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…

Col du Tourmalet

Is Col du Tourmalet Open? – 2015

See the 2016 Col du Tourmalet Page   Is Col du Tourmalet Open 2015? Col du Tourmalet – Col du Tourmalet Photo Map 20th November 2015 Col du Tourmalet and Col d’Aubisque have closed today and are expected to reopen in May 2016.   21st May 2015 Col du Tourmalet has reopened.   20th May 2015…

La Marmotte des Pyrenées

La Marmotte des Pyrénées

La Marmotte des Pyrénées New sportive on 28th August 2016 It’s been talked about for years, now it is going to happen. Run annually on the last Sunday of August. 2016 is restricted to 2500 riders. More details will be available in January. Route 160km with 5300m climbing. Start Argeles-Gazost. Col du Tourmalet. Col d’Aspin…

Col du Tourmalet

Tourmalet October 2015

I rode up Col du Tourmalet on Friday with a group of guests from the Cycling Lodge. It was a not unpleasant day with temps in the high teens down in the valley and 6c at the summit. Just as I was starting the descend it started to snow a little. Winter is on the…