This route connects the village of Saint-Lary with the mythical stage finish of the Tour de France, Pla d'Adet. Located at 1680m above sea level, this winter ski resort offers cyclists one of the most difficult climbs in the Pyrenees.
The climb starts on leaving Vignec at 800m in altitude and ends at the foot of the slopes of the ski resort of Saint-Lary-Soulan. It is a classic in the Tour de France with 10 stage appearances since 1974. The first seven kilometres are considered the most difficult with an average gradient of about 10%. The climb passes through the beautiful village of Soulan.
The Pla d'Adet climb is quite short (10 km) but difficult, with an average gradient of 9.5%. During the climb, you can admire the view of Saint-Lary. Once in the resort, catch your breath whilst taking in the panorama of the Aure valley and the route up to the Col d'Azet.