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Col du Tourmalet he breathtaking road in the French Pyrenees

COL DU TOURMALET HE BREATHTAKING ROAD IN THE FRENCH PYRENEES

France - Pyrenees / Km 72

 

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the Col du Tourmalet: a breathtaking road in the French Pyrenees, from Luz Saint Saveur to Sainte-Marie and retur

Main country to visit: France

All countries: Francia

All areas: Pyrenees

Distance: 72 km

Category: Self-drive Tour on Paved Roads

Highlights: Col du Tourmalet, Luz Saint Saveur, Sainte-Marie

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COL DU TOURMALET HE BREATHTAKING ROAD IN THE FRENCH PYRENEES

The Col du Tourmalet is indeed one of the most iconic and breathtaking roads in the French Pyrenees. Connecting the towns of Luz-Saint-Sauveur and Sainte-Marie-de-Campan, it offers stunning views and a challenging drive or ride.

Starting from Luz-Saint-Sauveur, you'll ascend through picturesque mountain scenery, passing through charming villages and lush greenery. As you climb higher, the landscape becomes more rugged, with rocky outcrops and alpine meadows. The road itself winds its way up the mountainside, with numerous hairpin turns and steep gradients.

Reaching the summit of the Col du Tourmalet, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. At an elevation of 2,115 meters (6,939 feet), it's one of the highest paved mountain passes in the Pyrenees and offers a sense of achievement to those who conquer it.

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Descending towards Sainte-Marie-de-Campan, you'll continue to enjoy breathtaking vistas before reaching the quaint village nestled in the valley below. Take some time to explore the area and perhaps enjoy a meal or refreshments at one of the local establishments.

The return journey offers a chance to experience the route from a different perspective, with new views and angles to appreciate. Whether you're driving, , the Col du Tourmalet is sure to leave a lasting impression with its natural beauty and challenging terrain.

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Summary:

Departure: Luz Saint Saveur (default)

Arrival: Sainte-Marie (default)

Things to visit:

Main country: France - (Pyrenees)

Countries the tour goes through: Francia

Areas the tour goes through: Pyrenees

Highlights: Col du Tourmalet, Luz Saint Saveur, Sainte-Marie

Distance: 72 km

Dates of Departure:
This is a Self-Guided Trip (means "individual") so you can leave on the date that is the most convenient for you, no need to adapt to pre-set dates.

Supposts:
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Title: Col du Tourmalet he breathtaking road in the French Pyrenees

Category: Paved Roads 'Self-Guided' - France

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Publication date: 22/02/2024

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Map: Col du Tourmalet he breathtaking road in the French Pyrenees

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