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Bicycling in France -- Sharon + Ken Roberts : October 2002

Col du Tourmalet is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees (along the southern border with Spain), near Arreau and Lourdes.  It is often included in the famous Tour de France race, linked with the Col d'Aspin. 

Actually we did not ride over this mountain pass -- but we thought some folks might want to see some photos of what it looked like. 

road and sign

road up from the east, with an indicator sign about every km

  

 
higher mountains to the south toward the border with Spain

mountains to the south
statue at Col du Tourmalet

at the Col du Tourmalet -- with statue of climber

looking down over the west side

looking down the west side
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