Cycling Col d’Aspin from Saint Marie de Campan
Ride 13.6 kilometers gaining 643 meters at 4.6% average grade.
This is the link between Luz Saint Sauveur (Col du Tourmalet) and Bagneres de-Luchon (Col de Peyresourde) which has resulted in it being included many times in the Tour de France.
Village of Esplade at 5 km
Col d’Aspin has a very long history with the Tour de France, having been featured in the greatest of Grand Tours a staggering 53 times since the tour began again after WWII - included in 74% of the Tour’s from 1947-2019 (71 in total). Col d’Aspin is the link between the two famous Pyrenees bike climbs - Col du Tourmalet and Col de Peyresourde.
Here is the Tour de France history from Wikipedia:
Information from Wikipedia - Col d’Aspin