Col de Peyresourde Climb Profile

By : Mr Mamil
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The Col de Peyresourde is a mountain pass (1,569m) in the French Pyrenees between the towns of Bagnères-de-Luchon and Arreau.

There are two ways to climb Col de Peyresourde.

  • From Bagnères-de-Luchon (east)
  • From Arreau (northwest)

The climb from Bagnères-de-Luchon is shorter and steeper, while Arreau is longer, but easier.

Starting point : Bagnères-de-Luchon

Bagnères-de-Luchon is located to the east of Col de Peyresourde. The Porte de Balès climb is also nearby in Bagnères-de-Luchon as an alternative.

The climb up Col de Peyresourde from Bagnères-de-Luchon is 13.7km long and averages 6.7%.

The first 3km are easier, with a slight downhill after 2.5km, but the gradient ramps up to the summit.

Col de Peyresourde from Bagnères-de-Luchon
Distance13.7km
Climb categoryHC
Elevation gain931m
Minimum elevation633m
Maximum elevation1,556m
Average gradient6.7%
Maximum gradient11.3%
Strava segmentCol de Peyresourde from Bagnères-de-Luchon

Starting point : Arreau

Arreau is located to the northwest of Col de Peyresourde. It’s also the starting point for Col d’Aspin if you’re after a more challenging climb.

The climb up Col de Peyresourde from Arreau is 17.3km and averages 4.7%. The first 10km is easy with lots of false flat sections. After that, the gradient averages 5 to 7% to the summit.

Col de Peyresourde from Arreau
Distance17.3km
Climb categoryHC
Elevation gain843m
Minimum elevation740m
Maximum elevation1,556m
Average gradient4.7%
Maximum gradient9.5%
Strava segmentCol de Peyresourde from Arreau

Col de Peyresourde in the Tour de France

Col de Peyresourde is a Hors Catégorie (HC) climb from both Bagnères-de-Luchon and Arreau.

It has featured in the Tour de France 68 times, placing it fourth after Col du Tourmalet (88), Col d’Aspin (73), and Col d’Aubisque (73). Col de Peyresourde was first featured in 1910 and as recent as Stage 17 in 2021, which Tadej Pogačar won.