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Col du Tourmalet

Col du Tourmalet, France

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About Col du Tourmalet

Col du Tourmalet is one of the highest paved mountain passes in the French Pyrenees, in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées. Sainte-Marie-de-Campan is at the foot on the eastern side and the ski station La Mongie two-thirds of the way up. The village of Barèges lies on the western side, above the town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur.



Attractions near Col du Tourmalet

Pic du Midi de Bigorre4.42km from Col du Tourmalet

A majestic mountain which was located in the  French Pyrenees. It also has an observatory on this mountain. The Pic du Midi invites you to a night overflowing with the emotion of discovery. Sunset and sunrise.  To get to the summit, you can either take the cable car leaving from La Mongie or walk up a footpath. As well as the superb 360° view, there's a museum dedicated to astronomy and the history of the Pic du Midi.

Col d'Aspin11.93km from Col du Tourmalet

The Col d'Aspin is a road mountain pass in the Pyrenees, located at 1,493 m in the French department of Hautes-Pyrénées, in Occitanie. It is taken by the route des cols. It connects the Campan valley and the Aure valley , or Sainte-Marie-de-Campan to Arreau , access can be done from the cross-country ski resort of Payolle. You can go hiking there all year round and admire the Payolle lake and many fir trees.

Pyrénées National Park22.48km from Col du Tourmalet

The Pyrenees National Park stretches for 100 km from east to west, from the Aure Valley to the Aspe Valley. With peaks rising to over 3,000 meters, an abundance of waterfalls and mountain torrents, 230 high-altitude lakes, and vast areas of forest.  It is home to some 6,000 izards masses of marmots and a host of birds of prey such as the bearded vulture, the golden eagle, and the peregrine falcon and so more.

Col de Peyresourde25.85km from Col du Tourmalet

The Col de Peyresourde is a mountain pass in the Central Pyrenees on the border of the Haute-Garonne and Hautes-Pyrénées department in France. It is located on the D618 road between Bagnères-de-Luchon and Arreau . - https://es.qaz.wiki/wiki/Col_de_Peyresourde. One of the picturesque location which gives a panoramic view of the nature.

Pont d'Espagne27.25km from Col du Tourmalet

Pont d'Espagne is a stone-built bridge that spans the Gave de Marcadau at the point where it meets the Gave de Gaube. It is a natural tourist site in the Pyrenees at an altitude of around 1,500  m in the town of Cauterets in the Hautes-Pyrénées department.  It is a protected area of ​​the Pyrenees forming part of the Pyrenees National Park. There is also a cross-country ski area that is part of the Cauterets winter sports resort.

Gaube Lake28.13km from Col du Tourmalet

Gaube Lake is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by Pyrenean peaks over 2,000 metres above sea level. Hiking to the Gaube lake is a lovely stroll along well-kept tracks with beautiful waterfalls everywhere. The shoreline and surrounding slopes are covered with various glacial rock formations.

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Occitanie is one of the biggest French regions. The Occitanie region is famous for its colorful food, wines, medieval castles, culture, history. It also offers plenty of sporting fun with ski, sea, cycling,etc.