Baños de Benasque (Aragón)
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Roads & TrafficThe road is in very good condition.
There is little traffic throughout the climb.
Climb DescriptionBaños de Benasque is one of the most beautiful climbs in the Spanish Pyrenees. It heads in to the Maladeta Natural Park a beautiful zone close to the border with France. This area is home to the two highest peaks in the Pyrenees - Aneto and Maladeta - and there are fantastic views of the high mountains throughout much of this climb.
The climb runs parallel to the Ésera River for much of the route, and the gradients are generally gentle - although there is a short stretch at 14%. This is a climb which is certainly worth doing if you are in the area. The area at the top is also the start of many popular hikes into the high mountains.
Baños de Benasque is open from May to October. The rest of the year it depends on local weather conditions, but it is often passable by road bike.
Other sidesThis is the only way to climb to Baños de Benasque on a road bike.
Col du Portillon