Paddy's Cycling Blog

This blog has been going since 2008. It is about our cycling holidays business in France and Spain and cycling in general. There is lots of info about climbs and routes in the Pyrenees and about the route and history of Le Tour de France.

Hautacam Fountain

Drinking Water

Drinking Water in France Drinking Water Drinking Water App Drinking Water is always a problem for cyclists in the heat of summer. To help out a bunch of French cyclists have started a database of List of water points that are good to drink from. It is a work in progress and is constantly being…

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Pyrenees Coast to Coast day 3

Pyrenees Cycling Routes

Pyrenees Cycling Routes Cycling Routes. Here is a sample of some Cycling Routes ridden by our tour guests in the Pyrenees and surrounding regions. It is not comprehensive and there are many more options and combinations available. I will be adding to this page as the years go by.

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Gorge de Luz

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…

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Col du Tourmalet

Tourmalet 2016

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…

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Saint Savin

Winter 2016

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…

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