A Guide to Cycling the Col de la Crouzette

The Col de la Crouzette is a category 1 climb located in the Ariège region of the Pyrenees. From the town of Biert, the climb is 8.4kms in length and gains 658m in elevation. The average gradient for the entire climb is 7.8%, however, there are some very challenging sections closer to the summit including pitches of 19%. It was included in the 2008 edition of the Tour de France as part of the climb of the Col de Portel.

Climb Statistics and gradient profile

gradient profile col de la crouzette via Biert

Col de la Crouzette (via Biert)

Length: 8.2km / 5.2mi

Average gradient: 7.8%

Start point: 586m / 1,923ft

Elevation at top: 1,245m / 4,085ft

Category: Category One

Nearest town: Biert

Facilities at top: No

When to ride: Year round

Road condition: Asphalt – Good

Nearest climb: Col de Portel

Col d’Agnes

The Col d’Agnes is a very scenic climb in the Ariège and has featured in the Tour de France on five occasions. From Massat the climb is 17.2km in length with an average gradient of 5.7%. Discover more about the climb here.

Planning a cycling holiday in the Pyrenees

If you are not familiar with the Pyrenees, our comprehensive guide will help you plan everything you need for your cycling holiday. The guide includes information such as:

  • a map of the Pyrenees with climbs and towns marked
  • where to base yourself depending on which mountains you would like to ride
  • cycling hotels and lodges
  • bike hire outlets
  • getting to and from the Pyrenees
  • non-cycling attractions and activities in the region