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The Best routes of the Pyrenees

Whether on road or mountain bike, the Pyrenees represent a massive riding terrain. Our goal is to share this territory with you.

A truly spectacular landscape composed of stunning and untouched nature as the backdrop, biking in the Pyrenees can prove to be an unparalleled riding experience. What’s more, while riding you will discover the essence of pyrenean life, traverse local villages with remarkable charm, and taste authentic southwestern French cuisine.

Road Cycling

Best climbs of the Pyrenees

Tourmalet, Aubisque, Aspin, and Hautacam as a few starting examples, we are lucky enough to be located just a few kilometers away from the most beautiful Pyrenean cols. These cols already having added to the notoriety of the legendary Tour de France, every riding enthusiast should venture these terrains at least once in their lifetime.

(Non exhaustive) list of the Pyrenean cols accessible from Lourdes :

Col du Tourmalet

 

(Start) 

Luz St Sauveur

(Length)

19km

(Positive climb)

1404m

(Altitude max)

2115m
 Avg. 7.39%
  Max. 10.2%

Col d'Aubisque

 

(Start) 

Argeles Gazost

(Length)

30.1km

(Positive climb)

1247m

(Altitude max)

1709m
 Avg. 4.14%
  Max. 8.5%

Col du Soulor

 

(Start) 

Ferrières

(Length)

12km

(Positive climb)

900m

(Altitude max)

1474m
 Avg. 7.5%
  Max. 9%

Col du Hautacam

 

(Start) 

Argeles Gazost

(Length)

14.2km

(Positive climb)

1096m

(Altitude max)

1520m
 Avg. 7.72%
  Max. 11%

Col d'Aspin

 

(Start) 

Sainte Marie de Campan

(Length)

12.59km

(Positive climb)

642m

(Altitude max)

1489m
 Avg. 5.1%
  Max. 8.3%

Luz Ardiden

 

(Start) 

Luz St Sauveur

(Length)

14.7km

(Positive climb)

1010m

(Altitude max)

1720m
 Avg. 6.87%
  Max. 10.0%

Col des Tentes

 

(Start) 

Luz St Sauveur

(Length)

30km

(Positive climb)

1497m

(Altitude max)

2208m
 Avg. 4.99%
  Max. 10.7%

Col de la Croix Blanche

 

(Start) 

Lourdes

(Length)

14km

(Positive climb)

501m

(Altitude max)

906m
 Avg. 4.18%
  Max. 10.0%

 (Topoguide available at Bike & Py).

Mountain Bike

Pic du Jer BIKE PARK (Lourdes)

Given its annual 8-month riding season, the Pic du Jer is exceptional mountain biking terrain. Acclaimed worldwide for its black track featured in the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, the Pic du Jer has become in just a few years a training spot popular amongst both amateur as well as professional riders.

Useful info

Open: From April to November

Address : 56, av Francis Lagardère – 65100 LOURDES

Website : www.picdujer.fr

Prices

MTB PASS Day 10 access pass Seasonal pass
ADULT 20€ 75€ 225€
YOUNG (6/17 and student) 18€ 67.50€ 202.50€
ONE WAY ADULT 11€
ONE WAY YOUNG (6/17 and student) 10€
ADULT GROUP (15 pax) 16€
YOUNG GROUP (6/17) 15 pax 14.40€

 

PACK UPLIFT + LUNCH
MTB Pass + SNACK  (sandwich+drink) 24€
MTB Pass  + DISH OF THE DAY 27€

 

The tracks

With no less than 3 downhill tracks and 2 enduro trails (plus a few “secret” trails), the Pic du Jer is now an unmissable mountain bike spot in the region and probably one of the best bike-parks in the Pyrenees.

Pic du Jer Downhill tracks

DescriptionPlayful downhill track type “flow trail” for beginners, composed of berms and small jumps that can be rolled.

Slope: Light.
Starting point: Top of Pic du Jer
Length : 4km
Descent : 450m

Description: Downhill track intended for confirmed mountainbikers, composed of berms and jumps as well as some technical zones.

Slope: Moderate.
Starting point: Top of Pic du Jer
Length : 3km
Descent : 450m

Description: Technical and engaged track, reserved for expert riders and competitors, used during the UCI Mountain Bike World Cups (2015, 2016, 2017).

Slope: Steep.
Starting point: Top of Pic du Jer
Length : 2km
Descent : 450m

Pic du Jer Enduro Trails

Description: Enduro trail marked with sign for experienced mountain bikers, allowing to discover the back of Pic du Jer. Route mainly composed of mountain trails (singletrack), with some technical parts. 

Starting point: Top of Pic du Jer
Length : 9km
Descent : 700m
Ascent : 210m

Description: Technical enduro trails marked with sign, reserved for expert mountain bikers, taking the summit of Pic du Jer (948m) and then diving to the funicular departure station, passing by various technical and steep singles..

Starting point: Top of Pic du Jer
Length : 6km
Descent : 700m
Ascent : 220m

MTB Center “Pays des Gaves”

From Lourdes to Gavanie passing through the Vallée des Gave, this site, counting 77 different routes and more than 1100 km of total marked trail, is an excellent opportunity to discover the Pyrenees on mountain bike. 

> 1100 km of marqued trails.

> 77 routes (20 enduro),

> 5 valley to discover,

> Altitude from 400 à 2400 m,

> Most of the year practicable.

 (Topoguide available at Bike & Py).

 (Topoguide available at Bike & Py).

 (Topoguide available at Bike & Py).

Explore with a professional guide

The Pyrenees are brimming with unmarked trails still largely unexplored by seasoned riders, which undoubtedly is what gives it such charm. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to take a tour lead by one of professional guides. Likewise, don’t forget to consult our trip schedule program, specifically made to guide you along some of the best single tracks the Pyrenees have to offer.

Take a Ride on an Electric Bike

Take a Ride on an Electric Bike

Weary of climbing the Pyrenean Mythic Cols on road or mountain bike? Rest assured, you can still explore our region at a leisurely pace. Starting from Lourdes, a number of routes are possible. For example, the Voie des Gaves trail (Lourdes to Cauterets), the Lac de Lourdes trail, or yet still the Argeles-Gazost valley trail. This last trail passes by the foot of Hautacam winter resort and then onto the authentic belevedere village of Saint-Savin.

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