Most of our guests have one request and that is to take them to the high cols that have been made famous by the Tour de France over the last 100 years. These include the Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Aubisque, Col d'Aspin and Col du Peyresourde.
Most riders like to challenge themselves with 2 to 3 cols per day, around 100km distance ridden and 2-3000mtrs of ascending.
But of course we can also plan gentler routes that take in the smaller cols and stunning valley roads.
We give you the option of basing each day around a set location, usually a town or village, then branch off to tackle the cols before returning to stock up on drinks, gels & food. Or we can drive ahead / behind the group offering mechanical support should the worst happen or just to provide food & drink.
Here's a few examples of popular tour routes.........
Starting from the town of Bagneres de Bigorre, the route heads up the valley before hitting the foot of the Tourmalet.
This being an HC category climb takes you from 840mtrs to 2115mtrs above sea level over a distance of 16.9Km.
Once at the top you have the chance of a coffee stop and take in the stunning view, before plunging down into the valley below experiencing km after km of exhilarating hairpin bends and high speeds.
Lunch is enjoyed in Luz Saint Sauveur at one of the delightful restaurants or at the well stocked supermarket.
Once refuelled you will be ready to take on the Hautacam which is another HC category climb taking you from 456mtrs to 1520mtrs above sea level over a distance of 13.6Km.
After yet another incredible descent back down to the valley road, the return route heads east from Lourdes over the quiet rolling foothills with far reaching views into the upper most areas of the Hautes Pyrenees before returning back to Bagneres de Bigorre.
Setting off from the small town of Laruns the route quickly hits the wooded slopes of the HC Category col d'Aubisque at 456mtrs rising to 1520mtrs over a distance of 13.6Km.
Absorb the breathtaking views before enjoying a short descent then climb up to the col du Soulour.
After a delightful charge down the valley you arrive at the town of Argeles Gazost with the chance to enjoy one of the many resturants.
Once refuelled you will be ready to take on either the Cauterets-Campbasque or Luz Ardiden.
Heading east, the traditional French mountain town of Arreau offers the Col d'Aspin, Hourquette & Col de Peyresourde (west).
From Saint-Lary-Soulan, the Plat d'Adet, col de Portet & Lac de Cap de Long.
From Bagners-de-Luchon the Superbagners, col de Peyresourde (east) Port de Bales & Col du Portillon.....
...and this is by no means the full list, the Pyrenees is a large & stunning mountain range.
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