Station de Peyragude Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

5.7
FIETS
5.6 mi
DISTANCE
2,205 ft
GAINED
7.5 %
AVG. GRADE

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Page Contributor(s): Carl Hansen, Guernsey, UK; Niamh Mooney, Pyrenees Cycling Lodge, Saint Savin, France. .

INTRO

Peyragudes is accessed via the Col de Peyresourde (D618). A right turn a couple of kilometers below the col from the western (Avajan) side takes you up to the ski station. The steepest parts of the listed climb are after turning off the D618 so it is worth the deviation from the Col de Peyresourde.

This climb will be in Stage 17 of this year's 2022 Tour de France

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Roadway: The roadway is in good shape all the way up to the ski station.

Traffic: There is moderate traffic in the summer on the D618. The road to the ski station has very little traffic.

Parking: You can park in Bagneres de Luchon, Arreau, Avajan and in some other places along the side of the road on both sides and the top of the Col de Peyresourde. You can also park at the Peyragudes ski station at the top of this climb.

Summer in the Pyrenees is normally warm and sunny, even at higher elevations. However, there are some periods of low clouds that can make the climbs quite damp. Bring warm clothes just in case. There are bike shops in Bagneres de Luchon and in St Lary Soulon. Water is available in Bagneres de Luchon, Arreau, and some of the smaller villages along the route.
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There are places to stay in Bagneres de Luchon, St Lary Soulon, and some of the smaller villages in the area. Bagneres de Luchon and St Lary Soulon (and some of the other villages) also have restaurants and shops for food. There are usually some shops open at the ski station during the middle of the day in summer.

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CLIMB SUMMARY

Peyragudes is accessed via the Col de Peyresourde (D618).  A right turn a couple of kilometers below the col from the western (Avajan) side takes you up to the ski station.  The steepest parts of the listed climb are after turning off the D618 so it is worth the deviation from the Col de Peyresourde.

The Tour de France has visited Peyragudes several times in recent years, mostly by first climbing the eastern (Bagneres de Luchon) side of the Col de Peyresourde.   The first stage finish in 2012 was in the upper village.  Recent stages finishes here – including in 2022 – have used the airport runway which gives a steep (15%+) run up to the finish.  Unfortunately, the runway is not available to most cyclists but the main road to the village still provides a good challenge!

There is also an upper road to Peyragudes very close to the top of the Col de Peyresourde on the western side.  It was used in the 2018 Tour de France on the way to the Col de Portet.  This road includes some climbing from either direction up to the Montee de Peyragudes, but it is best used to carry on through the village and join back up with the D618 (follow the route map and then just continue on after the climbing stops).

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