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Port d'Envalira is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.408 m (7,900ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrenees in the Encamp parish of Andorra. It is said to be the highest asphalted road in the Pyrenees. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

The asphalted road over the pass, called CG-2, connects El Pas de la Casa with the rest of the country. It’s said to be the highest European road open all year round. The climb has been featured several times at the Tour de France and Vuelta a España cycling races. The pass is bypassed by the Envalira Tunnel, at 2,000 meters and is nearly 3 kilometers long.

 

There are 3 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Latour Carol, the ascent is 31 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1162 heightmeters. The average percentage is 3.7 %. Starting from Andorra, the ascent is 27.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1378 heightmeters. The average percentage is 5 %. On this road most of the traffic is diverted through the new tunnel into the tax free principality, leaving the road free of the larger vehicles. And starting from Ax les Thermes, the ascent is 35 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1687 heightmeters. The average percentage is 4.8 %. 

 




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