Mountain biking Holidays in the Pyrenees
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 May 2012 07:56
Mountain biking in France is a joy. The French have a multitude of paths criss-crossing all over the countryside, they are well maintained and the great thing for us is that they can be used by mountain bikes without facing the wrath of walkers.
Our base in the Pyrenees (Ax-les-Thermes) is surrounded by some of the best off road biking trails in the world. The variety of trails is also astounding enabling us to offer holidays at different levels from the same base. It was the Mountain Biking that first attracted us to the area and it is fair to say that everyone that has been out here would agree that it is truly amazing.
We have taken a few years out of running Mountain Biking Holidays while the French authorites have been quibbling with the UK over acceptable MTB qualifications for guiding on 'French soil'. However we are pleased to announce that after 3 years of hard graft and paperwork, Alan Toogood (who has been leading trips with Marmot Tours since 2003), has solved this issue by taking the French qualification (and being the only Brit to have ever done so)! So we are back in action!
Anyone that enjoys riding a bike will love our Mountain Biking Mini-Break, which is aimed at people who are short of time, love single track and want to make the most of the descents.
Every year we run a special Tour de France Mountain Biking holiday incorporating a couple of days supporting the Tour with some quality mountain biking.
Marmot Tours and staff have 15 years of experience in organising and running successful mountain biking holidays. We know what makes a good holiday and understand the needs of our clients. Our attention to detail ensures that you will have the best possible holiday. We have many clients who come back every year, which hopefully speaks volumes!
Please visit our About Us section, or read some client reviews on each trip for further information.