Col de Couraduque

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Aulus-les-Bains 1,520m 777m 12.8 km 6.1% 525 ***

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Climb Description

Guzet Neige is one of the highest climbs in the Ariege Pyrenees, with the road ascending to a ski resort. It is a fairly challenging climb, with gradients hovering between 7-8% for much of the way, but it is not especially long for the region.

The climb has been used three times in the Tour de France, with stage winners including Robert Millar and the legendary Marco Pantani. However, it last featured in 1995, and has been out of favour since, with other climbs nearby chosen instead.

Guzet Neige is open throughout the year.

Guzet Neige (Pyrenees)

The road to Guzet Neige begins near the Col de Latrappe

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition throughout and there is little traffic on the climb in the summer. In winter it is busier, particularly at weekends as people drive up to the ski resort.

Alternative Routes

Guzet Neige can also be climbed from the west, starting at the junction of the D3 and D8. Much of the climb (the last 8km) are the same as this side from Aulus-les-Bains.

Nearby Climbs

Port de Lers

Col de Port

Col de la Core

Col de Menté

Col de Portet d'Aspet

Col d'Agnes

Cycling Holidays

We don't currently have any holidays that climb to Guzet Neige, although our Pyrenees Coast to Coast tour tackles some of the neighbouring ascents in the Ariège Pyrenees.

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