PLATEAU DE BONASCRE - 1378 m
Access. Barcelona - Puigcerda - La Seu d'Urgell - Andorra - direction Foix
Towards the small but nice ski station called Ax-3-Domaines, this short tough climb is very similar to Pla d’Adet. So departing from Ax-les-Thermes, the road keeps steep at 10-12%, through a dense grass zone with several U-turns. This first part is a bit too tough.
Tough start at 10%
So passed 2km, the road passes the other side of the mountain, and the gradient becomes a bit softer. More straight zones…but not so easy to find sections less than 8%.
Mid-zone with Oscar&me
Slowly, kilometres are passing, and despite climbing through a forest, you may get burnt. Last 4km, with some soft sections, offer also a few 10% zones.
At 3km between 6-10% sectionsA good asphalt for this wide road. I suggest 39x25, or even more for the first part, because using a 23 you will ride too slow. Not a bad idea to go for this mountain, where Carlos Sastre welcomed his recent born child.
At the end on the top