Tour Guide to the Pyrenees

This is the Velo Peloton Tour Guide for cyclists traveling to the Pyrenees for Tours, Holidays, Vacations or whatever you call them. Here you will find maps, photos, profiles and other info about the great road climbs in the Pyrenees. I’ll tell you about each region and give recommendations about where to stay. As you can see it’s a work in progress.

Traveling to the Pyrenees

Airports in or near the Pyrenees

Bike stores
Bike stores in the Pyrenees

Flying with your bike.


In terms of cycling there are 4 regions in the French Pyrenees.

Basque Country

Basque Country & Bearn, from the Atlantic Ocean to Col de Marie Blanque.

Saint-Jean de Luz

Saint-Jean Pied de Port


The Circle of Death

The Circle of Death. The central Pyrenees from Col d’Aubisque to Bagneres-de-Luchon.

Among the most fearsome and legendary roads in the world. For cycling and Le Tour de France they don’t come any more famous or fearsome than the Circle of Death. Col d’Aubisque, Col du Soulor, Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin and Col de Peyresourde. These were all in the first high mountain stage of le Tour de France in 1910. They have been regulars for Le Tour ever since. 2015 will be 84 time Le Tour has visited Col du Tourmalet. With over 10 more Cat HC or Cat 1 Tour de France climbs in the area it is the premier destination for cyclists in the Pyrenees.


Col de Marie Blanque Col de Portalet Col d’Aubisque


Argeles-Gazost is the most central town for this area. For cycling in the Pyrenees it is number 1. Pyrenees Cycling LodgeBike Rental.

Mountains Cat-HCCol du Tourmalet 2115m Mountains Cat-HCCol d’Aubisque 1709m Mountains Cat-HCCol du Soulor 1489m mountains_cat3Col des Borderes Mountains Cat-HCCol de Couraduque
Mountains Cat-HCHautacam 1640m Mountains Cat-HCCauterets-Cambasque Mountains Cat-HCLuz Ardiden 1715m Mountains Cat-HCCol des Tentes 2234m Mountains Cat-HCCirque de Troumouse 2100m
Mountains Cat-HCCol de Spandelles Mountains Cat-HCPont d’Espagne mountains_cat2Lac d’Estaing mountains_cat3Col de Berbrust and many more

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Campan Valley

Col du Tourmalet 2115m Col d’Aspin 1489m Hourquette d’Ancizan Sarrat de Gaye
Col de Beyréde 1417m Col de la Courade 1217m Col des Palomières 810m

Arreau & Saint-Lary

Col de Peyresourde Col d’Aspin 1489m Hourquette d’Ancizan Pla d’Adet
Col de Beyréde 1417m Val Louron Piau Engaly  Lac de cap de Long



Col de Peyresourde Superbagneres Port de Balé Hospice de France
Col de Portillon Col de Menté Col des Ares



Ariege. From Luchon to Port de Pailheres.





 The Med

The Med. From Port de Pailheres to the Mediterranean sea.



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