Cycling Col du Chioula Ax les Thermes

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Col du Chioula - Ax les Thermes

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 7.3 %

Length: 9.7 km

Height start: 720 m

Height top: 1431 m

Ascent: 711 m

Col du Chioula rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 2392 (all)
Ranking France: 564 (all)
Ranking Pyrenees: 181 (all)
Difficulty score: 80.72 what?

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The Col du Chioula is situated in Midi-Pyrenees and belongs to the Pyrenees . Starting from Ax les Thermes, the Col du Chioula ascent is 9.7 km long. Over this distance, you climb 711 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7.3 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Col du Chioula climbers
Story by Jonathan from Godalming, United Kingdom, submitted on 12/08/2015
My General Rating is biased because this was my first significant road climb having gotten into road cycling the last couple of years. I''m pretty slow, as a man of A Certain Age and, perhaps more significantly, A Certain Weight. My 13 and 14 year old sons managed it without too much difficulty, whereas it was probably about at my limit. Motivation to lose lots of kilos for next summer then!

The climb? Ax-les-Termes is a nice little town, and I strongly recommend the superb thermal baths as a way to recover! There are plenty of satisfying hairpins on this climb, which come in two sections. The first three km is fairly easy at a civilised 5.5% to 7.83%. After the little village of Sorgeat, half-way, things get a little tougher. I found the straight section just before the second set of hairpins at 8km the hardest part on my ascents. There are some lovely views on the way up. Road surface is pretty good throughout, with a grippier section midway.

The café at the top is closed, sadly
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