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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…

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…

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…

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 This year we just donated…

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.

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