Cycling in the Pyrenees
Watch the Tour de France, ride the Col du Tourmalet and all the other local classic Tour cols… and discover a mountain bikers’ paradise
We offer a complete service to the cyclist who wishes to explore this cycling paradise. We have hotel and self-catering accommodation in Bareges and Luz Saint Sauveur, two lovely villages on the legendary Col du Tourmalet and ideally located to ride all the famous Tour de France cols in the Pyrenees. You will receive our own route guide to all the best rides - the Tour classic finishes of theTourmalet, Luz Ardiden, Hautacam, Col d'Aubisque, Col d'Aspin, spectacular local rides and circuits, very easy to follow, ride at your own pace.
We have a variety of accommodation options - apartments, houses and hotels, all at the best local rates.
We can offer short stays, for example rooms in 3 star hotel from 41€ per night, breakfast included.
We will organise bike hire if desired - top quality road and mountain bikes. Just drop us an email.
Team Sky lead the peleton out of Luz Saint Sauveur on the Col du Tourmalet during the 2012 Tour
The 'Geant' greets you at the top
Wiggo on the Tourmalet 2012
This is the perfect base to ride the classic Tour de France Cols in the Pyrenees— the Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin, Col de Peyresourde, Col d’Aubisque, Col du Soulor and the Tour finishes of Hautacam, Cauterets and Luz Ardiden are all close by.
We offer a minibus service— choose your riding distance, we have lots of circuits in our own route maps, from 50 to 120kms, both the hotels and apartments have lock-up garage for your bikes.
This wonderful poster (the original was from 1910) commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France coming into the Pyrenees, special stages were planned with the Tour coming through Bareges and Luz Saint Sauveur twice.
Bareges is a paradise for the mountain biker with mile after mile of deserted trails in spectacular mountain scenery. The local MTB trails are waymarked and graded for your independent exploration. In July and August the La Laquette chairlift takes you and your bike to nearly 2000 metres for a variety of exciting routes back down the the valley. Experienced descenders will want to ride the Pic du Midi. Upon arrival we explain the possibilities and you will receive our own trail guide.There are 200kms of waymarked and graded MTB trails in the Bareges valley alone, our very own trail guide has all our favourite routes graded — easy rolling bridleways for beginners, long, long descents, lots of technical stuff and single track for experts off-road, descents of Tour de France classics – Luz Ardiden, Tourmalet, Aubisque, Cauterets.
Bike hire available (full suspension).
Descend the Pic du Midi! Cable car access to the top at 2950m for a mouthwatering 1700m (6000ft!!!) 100% off-road descent back to Bareges
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