Cycling & Biking

Cycling

Chalet Hay is is located on the Col du Tourmalet, perfect for cycling and tour cycling holidays in the Pyrenees. Road routes include the famous Tour de France con-core the Col du Tourmalet climb only 10 mins from the house. The Chalet is approx 3 km from the Tour start in St Marie de Campan and a few miles from the Col du Aspin, another route of the Tour De France.

Road cycling is a big attraction here in the Pyrenees. There are endless routes for all abilities. Many cyclists visit each year to conquer the Cols, 12 of which have been in past tours, especially the famous “Tour De France” Col du Tourmalet. There are of course many routes that are considerably less strenuous (!) especially in the Barronies, the foot hills of this area of the Pyrenees.

The Chalet has room for bike storage and is positioned well for day trips to other areas for instance, Luz Ardiden, Cauterets and Hautacam. To accommodate cyclists we are happy to offer shorter weekend breaks or training breaks out of peak season.  Please contact us via email and we will try to accommodate your requirements.

Biking

Mountain Biking – off road biking is well catered for with approx 350 km of marked trails in the immediate area and more in the adjacent valleys and 23 marked off road trails. Routes are coded to represent different levels of difficulty.

It is possible to descend, by mountain bike, from the Pic du Midi via cable car, check with the La Mongie tourist information for up-to-date weather and access conditions.

This is very popular in the Pyrenees.