Cycling in the Pyrénées

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Riders in the Tour de France

Experience the thrills of the Tour de France!

Fly down to Lourdes/Tarbes Airport just in time to take in the Pyrenean stage of the Tour de France as cyclists tackle the high passes of the Pyrenees. Want to take your bike? No problem! Cycles will be carried in the hold for just £10 each way. Please enquire for more details.


Ideas and routes

For information and ideas for cycling and mountain biking in the Pyrenees click on the various links below. (More information will be added as it becomes available)

Alternatively, have a look at the Freewheeling France website which provides plenty of information!

Bike Hire

Mountain Ride 65

1 avenue du Monge
65100 Lourdes
Tel./Fax: 33 (0)5 62 42 69 08

Locations de vélos

57 rue du Bourg
65100 Lourdes
Tel./Fax: 33 (0)5 62 42 69 08

Cycles Hubert Arbes

10 avenue François Abadie
65100 Lourdes
Tel. : 33 (0)5 62 94 05 51
Fax : 33 (0)5 62 42 12 46


1, Avenue de Monge
Tel. 05 62 42 69 08

Ardiden Velos

5, Place 8 Mai,
Luz St. Sauveur,
Hautes Pyrenees,
France 65120
Tel: 00 (33) 609 553102

Bike friendly accommodation

Pyrenees Pursuits offer secure storage and a bike workshop along with several accommodation options. Very close to Lourdes

Plein air Pyrenees offers accommodation complete with secure cycle storage and a workshop. Located in the Neste valley

Pyrenees B and B are a husband and wife team offering both catered and self catering accommodation in the village of Trébons, close to Bagnères-de-Bigorre. 3 course evening meals can also be requested if necessary. Bernie and Graham also offer tailor made guided tours of Lourdes and are a rich source of local information and ideas for local excursions and places to visit.
There is storage for bikes and other equipment on site, access to a washing machine and drying room for those soggy days. Town bikes to explore the local area and guest parking also available.

Mountain Biking

VTT routes

Great site with route maps covering the whole area VVTen65
Watch a video of the routes around Cauterets! Videos Cauterets VTT and Zapiks
Map of the whole area showing mountain bike routes
Mountain Bike routes around Argeles Gazost
Luchon VTT Fantastic site with plenty of ideas and downloadable routes.

Road Cycling

Challenge yourself on the Classic Cols of the Pyrenees!
Challenge yourself on some of the tough climbs and passes of the area!

Specialist Cycling Holidays

Best of the Pyrenees - custom cycle tours


La Rébenne

Discover France



Description of a cycling tour of the Pyrenees including the Col de Tourmalet

Blog of an enthusiasts annual cycling challenges

Useful information page from Best of the Pyrenees

(Now somewhat old)Article about Mountain Biking in Bagneres

Activity Holidays including a cycling element

Pyrenean Odysseys (23K)Pyrenean Odysseys
Pyrenean Odysseys offer a wide variety of guided walks and activities, including cycling, suitable for all abilities. Accommodation is offered for those who require it, with a choice of self catering gites and apartments or a comfortable hotel providing a flavour of the traditions of the Toy Valley.

MountainbugPyrenees (159K)Mountainbug
Mountainbug is a small company run by a husband and wife team of two British International Mountain Leaders, based from their own highly-acclaimed 3* guesthouse in the traditional mountain village of Bareges. Mountainbug specialises in guided walking and trekking, cycling, canyoning and multi activity holidays in the Summer, and downhill skiing (in the Tourmalet resort - the largest ski area in the French Pyrenees), snowshoeing and ski touring trips in the Winter. Accommodation is at 'Les Cailloux' (see above). All Mountainbug holidays use only qualified guides and instructors, allowing guests to benefit from local knowledge and to support the economy of the Pyrénées.

Les Sorbiers (159K)Les Sorbiers
Les Sorbiers is a traditional Pyrenean mountain chalet/Hotel which specialises in family and group activity holidays, based in the village of Bareges, an excellent location for spring, summer, autumn and winter activity holidays. The guided holidays, all with qualified English speaking guides, are undertaken from the front door and include cycling, mountain biking, walking, skiing, wildlife and multi-activity options.

UK Office (open all year)
Pilgrim House,
Station Court,
Borough Green,
TN15 8AF

Tel: 0161 883 1515

French Office (open all year)
Hotel Beau Site
36 Avenue Peyramale
65100 Lourdes

Tel: 00 33 562 94 83 29

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Pyrénées Direct is a trading name of Tangney Tours Ltd registered in England and Wales. Company No. 03585640
Flights in this website are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 1220.