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The Pyrénées Cycl’n Trip

Ride along closed roads over the most beautiful Pyrénéen mountain passes

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795€/person

Presentation of your trip

THE PYRÉNÉES CYCL’N TRIP, on mountain passes (cols) reserved uniquely for cyclists.

Over 5 days, the mountain pass access roads are closed to traffic and will be reserved for cyclists from 9am to 12pm. Vehicle traffic will be prohibited in both directions (ascent and descent) by a temporary road block. A traffic filter and reception zone for cyclists will be set up at the start of each reserved mountain pass.

From 9am to 12pm there is no set duration or compulsory start time. Each cyclist can take on the climb at their own pace, without any time limits.

A ‘refuelling’ stop organised by the organisation will be on offer at the top of each pass.

A unique experience on the most beautiful Pyrenean Mountain passes.

  • DestinationPyrénées
  • TypeFree
  • Length of trip6 days and 5 nights
  • ActivitiesRoad bike
  • Physical 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

  • Amongst the most legendary cols of the Tour de France
  • Pyrenean landscapes
  • Closed routes from 9am to 12pm
  • Accommodation on a half-board basis, luggage transfer and assistance vehicle

Complementary informations

  • In ** and *** hotels - 6 days 5 nights including 5 days of cycling
  • Self-guided cycling with assistance vehicle and driver
  • A unique event in the Pyrénées

Program

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Arreau : Sunday 14th July 2024

    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Settle in to your *** hotel and prepare your bikes. 
    Option to stretch your legs with a ride to the valley villages of either Ardengost or Jumet. 
    Night in a hotel on a half-board basis in Arreau.

  • Day 2

    Monday 15th July 2024

    • Distance : 55 km
    • Elevation gain : 1650 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    A sumptuous first day ! Two mountain passes reserved on both slopes for cyclists, from 9am to 12pm: Col de Peyresourde - Altiport 007, Col de Val Louron - Azet. Classics from The Tour that riders will know by heart. Of particular note is the route to the Altiport of Peyragudes which is none other than the finish for the 17th stage of the 2022 Tour de France. 8km at 7.8% with one section at 16%, this is a route where even the best climbers will have to prove themselves, just as Romain Bardet did in 2017 with his victory on this stage…
    Night in Saint Lary a *** hotel on a half-board basis. Option of a session in Balnéa, the largest thermal spa centre in the French Pyrénées.

  • Day 3

    Tuesday 16th July 2024

    • Distance : 71 km
    • Elevation gain : 2250 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Today, two cols, two masters of the Vallée d’Aure are reserved for cyclists from 9am to 12pm. We start with the Col du Portet, already a legend of the 2018 and 2021 Tours. Next, the Col d’Aspin, which served as the first mountain and first Pyrenean stage of 2022’s Tour and where the traffic will be regulated on both slopes. After a balcony ascent over the valleys, we turn towards the Grand Tourmalet, and the Pic du Midi, standing tall in the landscape ! You will take great pleasure from pedalling in the front of this giant.
    Night in Sainte Marie de Campan in *** hotel on a half-board basis.

  • Day 4

    Wednesday 17th July 2024

    • Distance : 85 km
    • Elevation gain : 2550 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    On the programme today, none less than the final 50km of the Pau to Luz Ardiden stage of the 2021 Grande Boucle. The Col du Tourmalet and the climb up to Luz Ardiden saw some action this year as the riders passed by for a final fight in the mountains. Emblematic of the Pyrénées, legendary in the Tour de France, the Tourmalet is the most-climbed col. Now it’s your turn to tackle this stage and to savour this exceptional route !
    Night in Argelès-Gazost in ** or *** hotel on a half-board basis. Option to enjoy a session at the thermal spa in the Jardins aux Bains.

  • Day 5

    Thursday 18th July 2024

    • Distance : 68 km
    • Elevation gain : 2150 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    You are now in a very different landscape, in the Vallée des Gaves. On this stage, the intimate and discreet Col de Couraduque, as well as Hautacam, which will have been the scene of an unprecedented finish just 7 days earlier, will be reserved for cyclists from 9am to 12pm…Today, you may be surprised by the diversity of the Pyrénées.
    Night in Argelès-Gazost in ** or *** hotel on a half-board basis. Option to enjoy a session at the thermal spa in the Jardins aux Bains.

  • Day 6

    Friday 19th July 2024

    • Distance : 80 km
    • Elevation gain : 2470 m

    We finish in style, with three cols on a loop of 77km, 60km of which are reserved just for you! On the programme for a dreamy morning, two lords of the Tour de France : the Soulor and the Aubisque. And who could forget the Spandelles,  with its historic entry on Stage 18 of the 2022 Tour. These three cols join seamlessly together across three valleys, each competing with their graceful and elegant landscapes, their beautiful curves and superb climbs.
    Transfer to Arreau at the end of the afternoon and end of trip.

    The kilometrage and altitude differences indicated here are those of a daily programme, carried out as a round trip. You can short the itinerary if you so wish.
     

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Travel conditions

  • Luggage

    For the formula with the assistance vehicle, you carry nothing except your groceries and water.  1 bag per person, maximum 15kg/bag.

  • Formalities

    • Passport or ID is compulsory
    • We recommend getting a European Health Insurance card (check with the NHS) 
    • Repatriation insurance is compulsory
  • Options

    • Physiotherapy: recovery session with a physiotherapist at the end of the stage,
    • Leader: a qualified instructor guides the group (+ sports advice),
    • Mechanic: a mechanic cycles is responsible for repairs during the circuit and maintenance of the bikes at the end of the stages.

     

  • Accompanying

    People who do not practice cycling or little can accompany you during the stay. We can offer them a tailor-made program according to their desires.

  • Accompanying

    Free Riding Bike with Assistance Vehicle:
    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 with a light bag or no 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.

  • 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.

  • DEPARTURE AND MEETING POINT

    The Pyrenees Cycl'n Trip is accessible to individual registrations and groups.

    Departure from 6 participants.

  • Difficulty level

    Physical level: between 2.5/3 and 3/3

    You have a very good physical condition, practice at least once a week road cycling over long distances.

  • Options

    • 5 picnics (+50€ / person for the stay),
    • Additional accommodation before or after the stay,
    • Single room supplement,
    • High-end bike rental on measure,
    • Accompanying program (not cycling),
    • Airport reception and transfers (Toulouse, Tarbes, Pau, Biarritz, Carcassonne, Barcelona), contact us.
  • DEPARTURE AND MEETING POINT

    Departure confirmed from 6 participants.

    Meeting the first day in Arreau.

    How to get there:

    By car: A 64, then D929

    By train: Lannemezan station then bus to Arreau.

    By plane: Pau, Tarbes or Toulouse airport.

Dates and price

Information

Individual registration,  : You can register from one person. Departure confirmed from 6 people.

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

Free departure from

Price TTC per person

Package with assistance vehicle and luggage storage - hotel
Individual registration795

Travel dates

  • From 15-07-2024 to 19-07-2024 There is still availability!

Options

If you want to be alone in your room: + 160€/pers

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

- Additional accommodation before or after the stay,

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

- Transport of bicycle cases and hard bottom panniers within the limit of available places: +40€ / box

- Accompanying programme (not cycling),

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

The price includes

  • The accommodation and their reservation 
  • A refreshment is organized at the top of each pass
  • GPS maps and tracks,
  • Half board from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6,
  • The transport of 1 bag per person,
  • Formula with assistance vehicle: 1 vehicle 6 seats + driver + bike trailer during the entire stay.
  • The transfer back to Arreau.
     

The price does not include

  • Accommodation at the end of the stay,
  • Drinks,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Picnics (a refreshment is organized at the top of each pass)
  • Personal bike equipment (helmets, gloves),
  • Bicycles,
  • Transportation to the meeting point,
  • Insurance.

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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