Lourdes Circuit

Lourdes valley view with the Gave de Pau and Pyrenees Mountains

This ride route provides you with a good option for those days where you don’t necessarily want to tackle any of the big climbs in the area. We recommend taking your time on the ride to stop in the villages and immerse yourself in the history of the surrounding region. Part of this ride will also see you on the ‘Way of St James’ pilgrim trail and includes options to take in some of the famous landmarks of the route including the Sanctuary at Lourdes as well as the Saint-Pé Church of Bigorre. Be mindful, whilst there are no HC climbs on the route you will still end up with over 1000m of elevation for the ride itself.

Quick Stats

Distance: 79.6km / 49.5mi

Start elevation: 470m / 1,541ft

Max elevation: 565m / 1,852ft

Metres climbed: 1,091m / 3,580ft

Metres descended: 1,091m / 3,580ft

Categorised climbs: 0

Lourdes valley ride views of a cyclist riding along a quiet country road in the Pyrenees

You will enjoy rolling through quiet country roads on this ride loop.

Food and water

There is an opportunity to refuel with food and water in all the villages marked out in this route.

Lourdes has a great amount of food options to choose from, owing to the size of the town. You also have many cafés, restaurants, bistros and brasseries to choose from.

Highlights

  • The Sanctuary at Lourdes

  • The Saint-Pé Church of Bigorre

  • Angles Castle
Lourdes ride view of Gave de Pau and Pyrenees

The magnificent waters of the Gave de Pau

view looking over the town of Lourdes in the French Pyrenees

There is lots to discover in the town of Lourdes.

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Looking down a layer of cloud in the valley from the summit of Col du Tourmalet

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