Col de la Llose, a sensational drive in the French Pyrenees

Col de la Llose is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.866m (6,122ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in the Occitanie region of Southern France.

Col de la Llose

Tucked away in the Pyrenees, a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain, the road to the summit, also known as Coll de la Llosa, is totally paved. It’s called D4C.

The road is pretty narrow in parts and steep, hitting a 9.5% through some of the ramps. There is a military shooting range near the summit. Starting from La Llagonne, the ascent is 3 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 167 meters. The average percentage is 5.57%.