JuClassic Pyrenees cols cycling holiday
|INCLUDED|| Airport transfers
Route advice, maps & GPX files
|7 nights 2* hotel B&B|
|NOT INCLUDED||Flights||Personal insurance|
|OPTIONS||Carbon bike hire||E-roadie hire|
|CONDITIONS||For pre-composed groups of 4-8 cyclists|
If you’re an enthusiastic road cyclist you’ll no doubt have heard of the Peyresourde, Menté and the Tourmalet, climbs that feature every year in the Tour de France.
We have in-depth knowledge and experience of not only the famous cols but also the quiet backroads of the central Pyrenees and will enable you to have the cycling holiday of a lifetime in the area.
If you fancy yourself as an unstoppable hill climbing machine, ticking off those iconic cols but with some gentler recovery riding mixed in too, then this cycling holiday is right up your street.
About cycling in the Pyrenees
The Pyrenees are a road cyclist’s dream. They have a captivating spirit that you won’t find in the Alps.
Here it’s all about quiet well-maintained roads, respectful drivers, and plenty of excellent cafés for that all important mid-ride refreshment.
If you are used to cycling in the UK then the long, sustained ascents to the cols of the Pyrenees are sure to test your mettle.
The Itinerary tab gives you an outline of the distances and gradients that you can expect on this col-conquering cycling week in the Pyrenees.
Cycling holiday base
Your base for this classic Pyrenees cols cycling holiday is the lovely old spa town of Bagneres-de-Luchon bang in the centre of the Pyrenees chain.
The town is surrounded by numerous high mountain cols and has featured many times as the finishing town for various stages of the Tour de France.
In the summer months it’s a bustling little town that includes an open air swimming pool, tennis courts and the only natural hammam in Europe, the Vaporarium.
The main alley is alive with a wide range of restaurants serving delicious regional specialities created from locally sourced products as well as shops and bars for some post-ride relaxation.
The town regularly features in the Tour de France and welcomes cyclists with open arms.