Ride the spectacular Pyrenees and take home memories for life…
A unique opportunity to visit and cycle the spectacular French Pyrenees on our 5***** cycling holiday.
The ultimate five days of fully supported Pyrenees cycling, riding in the tracks of the pro-peloton on some of the most famous and prestigious cols and passes of the Tour de France.
The Pyrenees are widely regarded as being among the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world. Older than the Alps, the Pyrenees offer a glimpse of France’s wilder side. The impressive mountain range contains some of France’s most pristine landscapes and rarest wildlife, including the griffon vulture, izard (a type of mountain goat) and brown bear!
Now you get a chance to ride the wildest and the highest!
Exceptionally rich in flora and fauna, the Pyrenees National Park, a paradise for cycling, the ‘Parc National des Pyrénées’ features a vast network of cycling routes, unspoiled summits and no less than 230 high-altitude lakes!
Ride your bike on the roads of legends on our Pyrenees cycling holiday adventure
Arrival Day > Arrive to accommodation at Argelès-Gazost… the heart of the Haute Pyrenees (approx 2hr drive from Toulouse airport), prepare bikes before trip briefing and possible leg sharpener before evening dinner.
Day One > 70km [44mi] HC Passes Ride l’Argalyde > Col d’Aubisque +2,110m [6,922ft]
Day Two > 62km (39mi) Ride l’Argalyde > Lourdes circular route +940m [+3,084ft]
Day Three > 80km (50mi) HC Passes Ride l’Argalyde > Col du Tourmalet +2,060m [+6,758ft]
Day Four > 85km (53mi) HC Passes Ride l’Argalyde > Pont d’Espagne +2,065m [+6,775ft]
Day Five > 103km (64mi) Passes Ride l’Argalyde > Col de Tentes +2,275m [+7,465ft]
Departure Day > Return Home
This itinerary can be tailored to be a 3 day, 4 day or 5 day cycling trip – even to include a rest day in the middle to enjoy your hotel and the amazing surrounding area.
Contact us to discuss planning your exclusive cycling holiday in the Pyrenees.
Unlock Your Passion For Cycling...
✅ 5***** Bed & Breakfast Accommodation (six nights)
✅ Cycle Guide(s)
✅ Full Vehicle Support including Driver/Mechanic
✅ First Aiders
✅ Spa Wellness accommodation with swimming pool, sauna & plunge pool
✅ Secure ‘Espace du vélo’ complete with workshop
✅ Incredible scenery riding beautiful marble smooth roads
Flights, Transfers, Lunches, Evening Meals
You should plan your flight into and out of Toulouse International Airport [TLS].
Participants should ideally plan to seek airport car rental for the duration of the trip. This will help you with your transfers and also give you freedom of travel outside of your cycling. We do not recommend relying on public transport for your transfers during this event.
Airport transfers are not included but can be arranged on request – please note, this will be an optional extra with a supplementary fee (POA).
Climate & Kit
We can expect warm, sunny weather, however we should expect slight temperature drop and cool conditions on the mountains (800m+) and possible precipitation at altitude – Remember to bring layers – not heavy coverings. A full kit list will be issued in your ‘Joining Instructions’ document after your application. We will be glad to discuss any aspect of kit and your bike with you, please call us anytime with any questions.
Fitness & Training
This is a level 4 cycle event. You will be capable of riding comfortably upto 120km in a day and/or used to riding distances upto 90km over hilly terrain – minimum.
We have a ten week cycling plan which should help see you well on your way to tackling the slopes of the Pyrenees, however joining a trip like this, training is all about hill stamina and cycling on gradients – so find hills and keep riding.
If you have any doubt as to your fitness regarding participation in this event please give us a call and we will be more than happy to chat with you.
You should arrive with a good spec road bike. Ideally a make and model of good reputation and provenance. Gears for cycling gradients of up to 15% and brakes to keep you safe on the down hill! Your wheels again should be good quality and all braking surfaces checked before arriving. Tyres should be 100% EXCELLENT condition – any doubt, install new ones before arriving.
If you have any questions regarding the suitability of your bike please contact us – more than happy to help.
Bike rental by third party partner is available on request.
5***** Pyrenees Cycling Holiday
Where you'll be staying...
You will be accommodated at the beautiful L’Argalyde 5***** Hotel. Ideally located at the foot of the Pyrenees with seven fully equipped apartments and suites, to combined apartments that can accommodate up to 26 people (full occupancy), you will find a true warm haven of peace. In the residence, you will enjoy a wellness area with two heated swimming pools, a sauna, jacuzzi, a gym and a private lounge.
Your lodgings for the week are at the prestigious L’Argalyde Esprit Pyrénées Wellness & Spa a few revolutions from the pretty town of Argelès-Gazost, where you will be welcomed and cared for by the family owners. Their passion and enthusiasm for hospitality and cycling will ensure all your needs are met. Comfortable Junior Suites, equipped with comfy beds, delighting you with a tasty breakfast buffet, the secret to starting any day of cycling. Not to mention the wellness center including sauna, heated swimming pool, plunge pool and jacuzzi the ideal environment to indulge in rest and relaxation after a good day in the saddle.
Enjoy riding in the tracks of cycling legends as you imagine the excitement and atmosphere of the Tour de France while you cycle the iconic climbs and passes of the spectacular Haute Pyrenees mountains on this 5***** fully supported cycling holiday. Just bring your bike and relax, ride and enjoy the beauty and the splendour of six days cycling in the French Pyrenees…
Trip Advisor 5*****
Better organisation than Team Sky, Jason and Giles where awesome. Every thing ran so smoothly all we had to do was ride!