Our tours

Not just a cycling holiday

We’ve been taking small cycling groups over to the Pyrenees for 6 years. Our own exclusive Château set in the heart of the Midi Pyrenees with all rides starting and finishing from our base. (No checking in and out of hotels and packing bags everyday!)

It’s not just about the sensational riding though. We provide delicious food, great accommodation and a relaxed and fun environment. Pretty much everything is taken care of so guests only need to worry about getting on their bikes and testing themselves against the famous climbs of the Pyrenees!

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What our guests say

Really was an amazing trip- well organised and great hosts. The gradients were a challenge but still achievable and loved the different views and diversity of the rides.

Travis - Pattaya, Thailand
October 2013

Well beyond our expectations. Breakfasts were just what you needed before riding and the dinners were amazing!! Accommodation and food was first rate and the riding and scenery, excellent!

Jody Crane - Nova Scotia, Canada
October 2013

Dear Andrew, just a short note to you and the bunch, to say I very much loved the trip. It was truly a great holiday and one I will remember for many, many years.

Ian Currie - Brighton, Victoria
June 2016

What a stunning location! Hard to fault the riding despite a little bit of bad weather, but we did get awesome views from the top of Tourmalet. And…my knees still hurt!

Jamie - Geelong, Victoria
September 2015

I have never been on a bike trip it’s hard to compare. I have to say that if I do another one they will have to be bloody good to beat our trip. Loved it so much and you did an amazing job organising everybody.

Janine - Brighton, Victoria
June 2016

I seriously had the best time – would love to do it again!

Tracie - Newtown, Victoria
July 2014

It was totally amazing, loved every minute of it and thank you so much! You did a fantastic job!

Jodie - Torquay Victoria
June 2016

The food was well above and beyond expectations! All the big climbs are all covered with options to do others. Loved it.

Purdie - Melbourne, Victoria
October 2013

Thanks again for a great week. I really couldn’t have asked for a better week cycling in France. The weather, the climbs , the food – just perfect.

Laurence - Melbourne Victoria
October 2013

Had a fantastic time. Exceeded my expectations and will leave with a lifetime of memories.

Greg - Newtown, Victoria
July 2014

Amazing accommodation

One of the things guests love most is our awesome location. Our base is a true cycling haven with 180 degree views of the Pyrenees looking towards Spain located 10km east from the town of Lourdes. The accommodation is a fully renovated 17th century Château that has 6 separate twin share or king bedrooms each with their own private bathroom.

We have our own guest lounge, kitchen, secure bike shed and a heated horizon pool that also looks out to the Col du Tourmalet – perfect for a post ride recovery with a cold beer!

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Classic climbs on our doorstep

With all the famous climbs of the Tour de France on our doorstep, our itinerary suits those coming on their first cycling tour to France wanting to test themselves against some of the famous climbs, and the serious mountain goats looking to take on multiple ‘Hors Catégorie’ climbs in the one day.

There is no pressure to do any of the rides and we also include an optional rest day for those wanting to take a day off the bike. We ride anything from 70-120km a day and between 1,000m and 3,000m of climbing each day depending on how hard you want to go! There is an option for advanced riders to do a second climb on most days.

See ride information here

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Fabulous french fare

We are lucky to have wonderful english speaking hosts who make us all feel very welcome. They are also fantastic cooks and provide us with hearty breakfasts and restaurant quality, 3 course home cooked dinners. The food is often rated as one of the trip highlights and we also cater for any special dietary requirements.

All breakfasts are included with cereals, fresh fruit, yogurts, eggs (french style) and a range of fresh pastries for those with a sweet tooth. Dinners are always something to look forward to when out on the road each day. From Liz's special Parmentier de canard confit (duck Shepard's pie) through to the nightly platter of cheeses from the south west of France served with local wines, every cyclist's appetite will be satisfied! We do go out for dinner at a local restaurant as a group for one night to give our hosts a night off. (own expense)