If you don't climb the mountain...

You can't enjoy the view!

Cycle the Pyrénées -

Awe-inspiring, epic proportions.

The Pyrénées...

The mountains for Climbing Connoisseurs!

Road Cycling at its most iconic.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the French Pyrénées.

Views forever

A ride to remember

Challenge yourself

Live the dream ...

Iconic Climbs Pyrénées Challenge

60km Av. daily distance
1958m Av. daily elevation
Difficulty level

VéloRoo’s Iconic Climbs Pyrénées Challenge offers you the chance to experience the perfect blend of incredible bike riding and unique culture of the Haute Pyrénées and Pays Toy, a region rich with iconic climbs and World Heritage listed areas of incredible natural beauty.

Cycling Tour Highlights

  • Bucket list Pyrenees climbs,
  • Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aubisque, Col de Soulor, Luz Ardiden,
  • PLUS the climbs the locals favour,
  • early June Tour – Montée du Géant festival,
  • late September Tour – Autumn Colours,
  • Avoid the peak tourist season.

Our Spring Pyrénées Challenge marks the official opening of the Pyrénées in early June for the summer cycling season.

The “Montée du Géant” festival is a celebration of cycling, endeavour and history, as you take part in the procession that returns Le Géant to his summer home, the summit of the Col du Tourmalet.

Our Autumn Pyrénées Challenge in late September takes you on a cycling tour of the stunning Pyrénéan autumn colours. The inspiring landscapes are highlighted with the incredible clarity that the autumn light offers; burnt oranges, vivid reds and lively yellows of this romantic season. With an invigorating chill to the air, riding the Pyrénées in autumn is pure bliss. 

By holidaying in the Pyrénées during early June and late September, you avoid the busy traffic that comes with the July / August peak summer season.

Imagine quiet roads, punctuated by the occasional cow bell or local sheep herders and their flocks, allowing you to soak up the idyllic French serenity. You can be sure that after your VéloRoo Pyrénées Challenge, you will have stories and memories of a lifetime.

Cycling Tour Inclusions

Iconic Climbs Pyrénées Challenge includes:

  • fully supported rides – vehicle support and ride guides,
  • with 6 or more cyclists, we will be joined on the road by Neil Martin – “double Olympian … Moscow ’80 & LA ’84 … won a few bike races all over Europe … countries ridden in now count at 34 ….. and proud dad of Dan Martin”  
  • Accommodation – 5 nights twin share (single supplement available)
  • the one central location – no packing and unpacking!
  • Meals – all breakfasts, all lunches, all dinners,
  • European made VeloRoo Cycling Kit (shorts / jersey / gloves),
  • Performance Road Bike hire – no transporting or packing worries for your bike,
  • max 10 riders so you get premium support – we are small group specialists
  • Cycling kits washed daily (and not by you in your bathroom sink!)
  • You just turn up and ride, EVERYTHING is taken care of,
  • Non-Cyclists – options available!
  • Live, Laugh, Ride…

Ready to ride? VeloRoo can make your dream escape a reality from

AUD $4210

per person twin share

Single supplement additional $330

Iconic Climbs Pyrénées Challenge

A word from our clients

Don’t take our word for it - discover why our cycling adventurists have fallen in love with the Occitanie Region of Southern France and the VeloRoo way.

How does gourmet food, French wine and cycling through some amazingly beautiful French countryside sound for a holiday?
Well if you are looking for an authentic French cycling trip, Trish and I have just finished our third cycling adventure in the south of France with VéloRoo and what a fantastic trip it was. Easy access to the region by train from Barcelona or Paris and from there, Julia and Steve look after everything including; pick up from Beziers train station, all your food, your bike, cycling kit, sensational cycling and outstanding accommodation.
This area of France also provides easy access to other French regions including Provence, Bordeaux and the French Riviera as well as the Ligurian coast of Italy and Barcelona and the Costa Brava in Spain.
Our three trips with VéloRoo include a ten day “Tour de France” adventure, a week of cycling in the Languedoc around St Genies de Fontedit and six days riding all the iconic Pyrenees mountain climbs that you watch every year when the “Tour” is being televised on SBS.
But if you don’t feel the urge to ride hills or your partner is a non-rider, do not concern yourself. Steve, who is a qualified Australian cycling coach, caters to all levels of fitness and Julia organises everything else down to the last detail including; local site seeing, local wine tasting, visiting local village markets and even a water colour painting class if that’s what you would like.
We have stayed in the area for additional days both before and after our cycling trips and with Julia and Steve’s local knowledge we hired a car for about fifty dollars a day and easily drove around the area soaking up amazing scenery, eating in quality restaurants and visiting historic towns like Montpellier and Avignon.
VéloRoo’s local knowledge make each day unforgettable and these guys are passionate about making sure you have the most authentic experience you can manage, both on and off the bike.
Trish and I have travelled to nearly 50 countries now and have experienced many different standards on our travels. I can honestly say, that the three trips we have done with VéloRoo have been three of our best.
October 2018
'Cranky Julie' was in show-room condition (that's the super light bike). Perfectly maintained and cleaned everyday.
Daily itinerary was spot on, adjusted as required to suit weather and rider ability.
Its not a cycling holiday without friendly hosts, good food and superb wine. We had all this!
Can't wait for my next trip with these guys...June 2017