The Château de Montsegur is situated in Midi-Pyrenees
and belongs to the
Starting from Belesta,
the Château de Montsegur ascent is 15 km long. Over this distance, you climb 566 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 3.8 %.
Stories, information and comments from Château de Montsegur climbers
Story by David Martin from East Grinstead, UK, submitted on 20/08/2007
This is a straightforward climb, only steep for the last couple of kms near the village itself. It is a pretty climb all the way up and you are rewarded with the magnificent sight of the Chateau on the mountaintop way above the road. Beware of dozy tourists turning their vehicles at the top. The descent down the other side back into Lavelanet is fast and non technical. No cafe or refreshments at al at the top. I managed the climb with only 3 gears functioning and I am no Lance Armstrong!