EN
English version Version Française
the Top Tourist Destinations in Midi-Pyrénées
Print this page

LE COL DES TENTES - GAVARNIE

GAVARNIE
Information:
65120 GAVARNIE
Tel: 05 62 92 71 31 05 62 92 30 30 05 62 92 42 47 05 62 92 49 10
The cirque de Gavarnie with its 17 simmits of more than 3000 meters is an amphitheatre from which bursts the highest waterfall in Europe (427 m). Associated with two others cirque, Estaubé and Troumouse, this grand border which stands as a wall before Spanish canyons of Ordesa os registered with Unesco World Heritage. For lovers of the great outdoors and fans of twisty roads, two sporting routes lead to the entrance to the Pyrenees National Park. Whatever your choice, you wil find yourself rubbing with the high mountains and you will never forget the beautiful views over the Pyrenean glaciers, Taillon, Vignemale and the Famous Breche de Roland.
Type of itinerary: Cyclotouriste
Duration: 4h30
Distance: 82 km
Level: Très difficile
Departure: SOULOM
Arrival: SOULOM
Minimum altitude: 480 m.
Maximum altitude: 2210 m.
Recommendations: Recommended season : from april/may to november (due to snowfall)
Required gear ratios : from 39x23 to 34x23
Comments: The highest pass of the Pyrenees : the col des Tentes : 2208 m.
Unclassified pass from Gavarnie
Average gradient : 7,5 %
Max average : 9 %