Collada de Toses

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Ribes de Freser 1,800m 893m 20.4 km 4.4% 742 ***

Collada de Toses Profile

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Climb Description

Collada de Toses from Ribes de Freser is a pleasant climb running parallel to the French border in the Catalan Pyrenees. It is a high mountain climb and has pleasant scenery, but most of the route is in forest and so there are no great views. Indeed, the scenery at the top is particularly disappointed, with a large concrete hotel dominating the landscape.

From Ribes de Freser you stay on the main N-260 road as far as Planoles. From here you can either continue on the N-260 or take the smaller and quieter GIV-4016. The former probably has the slightly more interesting scenery, while the latter is the more challenging climb and is a more remote and tranquil road (the profile above is for the GIV-4016 route). There is little to choose between them though, so feel free to decide for yourselves.

Collada de Toses is one of the most important passes in the region, which means that it is cleared of snow at times during winter; however, don't count on it being open from December to April. The rest of the year it is usually fine.

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition.

There is not much traffic on this climb, but it is not completely empty like some others in the region. The section between Ribes de Freser and Planoles is slighlty more busy than the rest of the route, but it is not enough to cause a nuissance for cyclists.

Alternative Routes

Collada de Toses can also be climbed from the west, beginning in Urtx.

Nearby Climbs

La Creueta

Coll de Canes

La Vansa

Coll de Pradell

Col de Puymorens

Cycling Holidays

We do not currently run any cycling holidays in this part of the Catalan Pyrenees. However, if you would like to customize an itinerary in the region, please contact us and we would happy to organize a trip for you.

In the past, for example, we have organized a coast to coast cycling tour across the Spanish Pyrenees for groups and cycling clubs, which have included the climb to Collada de Toses.

You may also be interested in some of our other tours below, both in the Pyrenees and elsewhere in Catalonia.

Cava Vineyards
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,780 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Medieval Villages of Catalonia
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,660 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,630 EUR
*Bike Hire Included