Col du Tourmalet

Is Col du Tourmalet Open? – 2016

Is Col du Tourmalet Open 2016? Col du Tourmalet – Col du Tourmalet Photo Map 8th November 2016 Col du Tourmalet and Col d’Aubisque are now closed. They are not expected to reopen untill mid May 2017. 14th September 2016 Gorge de Luz Closure Gorge de Luz is the road (D921) on the western side of…

Montée du Géant

Montée du Géant du Tourmalet

Montée du Géant du Tourmalet Photo Gallery of Montée du Géant in 2012. Montée du Géant du Tourmalet 2016 (Rise of the Giant) takes place on Saturday 4th June 2016. The famous statue of the giant cyclist on top of Col du Tourmalet, is removed at the start of October each year, to protected it…

Gorge de Luz

20th May, 17:15 Gorge de Luz has reopened. The road D921 through Gorge de Luz is closed due to a rock slide. This is the road on the western side of Col du Tourmalet. There has been several small earthquakes in the past week and it seems that they have loosened some rocks. At the…

Col du Tourmalet

Tourmalet 2016

I went up Col du Tourmalet yesterday to make some photos. Some of our guests from the cycling lodge were up there and I had hoped to see them and get a few shots. I only took the one photo, which is below before I came across Rob from England who had a mechanical. It…

Saint Savin

Winter 2016

This has been a very mild winter with very few days of sub zero nights and hardly any snow. Last night was the coldest we have had with -4.8. The ski station at Hautacam has opened today for the first time this winter. I dont think it will last long as warmer temperatures are set to…

Col d'Aubisque

Vuelta 2016 – Col d’Aubisque

Stage 14 of the 2016 Vuelta a España will finish on Col d’Aubisque on Saturday 3rd September. The stage will be 200km long and will climb 4 cols, Burdinkurutzeta, Irati, Soudet and Marie Blanque before the finishing climb of Col d’Aubisque. La Vuelta has visited the area before with stage finishes on Luz Ardiden in 1992…