A memorable road trip to Coll des Molles

Coll des Molles is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.089m (6,853ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France, near the border with Spain and the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.

Coll des Molles

The road to reach the summit is extreme. It starts asphalted at Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste. It starts quite easily with slopes that doesn't go above 7 % in the first quarter of the climb. Then it comes a 4-kilometer section at over 8.5 % average, this bumps up the difficulty quite a bit, requiring more effort. The road then tightens and gets in a less optimal condition up to the Col des Basses, with 6 more kilometers averaging 5.5 %. The last 6km are unpaved on dirt and rocks. This road, with a length of 22,2km, can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. 
Pic: http://panneauxcols.free.fr/Panneau%20du%20mois/09-2005-crb.htm