Date: Friday 8th July
Route: Bagnères-de-Bigorre to Loudes
Distance: 76 km
Staying: Camping Le Moulin du Monge
Blog Posts: The Col Du Tourmalet
Comments: Col du Tourmalet (2,115 m / 6,939 ft) is the highest road in the central Pyrenees
Sainte-Marie-de-Campan is at the foot on the eastern side and the ski station La Mongie two-thirds of the way up. Luz-Saint-Sauveur is at the bottom of the western side.
The western side, from Luz-Saint-Sauveur, is 19 km long, climbing 1,404m at an average of 7.4 percent with a maximum of 10.2 near the summit. Starting from Sainte-Marie-de-Campan, the climb is 17.2 km, gaining 1,268m, an average 7.4 with a maximum of 10.
The Col du Tourmalet is one of the most famous climbs on the Tour de France. It has been included more than any other pass.