann
1 y 2.0
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After Superbagnere and the French side, the gate from Bossost is a late day pass. Not very difficult, nor very long, the road is under construction at the end with traffic lights that allow alternating traffic. The summit is not worthy of interest. The road is not in great condition. If you do it,
It's mainly for the stages of the tour...

Effectué après superbagnere et le versant français, le portillon depuis Bossost est un col de fin de journée. Pas très difficile, ni très long , la route est en travaux sur la fin avec des feux de circulation qui permettent la circulation en alternance. Le sommet n’est pas digne d’intérêt. La route n’est pas en super état. Si vous le faites,
C’est surtout pour les étapes du tour…

patrickbaert
3 y 4.0
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From Bossost, a lively town along the Garona river, I cycled up the Spanish side of this literally cross-border Col du Portillon.
Nice wide good road climbs without extreme percentages against the open valley flank via 4 apart hairpin bends with beautiful panoramic views on theVal d'Aran. Small plaques and a monument in curves scattered over the climb remind of the Spanish Tour winners (Bahamontes/Indurain/Contador/Sastre...).
Second half of the climb with one last hairpin turn winds more into the forest. You also pass the summery busy Aran zoo, which was noticeable by the parked cars along the route.
The summit is in a forest with only a picnic area and a remainder of the border post between Spain and France. So it is better to get your supplies at the start.
Along this side of the climb, contrary to the French side, the cycling information boards are present every kilometre to inform you about the distance to the top / the altitude / and the average gradient that awaits you.

Nice nice climb without extremes, which is also regularly on the program in the Tour.

Vanuit Bossost,een levendig stadje langs de Garona rivier, heb ik de Spaanse kant van deze letterlijk grensoverschrijdende Col du Portillon op gefietst.
Mooie brede prima weg klimt zonder extreme percentages tegen de open valleiflank op via 4 uit elkaar liggende haarspeldbochten met mooie panoramische vergezichten op deVal d'Aran. Kleine gedenkplaten en een monument in bochten verspreidt over de klim herinneren aan de Spaanse tourwinnaars.(Bahamontes/Indurain/Contador/Sastre...)
Tweede helft van de klim met nog een laatste haarspeldbocht kronkelt meer het bos in. Je fietst ook het zomers drukke Aran dierenpark voorbij,wat te merken was aan de geparkeerde wagens langs de route.
Top ligt in een bos met alleen picknickplek en een restant van de grenspost tussen Spanje en Frankrijk. Je kan je dus maar beter bevoorraden aan de start.
Langs deze klimzijde zijn, in tegenstelling tot de Franse kant,de fietsinfobordjes elke kilometer weer aanwezig om je te informeren over de afstand tot de top / de hoogte / en de gemiddelde stijging die je te wachten staat.

Toffe mooie klim zonder extremen,die ook in de Tour regelmatig op het programma staat.

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Jan
7 y
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Indeed a nice col to ride. I'm not a great descender, so I almost made a mistake on the way back to Luchon. Fortunately a cyclist came from the other side and no car. But a nice col to enjoy quietly.

Inderdaad lekkere col om te rijden. Ik ben niet zo'n geweldige afdaler, dus ging op de terugweg naar Luchon bijna de fout in. Gelukkig kwam er een fietser van de andere kant en geen auto. Maar een lekkere col om rustig van te genieten.

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Jasper
7 y
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What it says is absolutely right. The road is beautiful and I would love to do the descent on this side again to go down really fast. Nice surroundings too, it smells like forest. There are regular signs with the remaining climbing meters for some mental support. I had it as the 2nd col that day so it took a lot of effort. All in all, a must do!

Klopt helemaal wat er staat. De weg is prachtig en ik zou graag de afdaling aan deze kant nog eens doen om goed hard naar beneden te knallen. Mooie omgeving ook, het ruikt heerlijk naar bos. Er staan geregeld borden met de resterende klimmeters voor wat mentale ondersteuning. Ik had 'm als 2e col die dag dus het hakte er toch stevig in. Al met al een aanrader!