Somport Tunnel

Oct 13, 2010
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Has anyone used this tunnel back into France. Tried to get information re weather and size of vehicle allowed and with gas tank or not but failed miserably so hoping one of you kind people has used it and can fill in some info !
 
Aug 18, 2014
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Mags52

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We did it a couple of years ago. It was easy and pleasant. There's a good aire at Sabinanigo a few miles before the tunnel on the Spanish side. When we were there it cost 4€ for two nights including services and electric. A nice town with some shops and restaurants and views of the mountains. Enjoy!

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Jul 18, 2009
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Not used it.

But often use Bielsa tunnel further south with no issues.

Used it a couple of weeks ago.

There is a Traffic light system for large vehicles as they have to go through single file.

TM
 
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tonka

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Used it many times...
No issues, as mentioned Artic trucks use that route all the time..
Go on youtube and you will find plenty of video about it.
Nice road in summer but in winter make sure you check weather forecast, have known them to place temporary, compulsory snow chain requirements along that route when snowing.
Spanish side is better than the French one... (y)

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Jul 12, 2013
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There were no tolls in October. The roads on the Spanish side are excellent although considerable re-construction was taking place. On the French side I had to wince a few time as large trucks wound their way around the sometimes fairly narrow bends. It really is an excellent route otherwise.
Scenery is stunning on Spanish side.
 

TerryL

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I was told it's better to use the French side (narrowish twisty roads) in the morning because all the trucks tend to go through later in the day. Spanish side is okay though

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Nov 9, 2012
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TerryL is correct .I have used it at least 6 times thats 3 times each way the last time last November Spain to France. Weekend mornings are a good time.

John
 
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Trouble with the bulkers is that they are hauling Spain into France 2/3 times a day & , like all tipper drivers, are travelling flat out both directions. Paid by load I think.
 
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