Col de Spandelles Ferrieres Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

6.4 mi
2,789 ft
8.3 %



Very pleasant climb back up Col de Spandelles from the western side - this one reminds us of Italy's Col della Fauniera from Ponte Marmora.

Featured in Stage 18 of the 2022 Tour de France

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Panoramic view looking down on the ravine that is climbed up from Ferrieres; lush green mountains

Cycling Col de Spandelles

View back down the ravine that we climb up from Ferrieres.

This is an exceptional and fun bike climb.  We ride 10.3 kilometers gaining 81 meters at an average of 7.8% with one 500 meters stretch at 10.3% and a kilometer at 9.8%.

photo collage shows signs for Col de Spandelles, Ferrieres, old stone farm buildings

Ride 10.3 kilometers gaining 820 meters at 8.3% average grade.

2022 Tour de France

Pogacar attacking on Spandelles with Vingegaard shadowing in the yellow jersey.

Right photo - Van Aert in the green jersey.

photo collage showing old stone church and hotel building in town of Ferrieres

Climb begins in the very small town (pop. 84) of Ferrieres, north of Col du Solour and west of Argeles Gazost.

I do not recall how we had the good fortune of discovering Col de Spandelles when we visited the Pyrenees (Argeles Gazost/Luz Saint Sauveur) in 2013 but I feel quite lucky that we did stumble across it.  The climb begins in the small and charming town of Fererriers and climbs a single lane rough road through lush surroundings an open col 10 kilometers up.  The climb is steep throughout (averaging just over 8%) with 500 meters at 10.3% and a full kilometer at 9.2%.

photo collage shows narrow one-lane country road surrounded by lush green landscape and pastureland on a wet overcast day; PJAMM Cycling logo in corner

Col de Spandelles is a little known route that is in close proximity to the much more popular and well known (if not famous) climbs of Col du Soulor and Col d’Aubisque.  A nice and short loop from Argeles Gazost includes Col du Soulor and Col de Spandelles at 585 kilometers with 1,976 meters of climbing (PJAMM’s Col du Soulor + Col de Spandelles Loop Page).

photo collage shows narrow one-lane mountain roadway surrounded by lush green landscape and pastureland; aerial drone view shows roadway snaking up hillside

Perhaps we will never experience the privacy we have climbing Spandelles in 2013 and again in 2018 - the Tour de France features the col from Fererriers on Stage 18 in the middle of Col d’Aubisque and the mountaintop finish at Hautacam.

photo collage shows street sign for Col de Spandelles; sheep grazing in pasture; road up mountainside with Finish pointed out

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