14 Feb - A Travers Les Vignobles de Plaimont
Usually the 1st Sportive of the season. Located just to the North of us this is a fairly undulating course through the local vineyards. There are 2 routes (109km and 70km) and given the time of year the start is just after midday.
25 May - La Luis Ocana Oreba *
Starting in Mont de Marsan, north of Pau. No major climbing but still up and down. (130km)
21 June - La Bearn Cycl’Espoir *
Starts and finishes in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, 3 routes (147km - 3270m climbing, 96km - 1960m climbing and 58km - 1120m climbing)...a toughie that takes in lots of the “Grand Cols”!
3 July - La Pyreneenne
Sportive Classic, one of Tim’s favourites!
Start and finish in Argeles-Gazost, 2 routes (180km, 3500m climbing, 120km, 2200m climbing)
25 July - La Pierre-Jacques en Baretous *
Starting in Aramits, south of Pau this is a wickedly hard ride and not for the feint-hearted!
3 routes (148km, 3700m climbing, 124km, 2700m climbing and 56km, 1500 climbing)
17 Aug - La Barousse-Bales *
Starts and finishes in Loures-Barousse
2 routes (138km, 2700m climbing and 117km, 1800m climbing)
6 Sept - La Lapebie *
Starting in Bagneres de Luchon
La Lapebie (151km, 3400m climbing)
La Serge Lapebie (117km, 2800m climbing)
La Guy Lapebie (69km, 1900m climbing)
Long route covers; Col de Mente, Col de Larrieu, Col des Ares, Port de Bales - Medium route covers; Col de Mente, Col du Buret, Col des Ares and Port de Bales - Short route covers; Port de Bales
27 Sept - La Tarbaise *
Usually the final Sportive of the summer. Starts just north of Tarbes. 2 routes:
The Grand (110km, 1371m climbing)
Petit (70km, 573m climbing)
Not exactly the “high” mountains but there is a little swine of a climb toward the end of the day
* - 2016 Dates not yet announced
There are numerous local Cycle Sportives that attract keen cyclists from all over the world. Tim always rides in some as they are a lot of fun not to mention a great road biking experience. Who needs a map when you can be shown some of the best bicycle rides in the area. Please contact us if you are participating and we will do our best to assist you.
We are able to offer many different cycling packages which are not mentioned on this site. If you have a specific subject or request please get in touch and we’ll try to organize it for you
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