LA BOUCLE DU TOURMALET PAR LA MONGIE LOURDES



LA BOUCLE DU TOURMALET PAR LA MONGIE

Type : Tourist on bicycle

Start town : LOURDES

Finish town : LOURDES

Description

A dream, a myth, a feat... this is what ascending the Tourmalet truly is. Some stages of the Tour de France have been the backdrop to various drama, including some major ones. One of the most famous of these occured on the slopes of Tourmalet in 1913 during the Luchon-Bayonne stage. Who doesn't know of Eugène Christophe's misadvanture when he lost first place to the Belgian Philipe Thys being hit by one the Tour's cars ? By choosing this route, you enter into the legend of Eugène Christophe and the blacksmith in Saint-Marie de Campan ! This remains a route which only the toughest among us can use to discover Lourdes, the Haut Adour and the Vallées des Gaves.

Distance : 100 km

Height gain : 2100 m

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