Join us on our Signature Tour to the French Pyrenees.
This Tour Includes Pyrenees Marmotte Granfondo.
Our longtime friend, Australian and Tour de France cycling legend Phil Anderson co-designed this tour and rides
Join us as we explore the beautiful Pyrenees, on many of the roads which helped make Phil Anderson a household name in Europe. This tour includes the Pyrenees Marmotte Granfondo, it’s a fantastic event which takes in some pure classics of the region including the Col du Tourmalet, Ancizan, Aspin and the Hautacam.
Our base in the French Pyrenees for this tour, is a beautiful Four Star Bike-friendly Hotel. The famed natural spring water in the town is the perfect way to rehydrate after a day on the bike. Its foremost destination is to visit the Grotto (Cave) of Massabielle, our intent is to showcase the region’s best riding, plus on and off-the-bike culture, history, artisan foods, cool drinks, wine and products.
Religion is part of the DNA of this Pyrenean town, it has a unique history that is worth experiencing, we intend to present a picture on and off the bike of a village and region that has so much to offer. We genuinely love this beautiful region of France, its superb produce and its fantastic cycling.
The Signature style of tour includes daily rides with team leaders, designed to prepare you for the Marmotte Granfondo while you explore the region’s finest delights. We have created a catalogue of ride options, with flatter rides, long hard rides and shorter mountain rides, whatever your preferred ride distance, or amount of climbing you like to do, we’ll have an option that suits you.
This Cycling Tour is designed to showcase the many stunning Pyrenees mountains, villages and valleys, each day we roll out on rides we’ve collaborated on with Phil that reflect his training routes of old, rides that will have you ready your big day at the Marmotte Granfondo Pyrenees. We’ve pre-prepared options to suit the individual for the Marmotte Granfondo day, whether you intend to tackle the complete distance or break up the day into smaller parts, we’ll have a great plan ready to suit your preferred distance and amount of climbing.
Phil Anderson is held in such high regard by the local Pyrenean communities, in 2019 they inducted him into the local cycling Hall of Fame prior to the Marmotte Granfondo.
Come Ride With Us.
French Pyrenees, Four Star, Bike and Spa Hotel
This tour fits our chic 4-star model, we are based in one Hotel for the duration of the tour. We’ve formed a partnership with one of our favourite Bike and Spa hotels, a service course has been created at the hotel with bike rooms, massages and spa treatments available on request to enable you to ride/train and prepare for the Marmotte Granfondo Pyrenees in comfort and chic style.
Non-riding partners are highly encouraged on this tour, ask us for some options based on your personal interests, we have some great recommendations in and around the region.
The region’s beautiful towns are rich in culture, history, outdoor markets, activities including walking, hiking, trekking and many other activities
All the elements of the package are available. It’s a perfect French immersion experience.