The Col de Portet is situated in Midi-Pyrenees. This climb belongs to the Pyrenees.
Starting from Saint Lary Soulan,
the Col de Portet ascent is 17.8 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1405 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 7.9 %.
Stories, information and comments from Col de Portet climbers
Story by candaele sofie from tielt, Belgium, submitted on 17/08/2011
I climbed this mountain in summer of 2011. Still terrible surface (chaussée déformée), though it is worth the risk of a flat tire because of the surrounding which is very beautiful. Vultures circling above, waiting for you to die on this very steep slopes;-)
My personal climb rating:
Story by Stefan van der Baan from Utrecht, The Netherlands, submitted on 25/07/2010
I tried to do this climb in summer 2009. At that time, the road had a bad surface/rocks from Espiaube on. Probably very nice for mountain bikes, I wouldnt recommend it for race bikes. Maybe it has been resurfaced in the mean time though. The alternative to Pla dAdet is ok.