Col de Mente

Pyrenees, France

New - Mountain

Col de Mente is another linking climb for the Tour de France. We start at the base of Portet D’Aspet (just 1K down from the Casartelli memorial after his ‘95 crash). This side is easier and quieter than the other side and often leads to the subsequent climbs of Port de Bales and Peyresourde (in the Fulgaz library!). The climb starts out easier including a short descent before it gets serious for the final 6.5K at a smidge over 8%. The switchbacks in the middle of the climb give nice views of the nearby mountains and valleys to the East. After 3 very big days (including Bales and Peyresourde the day before) only this one tougher 6.5K stretch on this ride felt quite manageable. How will you fare? Good luck!

11.06km
DISTANCE
00:44:56
DURATION
737m
ELEVATION
335
TOUGHNESS