Well-know col, but not as difficult as it looks by reputation. There are nicer and more difficult alternatives in the neighbourhood like the Col de Beyrède and the Hourquette d'Ancizan. Especially the west-side is a "piece of cake" for the biking lover. Just the last 5 kilometers are, with about 8%, quite difficult.
The Col de l'Aspin is situated in Midi-Pyrenees. This climb belongs to the Pyrenees.
Starting from Sainte Marie de Campan,
the Col de l'Aspin ascent is 12.8 km long. Over this distance, you climb 642 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5 %.
The maximum slope is 9 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Col de l'Aspin.
Since 2005, the Col de l'Aspin will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2012 : Pau > Bagnères de Luchon on 18/07/2012
Tour de France 2006 : Tarbes - Val d'Aran - Pla-de-Beret on 12/07/2006
Col de l'Aspin from Sainte Marie de Campan in 3D, on Googleearth!
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