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.