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The Pyrénées...

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Road Cycling at its most iconic.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the French Pyrénées.

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Iconic Climbs Pyrénées Cycling Tour

Hear the sound of the cowbells while you tick off your bucketlist

Cycling Tour Overview

6 - 10
60 km / 37 miles
2085 m / 6840 feet

1 Roo: I’m relatively fit and comfortable on the bike and happiest on mild gradients or the flat.

2 Roo’s: Fitness and health is my life. I ride regularly on a weekly basis with friends and on weekends I’m not daunted by rides of up to 5 hours for a few days back to back.  

3 Roo’s: Riding is my life! I’m not interested in racing, I don’t need to prove anything to anyone. I love the challenge and the idea of where my legs and bike can take me. My friends and I are always looking for the next cycling adventure. Want to know more about the VéloRoo Roo levels?

EUR €4500
pp dual occupancy
10% Discount
for direct Group Bookings of 4 or more

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  • Gaze in wonder at the majestic Pyrenean mountains as you challenge yourself on your bucket list climbs amidst the Haute Pyrenees. Hear the ringing of the cow bells throughout the valleys and be rewarded by the expansive views as you savour your moment at the summit.

    On VéloRoo’s Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Cycling Tour discover two magnificent areas rich with cycling monuments, hidden local favourites and World Heritage listed areas of outstanding natural beauty.

    • Small group specialists
    • approx group size of 9 riders so you get premium support
    • Fully supported rides
    • Vehicle support by owner / operator Julia
    • Ride guiding by owner / operator Steve,
    • Accommodation – 10 nights twin share (single supplement available)
    • only change locations once!
    • All breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners,
    • pick up from Lannemezan / drop off Lourdes (we can assist with suggestions for trains)
    • 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,
    • Lowest Price Guaranteed – Book Direct

    Optional additions

    • Performance Road Bike Hire from €425, ask us for details
  • Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Cycling Tour – Day by Day

    Experience the best the Pyrénées has to offer on our Iconics Climbs Cycling Tour. Not just the monuments but also the special places the locals love. This itinerary is subject to change. Due to the nature of the mountains we may swap climbs around to best deal with current weather conditions. For full climb profiles and a detailed itinerary complete your email below and we will send you the PDF.

    • Day 1: Welcome to the Pyrenees!

      Welcome to St Lary Soulan, your base for the next 4 nights, spectacularly located deep in the Pyrénées.

      Your bikes will be set up and ready for the exciting week ahead, and over welcome drinks and dinner, you will have the time to get to know your fellow cyclists in the group and talk about the adventures ahead.

      Included meals: dinner

    • Day 2: Col d'Azet & Col de Peyresourde

      62km / 39 Miles               1851m / 6070 feet Elevation Gain

      Today’s ride showcases what the Pyrénées is all about. The wild nature, dramatic landscapes and spellbinding scenery are waiting for you from the start till the end of the ride.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 3 : Pla d'Adet & Col de Portet

      43km / 27 Miles               1828m / 6000 feet Elevation Gain

      This is for the fans! or anyone who has a passing interest in the Tour will be familiar with the stage finish of Pla d’Adet, less familiar is Col de Portet. It is a beast, it’ll become an icon, it’s contentious but we think that it’s better than the Alpe d’Huez. After today you can be the judge!

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 4: La Route des Lacs

      60km / 37 Miles                2378m / 7800 feet Elevation Gain

      We leave St Lary heading deep into the mountains via a valley that goes all the way to the Spanish border. The ancient road has been a traveller route for eons.

      We will wind our way up the valley where you can’t help but be awestruck by the surrounding mountains, whose peaks are all well above 2,500 meters above sea level. It is truly an incredible feeling.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 5 : Col d'Aspin, La Hourquette & Col du Tourmalet

      65km / 40 Miles                2908m / 9540 feet Elevation Gain

      Today we say goodbye to St Lary Soulan. What a magical 3 days cycling! What a day ahead!

      First on the menu is Col d’Aspin on a little known route which is one of the hidden back road gems that the Pyrenees are loved for. Over the crest and you are transported into another completely different world through farm land, some say similar in feel to the Scottish Highlands.

      Our next adventure – Tourmalet, the mythical beast of a mountain. En route the sights will leave you breathless and the gradient and altitude too, but that is another thing altogether! You will feel on top of the world as you reach probably the most respected summit in French cycling.

      And the view from the top … WOW!

      From here it is all down hill to our new base for 6 nights in Luz St Saveur. Enjoy … you have earned it. Not too fast though or you will miss the sights!

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 6 - Rest Day

      A well deserved rest day and a chance to take a break from the bike, explore the village and perhaps relax at the thermal spa.

      Included meals: breakfast

    • Day 7: Col de Tentes

      60km / 37 Miles                1837 / 6027 feet Elevation Gain

      Todays ride is in the direction of the Spanish border and a region listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The steady climbing route takes us along the gorge, river full of massive rocks, a reminder of the harsh reality of the beautiful scenery surrounding us. Simply the most incredible climb you have never heard of but will never forget.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 8: Col du Soulor & Col d'Aubisque

      100km / 62 Miles             2694m / 8838 feet Elevation Gain

      Todays ride will pass through delightful grey stone villages surrounded by open fields and spectacular mountain backdrops as we will celebrate the day by ascending the two wonderful climbs the Col du Solour and Col d’Aubisque.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 9: Col du Tourmalet

      40km / 25 Miles                1820m / 5971 feet Elevation Gain

      Col du Tourmalet – the most frequently used climb in the history of Tour de France, it has been used over 80 times. On the first Tour de France crossing in 1910, “Assassins” is what Octave Lapize shouted at the TDF organisers, and it is he who is immortalised as the “Geant du Tourmalet” welcoming you at the summit.

      3 days ago you took on the challenge of the climb from the east, today you will conquer the most recognisable climb, the western side from our village at Km 0. A bucket list item for every cyclist!

      Take in the wide open vistas as you climb through the open pastures past the observant cows and occasionally even a llama. Pause to reflect on yet another huge achievement at the summit and a photo with the Geant.

      After the descent back towards Luz we will enjoy a well earned lunch. Explore the village or check out one of the local spas for a relaxing dip or massage. And this evening there will be a unique procession through town – one not to be missed!

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 10: Luz Ardiden

      45km / 28 Miles               1367m / 4485 feet Elevation Gain

      This is a shorter distance and shorter climbing but has 9 more hairpins than Alpe d’Huez. You will experience uniquely beautiful scenery at every turn, with a million dollar view waiting for you at the top.

      You will be back in time for lunch and an afternoon of true local culture. The Foire aux Cotelettes is a festival celebrating the tradition of the shepherds bringing their flocks down from the high mountains and back into the villages at the end of summer.

      Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    • Day 11: Au Revoir

      Au revoir! And now you continue your travels, taking with you all the memories from your epic adventure in the Pyrenees.

      Included meals: breakfast

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France Upcoming Tour Dates

Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Cycling Tour

  • 19 - 29 September 20242024 BOOKED OUT

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EUR €4500
DEAL - 10% Discount for direct Group Bookings of 4 or more

pp dual occupancy

Single supplement additional €500

Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Cycling Tour