Hourquette d'Ancizan

Elevation profile Hourquette d'Ancizan
Elevation profile Hourquette d'Ancizan
Elevation profile Hourquette d'Ancizan
661
difficulty points
7.9%
avg. gradient
13%
steepest 100 meters
10km
length
783m
total ascent

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Hourquette d'Ancizan is a climb in the region French Pyrenees. It is 10km long and bridges 783 vertical meters with an average gradient of 7.9%, resulting in a difficulty score of 661. The top of the ascent is located at 1567 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 9 reviews of this climb and uploaded 12 photos.

Road name: D113

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
Coming from St.Lary I turned left at the signpost in Guchen to start the steepest part of the climb (via the route de l'Arbison =yellow road CF map) through the village to join after about 1 km. an almost identical approach which starts in Ancizan (CF route). The first kilometres flirt with th... read more
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Hourquette d'Ancizan
This climb
French Pyrenees
899 climbs
Pyrenees
1213 climbs
Occitania
3024 climbs
France
12901 climbs
Europe
45502 climbs
Difficulty points
661
rank
120
52% easier than
Ortzantzurieta from Urepel
rank
158
52% easier than
Ortzantzurieta from Urepel
rank
83
rank
450
59% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
2543
Average gradient
7.9%
rank
241
rank
278
65% less steep than
Passatge Vall d'Incles
rank
417
rank
1785
rank
6878
73% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
10km
rank
178
rank
316
rank
250
rank
1226
79% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
5165
Total ascent
783m
rank
125
rank
182
rank
107
rank
517
62% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
2634

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
0 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

86% 14% 0%
Based on 7 votes
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Traffic

83% 0% 17%
Based on 6 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:25:24
11 km/h 00:54:21
15 km/h 00:39:51
19 km/h 00:31:28

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Reviews (9)

Herve2023
9 Mo 3.0
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Nice climb made after the Col du Portet in a good summer heat.
The first 4 km climb steadily at 8-9%; the rest around 7%.
The road is quiet and in good condition and offers a very nice view from the pass.

Jolie montée réalisée après le col du Portet dans une bonne chaleur estivale.
Les 4 premiers km grimpent régulièrement à 8-9%; la suite autour de 7%.
La route est calme et en bon état et offre une très belle vue depuis le col.

Cyclopaat
10 Mo 5.0

Having done the other end of this climb and the "Grange de Lurgues" in between, I was in trouble exiting Ancizan already. It is - in/by itself - indeed a nice climb with great views and the bulk - 8 km or so - is at 7/8% with some higher grade sections. It's worth noting that the descend has a one kilometer stretch going UP at 7 percent, which can be a leg breaker, starting at 6, then 7, 8, 9 and finishing off with 10%. I may have been unlucky as the Tour de France Femmes was tackling the Col d'Aspin, so maybe there was more traffic than usual, but it was extremely busy, with both up- and down going cars/vans/campers.

Genevieve
11 Mo 4.0
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Beautiful gentle climb with nice views of the mythical Pyrenees mountains. The climb does not get really difficult anywhere, but good pacing is important for its length.

Prachtige rustige klim met mooi uitzicht op de mythische Pyreneeën gebergten. De klim wordt nergens echt moeilijk, maar een goede pacing is voor de lengte wel belangrijk.

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ruz
2 y 5.0
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What a beautiful climb. I started from Arreau and went via Ancizan to the beginning of the climb. There you start along the church with a piece of 15%. The climb starts steep and stays steep till the end. The road is good but a bit bumpy. The views are great. I was there on a rainy day and looked out on the clouds and fog banks in the valley. There are some cows on the road and with rain your bike needs a wash afterwards.

Wat een mooie klimmetje. Ik begon vanuit Arreau en ging via Ancizan naar het begin naar de klim. Daar begin je langs de kerk met een stukje van 15%. De klim begint stijl en blijft tot het eind pittig. De weg is goed maar wat hobbelig. De uitzichten zijn geweldig. Ik was er op een regenachtige dag en keek uit op de wolken en mist banken in het dal. Er lopen hier en daar koeien op de weg en met regen is je fietst naderhand aan een wasbeurt toe.

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patrickbaert
2 y 5.0
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Coming from St.Lary I turned left at the signpost in Guchen to start the steepest part of the climb (via the route de l'Arbison =yellow road CF map) through the village to join after about 1 km. an almost identical approach which starts in Ancizan (CF route).
The first kilometres flirt with the 10% slightly twisting sheltered by pine forests up the mountainside. In the less steep continuation you cycle past orange-coloured rock walls and have a fantastic view of the Aure valley, which is sinking deeper and deeper. The summit and actually the entire climb is an oasis of calm thanks to the lack of traffic.
It's best to stock up before the start of the climb in the villages on the main D929 road Arreau-St.Lary Soulan. Bike information signs will keep you informed every kilometer.

Traffic low top climb!!! Hopefully the Tour passages don't attract too many cars and moto's.
Wonderful alternative to the busy Col d'Aspin.

Komende van St.Lary draaide ik op aangeven van de wegwijzer in Guchen links de grote weg af om direct het steilste stuk van de gehele klim (via de route de l'Arbison =gele weg CF kaart) door het dorpje te beginnen om na ongeveer 1 km. een nagenoeg identieke aanloop die start in Ancizan (CF route) te vervoegen.
De eerste kilometers flirten met de 10% licht draaiend beschut door dennenbossen de berghelling op. In het minder steil vervolg fietst je voorbij oranjekleurige rotswanden en heb je fantastisch uitzicht op de Aure vallei die steeds dieper wegzinkt. Top en eigenlijk de volledige klim is een oase van rust dankzij amper verkeer wegens onbewoond.
Bevoorraden doe je dan ook best voor de start van de klim in de dorpjes op de grote D929 weg Arreau-St.Lary Soulan. Fietsinfo bordjes houden je op de hoogte elke kilometer.

Verkeersarme top klim!!! Hopelijk lokken de Tour passages niet te veel auto's en moto's.
Prachtig alternatief voor de drukke Col d'Aspin.

Fietsmaatje
3 y 4.0
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A climb where the devil is clearly in the beginning. After the steep introduction, the percentages are good to cycle up in a nice rhythm. At the top a great scenery unfolds and you look out over a wide valley. The descent towards Payolle is beautiful.

Een klim waar het venijn duidelijk in het begin zit. Na de steile inleiding lenen de percentages zich goed om in een lekker ritme naar boven te fietsen. Boven ontvouwt zich een geweldig decor en kijk je uit over een weidse vallei. De afdaling richting Payolle is prachtig.

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Jooxt
3 y 5.0
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Recommended. Nice and quiet, fantastic scenery and some shade here and there. After the top nice downhill through a beautiful valley and via the Aspin back.

Aanrader. Lekker rustig, fantastisch landschap en wat schaduw her en der. Na de top lekker afdalen door een mooie valei en via de Aspin weer terug.

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Erwin
5 y
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Climbed this mountain as second in the Marmotte Pyrenees. The landscape here is really fantastic. Beautiful green mountains, summits look stunning. The climb is not so heavy. The road surface is good. The same applies to the descent towards the Aspin. Be careful in the descent because there are quite a lot of forests / bushes and therefore you have less overview. The area to cycle through is beautiful.

Deze berg als tweede beklommen in de Marmotte Pyreneeën. Het landschap is hier echt fantastisch. Mooie groene bergen, toppen zien er schitterend uit. De beklimming is niet zo zwaar. Het wegdek is goed. Dat geldt ook voor de afdaling richting de Aspin. Wees wel voorzichtig in de afdaling want er zijn best veel bossen/struiken en daardoor heb je wat minder overzicht. Het gebied om door te fietsen is prachtig.

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Robert van W
6 y
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Really recommended, especially if you do for example Aspin-Tourmalet-Hourquette, and thus ends on the side of Arreau. Just a very nice col in the landscape without tourist resorts and an old-fashioned top like a triangle. View: phenomenal.

Echt een aanrader hoor, zeker als je bijvoorbeeld Aspin-Tourmalet-Hourquette doet, en dus eindigt aan de kant van Arreau. Gewoon een hele mooie col in het landschap zonder toeristenoorden en een ouderwetse top als een driehoek. Uitzicht: fenomenaal.