Col de Mantet: this road is not for the sissies
Col de Mantet is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.760m (5,774ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. The road is incredibly narrow with a steep unprotected drop to one side throughout. It's also regularly covered in snow making it even more trecherous.
The pass is traversed by the D6 road. It’s an extremely narrow asphalted road. It can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. In many places the road is bordered on one side by stones and on the other side by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. The road is really steep, with sections up to 15%.
There are 2 routes to reach the pass. Starting from Sahorre, the ascent is 14.8 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.086 meters. The average percentage is 7.3 %. And starting from Mantet, the ascent is 2.7 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 211 meters. The average percentage is 7.8 %.
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