Dare to drive the challenging Col de Spandelles
Col de Spandelles is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.378m (4,520ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Pyrénées, in southwestern France, part of the Midi-Pyrénées region.
The pass is crossed by a road connecting the D426 to the D921. The surface is paved but in bad conditions, with pot holes. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Argelès Gazost, the ascent is 15.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 925 meters. The average percentage is 6 %. On this side the asphalt is pretty bad.
And starting from D 128, the ascent is 10.18 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 860 meters. The average percentage is 8.4 %. The road is very winding, with steep gradient and without protections and extremely narrow. It’s dangerous due the rock slides risk.