Col d'Ispeguy (St-Etienne)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry 672m 506m 8.0 km 6.3% 362 ****

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Climb Description

Col d'Ispeguy is a medium mountain climb in the Pyrenees, which straddles the border between France and Spain.

The ascent from Saint-Etienne is (as the name suggests!) on the French side of the border, and is a very steady climb, with the gradient rarely deviating from around 6%. Despite its relatively low altitude, it boasts some impressive scenery, particularly on the upper slopes where the road runs alongside the mountain and gives panoramic views above the treeline.

Col d'Ispeguy is open throughout the year.

Col de Ispeguy - Pyrenees

This is a nice climb with fine open views

Roads & Traffic

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

Quiet roads on the Col de Ispeguy

There is little traffic throughout the climb

Alternative Routes

Col d'Ispeguy can also be climbed from the Spanish side, starting in Erratzu.

Nearby Climbs

Col d'Ibardin

Port de Larrau

Col d'Osquich


Col de la Pierre St Martin


Cycling Holidays

Col d'Ispeguy is 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 the region.

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

Basque Mountains
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,480 EUR