A legendary mountain pass in the Pyrenees, the Col du Tourmalet is 20 km away from the Airotel Pyrénées campsite, about 25 minutes away by car.
The Col du Tourmalet is famous as one of the major challenges in the Tour de France each year. Our most energetic visitors will obviously grab the chance to take on this memorable climb by bike during their camping stay in the Pyrenees. Leaving from our campsite in Luz-St-Sauveur or from Campan, cycling fans can tackle the challenging col by mountain bike and enjoy an exceptional view over the no less famous Pic du Midi.
Riding up the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees from Luz-St-Sauveur
The Col du Tourmalet near our campsite is a very challenging climb! Only the fittest cyclists get to the top without being (too) exhausted. It must be said that the slope can reach a gradient of 9%, so the climb is far from being a piece of cake! Fortunately, you can enjoy some magnificent mountain landscapes in the Pyrenees during the ride, and the marmots in the neighbourhood will be on hand to cheer on (or rather to whistle at) the most battle-hardened cyclists. Once at the top, you can take a photo of the Giant, a statue paying homage to Octave Lapize, the first cyclist to reach the top of the Col during the Tour de France in 1910. This is your chance to pose for a photo (and take a breather) next to the famous monument... And prove that you really have climbed the Col du Tourmalet. An opportunity to celebrate a real sporting achievement during your camping holiday in Hautes-Pyrénées!