Bike Tour Quick Facts
- Price: $3,290 per person, double occupancy
- Non-rider Price: 20% discount, double occupancy
- Start / End: Pau, France
- Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
- Terrain: Mountainous
- Total Riding Distance: 482km (300 miles)
- Daily Rides: 50-130km (30-80 miles) per day
- Accommodations: 4-Star & 3-Star Hotels (more hotel details)
- Dates: We work with your schedule! Tell us when you’d like to travel and we’ll get started on your bike tour with us.
Do you have questions or want more info about our French Pyrenees Bike Tour? Email us. We’re happy to help!
Bike Tour Highlights & Overview
- Standing beside the cyclist statue after you’ve summited the Col du Tourmalet
- Riding other famous climbs, such as the Col d’Aspin, the Aubisque and Luz Ardiden
- Enjoying the remote and pastoral nature of the Pyrenees
- Tasting the regional cuisine
- You’ll ride roads made famous every summer by France’s elite races
Epic, that’s one word that aptly describes the Pyrenean mountains in southern France. Riding the famous climbs in this part of the country will form lasting memories. Here is the home to the Tourmalet, the Col d’Aubisque, Hautacam and Luz Ardiden. It seems that every road upward leads to another renown summit. This is a dream region for cycling enthusiasts. The ascents can be long, but so rewarding, especially when savored during a magnificent decent. The vehicular traffic on these mountain roads is also light, leaving you alone with the mountains, your bike and the occasional herd of sheep.
Day 1: Arrival in Pau. Warm-up loop: 24 km (15 miles) with 132 m (433 feet) of climbing
Day 2: Port de Balès Loop: 130 km (80 miles) with 3403 m (11,168 feet) of climbing.
Day 3: Lac Cap de Long Ride: 50km (30 miles) with 1395 m (4580 feet) of climbing.
Day 4: Col d’Aspin & Col du Tourmalet: 85 km (53 miles) with 1983 m (6506 feet) of climbing.
Day 5: Hautacam: 40 km (24 miles) with 1244 m (4081 feet) of climbing.
Day 6: Col d’Aubisque Loop: 105 km (65 miles) with 1981 m (6,500 feet) of climbing.
Day 7: Depature to Pau.
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Explore the Col du Tourmalet
French Pyrenees Bike Tour Photos
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Hotel Mercure Sensoria (Four star hotel)
Located in the picturesque Aure valley, the town of Saint-Lary-Soulan is home to the warm and inviting Hôtel Mercure Sensoria. With a combination of chalet and mountain lodge styles, the hotel’s rooms are decorated in modern, yet natural tones. The hotel is also located adjacent to the town’s thermal spa center and just steps from shops in the town’s center. The hotel includes a restaurant and bar, serving fresh, regional cuisine with new and creative menus changing weekly.
Hôtel Le Viscos (Three star hotel)
A historic and family run inn, Le Viscos is situated in the heart of the High Pyrenees, in the small village of Saint Savin. This valley, known for its natural beauty and famous routes used by the Tour de France, is a haven for cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. After a full day’s ride, enjoy a sumptuous meal at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can dine outside, taking in the views of the mountain top peaks that surround this valley. The hotel is also just a short drive away from several thermal hot springs.
Food and Lodging
- All accommodation
- Daily breakfast (except arrival day), several lunches, most dinners
- Table wine or beer at our group dinners
- Variety of fresh fruit, energy bars, sports drinks and bars; before and during each ride
- 2 cycling water bottles, for you to keep
- Gratuities for all accommodations, group meals and group transportation included in the trip
- GPS bike computer to use while on trip. Loaded with daily rides
- Van support during the daily route
- Daily information on local sites
- In Situ Cycling Jersey
- Experienced trip leaders
- Support vehicle(s) providing all transportation and luggage transfers during the trip (when applicable)
- Basic bike mechanical support
- Spare bike tubes, chain lube, bike tools, floor pump and other minor bike supplies
- Transportation to/from group meals at restaurants, when applicable
- Transportation to/from optional afternoon activities supported by the leader (such as wine tastings, sight seeing, etc), when applicable
- Airfare and ground transportation to and from the trip start/end
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Additional or special alcoholic drinks that are not part of our group dinners
- Bicycle Rental
- Bicycle Helmet, Shoes or Pedals
- Trip Insurance
- Personal items or services purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included during the trip
- Gratuities for your In Situ Travel trip leaders.