Surrounded by no less than fifteen snowcapped peaks above 3,000 metres, climbing to the ski-station at Superbagnères, deep in the Midi-Pyrénées, opens up a whole new world of freedom all the way to its 1,800 metre summit.

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Starting from the beautiful spa town of Bagnères-de-Luchon, also host to the start of the Col de Peyresourde and Port de Balès, join TORQ Fuelled Mike Cotty in this video, as he cycles alongside the river Pique and winds his way up and around the mountain on a road that regularly holds its form, with gradients above double figures from the first couple of kilometres. 

Start: Bagnères-de-Luchon
Length: 18.5km
Summit: 1,800m
Elevation gain: 1,170m
Average gradient: 6.3%
Max gradient: 12% 
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