Port de Lers (Massat)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Massat 1,570m 868m 16.6 km 5.2% 620 ****

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Climb Description

Port de Lers is a nice climb in the Ariège region of the Pyrenees. It has been used five times in the Tour de France, most recently in 2015 when reigning World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski was first over the summit, before getting caught on the final climb to Plateau de Beille.

The climb from Massat shares much of the same road as the Col d'Agnes, turning off just 4km from the summit. The lower part of the climb is very gentle as it follows the course of the picturesque Arac River. The top part, however, is the more scenic. The scenery opens up here with great views across to the high peaks near to the border with Andorra.

Port de Lers is open throughout the year, subject to weather, but be aware that short term closures are common in winter.

Port de Lers (Massat) Cycling Climb

The last few kilometres have a high mountain feel to them

Roads & Traffic

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

Alternative Routes

Port de Lers can also be climbed starting from Vicdessos.

Nearby Climbs

Col d'Agnes

Col de Port

Guzet Neige

Col de la Core

Col de Menté

Col de Portet d'Aspet

Plateau de Beille

Cycling Holidays

Port de Lers 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

Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,490 EUR