Our Favourite Cycling Routes in the Pyrenees
Famous Cols, Quiet Roads, Stunning Scenery
Ride the Famous Cols of the Pyrenees or Relax on the Quiet Roads of the Baronnies
Check Out Some of the Routes That We Cycle Regularly Below.
With our local knowledge and guidance, we can help you put together a week that is varied, and which every cyclist can enjoy, as well as showcasing the best that the Pyrenees have to offer.
If you have a specific plan or "must do" rides, get in touch, we will make it happen. If you want to visit for a longer or shorter time, speak to us, we all like variety and at AYP we want you to have a great time here in a way that's exactly right for you!
The Aspin Loop
A challenging ride, with amazing scenery from start to finish.
The Scenic Col d'Aspin
Smiles all round as another Col is ticked off the AYP list!
Pick a side to conquer and watch out for the llamas as you approach the summit!
Col du Tourmalet
This is an epic ride and should be on every cyclist's 'must do' list.
The highest, and arguably the most famous col of the Pyrenees.
The Beautiful Baronnies
Rolling hills, and picturesque villages filled with history.
Quiet roads make this ride a firm favourite at AYP with all our guests.
The beautiful Baronnies with their rolling hills and hidden routes
A firm favourite; this rolling route around the Baronnies never disappoints.
Mauvezin Chateau. Not a bad spot!
Chateau de Mauvezin
This castle loop is a pleasant cycle through meandering lanes with the castle temptingly in view as you ride.
Straight road out, loop around the Chateau grounds and back.
On the route home, this cafe/bar is an excellent stop off point and less than 8km from AYP.
Head North to the magnificent market town of Marciac, with its bustling cafes and market stalls - a great spot to spend a few hours chilling.
The magnificent market town of Marciac
Quick look around the market before a spot of lunch and a relaxed ride back to AYP!
At 1,564m, this col lies in between the valleys of Payolle and the Aure.
The Hourquette d'Ancizan (1564m) is a passage between the valley of Campagn and the valley of Arreau, much like the col d'Aspin (1490m) and the col de Beyrede (1417m).
A Cat 1 Climb with average gradient of 7.82%.
What a great spot to watch the Tour pass by!
We cycled from AYP through the Arreau valley before heading up to the summit but the TDF stage 17 from Bagneres to the col de Portet is another interesting option.
Col de Val Louron-Azet
A great ride from AYP to the summit or to ride with a few cols to recreate the TDF stage 17 of 2018
Col des Palomieres
Great col to climb through beautiful wooded lanes
A beautiful little col with amazing views, a great one to climb. Oh yes, and there's a fantastic restaurant a the top!
Another iconic climb of the Pyrenees.
This Aubisque ride was part of our Coast to Coast, Raid Pyrenean tour.