4-X (06-07-2006)  PASSO UMBRAIL - PASSO STELVIO - PASSO MORTIROLO - PASSO GAVIA
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CORTALS D'ENCAMP - 2068 m

    Start. Encamp

    Access. Barcelona - Puigcerda - La Seu d'Urgell - Andorra

A classic mountain in the Tour of Catalonia, but not done in the Tour of  Spain. From Encamp, the climb is quite short, 8-9km, but since the beginning, it is really really tough. The gradient in the first 2 km hardly ever  less than 10%...and til the junction to Engolasters, no time to take a breath.

Criminal turns in the 2nd km

After that, you face one side of the mountain through some U-turns, which offer a nice view of the valley. Meanwhile, the gradient settles a peaceful 8%.

Views on the top

So this is km5’5 where you make a right and get into the final part of the climb, quite open, you can see clearly the end. The average, better now, 6-7%, and the road right to the ski station.

Summit of Cortals

39x25 necessary today, moreover at the beginning. The more you ride, the less the gradient becomes… A good asphalt for this must-do mountain in Andorra.