A paved road to Col de Port in the French Pyrenees
Col de Port is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.249m (4,098ft) above the sea level, located in the French Pyrenees between Massat and Tarascon-sur-Ariège in the "massif de l'Arize".
The pass is traversed by the D618 road. It's totally paved and links the Couserans and Ariège valleys. The pass has been featured several times in the Tour de France and is popular with touring cyclists.
The road is usually open all year. There are 2 possible routes to reach the summit. Starting from Massat, the ascent is 12.8 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 601 meters. The average percentage is 4.7 %. And starting from the D 8 - D 618 road, the ascent is 17 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 777 meters. The average percentage is 4.6 %.