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L'ASCENSION DU HAUTACAM

ARGELES GAZOST
Information:
65400 ARGELES-GAZOST
Tel: 05 62 97 00 25
Website: http://www.argeles-gazost.com
Itinerary proposed by the road cycling book guide (circuit n°03)
Hautacam, reputed for its alpine and cross-country skiing resort, is well-known by cyclists for the challenge of its ascents.
Crossed for the first time by the French Luc Leblanc in 1994, the Hautacam-Tramassel was for several times the finish point of the Tour de France.
At each pedal strike, the points of panoramic view over the Argelès Valley, Val d’ Azun Valley and the peaks of the Vignemale massif will help you go further with this amazing ascent. On top, take the opportunity to cheer your eyes while you launch into a magical descent of over 14 km.
Type of itinerary: Cyclotouriste
Duration: 3h30
Distance: 16 km
Level: Très difficile
Departure: ARGELES-GAZOST
Arrival: ARGELES-GAZOST
Minimum altitude: 420 m.
Maximum altitude: 1617 m.
Markers: Jalonnement kilométrique sur la montée à partir d'Ayros-Arbouix
Parking: Parking du Tilhos - Argelès-Gazost
Recommendations: Recommended period from March to November (according to snowfalls)
Comments: Average gradient: 6.8%
Maximal gradient: 11%
Gears: from 39x25 to 34x25