Below are short descriptions of rides we believe create the best overall itinerary for a week of cycling in the Pyrénées, starting and finishing everyday in Bagnères-de-Luchon. Click each route for detailed descriptions, maps and elevations. If you’re uncertain about attempting some of the climbs described below, alternate & easier routes are available nearby.
Valley Tour - easy and beautiful, shake-down rides of 10-25 miles around the village to get the lay of the land. Click the name for a full description.
Spain Loop - a 36-mile loop into Spain that includes an 8.5 km climb just before defending back into France. Click the name for a full description.
Montréjeau Special - your choice of routes from 20 to 45 miles, with or without climbing. Click the name for a full description.
Col de Peyresourde - a climb and descent, about 22 miles, starting right in town. Click the name for a full description.
Port de Balès - about 42 miles round trip with a 12-mile gradual climb and an average grade of 6.3%. But click the name for a full description.
Superbagnères - 11.5 miles up, and 11.5 miles down, average grade about 6.5%, an absolutely magnificent climb. Click the name for a full description.
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