Page Contributor(s): Erwan Treguier, Brittany, France
Cycling Arcalis from Ordino
Ride 25 kilometers gaining 1,153 meters at 4.5% average grade.
This is likely the most famous of Andoran climbs, having been included in the Tour de France three times as of 2022 (1997, 2009 and 2016) and the Vuelta 3 times between 2001 and 2007.
This climb begins in the small Andorran village of Ordino and climbs to the Arcalis ski station at roughly 2,330 meters. The scenery along the climb is exceptional and the jewel of the climb are the 12 hairpins a few kilometers from the finish.
Climb begins in quaint Ordino.
There are a few snow tunnels along the climb.
We reach the photo opp TdF Tunnel at kilometer 20 -
The roadway is bordered by hills and mountside most of the way.
Pass the giant ring at kilometer 23.8
The ring is located at Punt Sublim (sublime point) and offers a nice window to the surrounding scenery as well as an optical illusion when standing uphill from it as it looks to be ready to begin rolling downhill at any moment.
Climb finishes at Arcalis Ski Station.
Amazing set of 12 hairpins for 2.5 km beginning 4 km from PJAMM Cycling’s Mallorca Trip Optionthe top averaging 6.6%.
Thank you Matt and Lisa!!
Hey, we said it was a great photo opp location 👍
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