Plateau de Beille

 Plateau de Beille   

Plateau de Beille is a ski resort in the Pyrenees. It is situated in the Ariège department, and in the region of the Occitanie. The winter sports resort lies at a height of 1,790 m (5,870 ft). For a long time, this plateau was only a place of livestock, especially cattle. It has recently become the site of a large winter sports resort of the Pyrenees, mainly dedicated to the practice of cross-country skiing, with tracks between 1,650 and 2,000 metres (5,410 and 6,560 ft) altitude. The ski station is located between Tarascon-sur-Ariège and Ax-les-Thermes, close to the Spanish border, and above the communes of Les Cabannes, Albiès and Vèbre. Road access to the plateau (the D522) starts from Les Cabannes. Moreover, the Plateau de Beille is a crossing point of the GR 10 hiking trail that crosses the Pyrenees from east to west. Since 1998, the ascent from Les Cabannes to the plateau has regularly been used as the final ascent of a stage in the Tour de France. On the first four such occasions, the stage winner at Plateau de Beille also emerged as the winner of the general classification of that Tour. This is a truly HC category climb, with over 1200 meters of height to be gained in 16 kilometers. There are no easy parts, only at the very end it eases off a little. The end is rather unspectacular, at a large parking lot.

Region: Occitanie
City: Pech

Distance: 17.02 km
Elevation Gain: 1240 m
Elevation Loss: 6 m
Difficulty: 1068 (Hard)
FIETS Index: 9.47 FIETS
Avg Grade: 7.66 %
Max cat climb: HC
Min elevation: 548 m
Max elevation: 1784 m
Ride Category: Epic Climb

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