A steep paved road to Col de Mehatche in the Pyrenees

Col de Méhatché is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 716m (2,349ft) above sea level, located on the Spanish-French border.

Col de Méhatché

Where is Col de Mehatche?

Situated in the Pyrenees mountain range, the pass is located on the border of Spain and France. It links the autonomous community of Navarre with the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. At the summit, there's a small parking lot. 

How long is the road to Col de Mehatche?

Known as Artzamendiko Bidea, the road through the summit requires cautious driving, especially given the risk of encountering vehicles from the opposite direction. It's not recommended for those unfamiliar with reversing. The pass, spanning 4.1km (2.54 miles), runs from Col des Veaux to Sommet de l'Artzamendi. The road, characterized by numerous turns and steep sections, has a maximum gradient of 17.2% on some ramps.