Via the Gorges de Luz, you reach Luz St-sauveur. There, you can go left for the Tourmalet and right for the skistation Luz Ardiden. The first 7 km of the climb are pretty steep. Only halfway the climb, it gets a bit more modest with a km of about 5%. But the bendy lasts kms are, again, quite hard.
The Luz Ardiden is situated in Midi-Pyrenees
and belongs to the
Starting from Luz Saint Sauveur,
the Luz Ardiden ascent is 14.7 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1010 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 6.9 %.
The maximum slope is 10 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Luz Ardiden.
Since 2005, the Luz Ardiden will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2011 : Cugnaux > Luz-Ardiden on 14/07/2011
Luz Ardiden from Luz Saint Sauveur in 3D, on Googleearth!
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