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

It’s the biggest event on the cycling calendar! Watching the Tour de France ‘live’ as the professionals battle each other on the cols of the Pyrenees is an unforgettable experience! 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

“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

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