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Col du Pourtalet

Col du Pourtalet, 22640 Laruns, France

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About Col du Pourtalet

The Col du Pourtalet or Col de Portalet is a 1794  m high mountain pass in the Pyrenees. The pass is usually open all year round and is only closed for a few days after heavy snowfall. It connects the Valle de Tena in the south with the Val d'Ossau in the north and has probably been used by people and their herds since the Neolithic. In the Middle Ages and in the early modern period, it was celebrated by pilgrims .

Attractions near Col du Pourtalet

Pic du Midi d'Ossau5.05km from Col du Pourtalet

Pic du Midi d'Ossau is a beautiful mountain rising above the Ossau Valley in the French Pyrenees. This mountain measures under 3.000 m but rises alone above others in the area. its distinctive shape makes it a symbol of the French side of the Pyrenees. One of the nice trekking destination and also it offers a beautiful panoramic view of this area.

Lac de Bious-Artigues7.44km from Col du Pourtalet

The lake Bious Artigues is a dam lake of the Pyrenees, located in the department of Pyrenees-Atlantiques region New Aquitaine. The lake is located in the Ossau valley, in the valley of the Gave de Bious. It is bordered to the south-east by the wood of Bious-Artigues with the crest of the Bear and the valley of the Moundelhs whose crest joins the peak of Midi d'Ossau. There is also a hydroelectric dam working on it.  One of the nice trekking destination and there are so many activates too.

Petit train d'Artouste8.37km from Col du Pourtalet

Petit train d'Artouste is located in the Ossau valley, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques.  This tourist and historical railway allows a visit in the mountain to more than 2000 meters of altitude. It travels 10 kilometers on its narrow track. It offers plunging views over the Soussouéou valley. The departure is by cable car at the level of the Fabrèges lake.  it is the second-highest tourist rail line in France and the fifteenth in Europe.

Lac d'Artouste9.28km from Col du Pourtalet

The Lac d'Artouste is a natural lake of glacial origin in the Ossau valley located at 1,997 meters altitude. It borders on three of its four sides with the Pyrenees National Park. It receives water from the Arrémoulit stream a meandering stream coming from the peak of the Arrious lake. There is a dam set in this area and it is one of the famous natural settings here.

Col d'Aubisque20.03km from Col du Pourtalet

Col d'Aubisque is a beautiful mountain pass which was located in the south of Tarbes and Pau in the department of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques.  It is a center for winter sports and is regularly part of the Tour de France, generally rated an hors catégorie climb. It is almost the perfect climb for cyclists and also this picturesque location offers a panoramic view of nature.

Col du Soulor21.44km from Col du Pourtalet

Col du Soulor is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.474m (4,835ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrenees, a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain. It was one of the beautiful locations in this area which is flourished with natural beauty. The road over the col is regularly used in the Tour de France cycling race, normally in conjunction with the Col d'Aubisque.

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The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 kilometer square. Tourism is an important sector in a region with significant assets, starting with a mild and sunny climate, wine tourism, many heritage sites, sandy beaches for surfers, and mountains for skiers.