Road Cycling in the Hautes-Pyrénées

 The Classic Cols of the Pyrenees

Descending at Troumouse

Our accommodation is perfectly located with great riding in all directions. 

The plains to the north offer good warm-up rides through rural villages, whilst the hidden valleys of the foothills provide a great introduction to mountain riding. Serious riders, however, will soon be drawn to the legendary Cols.

We are within easy riding distance of the many classic climbs and, for the infamous 2,115 m Col du Tourmalet,  riders can choose from either the TDF 06 (west) or the TDF 08 (east)  routes, both of which pass our drive.

Col

Distance
to start

       Climb
Length    Gain

Gradient
Range     Avg

Altitude

Aspin (W)

20 km

18 km

830 m

2-8%

5%

1489 m

Hautacam

20 km

14 km

1150 m

4-10%

8%

1615 m

Tourmalet (E)

20 km

23 km

1500 m

2-10%

7%

2115 m

Soulor (E)

23 km

19 km

1050 m

0-9%

6%

1474 m

Aubisque (E)

23 km

29 km

1400 m

0-9%

5%

1709 m

Tourmalet (W)

41 km

18 km

1450 m

5-10%

8%

2115 m

Luz Ardiden

41 km

15 km

1050 m

5-10%

7%

1720 m

Soulor (N)

49 km

12 km

920 m

5-9%

8%

1474 m

Aubisque (W)

67 km

18 km

1200 m

4-10%

7%

1709 m

Cycling Events

The area is renowned for its fantastic cycling. The season starts early March in the valleys and as the snow melts, the Cols beckon and there is plenty of riding to challenge all level of cyclist. 

TourmaletThroughout the summer there are numerous events you can sign up for on the day.  For a real challenge enter one of the local  cyclosportives such as La Pyrénéenne.  Open to anyone fit enough to take on the Cols and foothills of the Pyrenées, these events are well organised and have a great atmosphere.

2016 events 

 4 June - La Montée du Géant 
The unofficial open of Col du Tourmalet with Le Géant making its annual climb.

3 July - La Pyrénéenne Cyclosportive

Test yourself on one of the 2 courses through the valleys of the Hautes Pyrénées.  This year's ride climbs the Hautacam as well!

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