Electric Bike Routes

Mountain Bike trails around Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Electric Bike Routes

Mountain Bike trails around Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Electric Bike Routes and MTB trails

Electric Bike Routes that can be ridden with an E-Bike or a Mountain Bike

1. Plateau de Lienz Loop

Off-road to Turnaboup

This takes you up the Tourmalet, but on secondary roads to the south of the main road. The trails are mainly 4wd and take you as far as Plateau de Lienz. From there, it’s possible to keep climbing to the top of the bike park and then descend the blue or green bike park trails down to the Turnaboup car park. It’s a very scenic route and not particularly technical, so ideal for our electric mountain bikes.  

Col du Tourmalet

From the Turnaboup car park, you will need to take the main roads as there are no off-road trails that go all the way up to the Col. The trails from the top down are very steep and technical, so best to stay on the roads as far as Turnaboup. There you will find off-road, 4WD  trails that run along the river to Bareges. From Bareges, cross the wooden bridge and follow the easy, marked trails as far as  Sers.

Total Route - 32 km and 1100m of climbing.

Luz Saint Sauveur to Plateau de Lienz electric bike route
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Luz Saint Sauveur to Plateau de Lienz elevation profile
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2. Luz Ardiden Trotinet Loop

St. Sauveur

The first part of this route takes you to the bottom of the road to Luz Ardiden via the Chapelle de Sulfurino, Pont de Napolean and St. Sauveur. There’s a small loop behind St. Sauveur which is worth doing. It’s a good warm up, which is important because after that you need to climb the main road towards the Luz Ardiden Ski Station for about 9km.  About 5km from the top, the fun starts …

The Downhill

The descent follows the trail of the popular Trotinet route, so you may catch up and pass a line of kids on funky looking red scooters. Give them space … The down hill is well marked and crosses over the main road a few times, so it’s not possible to get lost. It’s great fun and not too technical but watch out as some sections are very rocky and near the bottom there are a few tricky sections.

Total Route - 24 km and 912m of climbing.

Luz Ardiden Scooter Loop electric bike route
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Luz Ardiden Scooter Loop electric bike route elevation profile
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3. Luz Ardiden and Col de Riou

Luz Ardiden via Viscos

This is a bit of a monster route, so don’t set out on full turbo mode, otherwise your battery won’t last … The first part of the route takes you to Luz Ardiden ski station via Viscos, on a very little used back road that joins up to the main Luz Ardiden road about 4 km from the top. Once you get to the ski station, (the Aulian side not Bederet), follow the Belle Bleu trail up hill almost as far as you can go. It’s steep, but do-able. Turn right at the top and follow the ridge to the Col de Riou.

The descent via Bederet

After the sign for the Col de Riou, keep going on the same trail and that will eventually get you back to the bottom of the ski station at Bederet. From there, follow the main road downhill to the start of the scooter trail, (about 4km), then you can either follow this off-road trail as shown on the map, or if you’ve had enough, take the main road back to Luz-Saint-Sauveur.

Total Route - 45 km and 1455m of climbing.

Luz Saint Sauveur to the Col de Riou electric bike route
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Luz Saint Sauveur to the Col de Riou electric bike route elevation profile
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4. Plateau d'Astes and Pic de Bergons

Luz-Saint-Sauveur to the Plateau d'Astes

This is a route to get you away from the crowds. You can’t actually get up the Pic de Bergons on a mountain bike, but this route takes you south of Luz and through Villenave all the way uphill to the Plateau d’Astes. It’s a 4×4 trail so not difficult but very scenic looking back over Luz. There are a few side routes when you get to the top and it’s possible to park your bike and hike to the top of the Pic de Bergons.

The St. Sauveur loop

There’s only one road that takes you to and from the Plateau d’Astes, so you will need to go back downhill the same way. When you’re finished, if you still have enough energy, (or enough battery if you’re on one of our electric bikes), this route has a loop that takes you through St. Sauveur and up behind the Thermes.

Total Route - 30 km and 1125m of climbing.

Luz Saint Sauveur to Plateau d'Estibe and Saint Sauveur electric bike route
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Luz Saint Sauveur to Plateau d'Estibe and Saint Sauveur electric bike route elevation profile
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5. Luz-Saint-Sauveur to Gedre Dessus

Luz-Saint-Sauveur to Gedre

The first part of this route takes you from Luz-Saint-Sauveur to Gedre, but on secondary roads that for the most part avoid the cars and tour buses on their way to Gavarnie. To avoid the traffic, when you get to the hydro-electric power station at Pragnères cross the river and follow the road up and over a little col and back down to Gedre. It’s a lovely, little used secondary road, perfect for our electric bikes.

Gedre Dessus

There’s a steep road out of Gedre that takes you up through Gedre Dessus and past a set of ancient water mills by the Ruisseau de Campbieil. This is a lovely spot to stop for a picnic lunch … The road finishes a couple of km after there, but at the last but one hairpin you’ll see signs for a walking trail that continues alongside the river and ends up at a bridge that crosses the river. After the bridge it’s a bit steep! You’ll need to push your bike up-hill to the D922 that you can take back down to Gedre and Luz. On the way back down you’ll see direction signs for a blue mountain bike trial No. 113 that you can follow …

Total Route - 34 km and 750m of climbing.

Luz Saint Sauveur to Gedre Dessus electric bike route
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Luz Saint Sauveur to Gedre Dessus electric bike route elevation profile
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