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14 Avenue du Docteur Lambron
Bagnères-de-Luchon, Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées, 31110

+33 (0)5 61 79 36 94

Also know as Villa Gracieuse, our stunning newly renovated Villa in the beautiful Pyrenean town of Bagnères-de-Luchon (the Queen of the Pyrenees) is perfectly suited for activity holidays all year round.

Road Cycling Tours

Road Cycling Tours

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Ready for a challenge? Our tours could be just what you're looking for, whether it's the Pyrenean or Corsica 'raids', riding all the way to the Pyrenees from Calais, or the infamous Paris-Roubaix Sportive weekend. 


Pyrenean Raid

Come and join our fully supported tour of the entire French Pyrenees.

Starting by dipping your toes in the water at Hendaye on the Atlantic Coast, we ride for 5 days climbing some of the iconic cols of the Pyrenees before arriving at the beach at Cerbère on the Mediterranean Coast.

We will collect you from Biarritz Airport, deliver you to your hotel in Hendaye, and then support every second of your challenge to cycle the 720km to Cerbere on the Mediterranean Coast.
 

  • Day 1 - Arrival at Biarritz

  • Day 2 - Riding from Hendaye on the Atlantic Coast to Gurmençon

  • Day 3 - Riding from Gurmençon to Beaudéan

  • Day 4 - Riding from Beaudéan to St Girons

  • Day 5 - Riding from St Girons to Prades

  • Day 6 - Riding from Prades to Cerbère on the Mediterranean Coast

  • Day 7 - Travel home from Perpignan.

 

The Pyrenean Raid is carried out over 6 days, and is 1025€ per person based on two sharing. We have a maximum number of 20 people per raid. Dates available for 2017 are 27th May, 4th / 11th / 18th & 25th June, 20th & 27th August, 3rd / 10th / 17th & 24th September and 1st October.

To see what's included on the tour, see the accommodation and inclusions section at the bottom of the page.


Corsica Raid

Join us on the Island of Corsica for one of the most rewarding tours we organise.

Our fully supported and guided tour of the beautiful Island of Corsica includes transfers from Bastia Airport, but as we will be bringing the vehicles from mainland France, please ask us about collections from the airports near the Mediterranean Coast. Once you're installed in your hotel in Bastia we're there to support you for the entirety of this unique cycling challenge.

Corsica is varied, wild and unspoilt and sometimes known as the Mountain in the sea which gives us some very diverse terrain to tackle.
 

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Bastia

  • Day 2 - Riding from Biguglia-Bastia to Calvi

  • Day 3 - Riding from Calvi to Calacuccia

  • Day 4 - Riding from Calacuccia to Santa Maria Sicche

  • Day 5 - Riding from Santa Maria Sicche to Sartène

  • Day 6 - Riding from Sartène to Sari-Solenzara

  • Day 7 - Riding from Sari- Solenzara to Biguglia-Bastia

  • Day 8 - Travel Home from Bastia.


We'll be running our Corsica Raid this year on the 7th & 14th May, 11th June and 10th & 17th September for 7 days for a maximum of 20 people at 1215€ per person.

To see what's included on the tour, see the accommodation and inclusions section at the bottom of the page.

Pedals D'occitania guests enjoy a good nights sleep at VIlla Gracieuse

Pedals D'occitania guests enjoy a good nights sleep at VIlla Gracieuse


Calais to the Pyrenees

From 5th to 14th May 2017, cycle the entire length of France with our fully supported tour.

Have you ever thought about cycling the entire length of France? Well now you can and brag about it to your family and friends if you join our unique guided and fully supported tour.

This tends to be the opener to our Cycling Season, and has been well supported for a number of years now. Starting off in the well known Port Town of Calais, the route has been carefully researched to take in a number of places of interest and make use of the quieter scenic roads. We'll ride for 9 days averaging around 125km per day, so a good level of fitness is required.

Itinerary to follow

To see what's included on the tour, see the accommodation and inclusions section at the bottom of the page.


Paris - Roubaix Sportive Weekend.

We’re sure this event needs no introduction, but if you fancied taking on the cobblestones of the infamous “Hell of the North” then this might be the trip for you.

This is the most iconic cycling race on the calendar, and our Sportive weekend gives you the chance to ride one of 3 routes of this relatively new Sportive. The routes through the farmland and country lanes are mostly protected or closed to everyday traffic. So this Sportive presents a unique opportunity to ride this classic course in the wake of hardened champions of the past.

Our weekend includes 3 nights accommodation in Valenciennes just to the south of Lille and Roubaix. And allows you to take part in the Sportive on Saturday 8th April and then watch the Pro-Teams tackle the same cobbles the day after you tamed them.

There are 3 Sportive routes to choose from - long, medium and short, and we'll help you with the logistics of getting to your start and home from the famous shower block in the velodrome.  We recommend using a 28mm Tyre and Double Bar Tape.

Travel - Being in the North East of France this is one of the easier events to get to from the UK. You can drive and cross the channel by tunnel or ferry, or take the Eurostar into Paris or Lille and it's just a short flight into Brussels or Paris.

We have 20 places available for this trip and is priced at €475.00 / £425.00 per person but this excludes entry into sportive + €35.00.

Itinerary to follow

To see what's included on the tour, see the accommodation and inclusions section at the bottom of the page.


Accommodation and inclusions
 

  • During the tours we will follow your every step and have drinks and snacks to hand to provide that much needed boost to tackle the next Col.

  • All hotels are pre-arranged and we’ll take your luggage with us every day in our vehicles. 

  • Our support vehicles will never be far away.

  • Restaurants are booked for a 3 course evening meal of your choice (although drinks are at your own discretion) and breakfast is always included. 

  • All dietary requirements can be catered for.

  • On the ride, our guide will be on the road with you to offer encouragement, keep you heading in the right direction and bring you to meet up with the support van for drinks and lunch stops.

  • The Guide will also be there in case of any mechanical issues and speaks excellent French if needed.

  • We have taken much care to research friendly, family ran hotels in each of the overnight destinations.

  • All are 2 or 3 star and are able to cater for various dietary requirements whilst understanding the requirements of the cyclists we support throughout this challenge.

  • The hotels are close to the centre of towns to allow for some relaxation and exploration or to soak up the atmosphere in one of the local bars.

  • Styles and layouts vary throughout the towns, but all will have their own bar or communal areas to chew over the days riding with your group.

  • All bedrooms are set up for 2 people sharing and have en-suite bathrooms.

  • Laundry facilities are available at each stop and will need to be arranged with the hoteliers upon arrival.

All dates are for guide and pricing purposes only, if you have other dates in mind for your holiday, then please do contact us.