We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Col de Tourmalet

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: | RD 918, La Mongie, France

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 115 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 24
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Some of the best Motorcycle roads in the area

Some of the best Motorcycle roads in the area, read roads great view not to much traffic don't miss this pass

Reviewed 24 September 2016
willie u

Similar Things to Do in La Mongie

Add Photo Write a Review

115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 35: English reviews
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Some of the best Motorcycle roads in the area, read roads great view not to much traffic don't miss this pass

Thank willie u
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of hairpin bends and cyclists made for an interesting drive to the summit. Parked up and walked part way up the path to the pic de midi. Superb views of vultures flying only slightly above us which turned out to be the best views we got of them during our 5 days in the area.

Thank Mike345048
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Rode the tourmalet from Luz St sauveur. Good steady climb most of the way. 7-8% a lot of it. Some 9-10% with the last K to the top quite steep. Pavement is in good shape. One small town on the way you can get water. At the top there is a cafe that was open in September. Lots of things... More 

1 Thank Pedalpeaks
Gavarnie, France
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Drive up to the col, walk or bike up! The views are amazing. Sometime you can find lamas up there and always sheep. In winter the col is shut for the ski resort to operate. Fabulous views in winter!

Thank MountainGirlGavarnie
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Must do! Very nice climb up the hill with phenomenal views. Important to realise there are a lot of cars/motors going up as well. At least 2 people are taking photos on the way up so if needed you can order a picture online.

Thank CMWouters
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
398 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is another fun area off of La Mongie that you can drive up to. It offers stunning views of the Pyrenees (in fact you can skip the pricey cable car to be here instead and get similar views). Good place to trek, but not for the faint of heart.

Thank Ulysses S
Level Contributor
716 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

To the top on the bikes from Luz St Sauveur. A challenging but throughly enjoyable climb with fantastic views. Small cafe and gift shop at the top.

Thank sdmmb
Whitburn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We went for the summer toboggan & hill karting, both I felt were expensive for the length of ride. The karting in particular, I didn't feel was anywhere near a long enough run. The drive up is great but views not really available until you reach the summit. Some great short walks available around the summit and views from here... More 

Thank John T
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
383 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We went here in May and rode all the way to the top. Nearly all the snow had gone, but there was still a few snow piles at the side of the road. All the ski hotels and ski lifts were closed. There were Alpaca animals grazing on the slopes. The view from the top was amazing! Plan your trip... More 

Thank Passp0rtAlwaysReady
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
584 reviews
435 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We did a lot of drives through the Pyrenees but this road in particular was outstanding. There are fabulous views on every turn and luckily if you're driving there are some spots you can stop to take photos. The road is windy but I didn't find it particularly difficult and it seems it has been well maintained as the tarmac... More 

1 Thank IOGWFH

Travellers who viewed Col de Tourmalet also viewed

La Mongie, Hautes-Pyrenees
Gavarnie, Hautes-Pyrenees
Cauterets, Hautes-Pyrenees
Saint-Lary-Soulan, Hautes-Pyrenees

Been to Col de Tourmalet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Col de Tourmalet and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Col de Tourmalet staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?