It’s easy to think that you have to be a hardcore cyclist to go cycling in the Pyrenees. It’s certainly true that the magnificent high-mountain cols of the Pyrenees are a big attraction for the serious road cyclist. But there are so many other cycling possibilities in the Pyrenees that will appeal to the leisure
The Tour de France is the biggest event on the cycling calendar and the cols of the Pyrenees always feature on the action-packed itinerary. These mountains have long been the battleground for the yellow jersey and the buzz amongst the spectators on TDF day has to be experienced to be believed. If you’re a cycling
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”“Pain is temporary but quitting is forever.”“No pain no gain.” If you’ve ever cycled the Pyrenees cols, you’ll no doubt be able to relate to such idioms. But there are ways in which you can maximise your chances of success on the cols and, more importantly, your enjoyment on
You know the feeling, that sinking, sick feeling when you realise you’ve forgotten to pack your expensive mountain biking glasses for your mountain biking holiday. Buying a new pair is going to cost you a fortune. We’ve been there, done that, which is why we’ve created this ultimate mountain biking holiday kit list for you.
I could have done with some cycling tips to beat the heat when I first started cycling in the Pyrenees. But I learnt the hard way and it wasn’t pleasant. I remember the day vividly. It took me by surprise. I’d never known anything like it on the bike. I was convinced I was going