I crossed it 4 or 5 years ago.... and it's just awfull! narrow and very old, water everywhere pfffff! I'll check for you on french web wether they repaired or changed anything there! Are we talking about the same tunnel? it's supposed to be after crossing Luchon, isn't it?
Had a look and it appears that french and spanish have repaired and put one more lane. It's sounds safe! couldn't find anything about toll.If nobody can tell you about it, i'll give a call to ASF (french highways) .
Hi thanks for the reply and your help, I was told they had built a new tunnel, and googled and saw a thread on another site which he said:
Yes the new Vielha tunnel is open - I have just come back that way. The tunnel is excellent, wide, straight and very well lit though we had heavy snow both ends the day we came through! The route is much quieter and shorter than going via Perpignan or Biarritz and their are no tolls! .
And thats all I have found at the moment, we will have to see, If it has not been open that long maybe no one has been through it, that was posted on the Apr 11 2008 Many Thanks. Bob.
i have used the velha tunnel ,i thought it was a great achievment and yes it was abit scary at times .thought it was never going to end. an experiance not to be missed . or go over the top its beautifull as well specially after the snow.
Bob, The tunnel is fine and no tolls as been mentioned.The route through from France to Spain is Fab but it must be suitable for the journey you intend to do. The vielha is good from LeHavre or Calais to Barcelona side of Spain not Portugal , this area to be accessed from west coast France into northen Spain Via Burgos and westward towards Salamanca. There are plenty of free motorways in France from the above ports into Spain. Good luck on your journey. PS I'm due through the tunnel again next week on my way back from Tarragona area. Ron W