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"The Pyrenees offer the most diverse network of spectacular mountain roads making it The world's best cycling destination!" ~VéloTopo

"The Pyrenees offer the most diverse network of spectacular mountain roads!" ~VéloTopo

CYCLING - MOUNTAIN CLIMBS: COL D'ASPIN

ASPIN

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ASPIN: TECHNICAL INFO

Difficulty: 2

Distance: 12.6 km | 7.8 mi

Elevation Gain: 870 m | 2,854 ft

Starting Location: Arreau

Period of the Year: April to November

Riding Time: 1h12'

Grade %: 1 to 10 %

Starting Elevation: 710 m | 2,330 ft

Final Elevation: 1489 m | 4,885 ft

Coordinates: 42°56'32.4"N / 0°19'39.0"E

  degrees: 42.942333 / 0.327495

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ASPIN DESCRIPTION

Col d'Aspin, rising next to its neighbor Tourmalet, is a shorter and easier climb that is often featured in the Tour. Along with its bigger brother, it is a classic of enduring fame. Cycling Col d’Aspin is possible from very early until late in the year because it is lower in elevation than most other climbs in the Hautes-Pyrénées. Gradual and without any long sections over 9%, Aspin is a good climb for moderately fit cyclists or to ride in combination with other climbs (view my various routes). I particularly recommend it in May, when it offers splendid vistas on all the surrounding snow-capped mountains before the road to Tourmalet even opens.

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