Cycling Col de Tentes Luz Saint Sauveur

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Col de Tentes - Luz Saint Sauveur


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 5 %

Length: 30 km

Height start: 710 m

Height top: 2207 m

Ascent: 1497 m

Maximum: %

Col de Tentes rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 635 (all)
Ranking France: 108 (all)
Ranking Pyrenees: 28 (all)
Difficulty score: 126.77 what?

Col de Tentes ratings

(4.7) Overall

(4) Road

(4.5) Traffic

(1) Amenities

(5) Surroundings

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Description

The Col de Tentes is situated in Midi-Pyrenees and belongs to the Pyrenees . Starting from Luz Saint Sauveur, the Col de Tentes ascent is 30 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1497 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Col de Tentes climbers
Story by Carl Hansen from St Peter Port, United Kingdom, submitted on 09/05/2014
This is a deceptively hard climb based on the profile, but maybe it was the stiff headwind all the way up the valley. Once you get past Gavarnie and on to the col, the road stays steep all the way to the top. Typical for the Pyrenees, there are plenty of cows, sheep, etc on the road at various times. The decent can be a bit unnerving due to animals, poor road surface, and sheer drop offs. Take everything you need with you - there are no facilities after Gavarnie.
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