Col des Bordères (Pyrenees)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Arrens Marsous 1,156m 277m 4.0 km 6.9% 148 ***

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Climb Description

Col des Borderes is a short and pleasant cycling climb running parallel to the Col de Soulor. It is popular with cyclists looking to avoid the main road between Arrens-Marsous and Argeles-Gazost, and it offers a more tranquil and scenic ride.

It is tougher than the average gradient suggests, with a lot of irregularities, including some stretches in double figurees.

Col des Borderes can be open throughout the year, although closures are possible due to snow in the winter. The pass is not routinely cleared.

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition and there is little traffic throughout.

Alternative Routes

Col de Borderes can also be reached from Argeles Gazost. However, this is a long and irregular descent with several downhill and flat stretches, rather than a sustained climb.

Nearby Climbs

Col d'Aubisque (Soulor)

Col de Spandelles

Col de Couraduque

Col de Marie Blanque

Col du Pourtalet

Col de Pierre St Martin


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Cycling Holidays

Col des Bordères can be climbed as a route extension option on our Pyrenees Coast to Coast and Best of the Pyrenees cycling holidays.

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

Port de Pailheres Cycling
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 9 Days
Level: Difficulty Hard
Price: €1,980 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

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