A beautiful climb that demands attention.
Hautacam is a 13km climb, ascending 1170m to 1635m altitude with sections of 15% gradients and an overall average of 8%. It has made special appearances on the Tour de France and can be considered a gentle giant.
From Argelès-Gazost, the climb begins through farming fields and green meadows. The road is narrow and ascends with wide bends through small hamlets.
The final few kilometres are not without stunning views of the Hautes-Pyrénées.
It is the white sea at 1,909m. Mont Ventoux is epic. A giant that stands alone in the Provence region of Southern France, Mont Ventoux has made for some of the most dramatic backdrops for the Tour de France. With gradients between 7-10%, the 22km climb from Bédoin is one of cycling’s most talked about climbs. Its stark summit with oceanic limestone, heat haze and strong winds has taken the legs and last breaths of pro riders.