Mont Artzamendi from Laxia

Elevation profile Mont Artzamendi from Laxia
Elevation profile Mont Artzamendi from Laxia
Elevation profile Mont Artzamendi from Laxia
985
difficulty points
7.9%
avg. gradient
18.4%
steepest 100 meters
10.9km
length
864m
total ascent

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Mont Artzamendi from Laxia is a climb in the region Basque Country. It is 10.9km long and bridges 864 vertical meters with an average gradient of 7.9%, resulting in a difficulty score of 985. The top of the ascent is located at 910 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 4 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 5 photos.

Road names: Poutchouenia Marthiarenia, Erguisaray Nafarotce & Beandotce

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
This is a real beastly climb. I rode it this summer. Be careful in the beginning where it is very wooded and narrow. The last 4km run at an average of 13%. There are long stretches without rest with hundreds of metres at over 15%. The only goal here is to get to the top. Be careful on the way do... read more
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Mont Artzamendi from Laxia
Mont Artzamendi from Laxia
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Mont Artzamendi from Laxia
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Mont Artzamendi from Laxia
This climb
Basque Country
209 climbs
Nouvelle-Aquitaine
199 climbs
French Pyrenees
408 climbs
Pyrenees
669 climbs
France
6078 climbs
Europe
24150 climbs
Difficulty points
985
HC
rank
9
16% easier than
Port de Larrau
rank
12
16% easier than
Port de Larrau
rank
24
rank
27
rank
102
39% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
648
Average gradient
7.9%
rank
45
47% less steep than
Askazubi from Zubillaga
rank
34
rank
59
45% less steep than
Mur de Saint-Lizier
rank
93
65% less steep than
Passatge Vall d'Incles
rank
618
rank
3430
73% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
10.9km
rank
39
59% shorter than
Col Sensibilé from Alçay
rank
28
rank
137
rank
243
rank
902
77% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
2944
Total ascent
864m
rank
18
41% less ascent than
Col de la Pierre Saint-Martin
rank
25
41% less ascent than
Col de la Pierre Saint-Martin
rank
85
rank
123
rank
353
58% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1515

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
3 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:33:12
11 km/h 00:59:19
15 km/h 00:43:30
19 km/h 00:34:20

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Reviews/stories (4)

lennerthuylebroeck
2 Mo 00:48:00 (13.6km/h)
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This is a real beastly climb. I rode it this summer. Be careful in the beginning where it is very wooded and narrow. The last 4km run at an average of 13%. There are long stretches without rest with hundreds of metres at over 15%. The only goal here is to get to the top. Be careful on the way down and make sure your brakes work!

Dit is een echte beestachtige beklimming. Ik reed hem deze zomer. Let op in het begin waar het erg bosrijk en smal is. De laatste 4km lopen tegen gemiddeld 13% op. Er zijn lange stukken zonder rust met honderden meters aan meer dan 15%. Het enige doel is hier eigenlijk bovengeraken. Let op in de afdaling en zorg dat je remmen werken!

TrainenMetEenDoel
8 Mo
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This is truly my favorite area. Man, how incredibly beautiful it is here. And indeed ... it is climbing, climbing and more climbing. I remember very well that I rode this climb. It was the day after Tom Dumoulin won his time trial in Espelette for the 2018 Tour.
I had plotted out a short circuit with this climb in it while my family cooled off in the lake. It's a narrow road and I was still surprised how busy it was up there. Even a little higher up the mountain there are still a number of restaurants where the terraces were full.
What I found very frustrating was that there were still a number of valleys in it, while the whole time it is hard work to drive up. On the way back it turned out that these valleys were also going up. That gives you an idea how steep the rest is. ;-)
At the end I turned right to the Col des Veaux. Just as steep. There I wanted to descend to get back to the lake, but that was not possible. In French, the tarmac ended on the terrace of a restaurant and behind the restaurant the road continued but unpaved and not passable for my racing bike. So I went back the same way and halfway took another climb to get out of the valley.
Beautiful, but very hard.

Dit is werkelijk mijn favoriete omgeving. Man, wat is het hier ongelooflijk mooi. En inderdaad...het is klimmen, klimmen en nog meer klimmen. Ik kan me nog geode herinneren dat ik deze klim reed. Het was de dag nadat Tom Dumoulin zijn tijdrit won in Espelette voor de Tour van 2018.
Ik had een kort rondje uitgezet met deze klim erin terwijl mijn gezin lekker verkoeling zocht in het meer. Het is een smalle weg en het verbaasde mij nog hoe druk het daar was. Zelfs wat hoger op de berg zitten nog een aantal restaurants waar de terrassen vol zaten.
Wat ik heel frustrerend vond, was dat er nog een aantal stukjes dalen inzaten, terwijl het de hele tijd flink aanpoten is om omhoog te rijden. Op de terugweg bleken die stukjes dalen ook gewoon omhoog te gaan. Dat geeft je een idee hoe steil de rest is. ;-)
Aan het einde ben ik rechtsaf gegaan naar de Col des Veaux. Zeker zo steil. Daar wilde ik afdalen om zo weer naar het meer te rijden, maar dat ging niet. Op zijn Frans hield eindigde het asfalt op het terras van een restaurant en achter het restaurant ging de weg wel verder maar onverhard en niet begaanbaar voor mijn racefiets. Dus dezelfde weg terug en halverwege een andere klim gepakt om weer uit het dal te komen.
Prachtig, maar loodzwaar.

Oxaba64
1 y
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Very nice climb but very difficult not to entrust between any leg. For experienced climber. Avoid the days of great affluence, much traffic narrow road.

Très jolie montée mais très difficile à ne pas confier entre n'importe quelle jambe. Pour grimpeur confirmé. Évitez les jours de grande affluence, beaucoup de circulation route étroite.

markniessen
2 y 01:04:56 (10km/h)
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Do you recommend it? That depends on what you like. Do you like long steep mountains (like the Angliru) then you can do great here. The approach over the Pas de Roland is really stunning, the first km's through the forest, along the river go up and down on narrow roads (asphalt is in good shape). But then; as soon as you enter 'the open' the misery starts (for me anyway). Continuously steep percentages above 15% (according to my Garmin). Really hard work, not a moment's rest. The road ends at a radio station (no terrace unfortunately). So I turn around and descend. But beware, the road is very narrow and difficult to see in the woods. It will not be surprising that there are not many 'Stravists' doing this climb (only 568). The view is phenomenal but is it worth it?
https://www.strava.com/segments/2967515?filter=overall

Is het een aanrader? Dat ligt er aan waar je van houdt. Houd je van lange steile bergen (zoals de Angliru) dan kun je hier geweldig tekeer gaan. De aanloop over de Pas de Roland is werkelijk 'stunning', de eerste km's door het bos, langs de rivier gaan op en af over smalle wegen (asfalt is dik in orde). Maar dan; zodra je in 'the open' komt beging de ellende (voor mij dan toch). Continue stijgingspercentages boven de 15% (volgens mijn Garmin). Echt harken, geen moment verpozing. De weg eindigt bij een radiostation (geen terrasje helaas ). Dus omdraaien en afdalen. Maar pas op, de weg is erg smal en onoverzichtelijk in het bos. Het zal geen verbazing wekken dat er niet zo heel veel 'Stravisten' deze klim doen (568 slechts). Het uitzicht is fenomenaal maar of dat het waard is?
https://www.strava.com/segments/2967515?filter=overall

Mont Artzamendi from Laxia
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Mont Artzamendi from Laxia
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