Pyrenees Playground trip, June 26th – July 6th, 2018
Length: 11 Days, 10 Nights
Location: French Pyrenees
Start/End Location: Toulouse-Blagnac Airport
Tuesday, June 26th
The start of your cycling vacation.
Guest pickup at Pullman hotel, Toulouse
2 hours drive to Foix for lunch and a ride in the afternoon
Ride : Logging road to the Pegure and descend back to hotel, La Barguillere, a great way to start your vacation.
Wednesday, June 27th
Rise and shine, the first full day in the Pyrenees. Today we will ride a portion of the L’Ariegeoise course, visiting the castle ruins of Monsegur. Just one of the many Castles in the area.
Thursday, June 28th
Today’s ride will give you the taste of what an Hors catégorie climb is like, as you test yourself up Plateau de Beille. But before we arrive in Les Cabannes to begin the climb we will ride the scenic Corniche.
Friday, June 29th
Today we will enjoy a relaxing ride from our hotel to the “Shrinking of the numbers”, (registration) for L’Ariegeoise Cyclosportive, in Tarascon. And a ride through the historic Pont du Diable (Devil’s Bridge). Legend says it was built following a pact with the Devil.
Saturday, June 30th.
L’Ariegeoise Event day. You and 5000 of your closest friends will ride through the Ariege department. You will have four options with many challenges to choose from. Alternate ride or hiking for non-event guests.
Sunday, July 1st
Transfer to Arreau. Some part on four wheels the best part on two.
Ride from Aspet to Arreau via Pergudes. Enjoy the valley view as you ride into Arreau.
Monday, July 2nd
It’s going to be a good day today. With Pla d’adet, but first Col de Azet. Finishing on Col de Portet. Just like the finish of stage 17 of Le Tour. Just one more memory to add to the many on this trip.
Tuesday, July 3rd.
Transfer to Argeles
Ride via Aspin to warm up the legs, then onto the Col du Tourmalet. This is one more day that you will relive over and over again.
Wednesday, July 4th
We have a couple of ride options on this day. Luz Ardiden/Cauteret or Aubisque via Spandelle. Either route will entitle you to conquer the same roads as the tour.
Thursday, July 5th
Short ride Hautacam or Lourdes. One last climb before we say farewell, or an easy spin to take in the beauty that is the Pyrenees.
Friday, July 6th.
Today we say farewell to France, and leave for Home.