Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle

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Elevation profile Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle
Elevation profile Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle
Elevation profile Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle
563
difficulty points
4.2%
avg. gradient
10.9%
steepest 100 meters
22.6km
length
957m
total ascent

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Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle is a climb in the region French Pyrenees. It is 22.6km long and bridges 957 vertical meters with an average gradient of 4.2%, resulting in a difficulty score of 563. The top of the ascent is located at 1563 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 11 reviews of this climb and uploaded 11 photos.

Road names: D935, D918 & D113

4.0 by Frank1896
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
We did not quite do the first part as we stayed in St Marie de Campan. The first kilometres are the same as the west side of the Aspin. Except for a few short stretches very doable. At the little bridge you turn right and after a stretch of false flat the climb really starts. Before the first peak t... read more
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Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle
Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle
Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle
Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle
Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle

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Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle
This climb
French Pyrenees
930 climbs
Pyrenees
1247 climbs
Occitania
3127 climbs
France
13191 climbs
Europe
46699 climbs
Difficulty points
563
rank
171
59% easier than
Ortzantzurieta from Urepel
rank
231
59% easier than
Ortzantzurieta from Urepel
rank
131
rank
650
rank
3511
Average gradient
4.2%
rank
816
rank
1063
82% less steep than
Passatge Vall d'Incles
rank
2244
rank
9505
rank
31364
86% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
22.6km
rank
22
rank
38
rank
25
rank
117
52% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
626
Total ascent
957m
rank
68
rank
102
rank
55
rank
292
54% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1565

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
7 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

33% 67% 0%
Based on 6 votes
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Traffic

67% 17% 17%
Based on 6 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 03:13:57
11 km/h 02:03:25
15 km/h 01:30:30
19 km/h 01:11:27

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Reviews (11)

arnaudls
1 w 3.0 01:09:15 (19.6km/h)
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Nice climb on the morning of stage 14 of the TDF 2024.
Lots of people on the side of the road.
The descent to arreau in the mist was technical.

Montée sympa le matin de l'étape 14 du TDF 2024.
Beaucoup de monde sur le bord de la route.
La descente vers arreau dans la brume était technique

Frank1896
11 Mo 4.0
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We did not quite do the first part as we stayed in St Marie de Campan. The first kilometres are the same as the west side of the Aspin. Except for a few short stretches very doable. At the little bridge you turn right and after a stretch of false flat the climb really starts. Before the first peak there seems to be a very tough section but that is optical illusion, just the section towards it has sections of 10% while the steep road itself is only 4 to 5 per cent for the most part. Along the way you will encounter Donkeys, Horses and Cows. The road is not too wide and not too crowded. If you prefer a gentle climb to a legendary one, this is highly recommended as an alternative to the Aspin.

Het eerste deel hebben we niet helemaal gedaan aangezien we verbleven in St Marie de Campan. De eerste kilometers zijn dezelfde als die van de westzijde van de Aspin. Op enkele korte stukken na zeer goed te doen. Op het bruggetje ga je naar rechts en na een stuk vals plat begint de klim echt. Voor de eerste piek lijkt een heel zwaar stuk te liggen maar dat is optisch bedrog, juist het stuk ernaar toe heeft stukken van 10% terwijl de steile weg zelf maar 4 a 5 procent is voor het grootste deel. Onderweg kom je Ezels, Paarden en Koeien tegen. De weg is niet al te breed en niet al te druk. Als je een rustige klim verkiest boven een legendarische klim is dit een absolute aanrader als alternatief voor de Aspin.

Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle
Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle
Cyclopaat
11 Mo 5.0

Cows, donkeys and horses galore! The climb itself is regular, but at 7-9% kilometers not that easy, as there are - as usual - 10+ stretches. The overall grade is mathematically correct, but obviously "tainted" by the 1 kilometer (7%) downhill. Nice views, especially at the summit.

merre
1 y 4.0
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Despite the bad weather, we enjoyed the climb. Beautiful nature! Ideal in combination with the Aspin as a warm-up.

Ondanks het slechte weer toch genoten van deze klim. Prachtige natuur! Ideaal in combinatie met de Aspin als opwarmertje.

Hourquette d'Ancizan from Payolle
benoittaiclet
1 y 5.0 00:59:00 (23km/h)
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I did this climb with a friend, from the Payolle lake and then the Aspin climb, to watch the Tour de France go by. There were many spectators and countless camping cars along the route celebrating the passage of the Tour. The slope, which is supposed to be less steep than the Aspin, is in fact more irregular and you have to grit your teeth on some of the steeps. The landscape is sublime, and the shops near Payolle allow you to eat at the foot of the climb.

J'ai fait cette montée avec un ami, depuis le lac de Payolle et à la suite la montée de l'Aspin, pour y voir passer le Tour de France. Beaucoup de spectateurs et d'innombrables camping cars sur les bords de l'itinéraire célébraient le passage du Tour. La pente, supposée moins raide que l'Aspin, est en réalité plus irrégulière et il faut serrer les dents sur quelques raidillons. Le paysage est sublime, les commerces près de Payolle permettent de se restaurer au pied de la montée.

patrickbaert
2 y 5.0
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Initially the same route towards Aspin where you turn right at the small plateau of Payolle to start the actual climb. Here you will find the cycling information signs which will keep you informed for the last 10 km. Nice climb through forests where now and then people had a picnic.
After a small descent to cross a mountain stream you end up between open grass-green mountain slopes.
Last kilometers I encountered stray cows, horses, goats, sheep and donkeys on and next to the road.
On the top there is no provisioning possible but you can admire a beautiful 360° nature panorama.

It's a pleasant paradise for cycling, because of the beauty of nature, no inhabitants, hardly any traffic and a lot of animals!

Aanvankelijk gelijklopende aanvangsroute richting Aspin waar je ter hoogte van het kleine plateau van Payolle rechts van afslaat om de eigenlijke klim te beginnen. Hier staan dan ook terug de fiets-infobordjes die je de laatste 10 km. zullen op de hoogte houden. Mooie klim door bossen waar af en toe mensen in alle rust een picknick hielden.
Na een kleine afdaling om een bergbeek over te draaien beland je tussen open grasgroene berghellingen.
Laatste kilometers kwam ik loslopende koeien,paarden,geiten,schapen en ezeltjes tegen op en naast de weg.
Op de top is er geen bevoorrading mogelijk maar wel een prachtig 360° natuurpanorama te bewonderen.

Aangenaam zalig fietsen in "het paradijs" wegens natuurpracht, geen bewoning, amper verkeer en veel diertjes!

Fietsmaatje
3 y 4.0
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A fantastic climb in a ditto environment. Nice to do, not too heavy and with some luck a happy animal mess. You would almost take your bike off the road and go see the animals :-)

Een fantastische klim in een dito omgeving. Leuk om te doen, niet te zwaar en met wat geluk een vrolijke beestenboel. Je zou haast met je fiets van de weg gaan en de beesten opzoeken :-)

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Wim
6 y
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Magnificent climb constantly enjoying and being cheered by the donkeys at the side of the road :)

Schitterende klim constant genieten geblazen en toegejuicht worden door de ezels langs de kant van de weg :)

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Tom Terpstra
7 y
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what a beautiful climb. Not heavy, not at all. In the forest you really have the idea that fairy tale figures will appear. At the top there are donkeys.

wat een prachtige klim. Niet zwaar, helemaal niet. In het bos heb je echt het idee dat sprookjes figuren tevoorschijn gaan komen. op de top staan ezels. prachtig

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Arjan
7 y
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Indeed a super nice climb! Along a stream and beautiful meadows!
Highly recommended!

Inderdaad een supermooie klim! Langs een beekje en mooie weiden!!
Een aanrader!

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Joop
7 y
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Beautiful valley and a nice climb. At the top donkeys, horses and cows await you. The approach to km 14 is along a boring and busy road.

Schitterende vallei en een fijne klim. Boven word je opgewacht door ezeltjes, paarden en koeien. De aanloop tot kilometer 14 loopt langs een saaie, drukke weg.