Col du Tourmalet

Orientation & Geography

Europe, France, Hautes-Pyrénées

Col du Tourmalet (2,115 m / 6,939 ft) is the highest road in the central Pyrenees in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées in France. Sainte-Marie-de-Campan is at the foot on the eastern side and the ski station La Mongie two-thirds of the way up. Luz-Saint-Sauveur is at the bottom of the western side. Tourmalet is also a cheese made from sheep milk produced in these mountains. White-winged snowfinches nest in ski towers near the col.