4-X (06-07-2006)  PASSO UMBRAIL - PASSO STELVIO - PASSO MORTIROLO - PASSO GAVIA
ARCALÍS DEUX ALPES PIAU ENGALY VAL LOURON RABASSA PEYRESOURDE ASPIN HOURQUETTE D'ANCIZAN PAL-CABUS
CROIX DE FER CAUTERETS TURO DE L'HOME AUBISQUE GLANDON IZOARD RASOS DE PEGUERA TIMMELSJOCH CORTALS D'ENCAMP PLATEAU DE BONASCRE
HAUTACAM TOURMALET PLA D'ADET-PORTET LUZ ARDIDEN MONT VENTOUX GALIBIER ALPE D'HUEZ STELVIO GAVIA LAGOS COVADONGA FEDAIA PLATEAU DE BEILLE MONT CARO MADELEINE BONETTE SAMPEYRE AGNELLO FINESTRE HOCHTOR TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO PAILHERES KUHTAI
MORTIROLO ANGLIRU ZONCOLAN KITZBUHELER HORN RETTENBACHFERNER OSCHENIKSEE 3-X 4-X

PLATEAU DE BONASCRE - 1378 m

    Start. Ax-les-Thermes

    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% sections

A 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.

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