The climb to this ski-station starts in Vignec, part of Saint-Lary. And it starts of real hard, because the first kilometers have double digits. Also after the heavy start, the col remains hard. In 10 kms, you win 860m height.
The Le Pla d'Adet is situated in Midi-Pyrenees.
This climb belongs to the Pyrenees.
The Le Pla d'Adet via Vignec is ranked number 97 of the Pyrenees.
This Le Pla d'Adet approach starts in Vignec.
The Le Pla d'Adet climb is 10.73 km long. You gain 861 heightmeters, so the average gradient is 8 %.
The climb is ranked 1548 in the world.
If you want to climb the Le Pla d'Adet, you can find more information on how to train to climb the Le Pla d'Adet here.
Since 2005, the Le Pla d'Adet will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2014 : Saint-Gaudens - Pla d'Adet on 23/07/2014
Le Pla d'Adet via Vignec popularity rank : 731
The Le Pla d'Adet has been climbed by 9 climbbybikers. It is ranked No. 731 as the most climbed climb in the world.
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Le Pla d'Adet via Vignec: 3 reviews
Certainly worth doing. I stayed in Saint-Lary-Soulan at the foot of the climb during the week before the passage of the 2013 Tour. The climb is gruelling for the first 7km. It averages around 10% and when I did it, starting at 10am, the sun was out and it was baking hot. The road is carved out of the rock face, which acts like a radiator. I was nearly cracking after 7km, but then there is a flat stretch and after that the gradient is more humane for the last 4km. So I made it to the top without stopping.
Be aware all shops at the top are closed, apart from 1, which is also only open during high summer (July/August) when the cable lift opens for summer tourists.
I rode this on 9/12/07 after the Peyresourde (from Luchon). It was rather hot, about 24C, and no wind, and was deserted. I had only time for one ride left and chose this one, although I couldnt exactly remember what the stats were. After riding it, I wish I had done the Col d Aspin instead. When Tour excitement is NOT there, the climb is actually pretty boring and, compared to other climbs in the area, much less scenic. That being said, it is still good roads, little traffic, and an excellent workout.
Climbed Plat dAdet in withering heat the day before the Tour went up it in 2005. The first part is very steep and the climb is in full sun for most of the way. Fortunately, there is a village halfway up with a water trough which you can stick your head into if needs be. Came down the morning after the Tour in thick fog. Absolutley freezing. The contrast to the heat on the climb two days before was astonishing.