Collada de Toses (Urtx)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Urtx 1,800m 710m 21.7 km 3.3% 281 ***

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Climb Description

Collada de Toses from Urtx 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.

It is a long and gentle climb with no steep gradients, which makes it easy to maintain a steady rhythm. This is a good route to include in a long ride around the area, rather than as a standalone climb.

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 generally not a lot of traffic on this climb. The first few kilometres, either side of Urtx are by far the most busy. The traffic reduces as you continue climbing, but it never completely disappears.

Alternative Routes

Collada de Toses can also be climbed from the east, beginning in Ribes de Freser.

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