Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 16:19
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. You may not 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.
Debbie and Gary Devine, Marmot Tours Guides, run their welcoming Chambre d'hote in the pretty mountain village of Perles in the valley of Ax and we suggest this as the perfect base for a short blast of uphill road riding. From the door 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.
Your custom holiday at Pyrenees Haven has the option of including airport transfers, evening meals, bike hire, and mechanical support a phone call away. Please discuss your individual requirements with Debbie and Gary and they will be happy to give you a custom quote. Please note that their roadie minibreaks are independent cycling holidays, so you are not accompanied by a guide or instructor. Debbie and Gary both know the area well and can give you help and advice on local routes.
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