CYCLING THE MYTHICAL PASSES OF THE French PYRENEES

Perfectly based in the historic city of Lourdes, you will ride iconic Tour de France passes such as Tourmalet, Aubisque, Soulor, Hautacam and Luz-Ardiden. This Classic French Pyrenees cycling tour takes you into the legend of road cycling and into unique natural sites. Discover green landscapes, steep valleys, in which men have lived for centuries, In the heart of the Pyrenees. Lourdes is famous thanks to the sanctuary of our Lady of Lourdes which welcomes pilgrims and visitors from around the world throughout the year. Come and explore this unique world site and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mythical Tour de France passes: Tourmalet, Aubisque, Soulor, Hautacam, Luz-Ardiden
  • Lourdes: largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in France  

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 1650€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 2150€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering or bike rental.

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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    BIKe itinerary

    Welcome to the FRench Pyrenees

    We will meet you at Toulouse Airport at 2 pm, before taking you to your hotel in the heart of the French Pyrenees. We take advantage of this first day to adjust your bikes, discuss the stay and enjoy the city of Lourdes.

    Oloron-Sainte-Marie > Lourdes

    The short but difficult Col de Marie Blanque (1035 m) leads then to the Ossau Valley and the thermal village of Eaux-Bonnes, on the first slopes of the Aubisque. Often in the shadow of the Tourmalet, the Col d’Aubisque (1709 m) is nevertheless a must in the Pyrenees and in the Tour de France. The steep and uneven slopes lead to a spectacular stretch of road, towards the Col du Soulor (1474 m). 

     

    Lourdes > HAUTACAM

    The Hautacam station has been on several occasions a stage arrival of the Tour de France. At each pedal stroke, panoramic views of the Argelès Valley, the Val d’Azun and the peaks of the Vignemale massif will help you to reach the end of this climb! At the top, take a break to enjoy the panorama before setting off for a magical descent of more than 16 km!

    Lourdes > Tourmalet & Luz-Ardiden 

    Col du Tourmalet (16.5km at 7.5% / alt.2115m) is the most used climb in the Tour de France. 2019 was be the 87th time it has been used. It is in 1913 in Sainte-Marie-de-Campan, at the foot of the Tourmalet that Eugene Christophe somehow managed to fix his broken fork. After a long descent towards, the ascent of Luz-Ardiden (14.7 km at 6.9% / alt.1720m) and its wonderful switchbacks awaits for us. In 2011, Thomas Voeckler gave it all to save his yellow jersey, superbly lead by his teammate Pierre Rolland. 

    END OF STAY

    It is the end of this Classic French Pyrenees Bike Tour with Veymont Travel. After breakfast we will take you back to Toulouse Airport.

    ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

    Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

    LOURDES – 4 nightS

    Grand Hotel Gallia & Londres 4*

    The Grand Hôtel Gallia & Londres, a historic hotel in Lourdes, was built by the niece of Bernadette Soubirous in the late 19th century. At the time, it was the hotspot of the European elite, with a sophisticated classical decor reminiscent of the Belle Epoque and which has earned it the reputation of being a charming place to stay.

    equipment / bikes

    Included

    Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

    Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

    Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 70€

    Road E-bike

    Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

    Supplement + 135 €

    Carbon road bike – Ultegra 

    Pinarello Prince or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 520 €

    Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

    Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Equipment / dEtails

    You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

    Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 2 water bottles
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 1 water bottle
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    • 1 handlebar bag
    • 2 rear panniers

    WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

    Included
    Supported tour
    Not Included
    Supported Tour

    Accomodation

    • 4 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 4 breakfasts
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide

    Activities

    • 3 bike rides

    Equipment

    • Road bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
    Included
    Guided tour
    Not Included
    Guided Tour

    Accomodation

    • 4 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 4 breakfasts
    • 3 lunches
    • 4 dinners
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide
    • 1 certified bike guide

    Activities

    • 3 bike rides

    Equipment

    • Road bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants

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