4-X (06-07-2006)  PASSO UMBRAIL - PASSO STELVIO - PASSO MORTIROLO - PASSO GAVIA
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ASPIN - 1489 m

    Start 1. Arreau

    Access 1. Barbastro - direction Francia - Bielsa - St.Lary

    Start 2. St.Marie de Campan

    Access 1. Tarbes - Bagneres de Bigorre - direction España

Side Arreau

We can consider this one as a short climb, one of those we you make a test, to train. It's a 12-km uphill which don't get tough untill the second part of the mountain. Before, there are a few sections at 7% or stepper.

Long section in the middle part close to 7%

From that half point on, the mountain is a little bit more difficult. The average keeps constant, maybe harder, nt too much. I climbed the mountain with a 39x21...but a 23 is ok if you want to pass the last 4km, with an average between 8-9%.

Panoramic view on the top of the Arreau side

It's an interesting climb, but not tough. It has myth because of the Tour, but nothing else. In less than 55' you can climb easily. Interesting climb to train, to take a photo, but not for going exclusively there .

I was there

Side St.Marie de Campan

This side offers a 12km climb, where first half isn't worthy. Rarely the gradiente is up to 4%, but the junction to Hourquette d'Ancizan marks a change to something different. From that point on, we have 5km at 8-9% quite tough, through a nice forest. Only the last km is easier again.

Last km from Campan

One of the easiest climbs in the zone. Like this one, there are many surrounding your home, for sure. A lot of fame, history, but only a bit of difficulties to reach the top. Last kilometers force us to 39x23, but maybe a 21 if you're fit...

Once from each side