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Col d'Azet

Between two valleys

Accessed from the Saint-Lary side

1 580 m | 10,6 km | 7 %

Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, the Col d'Azet connects the Aure valley and the Louron valley. This quiet road in the midst of the mountain pastures is a regular feature of the Tour de France.

Once at the summit, you will be at the height of Val Louron ski resort, at 1580 m. From here you can enjoy the views of the mountain resorts of Saint-Lary with Pla d'Adet on the western side and the resort of Peyragudes on the eastern side.

The Route

The climb starts at the southern entrance to Saint-Lary at the junction between D 929 and D 25; it is necessary to follow the latter and ride through the villages of Sailhan, Estensan, Azet.

The pass offers a beautiful view of the Lustou and Estos mountain peaks. At the top of the pass, you can descend into Genos and Loudenvielle and reach Saint-Lary via Arreau.

The profile

The elevation of the pass is longer on this side (12 km), it starts at 827 m with an average gradient of 7% until it finishes at 1580 m meaning a height gain of 753 m. The climb will take about 1 hour.

 

Access from Génos

1 580 m | 7,4 km | 8,4%

The Route

To join the beginning of this climb, go down to Arreau and join Génos by the D618. The route starts in the village and more precisely in front of the roundabout of the town hall.

The ascent begins with a series of turns with a magnificent view of the lake Génos Loudenvielle. This pass has been borrowed eight times since 2016 during the Great Loop.

The profile

The ascent of the pass is the shortest on this side (7.4 km), it starts at an altitude of 955 m with a slope of 8.3% on average to end at 1 580 m or 620 m of elevation. It will take about 1 hour for the climb.