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  • Pyrénées 
  • France 

CycloTour Ariège Pyrénées

Cycle loop of the Ariégeoise Pyrénées

From
660€/person

Presentation of your trip

A cycling loop through the central Pyrénées along quiet roads and through the magnificent and wild landscapes that only Ariege can offer.
On the CycloTour Ariège Pyrénées, the biggest mountain passes of the Tour de France  await you, including the Col de la Core, Col d’Agnes, and Col de Pailhères. Your efforts will be rewarded each day with a new discovery. As the department of cycling excellence, the Ariège Pyrénées and all of its most beautiful cyclo-sporting assets await you! 

  • DestinationPyrénées, France
  • TypeFree
  • Length of trip6 days and 5 nights
  • ActivitiesRoad bike
  • Physical level
  • Technical level

Possible periods for this trip

  • Jan.
  • Feb.
  • March
  • Apr.
  • May
  • June
  • Jul.
  • August
  • Sep.
  • Oct.
  • Nov.
  • Dec.
Description of the tripProgramTravel conditionsDates and price

Trip details

Highlights

  • Legendary mountain passes (cols) of the Tour de France
  • Famous Pyrénéen landscapes : cols, lakes, forests, plateaus…
  • GPS tracks and roadmap provided
  • Circuit put together by local cyclists

Complementary informations

  • 6 days - 5 nights including 5 days on bike
  • Accommodation in double bedrooms

Program

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Foix

    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Settle in to your accommodation, prepare your bikes and have dinner. If you arrive early enough, we suggest you stretch your legs with a climb up the Prat d’Albis, a stage of the Tour de France 2019, (there and back) at 1450m.

  • Day 2

    From Foix to Saint Girons

    • Distance : 73 km
    • Elevation gain : 1560 m
    • Negative gradient : 1550 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel
    • Crossing of the beautiful Vallée de la Barguillère.
    • Col des Marrous 992m
    • Col de Peguère 1376m (via the less steep side)
    • Col de Portel 1435m
    • Col de Saraillé 942m
    • The magnificent barns of Cominac
      Night in ** or *** hotel on a half-board basis in St Girons. 
       
  • Day 3

    From Saint Girons to Massat

    • Distance : 95 km
    • Elevation gain : 2500 m
    • Negative gradient : 2260 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel
    • The Vallée de Moulis and the Vallée de Castillon en Couserans
    • Col de la Core 1395m
    • Col de Latrappe 1109m
    • Col d’Agnes 1570m
    • Port de Lers 1517m (optional there and back +7.2km +220m)
      Night in ** hotel on a half-board basis in Massat. 
       
  • Day 4

    From Massat to Roquefeuil

    • Distance : 97 km
    • Elevation gain : 2150 m
    • Negative gradient : 1875 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel
    • Optional Mur de Peguère, there and back via the more challenging side +3.5km +430m
    • Col de Port 1249m
    • The beautiful village of Roquefixade 
    • Col de Montségur 1107m
    • Col de la croix des Morts 899m
    • The Sault Plateau
      Night in a chalet in a double bedroom on a half-board basis in Roquefeuil.
  • Day 5

    From Roquefeuil to Ax Les Thermes

    • Distance : 75 km
    • Elevation gain : 1930 m
    • Negative gradient : 2150 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel
    • Col des Sept Frères 1258m
    • Col des Aychides 1008m
    • Col de Pailhères 2001m
    • Possibility to visit the thermal baths.
      Night in ** or *** hotel on a half-board basis in Ax Les Thermes. 
       
  • Day 6

    From Ax Les Thermes to Foix

    • Distance : 94 km
    • Elevation gain : 2240 m
    • Negative gradient : 2570 m
    • The Corniches Route
    • The Beille Plateau 1800m
      End of trip
       
  • End of trip

Travel conditions

  • Formalities

    • A valid official ID.
    • We recommend travel insurance with repatriation included. 
       
  • DEPARTURE AND MEETING POINT

    RDV at Montgailhard - Foix (09)

    How to get there:
    By car: RN 20 from Toulouse then exit at Foix.
    By train: Foix SNCF station.
    By plane: Toulouse airport then shuttle bus to Foix SNCF station.

  • Food

    No question of dieting during your stay but it is rather an opportunity to taste the local cuisine. We attach great importance to the quality of food: dietary balance, energy intake and specialty of the country are the ingredients of each meal.

    Picnics, 2 options:

    either you manage your own picnic
    either you take the proposed picnic option.

  • Accommodation

    Double room formula: 
    you sleep in comfortable rooms for 2 people in hotels or guest rooms. Sheets and towels are provided. A bathroom is reserved for you.

    (Single room option - See dates and rates).

    Half board stay (dinner, overnight stay and breakfast included)

  • Attendees

    Departure from 2 people for the carry luggage formula and 8 people for the formula with assistance vehicle.

  • Difficulty level

    Physical level: From 2.5/3 to 3/3. You have a good physical condition, practice at least once a week road cycling over long distances.

    Stage from 73 to 97km per day with positive gradients from 1560m to 2500m per day.

  • Options

    - Tailor-made programme from the steps you choose yourself,
    - Additional accommodation before or after the stay,
    - Single room supplement,
    - Bespoke high-end bike rental,
    - Reception and return airport other than Toulouse or Carcassonne,
    - Airport transfers.

  • Accompanying

    2 formulas to choose from:

    Autonomous bike with luggage transport by taxi. Departure from 2 participants:

    Equipped with the guidance material we give you: maps with highlighted route and GPS tracks, you go alone to discover circuits designed by our team. The GPS fixed on the handlebars, you let yourself be guided, for maximum precision.

    Self-driving bike with assistance vehicle. Departure from 8 participants:

    The assistance vehicle reaches you at different times during the day’s stage, often at the top of the passes and carries your picnic, water, extra clothes and a complete toolbox in case of mechanical problems. You enjoy your day without a bag. The driver of the vehicle also gives you advice for each step, helps you manage your effort, and can most of the time answer your questions about the region visited.

  • Attendees

    Departure from 2 people for the freedom formula with carrying luggage every day by taxi.
    Departure from 8 people for the formula freedom with assistance vehicle.

Dates and price

Information

With LaRébenne, two ways to perform the CycloTour:

  • Baggage transport: departure from 2 participants.
  • Formula with assistance vehicle from 8 participants

For groups, we adapt the level, duration and program on request. Contact us!

Possibility of quality road bike rental: see our dedicated page for more information.

Free departure from

Price TTC per person

Freedom package with luggage transfer by cab - hotel
Registration at 2 people795
Registration at 3 people770
Registration at 4 people720
Registration at 6 people660
Freedom formula with assistance vehicle
Registration at 8 people760

Options

If you want to be alone in your room: + 135€/pers

Package accommodation and navigation: we organize accommodation, meals, guidebooks, maps and GPS tracks and you make your own assistance and luggage transport, consult us.

- 5 picnics (+€75/ person for the stay)

- Tailor-made programme from the stages you choose yourself from 8 people,

- Additional accommodation before or after the stay,

- Customized high-end bike rental,

- Transport of bike cases and hard bottom panniers, only for the formula with assistance vehicle with driver and within the limit of available places: +40 € / box

- Accompanying programme (not cycling),

- Welcome and free parking in Foix

- Airport reception and transfers (Toulouse, Bordeaux, Perpignan, Biarritz, Carcassonne, Barcelona), contact us.

The price includes

- Half-board accommodation from dinner on day 1 until breakfast on day 6,
- Cards with highlighted passes,
- Electronic GPS tracks in. gpx format,
- For the formula with assistance vehicle: 1 follower vehicle during the entire stay.

The price does not include

- Beverages,
- Personal expenses,
- Picnics,
- Personal bicycle equipment (helmets, gloves),
- Bicycles,
- Transportation to the meeting point,
- Insurance,
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure.

The destination

  • Pyrénées

    The Pyrenees! To summarize their beauty and diversity in a few lines would be vain ... From the green mountains of the Basque Country, to the wild lands of Ariège to the Catalan mountains with the scent of the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees are an invitation to travel.

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