The Pyrenees seems to be a well kept secret in the world of mountain biking and offers a good variety of trails for most abilities. Following the old shepherd's tracks, challenging single track, rock gardens and fast flowing forestry trails, it is easy to see why these dramatic mountains are such an exciting area for bikers.
Add to that our location, near the frontier mountains to Spain, you can have a croissant for brunch in France, tapas for lunch in Spain then back again for beer.
The area is well suited to XC mountain biking with most routes involving some degree of climbing. The exception being at Superbagneres, where you can hitch your bike to the cable car (summer months only), taking you 1,200m vertically, to begin your ride from the top of the mountain.
Routes can vary immensely in technicality and altitude but generally require confident bike handling skills, good fitness and endurance to reach the higher altitudes and get the most from your trip.
There are principally 3 major areas we ride which differ hugely in character, skill level and physical demands. From the foothills to the high mountains and beyond into Spain, we can offer you easy or hard rides. We can give you an epic day or suggest other highlights such as incorporating the national park.
Whether you use an MTB, cross bike or gravel specific bike, there are many opportunities to go off the beaten track for some gravel riding on fast rolling unpaved roads that exist in the lower valleys and the highest mountains. In fact, you will find unpaved roads at much higher altitudes than their paved little brothers, offering more adventure and greater views.
Just two examples include the Col de Artigascou which begins at the summit of the well trodden Col de Mente. and the Pic du Midi which starts from the Col du Tourmalet at 2,115m, climbs past a lake to reach the summit at 2,872m altitude with breathtaking views over the mountain range.
We do not offer guiding but we are qualified guides enabling us to tailor your holiday based on your level of experience and the trails available. Ride at your own pace. We discuss each day with you, offering maps and GPS files.
The national cycling federation (FFC) work with the local clubs around us to produce maintained, graded and signposted routes. Using a grading system with green for very easy, then blue, red and black for very difficult. These are determined by the distance, technical ability needed for the terrain and the amount of climbing involved.
We have teamed up with a local brewery to offer some of the best local organic ales in the Pyrenees. Having an epic day? Relax and Enjoy!