November in Gavarnie

Gavarnie and the Col des Tentes

For anyone who has ever battled the camper vans and tour buses to get to Gavarnie and the Col des Tentes during August, this is Gavarnie in November.
 
A tad nippy and not so easy to get a coffee. But very quiet and peaceful …

The Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées 2020

The Marmotte Pyrénées

Starting in Argeles Gazost and finishing at Luz Ardiden ski station, the 2020 Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées is a bit of a monster. The course is 160km long with 5600m elevation gain.

The route takes you from the start in Argeles Gazost over the Tourmalet, to the Col de Hourquette d’Ancizan. You get back to Sainte-Marie de Campan via the Col d’Aspin, then climb the Tourmalet, (again). The finish is at Luz Ardiden ski station.

For more information, see http://marmottegranfondopyrenees.com

World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief donation

If you come into our shop, we don’t charge for minor tweaks or a bit of chain oil, but we ask for donations in our “change jar.”  At the end of the season we double the amount and donate that to World Bicycle Relief. Go to www.worldbicyclerelief.org/
 
This year we just donated €170, enough for one new Buffalo Bike, plus a bit more …

End of the Season

End of the 2019 Season

This is the first hairpin at the bottom of the road leading from Gavarnie to the Col des Tentes. It very definitely has that “end of the season” feel about it … Sub zero temperatures  and  30cm of snow and that’s just at the bottom!

New for 2020 – BIANCHI

Introducing BIANCHI

New for 2020, we are working with BIANCHI to bring you what has to be one of the coolest rental bikes available.

The BIANCHI Infinito is a full ultegra, disc brake bike with a compact 50/34 crankset and 11×32 cassette. See HERE for more details.

New Ardiden Velos Website

2020 Bianchi Infinito XE on dark background

New Website for 2020

Not just new bikes for 2020, but a brand new website !!!

Find details and specifications of the best SCOTT, BIANCHI and CUBE rental bikes available in the Pyrenées and also lots of useful information on the best road bike routes and e-bike routes to make the best of your vacation.