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Self-Guided Tours

The best road bike routes, hotels and restaurants in and around Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Col du Tourmalet
Self-Guided Tours 2019:

For 2019, Ardiden Velos offers 3, 5 or 7 day self-guided road bike tours. The tours are based on the demands of keen amateur cyclists and include many iconic Tour de France climbs and a number of popular, lesser known, but equally challenging local climbs and scenic routes.

The 3, 5 and 7 day tours cover the areas around Luz-Saint-Sauveur and to the east and the west, and all are created to start and finish in Luz-Saint-Sauveur. The routes are not designed to be such a challenge that an “average” enthusiastic amateur cyclist will not finish, or end up so exhausted that it turns into a sufferfest, rather than an enjoyable experience. However, even though the average distance per day is not a lot, the elevation gain per day means the routes are not that easy either, especially after 3, 5 or 7 consecutive days in the saddle.

 

The recommended road bike routes are exclusive to Ardiden Velos, carefully planned and prepared by us based on our local knowledge and experience. There is no driving required. All the routes are within a days ride of Luz-Saint-Sauveur to help you make the most of your time in the Pyrénées and all are the most scenic and traffic-free bike routes you will find anywhere. We also provide alternative "easier" routes for the days where this is possible. We work with the best local hotels and restaurants to make sure you get a good nights sleep and enjoy the best local food the Pyrénées has to offer. After all, it's not just about the cycling ...

 

Our self-guided tours include the following:

 

* Bed and breakfast accommodation in local “cyclist-friendly” hotels, with evening meals provided on the first and last nights.

 

Scott Addict 10 (CD22)

 

* Top quality Ultegra carbon bike rental, 2018 Scott Addict 10 (CD22) or equivalent.

 

Garmin Edge Touring GPS

 

* Garmin Edge Touring GPS with pre-loaded recommended routes for each days riding, plus a shorter alternative route where possible.

 

Ardiden Velos Self guided tours

 

* A detailed tour brochure with a hard copy of all the routes showing points of interest and recommendations for lunch and evening meals.

 

Ardiden Velos Self guided tours

 

* Luggage transfer between hotels for the 5 and 7 day tours.

 

Ardiden Velos Self guided tours

 

* Personal service and roadside assistance in case of breakdown or accident, (unlikely, but good to have just in case) ... 

 

3 Day Self-Guided Tour:

An introduction to the best and most popular climbs around Luz St. Sauveur that includes the Col du Tourmalet, Luz Ardiden, Col du Solour, Col d’Aubisque, plus the lesser known but equally spectacular and challenging Col des Tentes and more.

 

From €695 per person. All inclusive price (assuming double occupancy), includes 4 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in Luz St. Sauveur, first and last night evening meals, 3 days bike rental, Garmin GPS with recommended routes for 3 days riding plus lots of useful, additional information and roadside support and assistance. Does not include transfer to / from Luz-Saint-Sauveur.

 

Total distance 261 km and 7,052m climbing. Shorter route, 179 km and 4,584m climbing. Please contact us for more information.

 Col des Tentes, Hautes Pyrenees

 

 

5 Day Self-Guided Tour:

A selection of some of the best and most famous climbs around Luz-Saint-Sauveur and St. Lary ... The Col du Tourmalet, Luz Ardiden, Col du Solour, Col d’Aubisque, Col d'Aspin, Horquette d'Ancizan plus the Col de Peyresourde, Col de Val Louron-Azet, the Col de Portet, (summit finish of Stage 17 of the 2018 Tour de France) and the Pla d’Adet (summit finish of Stage 17 of the 2014 Tour de France).

 

From €1,195 per person. All inclusive price (assuming double occupancy), includes 4 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in St. Lary, first and last night evening meals in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, luggage transfer between hotels, 5 days bike rental, Garmin GPS with recommended routes for 5 days riding plus lots of useful, additional information and roadside support and assistance. Does not include transfer to / from Luz-Saint-Sauveur.

 

Total distance 436 km and 12,008m climbing. Shorter route, 343 km and 9,027m climbing. Please contact us for more information.

 

Col des Tentes, Hautes Pyrenees

 

 

7 Day Self-Guided Tour:

A whole week of the best and most famous climbs around Luz-Saint-Sauveur and St. Lary ... The Col du Tourmalet, Luz Ardiden, Col du Solour, Col d’Aubisque, Hautacam, Col d'Aspin, Horquette d'Ancizan plus the Col de Peyresourde, Col de Val Louron-Azet, the Col de Portet, (summit finish of Stage 17 of the 2018 Tour de France) and the Pla d’Adet (summit finish of Stage 17 of the 2014 Tour de France). PLUS, a couple of days in Louvie-Juzon to the west of Luz-Saint-Sauveur to climb the Col de Marie-Blanque (featured 14 times in the Tour de France) and the Col de la Pierre St. Martin, (summit finish of Stage 10 of the 2015 Tour de France), and more ...

 

From1,595 per person. All inclusive price (assuming double occupancy), includes 4 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in St. Lary, 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in Louvie-Juzon, first and last night evening meals in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, luggage transfer between hotels, 7 days bike rental, Garmin GPS with recommended routes for 7 days riding plus lots of useful, additional information and roadside support and assistance. Does not include transfer to / from Luz-Saint-Sauveur.

 

Total distance 654 km and 16,903m climbing. Shorter route, 484 km and 11,484m climbing. Please contact us for more information.

 

Gavarnie, Hautes Pyrenees 

Nb. Prices shown for 3, 5 and 7 day tours are per person, based upon double occupancy of a standard double or twin bed hotel room. There will be an additional cost for single person accommodation. The price does not include transfer to / from Luz St. Sauveur. This can be arranged by us if necessary for an additional fee. The price does not include lunches or drinks with the 2 evening meals. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

Customized Self-Guided Tours:

If you need a anything other than the 3, 5 or 7 day tours shown above, these tours can be customized. It may be that you have a specific climb you want to do that is not included, or you may be travelling as part of a bigger group, or with a partner and you need to add easier alternative routes or rest days ... Maybe you want to take a tour for a different number of days or for longer than a week or have a support vehicle follow your group for some of the longer rides?

 

Just let us know and we will work with you to prepare a self-guided tour to suit your specific requirements ... Please contact us at Ardiden Velos for more information.