Col de Port (Massat)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Massat 1,250m 601m 12.8 km 4.7% 325 ***

Col de Port (Massat) Profile

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Climb Description

Col de Port is perhaps the easiest of the 'big' climbs in the Pyrenees, particularly when climbed from Massat. The gradient is very regular and very rarely exceeds a modest 6%. For professionals it is a very easy ascent and, although it has been used several times in the Tour de France, it is usually early in a stage, transitioning towards a harder climb.

The climb from Massat is in trees for much of the ascent, with no really spectacular views until you reach the col itself. From here the scenery really opens up as you look down towards the Ariège Valley. Col de Port is a good climb to include as part of a longer route or on an easier day.

Col de Port is usually open throughout the year.

Col de Port (Massat) (Pyrenees)

This is a pleasant climb, but with no spectacular views until the very top

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition and there is little traffic on the climb.

Alternative Routes

Col de Port can also be climbed starting from Tarascon-sur-Ariège.

Nearby Climbs

Col d'Agnes

Port de Lers

Plateau de Beille

Guzet Neige

Col de la Core

Col de Menté

Col de Portet d'Aspet

Col de Marmare

Cycling Holidays

Col de Port (Massat) is climbed 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