Category: Pyrenees Cycling Lodge

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

We have had some gloriously hot weather recently and it’s set to continue for at least 10 days. Perhaps too hot with up to 40c expected mid week. It will be a little cooler up here in the mountains but still up to 38c. I took this photo at dawn this morning. These photos are

I rode to Col d’Aubisque with some guests from Pyrenees Cycling Lodge. The road was only open a few days so it was my first opportunity to get up there this year and the first time on our new Lapierre Rental Bikes. It really is the most wonderful route, an unmissable ride for any visitors

Vélo Peloton Pyrénées Cycling Lodge is getting very full for summer 2015. Now is a good time to start planning for summer 2016. The earlier you book the more likely you are to get your preferred dates. 2016 prices remain the same as 2015 and 2014, €65 per person per night for b&b and evening meal

Pyrenees Bike rental. For the 2016 season we are offering a brand new fleet of Lapierre Xelius SL 600 and 700 bikes. This is the same frame ridden by FDJ World Tour Cycling Team. Bike Rental in Vallée des Gaves, Argeles-Gazost, Lourdes, Hautes Pyrénées. Free delivery in Argeles-Gazost and Lourdes. Find us on Facebook – Instagram. Book Online the earlier

We are having a fantastic spring here in the mountains. In fact, it maybe that summer has arrived a month early. The snow is melting fast, almost all roads are open. Temperatures have been up to 34c.

A few photos from a short evening walk in our home village of Saint-Savin. The village dates from Roman times, with a spectacular church built in the 10th century or perhaps earlier, on the ruins of one burned by the Vikings in 841. It is probable that the foundations are Roman and date to the

Spring is late this year. The first daffodils and other blooms have just come out, a couple of weeks later than usual. The big news for us is that the electrical and phone cables which were near Pyrenees Cycling Lodge have been put underground. This means that there is now an unimpeded view from the

Winter 2015 had been unremarkable until a few days ago when it started to snow. We have had the heaviest snow I have seen here in Saint-Savin. It has closed all the ski stations due to the risk of avalanche and is forecast to stay cold with fresh snow for the next week. Not only

Red Onion and Goat’s Cheese Tart I serve this with a green salad as a starter in Pyrenees Cycling Lodge. You could add potato wedges to make a main course or just eat as a snack. Ingredients 250g Ready-made Puff Pastry 2 Red Onions 150g Goat’s Cheese 100g Chorizo 50g Smoked Bacon 50ml Balsamic Vinegar

Winter has arrived in the Pyrenees. All cols above 1800 metres are now closed. 4 days ago I was out riding in shorts and short sleeves. Now it’s full winter gear. This is the view of Hautacam from Pyrenees Cycling Lodge this morning.

Banana and Date Cake with a Honey and Walnut Glaze Olive’s recipe for Banana and Date Cake with a Honey and Walnut Glaze, as served in Vélo Peloton Pyrénées Cycling Lodge. Ingredients 175g softened butter, plus extra for the tin 200g self-raising flour 1 tsp cinnamon 100g light muscovado sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 3

Crusty Pesto Salmon With Ham and Mushroom Tagliatelle A recipe from Olive, typical of what we serve in Vélo Peloton Pyrénées Cycling Lodge. Ingredients Ingredients for Crusty Pesto Salmon With Ham and Mushroom Tagliatelle. 2 Salmon Pavé/Filets 1 Slice of Bread, blitzed to bread crumbs 3 tsp of Pesto 250g Tagliatelle 2 Slices of Prociutto or similar

Beef Bourguignon With the winter now setting in, what could be better for a hungry cyclist after a day on the bike than a hot stew. After much persuasion, Olive has agreed to share some of her secrets with you, however you still need to come to Pyrénées Cycling Lodge to taste the real thing, OMNOMNOMNOM! Beef

The first snow of the oncoming winter arrived on the high peaks yesterday, above 2800 metres. It remains warm down here in the valley and temperatures of 26c are forecast for the weekend. Our last guests of the year left a couple of days ago. Time to catch up on some sleep  😛 This photo was

Flying With A Bike Flying with your bike can be a hassle or perhaps even a nightmare. The internet is full of horror stories of lost and damaged bikes or uncaring or malicious baggage handlers. The truth I believe, is no so bad. In the 6 years that we have been running Pyrenees Cycling Lodge we

Cyclotouring France Donna and Milton from Sydney, Australia. They left Pyrenees Cycling Lodge this morning for a month long tour of southern France. Bon Route!  

The Pyrenees experienced 2 quakes this morning. The first at 09:03 measured 4.7 and caused violent shaking and a very loud rumbling noise. It was centered on the Hautacam Massif. No injuries have been reported. Bureau of Seismology France According to the national network of seismic surveillance the Pyrenees are one of the regions of