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Col de Méhatché - Itxassou     open your myclimbbybike to add this climb

11.4 km  716 m  (656 m)  5.8 %


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The Col de Méhatché is situated in Aquitaine. This climb belongs to the Pyrenees. The Col de Méhatché via Itxassou is ranked number 283 of the Pyrenees. This Col de Méhatché approach starts in Itxassou. The Col de Méhatché climb is 11.4 km long. You gain 656 heightmeters, so the average gradient is 5.8 %. The climb is ranked 4179 in the world.

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Climbbybike difficulty score (60.7)
283
Ranking Pyrenees
889
Ranking France

Col de Méhatché via Itxassou: 1 reviews

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Paul

The col de Méhatché is a lot more challenging than the stats would have you think. It's a well surfaced road (in 2020) but being a single track, if there's any amount of traffic - which there certainly will be if your ascent falls on a weekend - being held up by vehicles trying to pass each other will be a frequent occurrence. The average gradient of 5.8% belies the fact that the road ascends and descends in steep ramps to reach it's ht of 719m and if, like me, you're unlucky enough to have to stop behind a car on one of these steep 20%+ ramps, the only option to restart is to descend to a gentler slope and start again!
Not the highest of cols but starting from Espelette with the col de Légarré (av 14%) as a warm-up, the 25kms to the top is quite a climb with ever changing views, certainly worth having a clear day for the views and a dry day for maintaining traction!!
At the top, it's possible to continue on to the radar station a further 1.5km - if you have any energy left. No amenities other than info boards but there is a bar - St Pierre - on the route.

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