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Etape du tour de France & Cyclo Sportive Weekends


Sportive Weekends/Short breaks
 
Come & try our local hills & cols, including some well-known ones of the Tour de France
 
Col d'Aubisque (HC)
Col du Soulor (cat 1)
Col du Portalet (Cat 1)
Col de Marie Blanc (cat 1)
Col D'Ischere (cat 2)
Col de La Pierre St Martin (HC)
Col de Cuqueron (cat 3)
 
From a little as £200 per person for 3 days including all meals/drinks etc
3 day Weekend typically run from Saturday to Tuesday, 4 day weekends Thursday to Monday (to match flight schedules)- but we are flexible, so ask. The object is to get in some training or just experience open roads and stunning scenery. Note prices do not include flights or transport from airport or bike hire-these are extra.
 
There are 2 options :
 
Self guided day tours.  We provide clear route maps (of varying difficulty degree- so whether you are recently into cycling or have many sportives/years under your belt there will be suitable routes), emergency rescue service should you /your bike breakdown and need recovery
 
Guided tours.  Local guide will tailor the cycling route to your requirements taking in the best routes/excellent views, emergency rescue service should you/your bike breakdown
 
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     Note the traffic level!



The first day is typically a short exploration ride after morning arrival into Pau or Tarbes/Biarritz airport and having been kitted out with your road-bike(if hiring locally). 
 
The second day -  tackle some cols and category climbs on the tour du france, completing a circuit through the bearnaise countryside, enjoying the practically traffic free roads.
 
Your last full day we typically tackle a selection of La Marie Blanque (Cat 1/2), Col d'Aubisque (HC)  La Pierre St Martin(HC) 
 
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The weekends are tailored for individual ability and as the group is small normally 4-6 persons ( max 8), changes can be made according to weather conditions, route and ability preferences. Breaks can be longer and cover specific routes, again please ask.
We have a large swimming pool for warmer months
 

From time to time there are local cyclo-sportives and weekends can be offered, along with entrance to one of these great fun events.  Please ask for details

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Lining up for the Becaas 2011