Col de Bagargi (Larrau)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Larrau 1,327m 947m 14.5 km 6.5% 1279 ****

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Climb Description

Col de Bagargi from Larrau is a very challenging climb. The gradient is inconsistent, with the second half of the climb containing long sections above 12%.   Along with several of the other climbs in the Basque Pyrenees, it requires a high degree of fitness to enjoy.

The first three kilometres are the same as Port de Larrau, before you turn left and climb into the vibrant green hills which are so characteristic of this part of the Pyrenees.

The gradients here are inconsistent which makes it a challenging ride, but if you have a high level of fitness there are some excellent circular routes which you can do around the region. From the top of the climb it is possible to continue slightly higher, if you continue over the pass and then turn left - before following a road which leads to the Col de Sensibil - an unmarked climb which is one of the highest in the area.

Col de Bagargi is open throughout the year subject to the weather. Short term closures due to snow are common in winter, but generally do not last more than a week or two.

Col de Bagargi (Larrau)

The top of the pass is clearly marked

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition throughout.

There is little traffic on the climb.

Col de Bagargi Quiet Roads

The climb can be extended to Col Mehatze

Alternative Routes

Col de Bagargi can be climbed from the west, beginning in Basaburua. It is also possible to reach the top coming on a narrow road from Ahuski which goes over the Col de Burdin Olatze. Be aware that the road surface is not the best on this route.

Nearby Climbs

Port de Larrau


Col de la Pierre St Martin


Col d'Osquich

Col de Marie Blanque

Cycling Holidays

Col de Bagargi can be climbed as an extension option on our Pyrenees Coast to Coast cycling holiday.

Check out the information below for details of this and some of the other 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