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Velo Peloton Cycling Tours 2018 Tour de France Route Rent a bike in the Pyrenees. Rent a bike in the Pyrenees. STAGE TYPE DATE START AND FINISH DISTANCE DETAILS 1 On line Saturday, July 7, 2018 Noirmoutier en l’ile / Fontenay-le-Comte 189 km STAGE 1 2 On line Sunday, July 8, 2018 Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La

Is Col du Tourmalet Open 2016? Col du Tourmalet – Col du Tourmalet Photo Map 8th November 2016 Col du Tourmalet and Col d’Aubisque are now closed. They are not expected to reopen untill mid May 2017. 14th September 2016 Gorge de Luz Closure Gorge de Luz is the road (D921) on the western side of

The route of 2017 Tour de France has been presented in Paris this morning, 18th October 2016. TOUR DE FRANCE 2017 Running from Saturday July 1st to Sunday July 23th 2017, the 104th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,516 kilometres. These stages have

The Cirque du Litor is the road between Col du Soulor and Col d’Aubisque. Litor is the Gascon word for avalanche. It is always the last road to open in spring. This photo is from last Sunday afternoon.

Stage 4 of the 2016 Route du Sud had a stage finish on Col de Couraduque. The stage was 185km with 5000 metres of climbing. Before the finishing climb the riders cross Col du Tourmalet and Col des Borderes. Here are some photos I made 4km from the finish. It was a super hard race

Montée du Géant du Tourmalet Photo Gallery of Montée du Géant in 2012. Montée du Géant du Tourmalet 2016 (Rise of the Giant) takes place on Saturday 4th June 2016. The famous statue of the giant cyclist on top of Col du Tourmalet, is removed at the start of October each year, to protected it

20th May, 17:15 Gorge de Luz has reopened. The road D921 through Gorge de Luz is closed due to a rock slide. This is the road on the western side of Col du Tourmalet. There has been several small earthquakes in the past week and it seems that they have loosened some rocks. At the

I went up Col du Tourmalet yesterday to make some photos. Some of our guests from the cycling lodge were up there and I had hoped to see them and get a few shots. I only took the one photo, which is below before I came across Rob from England who had a mechanical. It

The 40th edition of Route du Sud will take place from 16th to 19th June 2016. There are 5 stages which will cover a total distance of 642km. There will be 15 teams taking part and will range from Pro Tour to Continental. It is the last stage race before Le Tour de France and

Timelapse of one day in the Pyrenees from Pyrenees Cycling Lodge webcam. The view across the valley to Hautacam.

This has been a very mild winter with very few days of sub zero nights and hardly any snow. Last night was the coldest we have had with -4.8. The ski station at Hautacam has opened today for the first time this winter. I dont think it will last long as warmer temperatures are set to

Stage 14 of the 2016 Vuelta a España will finish on Col d’Aubisque on Saturday 3rd September. The stage will be 200km long and will climb 4 cols, Burdinkurutzeta, Irati, Soudet and Marie Blanque before the finishing climb of Col d’Aubisque. La Vuelta has visited the area before with stage finishes on Luz Ardiden in 1992

See the 2016 Col du Tourmalet Page   Is Col du Tourmalet Open 2015? Col du Tourmalet – Col du Tourmalet Photo Map 20th November 2015 Col du Tourmalet and Col d’Aubisque have closed today and are expected to reopen in May 2016.   21st May 2015 Col du Tourmalet has reopened.   20th May 2015

La Marmotte des Pyrénées New sportive on 28th August 2016 It’s been talked about for years, now it is going to happen. Run annually on the last Sunday of August. 2016 is restricted to 2500 riders. More details will be available in January. Route 160km with 5300m climbing. Start Argeles-Gazost. Col du Tourmalet. Col d’Aspin

I rode up Col du Tourmalet on Friday with a group of guests from the Cycling Lodge. It was a not unpleasant day with temps in the high teens down in the valley and 6c at the summit. Just as I was starting the descend it started to snow a little. Winter is on the