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This trip is Self Guided allowing you to discover the area and explore on your own but we can arrange guiding if you prefer.
This trip is ideal for Seasoned Cyclists as a good level of fitness is required to climb the cols.
British Cycling say: Check the weather and don't can get caught out in the mountains. Check out our clothing advice.

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We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements. If you are looking for a different duration, itinerary or other services please enquire today and get a truly unique experience.

from £295.00 per person


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Follow in the footstep of your heroes. Staying in Argeles Gazost, come and experience some of the most iconic cycling in Europe. Tackle cols made famous by Le Tour de France including the Tourmalet, the Aubisque, the Soulor, d'Aspin, Luz Ardiden and Hautacam to name a few.
Holiday Itinerary

Upon arrival into either Lourdes or Tarbes, we will be waiting to take you to Argeles-Gazost. Check in to the hotel, relax and collect your bicycle.

Surrounded by iconic climbs made famous by Le Tour De France you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to ride. Using one of Love Velo's routes, available in GPX, head out to tackle the famous cols including the Aubisque, the Soulor, d'Aspin, Luz Ardiden and Hautacam and the most iconic of them all the Tourmalet... 

Ridden more than any other pass on the Tour de France (83 at the last count), Col du Tourmalet is as iconic a climb as you will find. Connecting the Bagneres de Bigoree valley to the 'Pays Toy' the Tourmalet pass offers stunning scenery and an unforgettable day in the saddle. 

The beauty of this area is you don't have to spend everyday climbing. There are some beautiful rides to places including the stunning Lac d'Estaing or ride through the valley following the old railway line, now a cycle path, to Lourdes for a religious pilgrimage.

After an incredible few days riding we will take you back to the airport.


Famous cols, idyllic valley rides as well and beautiful scenery everywhere you turn, the Pyrenees offers the perfect playground for a cycling holiday. After along day in the saddle relax in beautiful 19th century thermal baths in the heart of Argeles-Gazost or head to Lourdes known worldwide for the Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, or the Domain, a major Catholic pilgrimage site.


The Pyrenees are best ridden from the early summer months of May and June, through to autumn. Any earlier or later is difficult as the temperature in the mountains is likely to be cold with the threat of bad weather. 

It is important that you check the weather before you go as even with this information, unseasonable weather can catch the best of cyclists out. Although irregular, it is not unheard of for some cols and passes to sometimes be closed due to inclement weather in the summer so check before you travel.


Your stay will be in Argeles-Gazost. This is the perfect base to explore the surrounding cols. Our cycle friendly bed and breakfasts and hotels offer unrivaled comfort and any aspect can be upgraded, just contact our cycle experts.  
Your stay will be bed and breakfast but we can upgrade to half or full board on request. Just ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry.  
The holiday is self guided allowing you to explore the Pyrenees on your own or with friends. We know the area very well and have put together some recommended routes in GPX format which allows you to download these to most GPS enabled devices, and with certain software, to your smartphone. These will be sent to you once you have booked your holiday with Love Velo and each file will be titled with a short description of the ride and the distance.If you would like to see the profile of each route, we recommend that you download the files before your holiday and open them with a GPS viewer such as this.  
You will want to know that your bike is in great condition and that you won’t have any mechanical problems during your ride. Our bikes are extremely well serviced and maintained but in the very unlikely event there is a mechanical issue with the bike (not including basic maintenance such as slipped chains or punctures), we will provide you with an emergency number for someone to come out and repair or replace your bike.  
We have the best road bikes available for hire for your holiday. Simply advise your preferred options and components and we can match the right bike for you. Our essential bike in the Pyrenees is a full carbon road bike with Ultegra groupset or we can provide mountain bikes. 
We will also provide you with a puncture repair kit, a cycling computer, Shimano or Look Pedals, 2 water bottles and cages.  
Travel to Lourdes or Tarbes is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.  
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.