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Col du Tourmalet Loop

The highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrénées, the iconic Col du Tourmalet has featured in the Tour de France 85 times and will be back again in 2018. The Tourmalet "loop" via Bagnères-de-Bigorre can be ridden either clockwise or anti-clockwise and incorporates the lower elevation cols of the Col de Croix Blanche and Col de Loucroup to the SE of Lourdes.

Total distance 99 km and 1995m climbing. No shorter route available.

Col du Tourmalet Loop

 

Col du Tourmalet Loop elevation profile