Col in the Pyrenees - France


Epic Cols Adventure: Legendary Cycling Tour

Guided 6 days

If you love the road racing of the great champions and dream of reaching the same famous summits of mountain climbs, then take the challenge and come pedal with us on this epic tour in the Pyrenees.

Road cycling
9000 m
300 km

Tour overview


Four days of guided routes where the mountains will seduce both your body and your soul. The Legendary Climbs Cycling Tour should not be overlooked! Prepare your legs and grip the handlebars tightly because you’re about to reach the summits where the world’s most significant cycling achievements are written. A tour that will take you to some of the most interesting villages in La Vall d’Aran, never-ending steep routes and breathtaking valleys of Saint-Lary, lakes covered in ice in Aumar, and cycling the iconic Col du Tourmalet.

An epic guided tour in which you will experience equal parts of hard work and excitement. Explore breathtaking scenery and test your riding skills on some legendary roads.

Start point
Vielha, Spain
End point
Saint-Lary-Soulan, France
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Flying in
Flying out

Flights not included. Direct flights available at

Highlights of your cycling trip

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Expert Guides

You will be riding alongside expert multilingual cycling guides. They will accompany you on your journey and share their local knowledge to make you feel at ease and immersed in the local culture.

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Exceptional Experience

We're taking you to one of the world's best cycling destinations. Excellent empty roads, breathtaking scenery, and vibrant Catalan culture combine to make for an unforgettable riding vacation. Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Luxury 4* Accommodation

Each hotel has been carefully chosen for its idyllic setting. Throughout your journey, you'll feel well rested after each day in the saddle. Every hotel is of the 4* standard and has fantastic facilities to make your trip even more memorable.

Tour destination

Pyrenees - Spain

The Pyrenees are some of the most impressive mountains in the world, stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Bay of Biscay in Spain. Once you've been here, you'll want to come back again and again. The sharp peaks rise high into the clouds, forming a natural border between two countries. This mountain range reaches a staggering 3,404 metres in elevation, making it ideal for hill climb training.

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  • Weather

    Be well prepared for the seasons in the Pyrenees. The climate is mild, with summer highs reaching 15 degrees Celsius on the highest peaks. You will be exposed to typical mountain weather, with mostly sunny skies. Winter months can bring snow and temperatures close to zero degrees Celsius.

  • Terrain

    There's something for everyone here, with a mix of terrifying and inviting terrain. Take on the mountain's rugged terrain for a true test of your fitness and skills. After all, this is a tour of all the region's legendary climbs. Before your trip, make sure you get some training done.

  • Culture

    The Pyrenees region of Spain has an incredibly rich culture. Catalan, the mother tongue of over 5 million people, is one of seven languages spoken in the area. The people are proud to share their history with visitors and tourists.

Accommodation during your tour

Luxurious 4* Hotels

Hand selected deluxe stays

All hotels have been carefully chosen to provide you with a luxurious experience. Great food to fuel your rides and fantastic locations are to be expected. Hotels are 4* and have everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

  • Distance
    76 km
  • Altitude gain
    2088 m

We’ll begin our most epic journey by exploring four Pyrenean valleys. We’ll start in La Vall d’Aran, then continue through La Vallée du Lys and La Vallée du Louron to La Vallée d’Aure. Three legendary mountain passes connect these valleys, making this stage an unforgettable day.

We’ll wake up in La Vall d’Aran, Catalonia’s highest and most difficult district to reach. We’ll leave the valley by riding up the category 1 climb Coll de Portilló, which, due to its location on the border between France and Spain, has appeared in numerous Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana editions.

Once in the La Vallée du Lys, we’ll visit the beautiful spa town of Bagnères-de-Luchon, which is popular with skiers in the winter and cyclists in the summer, and marks the start of the stage’s most difficult climb, the famous Peyresourde.

We’ll be ready for a break once we reach the picturesque Vallée du Louron and the magnificent Lac de Génos-Loudenvielle. We’ll take in the breathtaking scenery before tackling the day’s final mountain pass, Col d’Azet, which will bring us to the edge of La Vallée d’Aure. From the summit, we’ll have spectacular views of both valleys and Saint-Lary, our base camp for the next four days.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

Any questions about flights and transfers? The Epico team is here for you. Ping us via the chatbot in the corner of your page or send an email to [email protected]

Flying in

Fly in airport: Barcelona

When best to fly in: in the morning on the first day of the camp (before 13:00)

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport: Barcelona

When to leave: in the afternoon on the last day of the tour (after 15:00)

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Luxury Accommodation 4*

    Standard accommodation is a shared room with another rider of the same gender

  • Airport Transfers

    We will organise a transfer for you and your bike upon arrival and departure

  • Half-board meals

    Breakfasts and dinners are included

  • Guided cycling

    Professional multilingual guide on bike to lead the group, assistance vehicle available in cases of emergency

  • Daily Luggage Transfer

    Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials

  • Experienced Mechanic

    Mechanical service in case of breakdowns (does not include spare parts in customer bicycle repairs)

  • Health Insurance

    Medical sport accident insurance covering any cost up to €6000 is included on this trip

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What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    The best airport to fly in is Barcelona or Girona. We will then organise for you and your bike. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.

Bike rental
From only €320 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, high quality disc brake carbon bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of equipment.

Choose a lightweight Canyon Endurace Road bike or a CANYON Endurace:ON E-road bike to suit your needs for your tour.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every tour so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.

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Canyon Endurace Road Bike

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

    Single accommodation
    €300 for the tour duration

    By default, you'll share a room with a rider of your gender. If you wish to stay in a single room, you will be able to select this option for €300 per person when you proceed to checkout.

Booking options

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Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.

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