New in 2016 and at least as challenging as its Alpine sister, why not test yourself at this demanding Pyrenean event taking in five iconic Tour de France climbs?
Marmotte special offer: self-drive packages from £525
The Marmotte Pyrenees presents a new and exciting opportunity to tackle some of the awe-inspiring climbs you’ve witnessed in the Vuelta and the Tour de France, totting up over 5,600m of climbing along its 163km course.
Taking in the Col du Tourmalet (twice…), this is an epic challenge that should be added to any cycling enthusiast’s bucket list! Starting with the Col du Tourmalet (2,115m) from Luz Saint Sauveur, there follow the beautiful Hourquette d’Ancizan (1,564m) and famous Col d’Aspin (1,489m) before riders revisit the Col Du Tourmalet, this time from Sainte Marie de Campan. The route then finishes with the climb up Luz-Ardiden (1,666m).
Here’s an overview of what’s in store from the Marmotte website:
We are taking bookings now – a £100 deposit per person is required to secure the booking.
For those requiring airport transfers, there will be scheduled pick-ups from Toulouse airport on the Friday and Saturday prior to the event, and return transfers on Monday 28th August.
Given that the transfer time is 1.5 hours, it is essential that you book flights to coincide with these transfers (details to be confirmed on booking).
We will also be offering a bike transfer service from London to the Pyrenees for £70 per bike; please contact us for further details.