Bike Tours

highlights


Travelling with family to Europe and have that urge to get on the bike while you are still here? Or travelling to Europe for business and can spare couple of days? Why not spend them on a bike in the Pyrenees? Get a connecting flight to Toulouse and in 2 – 3 hours time after landing you will be in the midst of the famous tracks. Put yourself in the shoes of professional cyclist and conquer the legendary the Tour de France hors catégorie climbs yourself! Col du TOURMALET, Le PLA d'ADET, HAUTACAM, Col du SOULOR or Col d’AUBISQUE – you choose! Build your own bike tour and experience the Pyrenees the way you want them! You decide your own express experience: who, what, where, and when and we deliver it. All we need from you is your day off and pedaling power!

Price: from 250 EUR / day


We present an example of what your express cycling vacation could look like below, all adjustable to your travel plans and needs.
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • Guided bicycle tour
  • Transportation from and to pick-up and drop-off place
  • Ride guide or support vehicle
  • Services of professional English speaking staff – guide, local knowledge, recommendations, stories, coaching if you wish
  • On-road supplements including fresh fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
  • Basic mechanic assistance
  • We welcome non-riders and family members of riders
 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance (recommended)
  • Additional personal expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, coffee stops etc
  • Accommodations (available for an additional fee)
  • Meals (available for an additional fee)
  • Carbon WILIER GTR rental bike, Ultegra, 11sp (available for an additional fee)
  • Other cycling gear - helmet, pedals, all clothing (available for an additional fee)
  • HC Bike Tours pro jersey and BiB shorts (available for an additional fee)
 
Day 1

2 iconic climbs - the Col du TOURMALET and the HAUTACAM

Morning pick-up from Toulouse Blagnac Airport followed by 2 hours transfer to Argeles-Gazost in Pyrenees. Light lunch and bike fitting and off we go for approximately 6 hours long ride of the Tour de France 2014 18th stage climbs - Col du Tourmalet and Hautacam. We return around 7pm and have an excellent dinner at around 8pm.

Strava map here.

meals
meals
Light lunch
On road supplements
Dinner
house
accomondation
Small cosy Hotel Les Cîmes
hills
climbs
Col du TOURMALET
HAUTACAM
Col de TRAMASSEL
tour
accomplished
Distance 66 miles / 106 km
Elevation gain 13 077 ft / 3986 m
Day 2

Another 2 iconic climbs - the Col du SOULOR and the Col d'AUBISQUE

7am early morning breakfast followed by another 6 hours long ride, for example - the Col du SOULOR and the Col d'AUBISQUE. Return to hotel and lunch around 2pm followed by transfer back to Toulouse Blagnac Airport, arriving at around 5pm. 

Strava map here.

meals
meals
Breakfast
On road supplements
Lunch
hills
climbs
Col du SOULOR 2x
Col d’AUBISQUE
tour
accomplished
Distance 77 miles / 123 km
Elevation gain 11 652 ft / 3551 m
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • Guided bicycle tour
  • Transportation from and to pick-up and drop-off place
  • Ride guide or support vehicle
  • Services of professional English speaking staff – guide, local knowledge, recommendations, stories, coaching if you wish
  • On-road supplements including fresh fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
  • Basic mechanic assistance
  • We welcome non-riders and family members of riders
 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance (recommended)
  • Additional personal expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, coffee stops etc
  • Accommodations (available for an additional fee)
  • Meals (available for an additional fee)
  • Carbon WILIER GTR rental bike, Ultegra, 11sp (available for an additional fee)
  • Other cycling gear - helmet, pedals, all clothing (available for an additional fee)
  • HC Bike Tours pro jersey and BiB shorts (available for an additional fee)
 

Let's talk when it's best for you

Calls need to be scheduled at least 4 hours in advance of the scheduled call time and will be confirmed via email. HC Bike Tours uses time zone GMT/UTC+1 and welcomes your call in early mornings, late evenings and on the weekends as well.

Any questions?