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An ideal location for cycling, in The Circle of Death, it has easy access to the most famous climbs of Le Tour de France. It is in general a great location for a Pyreneen adventure, on or off the bike. Within 15 km there are over 30 categorised climbs, including Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aubisque, Hautacam, Cauterets, Luz Ardiden and many more. For cycling it is number one in the Pyrenees. If you only ever make a trip to the Pyrenees once, this is the place.

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Argeles-Gazost: 43.005028, -0.101087

Argeles-Gazost is a town in the Vallée du Lavedan in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées. Vallée du Lavedan is one of the 7 valleys which makeup Vallées des Gaves. It is the principal town of the valley which extends for 50 km north to south. From Lourdes to the Spanish border. And 50 km west to east from Col d’Aubisque to Col du Tourmalet. There are also several smaller towns and many villages in this valley.

Argeles-Gazost is at 400 metres altitude, well below the snowline which is above 1000 metres. It is well served by transport links. It is 35km (mostly dual carriageway) to the A64 Autoroute. There is a TGV station 10km away in Lourdes and an airport at Tarbes , 30 km away. Driving time is approx 2 hours from Biarritz to the west, 2 hours from Toulouse to the east and 3 hours from Bordeaux to the north.

It is a very pleasant town with many fountains, magnificent villas, a thermal spa and an English park dating from the 19th century. On Tuesday morning there is a farmer’s market, which started in 1292. Market day is the perfect opportunity to tempt your taste buds by sampling locally produced cheeses, honey, foie gras, charcuterie and the local speciality dish “la garbure”.



Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, boasting a rich and well-preserved cultural identity, and offering a wide diversity of outdoor leisure pursuits all year round, Argèles-Gazost is without doubt, one of the best mountain holiday destinations on offer. Whether you like walking in the mountains, historic towns and villages, the buzz of the ski slopes, suffering on a Cat HC climb or relaxing by mountain streams and lakes, this is a place for you, in winter or summer.

You’ll love it so much, you may never want to leave!

Cirque de Gavarnie

Cirque de Gavarnie on the border between France and Spain

Nearby Cols

Col du TourmaletCol d’AubisqueCol du SoulorCol des BorderesCol de Couraduque
HautacamCauterets-CambasqueLuz ArdidenCol des TentesCirque de Troumouse
Col de SpandellesPont d’EspagneLac d’EstaingCol de Berbrustand many more
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Argeles-Gazost Climbs

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Col de Tramassel: 42.972564, -0.003347
Col d\'Aubisque: 42.976570, -0.339673
Col du Tourmalet: 42.908506, 0.145419
Col du Soulor: 42.960694, -0.261698
Col de Spandelles: 43.011269, -0.218503
Le Tech: 42.883118, -0.270474
Col des Borderes: 42.951735, -0.195769
Cirque de Troumouse: 42.728100, 0.096130
Col de Tentes: 42.713645, -0.050918
Lac d\'Estaing: 42.906831, -0.207469
Col de Couraduque: 42.991351, -0.202999
Plateau de Saugué: 42.765666, -0.006437
Cote de Saint-Savin: 42.976144, -0.085680
Cauterets-Cambasque: 42.882631, -0.142822
Hautacam: 42.973977, -0.009356
Luz-Ardiden: 42.884518, -0.062420
Col d\'Arras: 43.002576, -0.132201
Uz: 42.966671, -0.085957
Vallée du Bergon: 43.021592, -0.159473
Salles-en-Lavedan: 43.028945, -0.119519
Col de Berbérust: 43.045480, -0.030127
Col de la Croix Blanche: 43.068386, 0.055532
Omex: 43.075572, -0.080963
Ortiac: 42.950137, -0.046311
Col de Lingous: 43.062359, 0.036627
Pont d\'Espagne: 42.852121, -0.135827
Vélo Peloton Pyrénées Bike Rental: 43.018917, -0.096388
Vélo Peloton Pyrénées Coffee Shop: 43.019188, -0.096205

Recommended places to stay.


Argeles-Gazost is the main town in this valley. We are 1km from town. In this town you will find everything you need. Hotels, restaurants, campsites, supermarket, boulangeries, souvenirs, pharmacies, swimming pool, thermal spa, park, casino, cinema and bike shop. Our store is 1km from Argeles-Gazost.

Hotel au Primrose
This hotel in Argeles Gazost is 1.5km from us and is very popular with cyclists. Secure bicycle garage with cleaning and maintenance area.

L’Arrieulat, Auberge des Pyrénées
Hotel near the town center. Very popular with cyclists and the restaurant has a very good reputation. The cuisine is based on fresh products from the valley. Free relaxation area with sauna and heated outdoor jacuzzi and Billiards room. Secure bicycle garage with cleaning and maintenance area.

Le Miramont*** Hôtel & Restaurant Des Petits Pois Sont Rouges
The Miramont is a three-star hotel in the heart of the spa district of Argelès-Gazost. The restaurant is very highly rated.

Hotel Les Cimes
2 star hotel within a 5 minute walk of the center of Argeles-Gazost.

Hotel Villa Bon Repos
3 star hotel in Argeles-Gazost. No restaurant.

La Villa du Parc
Beautiful b&b beside the park and thermal spa.

Camping Les Trois Vallée
4 star campsite. The kids will love it.

Camping du Lavedan
2.5 km from us Camping du Lavedan is 4 star.

Self-Catering Rental Homes
For self catering rental homes search Gites de France.


Camping de la Bergerie

Aire Naturelle de Camping Bellevue


Small village on road to Lourdes with campsites and hotel.

Hôtel Chez Pierre d’Agos

Pyrénées Camping Soleil du Pibeste

Le camping Airotel la Châtaigneraie

Camping Domaine de la Tour


Beautiful little mountain village in Val d’Azun, 4km from us.

Maison de Beatrix
B&B 1.5km from us near the village of Arcizans-Avant.

Auberge Le Cabaliros
Small family run hotel. Great restaurant and fantastic views.

Camping du Lac
4 star camping. 1.8km from us.

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Argeles-Gazost Accommodation

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Grand Hotel de France: 42.962413, -0.068477
LOGIS Hotel Le Miramont: 43.003940, -0.098912
Pyrenees Cycling Lodge: 42.981246, -0.092118
Logis Hotel Les Cimes: 43.000000, -0.100000
Search for Hotels in Argeles-Gazost: 43.005028, -0.101087
Arrieulat Auberges Des Pyrenees Hotel: 43.006993, -0.098614
Hotel Bon Repos: 43.006443, -0.090760
Hotel Primrose: 43.004784, -0.099134
Vélo Peloton Pyrénées Bike Rental: 43.018917, -0.096388
Vélo Peloton Pyrénées Coffee Shop: 43.019188, -0.096205

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1 Comment

  1. Dear Sirs,
    You tell about our hotel on your website and it is very kind of you. We would like you to know that our hotel has changed of chain: it was used to be a BEST WESTERN Hotel but it is now a LOGIS Hotel. So could you please modify the name of our hotel? Now its name is LOGIS Hotel le Miramont instead of BEST WESTERN Hotel le Miramont.

    Thank you for your help and feel free to contact us for assistance.
    Dominique PUCHEU
    LOGIS hotel le Miramont
    44 avenue des Pyrénées
    65400 Argelès-Gazost FRANCE
    tél: 0033/ 5 62 97 01 26

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