The Pyrenees

The Pyrenees mountain range runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and forms a natural border between France and Spain. We have split the Pyrenees into four areas for the purpose of grouping rides and places to stay. For each of the regions we have compiled a list of cycling routes and towns to stay in to help you plan your trip.

The map below shows you where the towns and climbs are located in relation to each other.

St Savin village

Lourdes region

Visit here to ride: Col du Tourmalet, Col du Soulor, Col d’Aubisque, Luz Ardiden, Hautacam plus plenty of others.

Stay in: Lourdes, Argeles Gazost, Cauterets, Luz Saint Sauveur or Bagnéres de Bigorre.

Get here by: air, rail, bus or car

Local transport hub: Lourdes

Closest international airport: Bordeaux or Toulouse

St Lary Soulan roadsign, village in the Pyrenees

Saint Lary-Soulon region

Visit here to ride: Col d’Aspin, Col de Portet, Pla d’Adet, and Col de Peyresourde.

Stay in: Saint Lary-Soulan, Arreau or Sarrancolin

Get here by: air, rail, bus or car

Local transport hub: Lannemezan

Closest international airport: Bordeaux or Toulouse

Lago de Badech-Bagnères de Luchon (3)

Image courtesy of Alberto-g-rovi / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

Bagnères de Luchon region

Visit here to ride: Super Bagnéres, Col de Peyresourde, Col de Portet d’Aspet, and Col de Menté.

Stay in: Bagnères de Luchon

Get here by: air, rail, bus or car

Local transport hub: Montrejeau

Closest international airport: Toulouse

Boulevard des Pyrénées and Grand Hotel Gassion, Pau, Aquitaine, France, ca. 1895

Bearn region

Visit here to ride: Col d’Aubisque, Col de Marie Blanque, Col du Portalet and plenty more

Stay in: Laruns

Get here by: Air, rail or car

Local transport hub: Pau

Closest international airport: Pau

Ax-les-Thermes Oriège

Ariège region

Visit here to ride: Ax 3 Domaines, Plateau de Beille and Col de Pailhéres

Stay in: Foix, Tarascon-Sur-Ariège or Ax Les Thermes

Get here by: Air, rail or car

Local transport hub: Foix

Closest international airport: Toulouse

Ax-les-Thermes Oriège

Ax les Thermes region

Visit here to ride: Ax 3 Domaines, Plateau de Beille and Col de Pailhéres

Stay in: Ax les Thermes

Get here by: Air, rail or car

Local transport hub: Ax les Thermes

Closest international airport: Toulouse

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