Cycling the world's best mountain climbs

"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: HAUTACAM & COL DE TRAMASSEL

HAUTACAM

HAUTACAM PROFILE

HAUTACAM: TECHNICAL INFO

Difficulty: 5

Distance: 17 km | 10.6 mi

Elevation Gain: 1200 m | 3,937 ft

Starting Location: Argeles-Gazost

Period of the Year: April to November

Riding Time: 1h36'

Grade %: 4 to 10 %

Starting Elevation: 440m | 1,445 ft

Final Elevation: 1615m | 5,299 ft

Coordinates: 42°58'20.7"N / 0°00'12.5"W

  degrees: 42.972411 / -0.003482

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HAUTACAM DESCRIPTION

Hautacam has broken some of the world's best cyclists and remains a favorite mountain finish stage of the Tour de France. Often referred to as the Alpes-d'Huez of the Pyrenees, it features outstanding views and even more challenges than its Alpine counterpart. The smooth asphalt features painted names of the Tour's favorites, giving you a twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly past them on one of the Tour's toughest climbs—once going up and once going down! Fortunately, Hautacam begins with grades between 5 and 7% giving you a chance to warm up before you have to tackle the killer grades in the middle section that average 9 to 10% before easing up slightly towards the end. Come prepared for a difficult climb! If you want to know what it feels like to ride a whole stage of the Tour, try my Epic Stages of the TDF Tour.

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