Hautacam is a popular ski resort located in the French Pyrenees at an altitude of 1,635m.
Although it’s not a high mountain pass above 2,000m such as the Col du Tourmalet (2,115m), Col de la Loze (2,304m), Col du Granon (2,413m), Col d’Izoard (2,360m) or Col du Galibier (2,645m), Hautacam is well-known among cyclists for being a notoriously hard climb.
Starting point : Argelès-Gazost
Argelès-Gazost is located northwest of Hautacam.
From Argelès-Gazost, it’s a 14.6km climb with an average gradient of 7.4% up to Hautacam. The gradient gets steep within the first few hundred meters outside of Argelès-Gazost.
|Hautacam from Argelès-Gazost|
|Strava segment||Hautacam from Argelès-Gazost|
Hautacam in the Tour de France
Hautacam has appeared in the Tour de France six times since 1994. It hosted the mountain top finish on Stage 18 in 2014 and 2022. The stage winners in Hautacam in 2014 (Vincenzo Nibali) and 2022 (Jonas Vingegaard) won the Tour de France General Classification.
It was also Jonas Vingegaard’s first Tour de France stage win while wearing the yellow jersey.