The Col de Castet is situated in Aquitaine
and belongs to the
Starting from Louvie Juzon,
the Col de Castet ascent is 7.7 km long. Over this distance, you climb 452 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.9 %.
Stories, information and comments from Col de Castet climbers
Story by alex Frost from Cambridge, United Kingdom, submitted on 24/07/2012
Like Thomas Hobbes described the lot of mankind, the Castet (meaning otter in French, apparently) is nasty brutish and short. The average profile of under 6% is misleading...this is actually a steep and, towards the summit, really steep, rough 5k climb with a 2k warm up (as the profile above shows). Fine if you want a leg warmer and happen to be in the area but with the "easy" side of the Marie Blanque only 10 minutes'' ride away, you can do better.