A delightful yet challenging road to Col du Soulor
Col du Soulor is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.474m (4,835ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in southwestern France.
Located in the Pyrenees, a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain, the road to the pass is asphalted. It’s called D918 and links Argelès-Gazost with Arthez-d'Asson. The road is narrow and features some tunnels. The pass has been climbed by the Tour de France bicycle race, normally in conjunction with the Col d'Aubisque.
The road is steep, hitting an 11% through some of the ramps. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Argelès Gazost, the ascent is 19.48 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.019 meters. The average percentage is 5.2 %. And starting from Arthez d'Asson, the ascent is 22 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.074 meters. The average percentage is 4.9 %.