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Highlights

The yellow jersey of the Tour de France has often been decided during the climbs of the Pyrenees mountains passes. This mountain chain, a natural border between France and Spain, is a beautiful scenic area with a variety of harsh contrast landscapes. It is a fantastic ski destination in winter and spa/resort destination at all seasons. The mountains are much lower than the Alpes, but just as steep if not steeper at times ! You travel from Argelès Gazost at the foot of Col d'Aubisque, Hautacam and Toumalet to Foix via Saint Girons and Luchon.

To see

- L'Aubisque & Hautacam
- The Col du Tourmalet via Bagneres de Bigorre
- Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourdre
- Bagneres de Luchon
- Cols Mente & Portet d'Aspet

Gastronomy

Bayonne Ham (dry ham), Gesiers-Duck Breast and Gizzards, Roquefort and Rocamadour Cheeses, Apple tart flambed with the Normandy Calvados or filled with apples and Armagnac-soaked prunes, Basque piperade, Tarbais bean, Bigorrre black pork,, Trébons sweet onion, the Ariège snowflake

Wine

Comté Tolosan, Madiran, Jurançon

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival in Argelès-Gazost


Arrival in Argelès Gazost (transfer on your own to the hotel). After checking in at your hotel, you will have some free time to discover this charming spa & resort town.


Accommodation : Hotel Le Miramont*** - Argeles-Gazost show
Included : Emergency support,concierge service,phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-2

From Argelès-Gazost LOOP to Aubisque & Hautacam


L'Aubisque & Hautacam, from the hotel you don't have far to go before you start up these two famous routes of the Tour. The Aubisque and Soulor average over 7% with a good part over 8%. Returning back you have the option to go on to ride Hautacam. A 13km climb of about 8% brings you up to 1520m (4560 feet), a popular ski resort. Return to Argelès-Gazost.

Distance : 102km (63mi).

Elevation : 3356m.


Accommodation : Hotel Le Miramont*** - Argeles-Gazost show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-3

From Argelès-Gazost LOOP to Col du Tourmalet


The Col du Tourmalet via Bagneres de Bigorre and up past Saint-Marie-de-Campan and La Mongie. With a long descent arrive at Luz Saint-Sauveur and return to Argelès-Gazost for a very long day of cycling.

Distance : 100km (62mi).

Elevation : 2355m.


Accommodation : Hotel Le Miramont*** - Argeles-Gazost show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-4

From Argelès-Gazost to Bagnères-de-Luchon


Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourdre, this is a hard day over some classic climbs of the Tour de France. Finish in the charming town of Bagneres de Luchon. The long ascent of the Tourmalet is 18km at 8% !

Distance : 103km (64mi). // 111km (68mi).

Elevation : 3309m // 3491m.


Accommodation : Hotel Panoramic*** - Bagneres-de-Luchon show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-5

From Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Girons


2 ride options today - longer or shorter. Both options include the Cols Mente and Portet d'Aspet. The hardest points on the climbs go over 12%. Finish in St Girons.

Distances : 78 or 113 Km (48 or 70 mi).

Elevation : 1541 or 2741 m.


Accommodation : Jardin Bleu - Saint-Girons show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-6

From Saint-Gironsto Foix


A long and challenging day over some big climbs ! Again over 3300 meters in climbing including the Col de Port and Col des Caougnous. A long and short ride option exist again to reach Foix. Once in Foix, you are back to a larger town with more sites and services.

Distances : 75 or 116km (46 or 72mi).

Elevation : 1701 or 2821m.


Accommodation : Hotel Restaurant Lons*** - Foix show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-7

Departure from Foix


You can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your leisure from Foix by train for Toulouse or other destination. (Depart on your own).


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Arrival in Argelès-Gazost :
- By train : arrival in Lourdes from Paris Montparnasse, then taxi to reach Argelès-Gazost
- By plane : arrival in Toulouse from Paris CDG (around 1h), then train to Lourdes and taxi to Argelès-Gazost

Departure from Foix :

- In taxi to the Foix train station for connections in Toulouse

BIKES


included

Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT ROAD BIKE ADDICT 30 Disc (Standard) (or equivalent)

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 30 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Excellence

More info

Bike rental description :

PINARELLO Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2 (Excellence) (or equivalent)

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next road.

Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.



Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump.
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Premium

More info

Bike rental description :

TREK Emonda SLR 7 (Premium) (or equivalent)

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise.

Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :



  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

- 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

- Daily breakfast at each hotel
- 2 dinners included

BIKES

- Road bike rental included

GEAR

- Complimentary Discover France Gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
- Guidance Application (phone not provided)

SUPPORT

- Orientation by phone
- Detailed Road Book, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- Comprehensive trip literature
- Technical and emergency support available at all times
- Concierge service available to assist you for your requests during your trip (taxi transfer, restaurant, activities...)

TRANSFER

- All luggage transfers

Not included


- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Drinks
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.
- Multirisk travel insurance

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
2010 €
Single supplement **
350 €
Solo traveler ***
2615 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Road Bike - Excellence
155€
Road Bike - Premium
220€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Hotel Le Miramont*** - Argeles-Gazost

What about enjoying Best WesternLe Miramont's lifestyle before taking advantage of Argeles-Gazost's spas? In its beautiful garden and at any season, the Best Western Le Miramont offers you a relaxing and harmonious atmosphere after unforgettable excursions. Argeles-Gazost, city of Pyrenees National Park, is the ideal starting point to discover most important attractions (Gavarnie, Cauterets, mythical mountain pass roads, Pyrenees Animal Park, Eagles' Dungeon. . . ). Pierre Pucheu, our chef, invites you to share his passion for Pyrenees in his restaurant Des Petits Pois Sont Rouges. Using fresh market produce, he offers a delightful, gourmet, and amazing experience with moderate price.
http://www.hotelmiramont.com/fr/

Hotel Le Miramont*** - Argeles-Gazost

What about enjoying Best WesternLe Miramont's lifestyle before taking advantage of Argeles-Gazost's spas? In its beautiful garden and at any season, the Best Western Le Miramont offers you a relaxing and harmonious atmosphere after unforgettable excursions. Argeles-Gazost, city of Pyrenees National Park, is the ideal starting point to discover most important attractions (Gavarnie, Cauterets, mythical mountain pass roads, Pyrenees Animal Park, Eagles' Dungeon. . . ). Pierre Pucheu, our chef, invites you to share his passion for Pyrenees in his restaurant Des Petits Pois Sont Rouges. Using fresh market produce, he offers a delightful, gourmet, and amazing experience with moderate price.
http://www.hotelmiramont.com/fr/

Hotel Le Miramont*** - Argeles-Gazost

What about enjoying Best WesternLe Miramont's lifestyle before taking advantage of Argeles-Gazost's spas? In its beautiful garden and at any season, the Best Western Le Miramont offers you a relaxing and harmonious atmosphere after unforgettable excursions. Argeles-Gazost, city of Pyrenees National Park, is the ideal starting point to discover most important attractions (Gavarnie, Cauterets, mythical mountain pass roads, Pyrenees Animal Park, Eagles' Dungeon. . . ). Pierre Pucheu, our chef, invites you to share his passion for Pyrenees in his restaurant Des Petits Pois Sont Rouges. Using fresh market produce, he offers a delightful, gourmet, and amazing experience with moderate price.
http://www.hotelmiramont.com/fr/

Hotel Panoramic*** - Bagneres-de-Luchon

Bagnères de Luchon, or Luchon for short is situated in the heart of the French Pyrenees, surrounded by the high passes traversed by the “Tour de France”. Hotel Panoramic is in the centre of the town, a great place to be based to enjoy active holidays whether in summer or winter. The hotel is opposite the church at the start of the main street “Les Allees d’Etigny” and within walking distance of the spa with its statue of Baron d’Etigny, who established the town. Hotel Panoramic is a modern, independent hotel which has retained a traditional soul. It’s the ideal place to relax, to recharge your batteries, to enjoy the natural surroundings and the breath-taking beauty of the Pyrenees. There are 26 guest rooms in three categories and some are suitable for families of up to five. The category denotes the size of the room and the facilities, decoration, etc. All our 26 rooms are equipped to modern standards in functional style.
http://www.hotelpanoramic.fr/

Jardin Bleu - Saint-Girons

Located in Saint-Girons, Jardin Bleu - Chambres d'hôtes & Restaurant offers a garden, a shared lounge, a terrace and a bar. It offers room service, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi throughout. Some rooms have balconies with city views. All rooms are equipped with a desk, flat-screen TV, en suite bathroom, bed linen and towels. All rooms feature a wardrobe. An à la carte, continental or American breakfast is served each morning. During your stay at Jardin Bleu - Chambres d'hôtes & Restaurant, you can enjoy activities in and around Saint-Girons, including hiking, skiing and cycling. The Crouzette pass is 24 km away, while the Saint-Lizier chruque is 2.2 km away. The nearest airport, Toulouse-Blagnac, is 100 km away.
https://www.ariegepyrenees.com/chambres-hotes/jardin-bleu/

Hotel Restaurant Lons*** - Foix

The Lons family have been running this Logis de France with loving care for over half a century. A former coaching inn, nestled in the heart of the Cité Comtale, walking distance from the Castle of Foix. the historic fortress reminiscent of the influence of such noble men as the Earl of Foix, Raymond Roger, Gaston Phoebus, or Henri de Navarre. There are 34 fonctional bedrooms at your disposal in the hotel. A toll-free WiFi connection is available. At the back, the river Ariege gently flows into the Toulouse plains, overlooked by the Pech, where the Cathar path arrives. In the front, the Place Dutilh, formerly the Market square, unspoiled, with its old fountain and sixteenth and seventeenth century houses. Every morning a buffet breakfast is waiting for you on the restaurant veranda and offers a wide choice of products to suit all tastes.
http://www.hotel-lons-foix.com/