Cycle the Pyrenees: Road Cycling

Cycle the Pyrenees: Road Cycling

Eu, France · About Escorted or Guided Tour

Welcome to road cycling – the Intrepid way. This trip takes you to the border of France and Spain and the mighty Pyrenees Mountains as you ride through the same terrain as the Tour de France and the Vuelta de Espana. Earn your bragging rights as you conquer the easier climbs of the Col du Port, Col de Mente and the true legends of the Col de Peyresourde and Col d’Aspin and of course the mighty Col Du Tourmalet, as well as some hidden gems that only local cyclists know. This is a trip to test your cycling skills and fitness but rewards you with sublime Pyrenean vistas, thrilling downhills, great company and an excuse to eat as much French pastry as you want!

Highlights

Start out with easier climbs to get used to cycling in the mountains before tackling the truly challenging climbs later in the week

Ascend the mighty Col du Tourmalet, the most popular mountain pass in Tour de France history and highest pass in the Pyrenees

Stay in small Pyrenean villages and towns whose people, character and charm never fail to capture your heart

Test your legs on the steep slopes and switchbacks of the Col de Peyresourde to be rewarded with stunning views of the Midi-Pyrenees

As well as our included climbs you can extend your riding (and climbing!) with many optional rides available

Tackle the beautiful Col d’Aspin – a forested Pyrenean climb that has stunning summit views

Discover some hidden gems that only local cyclists know about

Ride at your own pace in some of the most stunning scenery in cycling

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