The Pyrénées, with their quiet roads, are mountains that are less travelled by many cyclists. Travelling from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, this tour offers something unique.
The Pyrénean climbs are more rugged, less manicured than their Alpine brothers, making this tour feel that little bit more epic and taking you to a new place in your cycling. Our route takes in the greatest climbs the Pyrénées have to offer, whilst skirting along the length of the French-Spanish border. With all the culture on offer you will experience something unique to this region and some of the best panoramic views.
Distance | 128km
Key Climbs | Col des Plombières (617m), Col d'Osquich (325m)
Basque country rollers. Starting with a longer day rolling through the unique Basque country, you will feel like you are in Spain. With the Atlantic on your back and the weather it brings. This rich green landscape with its shorter rolling climbs is the perfect start to your cross-country ride.
Distance | 95km
Key Climbs | Col de Marie-Blanque (823m), Col d'Aubisque (1270m), Col du Soulor (139m)
Pyrénées 101. Today you take in the real Pyrénées with some of its more iconic climbs. The beautiful Col d’Aubisque with it amazingly scenic roads will leave you wanting more; it is the Pyrénées pure and simple. With views at the summit of the whole of the range, you will be rewarded for your hard work.
Distance | 109km
Key Climbs | Col du Tourmalet (1656m), Col d'Aspin (648m), Col de Peyresourde (893m)
Following history. Today will tick all the boxes, with names like the Tourmalet, Aspin and Pyresourde on the menu. Anyone who knows their cycling history will know that some of the greatest victories and tragedies have been written with the sweat and effort of cycling’s greats. You will be able to add them to your climbed list, with a smile on your face.
Distance | 151km
Key Climbs | Col du Portillon (412m), Col de Menté (871m), Col de Portet d'Aspet (424m), Col des Ares, Col de Port (424m)
Into Spain. Today we continue with our iconic climbs. Starting by climbing into Spain on the Col du Portillion with rich forests and climbing through the tree line, you will experience the heart of the Pyrénées. We finish the day on the Portet d’Aspet where Fabio Casartelli lost his life in the 1995 Tour de France.
Distance | 120km
Key Climbs | Port de Palihères (1513m), Col de Jau (700m)
Into the Eastern Pyrénées. Today you will see the terrain change. We move from the forests into grasslands, with the Mediterranean on the horizon. Taking you through some of the lesser-known climbs you will experience the more anonymous Pyrénées, with the Col de Port keeping us in the tyre tracks of cycling history.
Distance | 145km
Key Climbs | Col d'Aussieres (700m), Col des Auzines (234m), Col Palomere (807m)
Flame Rouge. Today is your run to the Mediterranean Sea, the victory lap. Having climbed the best that the Pyrénées have to offer, starting all the way back at the Atlantic, the blue of the Mediterranean will come into view, making the hairs stand up on your neck as you realise your achievement.
For a road cycling experience unlike any other, book your place today