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.
Suggested cycling route
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
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 number 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.
- The Sanctuary at Lourdes
- The Saint-Pé Church of Bigorre
- Angles Castle
The magnificent waters of the Gave de Pau
There is lots to discover in the town of Lourdes.