Stage 17, 2018 Tour de France

Stage 17 of the 2018 Pyrenees was a short but sharp epic with so many vertical meters of elevation in a short distance. This route is the exact same the riders took on – how will you fare?

Views of Pla d'adet a famous cycling climb of the French Pyrenees

Suggested cycling route

Distance: 65km / 40.5mi

Start elevation: 633m / 2,076ft

Max elevation: 2,215m / 7,267ft

Climbing: 3,148m / 10,329ft

Descending: 1,590m / 5,216ft

Categorised climbs: 3

Cyclist at the top of the Pyrenees mountain Col d'Azet summit

From the top of the Col d’Azet you can look back across to where you started the ride.

Food and water

Whilst only a short distance this route has quite a lot of climbing, so you will want to be stocked up with both food and water. We recommend refueling at Saint Lary prior to tackling the final climb of the Col de Portet.


  • See how you fare against the time set by the pros in the 2018 Tour de France.
  • Enjoy the fast descent off the top of the Col de Peyresourde.
  • Looking across to both where you have come from and the finishing summit from the top of the Col d’Azet.

Climb statistics and gradient profiles

Gradient profile of Col de Peyresourde from Bagneres de Luchon

Col de Peyresourde

Length: 13.8km / 8.57mi

Average gradient: 6.8%

Start point: Bagnéres du Luchon

Elevation at top: 1,569m / 5,148ft

Col d’Azet

Length: 7.4km / 4.6mi

Average gradient: 8.3%

Start point: Genos

Elevation at top: 1,580m / 5,184ft

Gradient profile of Col d'Azet from Genos
Gradient profile for Col de Portet from Saint Lary Soulan

Col de Portet

Length: 17km / 10.56mi

Average gradient: 8.3%

Start point: Saint Lary Soulan

Elevation at top: 2,215m / 7,267ft