An epic climb to Col de Tramassel in the Pyrenees

Col de Tramassel is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.620m (5,314ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region of France.

Col de Tramassel

Tucked away on the southwestern part of the country, the road to the summit, also called Col de Burauou, is totally paved. At the summit is a large flat car-park for Hautacam ski station and a restaurant. The road continues for 1.5km to the dead-end at Col de Moulata.

Set high in the Pyrenees mountain range, the road to the summit is 1.1km (0.68 miles) long starting at Hautacam ski resort. It’s a very steep climb, hitting a 12% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The elevation gain is 92 meters. The average gradient is 8.36%.