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Tour Guide - Velo Peloton

Tour Guide

This is the Velo Peloton Tour Guide for cyclists traveling to the Pyrenees for Tours, Holidays, Vacations or whatever you call them. Here you will find maps, photos, profiles and other info about the great road climbs in the Pyrenees. I’ll tell you about each region and give recommendations about where to stay. As you can see it’s a work in progress.


Traveling to the Pyrenees

Airports
Airports in or near the Pyrenees

Bike stores
Bike stores in the Pyrenees

Flying
Flying with your bike.


Regions

In terms of cycling there are 4 regions in the French Pyrenees.

Basque Country

Basque Country & Bearn, from the Atlantic Ocean to Col de Marie Blanque.

Saint-Jean de Luz

Saint-Jean Pied de Port

Arette


The Circle of Death

The Circle of Death. The central Pyrenees from Col d’Aubisque to Bagneres-de-Luchon.

Among the most fearsome and legendary roads in the world. For cycling and Le Tour de France they don’t come any more famous or fearsome than the Circle of Death. Col d’Aubisque, Col du Soulor, Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin and Col de Peyresourde. These were all in the first high mountain stage of le Tour de France in 1910. They have been regulars for Le Tour ever since. 2015 will be 84 time Le Tour has visited Col du Tourmalet. With over 10 more Cat HC or Cat 1 Tour de France climbs in the area it is the premier destination for cyclists in the Pyrenees.

Laruns

Col de Marie BlanqueCol de PortaletCol d’Aubisque

Argeles-Gazost

Argeles-Gazost is the most central town for this area. For cycling in the Pyrenees it is number 1. Pyrenees Cycling LodgeBike Rental.

Mountains Cat-HCCol du Tourmalet 2115mMountains Cat-HCCol d’Aubisque 1709mMountains Cat-HCCol du Soulor 1489mmountains_cat3Col des BorderesMountains Cat-HCCol de Couraduque
Mountains Cat-HCHautacam 1640mMountains Cat-HCCauterets-CambasqueMountains Cat-HCLuz Ardiden 1715mMountains Cat-HCCol des Tentes 2234mMountains Cat-HCCirque de Troumouse 2100m
Mountains Cat-HCCol de SpandellesMountains Cat-HCPont d’Espagnemountains_cat2Lac d’Estaingmountains_cat3Col 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 Cycling Lodge: 42.981309, -0.092391
Vélo Peloton Pyrénées Bike Rental: 43.018937, -0.096297

Campan Valley

Col du Tourmalet 2115mCol d’Aspin 1489mHourquette d’AncizanSarrat de Gaye
Col de Beyréde 1417mCol de la Courade 1217mCol des Palomières 810m

Arreau & Saint-Lary

Col de PeyresourdeCol d’Aspin 1489mHourquette d’AncizanPla d’Adet
Col de Beyréde 1417mVal LouronPiau Engaly Lac de cap de Long

 

Bagneres-de-Luchon

Col de PeyresourdeSuperbagneresPort de BaléHospice de France
Col de PortillonCol de MentéCol des Ares

 


Ariege

Ariege. From Luchon to Port de Pailheres.

Saint-Girons

Massatt

Tarascon-sur-Ariege

Ax-Les-Thermes


 The Med

The Med. From Port de Pailheres to the Mediterranean sea.

Prades

Argeles-sur-Mer

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