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This ride departs from Laruns and takes you to the summit of the Port de Castet. The official start of the climb is at the Village of Castet. This is a short climb which certainly packs a lot of punch. While the climb itself is just under 5kms long, the average gradient is 9% – with one kilometre topping out at 12%. Just remind yourself once you reach the top its all downhill back to where you started from.
Distance: 30.4km / 18.9mi
Start elevation: 527m / 1,729ft
Max elevation: 869m / 2,851ft
Metres climbed: 689m / 2,260ft
Metres descended: 689m / 2,260ft
Categorised climbs: 1
Both the town of Laruns and the village of Castet offer up good options for resupply of food and water.
Length: 12km / 3.1mi
Average gradient: 9.1%
Start point: Castet
Elevation at top: 869m / 2,851ft
* Enjoy the test of this punchy, short climb. Getting to the top will certainly ask questions of your your climbing legs.
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