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

Video: Col Du Tourmalet – Road to Hell

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.

Route Map

Bagneres Lourdes

Photo Gallery

At the start of the Col du Tourmalet

Coxy approaches the summit of the Tourmalet

At the top of the Tourmalet

The King of the Hill

Ade hits the summit