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Ride the Pyrenees Classic climbs & natural beauty

When you think of the Pyrenees you go straight to warm July days seeing the peloton climb the Col d'Aspin on the way to the Col du Tourmalet. Throw in classics like Luz Ardiden, Hautecam & the Col d'Aubisque which are all close by, and you have an amazingly compact cycling region perfect for a long weekend or week in the summer.

The Pyrenees are quite different to the Alps. There are few resorts or large mountain towns and the area is much more remote than other mountain ranges in Europe. This brings some benefits - lovely, lived in villages rather than resorts or ugly modern concrete towns & the hotels tend to be fantastic value run by families rather than chains. On the downside there are less roads here so often routes are either there and back or long loops. The cycling season is late May to Sept but the weather is changeable at all times. Most of the famous climbs are served from Lourdes / Tarbes airport or Toulouse.

Top 5 Pyrenees Highlights

Luz Saint Sauveur
  • Climb the Tourmalet or Luz Ardiden straight from town
  • Head down the valley to Aubisque & Hautacam
  • Join cyclists from around the world for an afternoon beer in the town square
Bagneres de Luchon
  • Follow in the wheels of Bradley Wiggins up the Col de Peyresourde
  • Ride La Laperbie sportive in September
  • Relax after your ride at the thermal baths

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TOP 2 The Pyrenees HIGHLIGHTS

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