This trip is entirely flexible, allowing you to arrive and depart whenever you like. The best airport to arrive is either Lourdes, Tarbes or Toulouse, and you will stay in 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. You will be given the choice of many great routes, available in GPX, before heading 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 you will be taken 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 a long 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.