Col d’Aspin is a mountain pass (1,489m) in the French Pyrenees, located in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées. The pass is between the towns of Sainte-Marie-de-Campan, to the northwest, and Arreau, to the southeast.
There are two ways to climb to the Col d’Aspin.
- From Saint Marie de Campan (northwest)
- From Arreau (southeast)
Starting point : Saint Marie de Campan
Saint Marie de Campan is located to the northwest of Col d’Aspin. The climb from Saint Marie de Campan up to Col d’Aspin is 12km and averages 6.4%.
The gradient is steady throughout the climb, making it easier to maintain a consistent pace.
|Col d’Aspin from Saint Marie de Campan|
|Strava segment||Col d’Aspin from Saint Marie de Campan|
Starting point : Arreau
Arreau is southeast of Col d’Aspin.
The climb to Col d’Aspin from Arreau is 12km and averages 6.4%. The first half is relatively easy (3% to 5%) before the gradient picks up in the second half.
|Col d’Aspin from Arreau|
|Strava segment||Col d’Aspin from Arreau|
Col d’Aspin in the Tour de France
Col d’Aspin is a Category 1 climb from Saint Marie de Campan and a Category 2 from Arreau.
It was last used in 2022, on Stage 17, where Tadej Pogačar won the stage atop the Peyragudes. Col d’Aspin was the first of four climbs in that stage.