Best of the Pyrenees Cycling
Tours – The Epic Climbs
Those who want to push themselves to the sky will love our tailormade epic climb tours. From the towering giant of Tourmalet to the legendary Tour de France passes of Col d’Aubisque and Col du Soulor, the heights of Hautacam and the lore of Luz-Ardiden – these are some of the most scenic and spectacular climbs that make the Tour de France so famous.
Five Days of Panoramic Peaks
The lofty legends of the Tour de France can be tackled in five-days on our Pyrenees cycling tours, using our handpicked privileged position beneath the lush peaks in the home-base of Argeles-Gazost. Panoramic terraces, green parks, and exceptional local food ensure that returning to this historic town each night is nothing but a pleasure.
Seven Days of Splendid Mountains and Valleys
For those cyclists who feel that they need more than five-days of epic climbs, perhaps our seven-day grand tours cycling adventure sounds better. Along with pedaling the perfect peak roads already mentioned, we can show you not just the splendor of the Argeles Valley, but the picturesque mountains that surround St-Lary. A well-loved ski area in the Pyrenees, this is a land of gargantuan pristine peaks. Our favorite epic climbs include the Col d’Aspin, Hourquette-d’Ancizan, Col de Peyresourde, and the new Giant of the Pyrenees: Col de Portet, where lesser known smooth mountain roads weave in a way that makes you think this place was made for two-wheel wonders.
Nine Days of Rich Cycling Routes and Fine French Climbs
On a nine day tour of the finest French cycling climbs you can also explore the verdant folds and racing rivers that decorate the cycling routes of the serene d’Ossau Valley that makes up part of the Pyrenees-Atlantiques. You can also cycle through the stone villages of the Aspe Valley before taking on the deceptively tough Marie Blanque Climb.
Handmade Journeys from the Start
In VeloTopo style every inch of your Pyrenees cycling tour is handmade right from the start. We make sure that no two adventures are the same; from daily distance to choice of epic climbs, spots to rest your head, and perfect pace – we work with a fully flexible approach to keep your Pyrenees cycling tour as close to your desires as possible.
Secret Climbs and Varied Rides
Each day on the Epic Climbs cycling tour will showcase spectacular climbs and routes that put the Tour de France on the map. We have spent years pedaling these parts, which means we have collected a wealth of varied rides and can combine the grand tours cycling climbs with some hidden gems that you won’t find in a guidebook. The best time to cycle these famed giants and sculpted valleys is between May and September when the mountain passes are clear of snow and unveil magical off-the-beaten-path tracks.
Combination Trips for Savvy Cyclists
Those savvy cyclists who want to blend challenging climbs with the chance to explore strong culture can combine this tour with our Wild Basque Country tour or soak it all up with the grand switchbacks and salient rides of our French & Spanish Pyrenees Route.