LE TOURMALET PAR LUZ-SAINT-SAUVEUR LUZ-SAINT-SAUVEUR



LE TOURMALET PAR LUZ-SAINT-SAUVEUR

Type : Tourist on bicycle

Start town : LUZ-SAINT-SAUVEUR

Finish town : SAINTE-MARIE

Description

The Col du Tourmalet, wich rises to 2115 meters is the most famous and the most frequently climbes pass of the Tour de France. It was crosses for the first time on 21 July 1910 by Octave Lapiz, the Tour de France winner that year. After a gentle warm-up through the impressive gorges around Luz Saint-Sauveur, the serious business begins : an ascent of more 18 km awaits you in the Valley of Barèges. A challenge for many, a mere formality for others, the climb rewards everyone with a superb panorama. The view over the famous Pic du Midi de Bigorre Observatoty will leave you even more breathless when you arrive !

Distance : 19 km

Height gain : 1404 m

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