Col de Port (Tarascon)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Tarascon-sur-Ariège 1,250m 777m 17.0 km 4.6% 475 ***






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Climb Description

Col de Port is a relatively long and gentle climbs which has been used several times in the Tour de France. It is one of the most popular climbs in the Ariège Pyrenees, and can be combined with several other ascents nearby to create a great longer ride.

The climb from Tarascon-sur-Ariège is a long ascent, with several flat sections. The real climbing starts when you have left the village of Saurat; however, even here it is mostly gentle with nothing to trouble an experienced cyclist. The scenery is green and open for much of the route, but the great views only really come with the haripins at the top of the climb.

Col de Port is open throughout the year.


Col de Port (Tarascon) (Pyrenees)

The top of the climb has great views looking eastwards





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 Massat.




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 (Tarascon) 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
French FlagFrance

Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 10 Days
Level: Difficulty Hard
Price: €1,610 EUR
French FlagFrance

Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,350 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Picos de Europa National Park
Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,130 EUR