Superbagnères

Superbagnères, the road continually snakes its way up ahead

Superbagnères is a ski station at an elevation of 1.804m (5,918ft) above the sea level, located deep in the heart of the Pyrenees, in France.

Located in the department of Haute-Garonne in the Midi-Pyrénées region, the road to the summit is called D46. It’s paved with several short stretches in excess of 12.5%. The road surface is in very good condition throughout. At the top are 360 degrees panoramic views. Surrounded by no less than fifteen snowcapped peaks above 3,000 metres, the panoramic views are truly breathtaking on a clear day as the road continually snakes its way up ahead.

The climb has been included in several Tour de France mountain top finishes. Starting from Bagnères de Luchon, the ascent is 18.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.170 meters. The average percentage is 6.3 %. Unfortunately due to a weight limitation on a key bridge heading towards Superbagneres the Tour can for the moment no longer include Superbagneres in its Tour route. Completely surrounded by high mountains, the route winds around a massif giving ever changing views.

 

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