Live, Laugh, Ride ... Cycling holidays since 2012

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 distance475km Total distance
1958m Av. daily elevation16683m Total elevation gain
Difficulty level

VéloRoo’s Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge is about experiencing the moment with incredible bike riding amidst the Haute Pyrenees. Discover two magnificent areas rich with cycling monuments, hidden local favourites and World Heritage listed areas of outstanding natural beauty ...

Cycling Tour Highlights

  • Bucket list Pyrenees climbs,
  • Col d’Aspin, Col de Peyresourde, Col du Portet , plus more, then change locations ….
  • 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

Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge includes:

  • fully supported rides – vehicle support at all times as well as your ride guide, 
  • approx group size of 9 riders so you get premium support – we are small group specialists
  • Performance Road Bike Hire included
  • Accommodation – 9 nights twin share (single supplement available)
  • only change locations once!
  • All breakfasts,
  • All lunches,
  • All dinners,
  • pick up from Tarbes train station or airport
  • drop off at Lourdes train station
  • European made VeloRoo Cycling Jersey,
  • 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…

We recognise the increased uncertainty that the current COVID situation may be causing in planning your future trips. To help you book with confidence, we are offering a modified cancellation policy : until the situation has stabilised , we will be offering 100% refund on deposits for all new bookings made after 1st April 2020, on cancellations made more than 4 months prior to your tour start date.

Upcoming Tour Dates

Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge

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

EURO €4350

per person twin share

Single supplement additional €390

Pyrénées Iconic Climbs 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.

Recently returned from attending the October ’19 Pyrenees Challenge cycling trip with VeloRoo. The entire experience far exceeded my expectations and turned out to be the trip of lifetime.

The scheduled rides (Tourmalet, D’Espagne, Aubisque, Solour, Tentes, Luz Ardiden) were well planned, well supported and unbelievably picturesque. Steve and Neil were great, safety-conscious guides who knew the terrain and local coffee shops/restaurants very well allowing us to focus on the climbing and taking in the beautiful landscape along the routes. Steve’s friendly and funny disposition, along with his underrated singing talents 😊, kept the tone of each ride refreshingly light and non-competitive as did the occasional picture and refueling stop.

The hired bike was relatively new and well maintained with appropriate gearing and brakes for the steep terrain. Supplied kit and helmet were of high quality also. Our accommodations in Luz St. Sauveur were very comfortable and conveniently located in close proximity to local restaurants, pubs, shopping and of course iconic climbs (Tourmalet Km 0 was a two minute walk from our hotel). Meals at local restaurants were very good-excellent and had several pre-selected menu options that usually featured three courses and included wine.
At our trip’s conclusion Julia and Steve distributed pics and thoughtfully edited videos of each of our cycling days which are awesome keepsakes and memories. These memories, and the friends gained, made this trip exceptionally satisfying. I am already looking forward to my next cycling holiday with Steve, Neil and Julia and highly recommend VeloRoo to any serious cycling enthusiast who is looking for a friendly, well organized and reasonably priced trip.Oct 2019
Awesome experience.... opportunity to climb the iconic TDF mountains! Outstanding...The guides, the SAG support and even capturing the experience with photos and videos of the day put together nicely with music provided daily by VELOROO! The tour is operated and run by Steve and Julia (husband and wife) and assisted by Neil Martin, retired professional bicyclist. They are there the entire time to cater to your needs. It was a great opportunity to ride besides Neil and ask / interview him about his vast experiences. All you have to do is show up! They provide the bike, kit ( they laundry your kit every day!). Will definitely sign up for their Italy Tour. Thank you Steve, Julia and Neil!Oct 2019