The road to Coll de Jou, a chillout in high mountains
Coll de Jou is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.637m (5,370ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Girona and autonomous community of Catalonia, in northern Spain.
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 features asphalt and concrete sections. The climb is relatively steep, and for much of the way it is concreted rather than paved. The gradient changes often with many steep and gentler sections mixed together.
The road to the summit is 14.7 km (9.13 miles) long, running west-east from Bruguera to Ogassa. The drive is pretty steep, hitting a 16.0% through some of the ramps. The summit hosts a parking lot and a mountain refuge.
Pic: FRAN REY