A Guide to Cycling the Col de Portel & the Mur de Péguère

Climb Statistics and gradient profile

Col de Portel gradient profile via Foix

Col de Portel (Eastern approach)

Length: 29.8km / 18.5mi

Average gradient: 3.5%

Start point: 391m / 1,283ft

Elevation at top: 1440m / 4,724

Category: 1

Nearest town: La Bastide-de-Sérou

Facilities at top: None

When to ride: May to Oct

Road condition: Asphalt – Good

Nearest climb:

Number of approaches: 6

Route Variations

Col d’Agnes

The first section of the Col d’Agnes is on the Port des Lers climb. From this approach, it is a scenic climb with numerous switchbacks leading to the summit at 1570m. Discover more about the climb here.

Discover more about cycling in the Ariège region

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