Mont Tauch from Tuchan

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Elevation profile Mont Tauch from Tuchan
Elevation profile Mont Tauch from Tuchan
Elevation profile Mont Tauch from Tuchan
734
difficulty points
9.1%
avg. gradient
16.8%
steepest 100 meters
7.7km
length
696m
total ascent

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Mont Tauch from Tuchan is a climb in the region Aude. It is 7.7km long and bridges 696 vertical meters with an average gradient of 9.1%, resulting in a difficulty score of 734. The top of the ascent is located at 877 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 2 reviews of this climb and uploaded 8 photos.

Road name: Chemin des Courtals

4.0 by Niels1987
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
We went to Tuchan especially for this climb. At the foot is a winery and the first 1.5 km you ride through the vineyards, which is very nice. Here, the climb is a bit capricious, steep parts are alternated with flatter parts and good road surface is alternated with less good parts. After about 1,8 k... read more
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Mont Tauch from Tuchan
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Statistics

Mont Tauch from Tuchan
This climb
Aude
101 climbs
French Pyrenees
926 climbs
Pyrenees
1240 climbs
Occitania
3053 climbs
France
13090 climbs
Europe
46385 climbs
Difficulty points
734
rank
2
rank
85
47% easier than
Ortzantzurieta from Urepel
rank
113
47% easier than
Ortzantzurieta from Urepel
rank
50
rank
333
54% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
2016
Average gradient
9.1%
rank
4
30% less steep than
Château de Quéribus
rank
132
rank
143
60% less steep than
Passatge Vall d'Incles
rank
208
rank
916
rank
4016
69% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
7.7km
rank
27
63% shorter than
Pic de Nore from Lastours
rank
253
rank
441
rank
381
rank
1889
84% shorter than
Col de l'Iséran
rank
7639
Total ascent
696m
rank
10
31% less ascent than
Pic de Nore from Lastours
rank
149
rank
227
rank
131
rank
683
66% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
3431

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
9 hairpin turns

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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:05:48
11 km/h 00:41:52
15 km/h 00:30:42
19 km/h 00:24:14

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Reviews (2)

Mahonis
1 y 3.0

This climb is harder than the profile makes it look. Mainly because of the road surface.
In the beginning it alternates a lot between completely flat – sometimes even downhill – and very steep. Depending on your tires it might be hard to get a good grip on the steepest parts because of the poor road quality.
Further up the climb, the gradient becomes much more constant; to me it almost felt flat because of the steep sections that came before, even though it still averages 10%.
If I where to go again, I would definitely use wider, knobbier tires.

Niels1987
1 y 4.0 00:45:52 (10km/h)
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch. Show original

We went to Tuchan especially for this climb. At the foot is a winery and the first 1.5 km you ride through the vineyards, which is very nice. Here, the climb is a bit capricious, steep parts are alternated with flatter parts and good road surface is alternated with less good parts. After about 1,8 km, you pass Gite Saint Roch, where I also spent the night. From here there are more and more steep pieces, but it remains erratic. After about 3.5 km you get a fork, the good way is straight ahead. You can also turn left, but be warned, this part is very steep and in parts not asphalted. Later, I would see this road again. Where the road goes straight up the slope with bends and already has sections of 20 percent, this section is even steeper as I can visually estimate. After 4 km, you get a fork where you turn left, straight on is to chapelle de faste. From 4.5 km on, it is less erratic, but just steep, constantly around 11-12 percent. After 6 km, you have another fork. Here it does not matter much whether you go left or right. The right has a bit more bends and is possibly a bit shorter, but you end up on the same stretch again. I chose the road on the left and had only one bend, but a very steep one. After the bend, you get a view of the mast and windmills at the top. This works as a motivator, you are almost there. Once you get there, at least if you have the weather I had, you have an amazing view of the surroundings, where you can see the coast and the Canigou very well.

Speciaal voor deze klim naar Tuchan gegaan. Aan de voet ligt een wijnmaker en de eerste 1,5 kilometer rijd je ook door de wijnvelden, wat erg mooi is. Hier is de klim wat grillig, steile stukken worden afgewisseld met vlakkere stukken en goed wegdek wordt afgewisseld met mindere stukken. Na zo'n 1,8 km kom je langs Gite Saint Roch, waar ik ook overnacht had. Vanaf hier komen er steeds meer steile stukken, maar blijft het grillig. Na zo'n 3,5 km krijg je een tweesprong, de goede weg is rechtdoor. Linksaf kan ook, echter wees gewaarschuwd, dit stuk is supersteil en op stukken ook niet geasfalteerd. Later zou ik deze weg weer zien. Daar waar de weg rechtdoor de helling met bochten op gaat en al stukken van 20 procent kent, is dit stuk nog steiler zoals ik het visueel kan inschatten. Na 4 km krijg je een afsplitsing waar je naar links gaat, rechtdoor is naar chapelle de faste. Vanaf 4,5 km is het minder grillig, maar gewoon steil, constant rond de 11-12 procent. Na 6 km heb je weer een tweesprong. Hier maakt het niet zoveel uit of je links of rechts gaat. Rechts heeft iets meer bochten en is mogelijk iets korter, maar je komt weer op hetzelfde stuk uit. Ik koos de weg links en had maar een bocht, maar dan wel meteen een supersteile. Na de bocht krijg je zicht op de mast en windmolens op de top. Dit werkt als motivator, je bent er bijna. Eenmaal daar aangekomen heb je, in ieder geval als je het weer hebt wat ik had, een onwijs mooi uitzicht over de omgeving, waarbij je de kust en de Canigou goed kunt zien.

Mont Tauch from Tuchan
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