Pic Negre is an international high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.643m (8,671ft) above the sea level, located on the Andorran-Spanish border. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Where is Pic Negre?
The peak is located on the boundary of Escaldes-Engordany and Sant Julià de Lòria parishes of Andorra and the province of Lleida, in the western part of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain.
Can you drive to Pic Negre?
The road to the summit is totally unpaved with loose stones. This route is not suitable for normal cars. A 4x4 vehicle is required. The summit hosts an iconic abandoned VW T1. On the Andorran side, starting at Sant Julià de Lòria, the ascent is 20.8 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.638 meters. The average gradient is 7.87%, hitting a 16% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.
On the Spanish side, starting at Bescaran, the ascent is 16.4 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.360 meters. The average gradient is 8.29%, hitting a 20% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.
Is the road to Pic Negre open?
Set high in the Pyrenees mountain range, this road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). The open and close dates all depend on snowmelt and snowfall each year.