Ax-3-Domaines (Pyrenees)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Ax-les-Thermes 1,350m 670m 8.1 km 8.6% 724 ***

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Climb Description

Ax-3 Domaines is a fairly short and steep climb up to a ski resort in the French Pyrenees. It has been used as a stage finish several times in the Tour de France; most notably in the 2013 edition when Chris Froome raced clear to victory on his way to winning the overall title.

The climb is not the most picturesque in the region. Most of the road is in trees and the village at the top is a typically unattractive ski resort. However, it is an enjoyable enough climb - particularly if you like challenging gradients - and is a nice option to add on to the end of a route if you still have some energy left in the legs.

Ax-3 Domaines is open throughout the year.

Ax-3-Domaines from Bastida

Much of the climb is in forest

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition.

There is little traffic on the climb.

Alternative Routes

This is the only way to climb to Ax-3 Domaines.

Nearby Climbs

Port de Pailhères

Col du Chioula

Col de Marmare

Col de Puymorens

Plateau de Beille

Col de Port

Port de Lers

Port d'Envalira

Cycling Holidays

Ax-3-Domaines can be climbed as a route extension option on our Pyrenees Coast to Coast cycling holiday.

Check out the information below for details of this and some of the tours that we run in high mountains.

Port de Pailheres Cycling
French FlagFrance

Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 9 Days
Level: Difficulty Hard
Price: €1,980 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

French FlagFrance

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

Picos de Europa National Park
Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,490 EUR