Coll de Mantet

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Vilefranche de Conflent 1,760m 1,310m 21.3 km 6.1% 1,045 ***

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Climb Description

Col de Mantet is a challenging climb in the Catalan Pyrenees. Despite not being especially famous, its statistics compare with monstrous ascents such as Tourmalet or Plateau de Beille. It follows a narrow road through several small villages, with the steeper part of the climb really kicking in after the village of Py.

The scenery here is pleasant and the road quiet, making it enjoyable for cycling, but don't expect the really spectacular views that are commonplace in the central part of the Pyrenees.

Col de Mantet is usually open throughout the year, with the pass being cleared to allow access to the village of Mantet. However, short term closures are possible in winter.

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in reasonable condition throughout. There are no cracks or potholes, but it is not very smooth and makes for a bumpy and grippy ride.

There is little traffic throughout the climb

Alternative Routes

Col de Mantet can also be climbed from the south, starting in the village of Mantet. This is just a short ascent (2.7km at 7.8%), and can only be reached by road, from this side of the climb.

Nearby Climbs

Coll de Jau

Coll de Creu

Port de Pailheres

Cycling Holidays

Coll de Mantet can be climbed as an optional route extension 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