Col de Peyresourde

1 569 m | 10,7 km | 6%

In the footsteps of James Bond ...

Departure altitude: 970m / arrival altitude: 1,587m / cumulative positive elevation: 711m

From Loudenvielle

The Peyresourde pass connects the Louron valley to the Larboust valley. Its summit marks the boundary between the departments of Hautes-Pyrénées and Haute-Garonne. During the ascent, you will see the villages of Vielle-Louron, Génos-Loudenvielle and its lake.

The route

From Saint-Lary, ride to Loudenvielle via the Col d'Azet (20 km) or via Arreau (26 km). The climb starts at 935 m altitude and is relatively easy.  After the summit, the route descends to Bagnères-de-Luchon for 13.3 km. This climb is a classic in the Tour de France, so much so that it has until now featured 65 times.

The profile

The 9.75 km climb starts at Loudenvielle at an altitude of 950 m heading to Armenteule then Estarvielle with a quite easy gradient of 6% on average and ending at 1,569m meaning a height gain of 789m. The climb will take about 1 hour 15 minutes.