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Hautacam Climb

The Hautacam - A climb made famous by the Tour de France, was last included in the 2014 Tour as a mountain top finish at the end of Stage 18. Not so spectacular as the high mountain climbs around Luz-Saint-Sauveur but worth doing if you have the time.

 

The climb itself is about 15.8km long at an average of 6.8% gradient, though there are a couple of short 10% sections. All the way up there are panoramic views of the Argeles Valley and  the Val d'Azun, which should distract you from the fact you're riding a "Hors Categorie" climb. Good news is, there's a cafe at the top, open during the summer months ...

 

Total distance 64 km and 1499m of climbing. No shorter route available.

Hautacam, Hautes Pyrenees

 

Hautacam, Hautes Pyrenees, elevation profile