Road Cycling in and around the Pyrenees
Discover the best the Pyrenees have to offer with Allons y Pyrenees
Varied Cycling Within Easy Reach
We truly believe that we are in a great location for anyone who loves the road; from our front gates you find yourself blasting along quiet scenic roads, through open sunflower fields or winding wooded slopes. Stretch your legs and spin and before long the road kicks up and you find yourself climbing the slopes of some of the most famous Cols in cycling. Our lovely spot is on the fringe of the green and rolling Baronnies which provide less testing rides in stunning scenery, head North and the landscape changes - taking on a Gascon wine country feel.
Famous ColsThe mighty Tourmalet has the honour of being our "local" col, a good distance to ride from the door. Head East or West to one of our selected drop off/pickup points and it is possible to quickly and easily access routes that open up almost the whole length of the Pyrenees chain for your exploration. Being just on the edge of the rise of the massif, our local micro climate is favourable - it is often possible to lounge in the sun by the pool and watch the foothills - just a few miles away - get a soaking as an afternoon storm rolls in.
If it's mountain biking you're looking for, then the Pyrenees and the immediate area around our base at Thuy offer an amazing choice of routes to try with some truly spectacular scenery.
Year Round CyclingEach season has something to offer here - summer is popular of course, but the Pyrenees retain a slightly laid back feel, and its rare to find the manic crowds that can descend on the Alps in high summer.
July brings the world famous Tour, and some truly epic sportives take place in the summer months.
The best time to benefit from the quietest roads and cols tends to be May, June, September and October - Autumn is a particularly spectacular time of the year, much of the forest here is deciduous, so the display of colour as autumn wears on is breathtaking. March and April too can offer some great local riding away from the highest cols in the winter sunshine, perfect for early season training.
If our "Jersey" packages don't quite fit what you are after, we can tailor your week's cycling according to how much of a challenge you want. You let us know how far you want to ride each day and if there are climbs that you want to incorporate, and we will organise the routes for you. Choose from a range of the Grand Cols of the area, or you may want to take part in a local event during your stay. There are some great races, ranging from 'The Tourmalet Duathlon' to 'La Pyrénéan' and, of course, the Marmotte Pyrenees.
The Route du Sud (TDF warm up) visits our area prior to the Tour in early July, then later July sees the TDF itself. This year also sees the TDFF visit our area as well for the first time. Quite often, the Vuelta d'Espana enters France in early September; this is always a great race to watch, and whenever possible, we will offer packages to incorporate this.
If you want a more structured week cycling or maybe time is a bit short, a long weekend is more suitable - then check out our suggestions for structured trips below. All include accommodation in our properties at AYP, airport transfers*, buffet style breakfasts, three course evening meals, vehicle support for the big rides or a guide, and full use of facilities onsite including bike storage.
JUST SOME OF THE FAMOUS COLS OR MOUNTAIN CLIMBS IN OUR AREA elevation / distance
Col d’Aspin 1489m / 13km climb
Col de Tourmalet 2115m / 18km climb
Col du Soulor 1474m / 13km climb
Luz Ardiden 1720m / 15km climb
Col d’Aubisque 1709m / 17km climb
Pont d’Espagne (through Argeles-Gazost and Cauterets) 1495m / 24km climb
Pla d’Adet 1680m / 11km climb
Tunnel de Bielsa (Spanish border) 1820m / 19km climb
Col de Peyresourde 1570m / 9.7km climb
Superbagneres (through Bagneres de Luchon) ---- / 17k
Col d’ Azet 1580m / 20km climb
Horquette d'Ancizan 1564m / 10.3km climb
Hautacam 1520m / 14.2km climb