Travel guide to the top of Tuc d'Ardounes
Tuc d'Ardounes is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.045m (6,709ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.
Tucked away in the Pyrenees, a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Chemin du Tuc d'Ardounes. It’s a chairlift access road dominating the beautiful valleys of Aure and Louron.
4x4 vehicles only. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. The climb is inhuman. Starting from Station de Ski de Val Louron, the ascent is 4.9km (3.04 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 607 meters. The average percentage is 12.38%.
Pic: Jean-Marie Quiniou