Cycling - Races & Events for 2016
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Many of our guests have incorporated a cyclosportive event into their Pyrenean visit for the experience of it or as part of their training plan.

If you would like to enter any of the following races/ events listed below (or any others not mentioned here), we can assist with race entries and provide logistical support, if required.

Please note that to enter any cyclosportive event, it is required that you have a suitable race license such as FFC (British Cycling Federation or other international licenses are not accepted) or provide a medical certificate from your doctor stating that you are fit to compete in such an event.

  Tour de France in the Pyrenees
May
Ronde de L'Isard
19th - 22nd May 2016 - International U23 4 day stage race in the Midi Pyrenees.
View subject link Stage information can be found on the Ronde de L'Isard website.
 
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June
Montée du Géant du Tourmalet
4th June 2016 - Each year the famous Géant sculpture of Octave Lapize is transported to the summit of the Tourmalet after spending the winter in Bagneres de Bigorre. Cycle in the procession accompanying the Géant to the top of the Tourmalet. This is a free event and anyone can join in.
View subject link Read more on the Grand Tourmalet website.
 
La Transfrontaliere
14th June 2016 - Departing from the spa town Cap Vern les Bains, there are 2 courses on offer: small loop of 78km taking in the Col de Aspin or the large loop of 158km including the Peyresourde and Aspin. Entry fee for both distances is €35 including a meal or €25 without a meal.
View subject link Read more on La Transfrontaliere website.
 
La Route du Sud Pro Tour
16th - 19th June 2016 - La Route du Sud is a UCI 4 day stage race around the Midi-Pyrénées. For this year, check out stage 4: Étape 4 : Saint-Gaudens – Val d’Azun Couraduque. 185 km takes the riders over the Col du Tourmalet or you can watch them on the closer climb of Col de Coupe in the Baronnies.
View subject link www.laroutedusud.fr or visit www.fr-fr.facebook.com/LaRouteDuSud
 
Pedals de Foc Ultra Marathon Mtb
17th - 19th June 2016 - Cross-country mountain bike raid in the Val d'Aran, Spain. 218km with 6,200m of climbing/ descending.
go to website http://mtbultramarathonseries.com/pedals-de-foc-non-stop/
 
L'Ariegeoise Cyclosportive
27th June 2016 - Starting in Tarascon-sur-Ariege with three courses on offer: grand circuit 168km (3,574m climbing); petit route 115km (2,772m climbing); and the cyclotouriste 70km (803m climbing). Entry cost includes a shirt and post race food and is between €37 and €43 depending on distance. Visit the race website for further details.
 
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July
Tour de France
2nd - 24th July 2016
View subject link View our Tour de France news article.
 
La Pyreneenne Cyclosportive
3rd July 2016 - Departing from Bagneres de Bigorre. The route is yet to be released. Further details are available on the race web site.
View subject link www.lapyreneenne.a3w.fr
 
La Montée de Superbagnères Time Trial
July 2016 - Time trial up the famous TDF climb of Superbagneres. Departs Luchon at 630m to finish at 1,800m altitude at the ski station of Superbagneres.
go to website organised by Luchon Louron Cyclisme.
 
Trophee de la Barousse
July 2016 - MTB race starting just 800m from us offering a challenging but scenic route within the Barousse valley. There is a 27km "Sport" or 50km "Extreme" distance, both featuring lots of climbing. For further information, contact Elodie Ladel on 06 14 90 78 48.
 
Cycling Yoga Retreat at Velo Pyrenees
31st July 2016 - For the 4th consecutive year, internationally renowned Gabriel Benjamin (www.yogawithgabriel.com) will be hosting a cycling yoga retreat at Velo Pyrenees. Places are limited, please contact us for further information or contact Gabriel directly via his website.
 
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August
La Montée de Peyragudes Time Trial
August 2016 - Starting in Loudenvielle, time trial up the Peyresourde to finish at the ski station Peyragudes.
go to website organised by Luchon Louron Cyclisme.
 
La Barousse-Balès Cyclosportive
August 2016 - A mountainous cyclosportive, starting and finishing just 4km from us at Izaourt. There are two distances on offer - 138km including the Col d'Azet, Col de Peyresourde and Port de Bales, or 117km including Col de Peyresourde and Port de Bales (altitude 1,755m). Race entry is €30 (before 1st August and €33 from 2nd August and includes a post race meal. There is also a cyclotouriste route of 80km through the rolling foothills. Race entry is €12 excluding food . Please contact us for entry forms. Further details are available from the race web site.
View subject link www.barousse-bales.fr
 
La Vuelta a España
August - September 2016
 
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September
La Lapebie Cyclosportive
4th September 2016 - 2016 marks the 26th running of this popular cyclosportive. Departing from Luchon, there are three courses available: 151km with 2,800m of climbing; 117km with 2,300m of climbing and 69km with 1,300m of climbing. All three routes take in the hors category Port de Bales. Visit the race website for further details.
View subject link la Lapebie website
 
Portet d'Aspet Contre-la-Montre
10th September 2016 - A mountain time trial starting from the town of Aspet to the summit of Portet d'Aspet. It's 14km long with 626m of climbing.
View subject link www.cyclosportive-la-casartelli.fr
 
Fabio Casartelli Cyclosportive
11th September 2016 - Starting from the town of Saint Girons, there are 3 courses available: the grand circuit 131km (3,110m climbing), the petite route 100km (2,374m climbing) or "cyclotourist route" 47km (898m climbing).
View subject link www.cyclosportive-la-casartelli.fr
 
Aran Bike
September 2016 - 11th running of this popular mountain biking event in Val d'Aran. Two distances available: 40km with 1,500m of climbing or 20km with 800m of climbing. Entry fee is €35.
View subject link www.aranbike.com
 
La Tarbaise Cyclosportive
September 2016 - Starting in Tarbes, there are two courses on offer: grand circuit 120km (1,237m of climbing) or the petit circuit 75km (592m of climbing). Entry fee is around €14, excluding food.
 
Midi Pyrenees Cup - Trophée du Lac d’Oô Mtb
September 2016 - 16.5km cross-country mountain bike race departing St Aventin, near the ski town of Luchon to finish on a big climb at the high altitude Lake of Lac d'Oô. There is 750m of climbing and the course record, set by current world champion Julien Absalon is 58 minutes, 36 seconds. Entry fee to be announced.
 
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