Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 08:58
Cycling the back roads and passes of the Pyrenees can be one of the most pleasurable cycling experiences anywhere in the world. The scenery is stunning, the road surfaces good and the occasional car drivers are extremely courteous.
We know that you don't necessarily have the annual leave or the time to take a full week away, but you are still looking for something different (and challenging) to cycle that is not too far away. The Pyrenees are easily reached from the UK with excellent flight connections to Toulouse, making a long weekend of fabulous cycling a reality.
The pretty mountain village of Perles in the valley of Ax is the perfect base for a short blast of uphill road riding. From the door of your Chambre d'hote you can reach some great cols such as the Col de Port, Lers and Agnes, plus the infamous climbs of Bonascre, Chioula, Pailheres and the Plateau de Beille are also all within a 20k cycle. The Tour de France finishes in the valley every other year, so the climbs are full of nostalgia and stories of great achievements.
We have put together an itinerary that allows you some independence in exploring this region but with the reassurance that should you have any problems, there is vehicle support/assistance at the end of the phone line. Our route notes each day are tried and tested and detailed so you need not worry about getting lost anywhere. We also provide you with a good packed lunch each day so you don't need to worry about shopping trips during your break. Obviously we book your accommodation, and airport transfers are included in the cost.
Dates and Prices
Thurs 6 June - Mon 10 June 2013
Thur 18 July - Mon 22 July 2013
Thurs 22 Aug - Mon 26 Aug 2013
Ready Made groups please contact us regarding dates
Costs £420 (twin share basis), starting at Toulouse Airport.
Single Supplement : £50
Flights are not included but can be picked up very cheaply if booked in advance. Allow about £30 for drinks and the meals not included (outlined below). There are no other local payments or hidden costs. Please note that we offer a 5% discount if you book more than 3 months before the departure date. We also offer group and loyalty discounts.
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3 days independent riding with prepared route notes. Airport Transfers (at specified times). Medical and mechanical support van a phone call away. 4 nights accommodation (twin share basis). 4 breakfasts & evening meals, Riding days: 3 picnic lunches plus Tea & Cake on return to the accomodation.