Thanks to its geographical position, with all its magical passes celebrated in the Tour de France and the variety of its many itineraries, the Gavarnie Valley and Argelès-Gazost Region offer a wide choice of exceptional routes for bikes and motorcycles. To know more about great cycling venues in our region, see Agence Touristiques des Vallées de Gavarnie.
Among the most popular venues : Pyrenees Cycl’n Trip ; la Haute Route des Pyrenees ; le Tour des Trois Vallées ; La Pyreneenne ; La Campilaro ; La Marmotte des Pyrenees ; la Vuelta ; la Coupe du Monde for Crosscountry Downhill Race ; Mountainbike Raids… And of course, … world-famous Tour de France !
Mountain-bike Vélo Tout Terrain ou VTT
>All along the Valley from Lourdes to Gavarnie, 1150 kms of mountain-bike tracks are traced and marked, counting 73 round routes. All levels available, from the easy level trip along the Gave, to the high skilled downhill trips from Hautacam or Pic de Jer tops.
From the strenuous ascensions of Hautacam, Col du Tourmalet, Luz-Ardiden, Soulor and Aubisque passes, down to relaxing rides in the countryside riding across charming little villages – there’s a wide choice open to all !
Since 2017 the Departement des Hautes-Pyrenees has organized the annual Pyrenees Cycl’n Trip – when the mountain-pass roads are reserved for cyclists.
Motorcycling in the Pyrenees
There are no better roads than Pyrenean roads for motorbike trips ! In the heart of mountains, up and down the many passes, in an endless variety of landscapes and views, bends galore and very few straight lines, sharp bends followed with wide bends, hairpin bends… Lakes and rivers, waterfalls, torrents, valleys and passes, seen from far and from near… And proud to find yourself riding on portions of the Tour de France…!