Christmas Shopping

Tourmalet themed cycling clothes and accessories

Even if you didn’t get to climb the Tourmalet this year, there’s no reason not to plan for 2021 and buy yourself or your other half an early Christmas present! We have a whole range of Tourmalet jerseys and T-shirts to suit all tastes, plus rain jackets, gloves, socks, even Tourmalet underwear!

Our shop is now closed for the winter, but our custom clothing is available to buy online at

France Lockdown – 30 October 2020

Sorry to say, but from Friday 30 October all of France will be in complete lockdown for at least a month. No cycling allowed (not just for fun anyway) so our shop is now closed for the season … That would be 2020 over and done. Very much looking forward to next year, which surely has to be better ???   🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♂️

Ardiden Velos and Pyrenees Hi

Tourmalet themed cycling clothes and accessories

Our shop in Luz-Saint-Sauveur is now open all day every day, 7 days a week through to the end of September. Apart from bike rentals we have Tourmalet jerseys, T-shirts, gloves, socks, etc. to buy, plus all the usual cycling accessories.

Our custom clothing is also available to buy online at

Pyrenees Hi

Tourmalet themed cycling clothes and accessories

We’ve been keeping ourselves busy during lockdown and we now have a new website with all of our best selling Tourmalet jerseys, T-shirts, gloves, socks, etc. available to buy online.

If you want to look your best when the Tourmalet is open again –

Tour de France 2020

Tour de France 2020 - Revised Dates

It’s official … Here are the new dates for the Tour de France 2020. Coming close to Luz- Saint- Sauveur on the 5 and 6 September.
C’est officiel … Voici les nouvelles dates du Tour de France 2020. A l’approche de Luz-Saint-Sauveur les 5 et 6 septembre.

Mountain Bike Routes

Luz-Saint-Sauveur Mountain Bike Routes

Luz-Saint-Sauveur is well known for it’s easy access to some of the best road biking in the world, but it’s not all about carbon frames and skinny tyres.
There are some awesome off-road trails to suit all ability levels that can be ridden with either a mountain bike or one of our electric bikes. It’s a great way to avoid the summer traffic and to get off the beaten track and explore the lesser visited areas around Luz-Saint-Sauveur.
We have maps and elevation profiles of a few of our favorite local routes that we have added to our website. We have ridden them all, (part of the job) and have print outs of the routes that we can give you when you rent one of our mountain bikes or e-bikes.
For details and specifications of our electric bikes, see For the maps, see

Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year 2020

Happy new year from all of us here at Ardiden Velos and we look forward to seeing you in Luz-Saint-Sauveur very soon …

Vuelta a España 2020

Vuelta a España Route 2020

Pleased to say that the the pre-race route rumours were true! Stage 9 of the 2020 Vuelta a España will be a summit finish on the Tourmalet. The Stage is 136km long and takes the riders from Spain into France over the Col de Portalet, then the Col d’Aubisque and Col du Soulor from the west and finally the Tourmalet.
Save the date, 23 August 2020. It should be good … For more details of the route and all the latest news go to

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 …