Local Races & Events

Many of our guests have incorporated a cyclosportive event into their Pyrenean visit for the experience of it or as part of their training plan.

If you would like to enter any of the following races/ events listed below (or any others not mentioned here), we can assist with race entries and provide logistical support, if required.

To enter most cycling events, it is required that you have a suitable race license such as FFC (British Cycling Federation or other international licenses are not accepted) or provide a medical certificate from your doctor stating that you are fit to compete in such an event.

May 19, 2018
Trail Running

A trail race in the mountains around Col de Mente. There are two distances: Les Eterlous 14km with 500m of climbing and Les Isards 35km with 1,800m of climbing.

May, 2018
Cycling Pro Race

International U23 4 day stage race in the Midi Pyrenees.

June, 2018
Road Cycling Festival

Each year the famous Géant sculpture of Octave Lapize is transported to the summit of the Tourmalet after spending the winter in Bagneres de Bigorre. Cycle in the procession accompanying the Géant to the top of the Tourmalet. This is a free event and anyone can join in.

June 10, 2018
Trail Running

There is a choice of two routes: 35km with 2,200m of climbing or 18km with 650m of climbing. Race entry is €20 for the long distance and €15 for the short course. Further details can be found on the race website.

June 16-17, 2018
Trail Running

A weekend fesitival of running in Val d'Aran. Choose from the 43km Skymarathon with 4,300m of climbing, 26km with 2,500m of climbing, 39km with 2,900m of climbing, 19km with ,200m of climbing or try the 82km Ultra trail Skymarathon stage race (43km on Saturday followed by 39km on Sunday).

June 14-17, 2018
Pro Tour Road Race

La Route du Sud is a UCI 4 day stage race around the Midi-Pyrénées.

June 30, 2018
Ultra-Distance MTB

Take part in the European Ultra-Marathon Championship in Val d'Aran, Spain (30 minutes by car). 218km with 6,200m of climbing/ descending.

La Cremaillere
June 17, 2018
Trail Running

Departing Luchon (630m altitude) and finishing at Superbagneres (1,800m altitude), over 5.4km the race includes a vertical kilometre.

June 22-24, 2018
Running - Mountain Marathon

A weekend of trail running including the 16km Trail du Mouscades, the 4.8km Vertical kilometre, 42km Sky Marathon (the Patou Trail) and the 42km Team race. Entry cost ranges from €15 to €40 depending on race distance.

June 30, 2018
Road Cyclosportive

With 5,000 participants, there are 4 courses on offer: 170km (4,314m climbing), 158km (3,588m climbing), 107km (2,645m climbing) and 73km (915m climbing). Entry cost includes a cycling jersey and starts from €45 depending on distance.

July 7-29, 2018
Pro Tour Cycle Race

The 105th edition of the Tour de France is one of the shortest in recent years with a total distance of 3,329km. The 21 days of racing includes ... >> read more...

July 1, 2018

Departing from Argeles Gazost. Further details are available on the race web site.

July 7-8, 2018
Trail Running

A weekend of trail running with 5 distances on offer: the 85km L'Ultra Lat with 5,300m of climbing; the 64km La Route 3404 (this refers to height of Aneto!) with 4,400m of climbing; the 45km La Venasque with 2,800m of climbing; the 21km la K-Bour with 1,300m of climbing or the 10km La Dika with 500m of climbing. Registration opens 5 January. Course qualifer for Mont Blanc.

Yoga Cycling Retreat
July 9-14, 2018
Yoga Retreat

Join us for our annual six day Yoga Retreat led by internationally renowned Yogi, Gabriel Benjamin. The Retreat will focus on cycling specific yoga together with led rides. Please contact us for further information. Read our Yoga for Cyclists post.

July 22, 2018
Trail Running

66km as an individual or relay of 3 people with 4,200m of climbing or 22.5km with 1,410m of climbing or 13km with 700m of climbing.

August, 2018

A mountainous cyclosportive, starting and finishing just 4km from us at Izaourt. There are two distances on offer - 138km including the Col d'Azet, Col de Peyresourde and Port de Bales, or 117km including Col de Peyresourde and Port de Bales (altitude 1,755m). Further details are available from the race web site - www.barousse-bales.fr.

Trail des Boudinaires
August 5, 2018
Trail Running

Trail race starting at Bramevaque with choice of three distances: 35km, 18km or 10km through the Barousse valley.

Ronde des Fleurs
August 24, 2018
Running Road Race

10km road race held during the annual Flower Festival in the spa town of Luchon.

August 23-26, 2018
Ultra Trail Running

4 Challenging courses and a stage race are available for individuals: the Ultra Trail 167km with 10,000m of climbing, 123km with 7,000m or 82km with 5,000m and 43km with 2,500m of climbing. Alternatively, enter the four stage race held over three days: 21km on 23rd morning followed by a vertical kilometre in the afternoon, 32km on the 24th and a 43km the following day.

September 8, 2018
Mountain TT on road

A mountain time trial starting from the town of Aspet to the summit of Portet d'Aspet. It's 14km long with 626m of climbing.

September 9, 2018

Starting from the town of Saint Girons, there are 3 courses available: the grand circuit 131km (3,110m climbing), the petite route 100km (2,374m climbing) or "cyclotourist route" 47km (898m climbing).

October 21, 2018
Running Road Race

Flat and fast course in the city of Toulouse.