The sister sportive to the mighty Marmotte. The Pyrenees edition is even harder over an iconic route. The ride takes you twice over the Tourmalet and also includes the Aspin, the beautiful Hourquette and the Hautecam. Join us for 4 days of riding in the Pyrenees, in the warm up days we ride some lesser known climbs in the area right in the heart of our favourite mountain range for cycling.
The Marmotte Pyrenees takes you to some of the most famous climbs in the region including the Tourmalet, Aspin and Hautecam. These legendary climbs of the Tour de France are as stunning as they are difficult and makes for an iconic sportive route.
In the warm up days we take it easy but spin out to some stunning areas including Gavarnie and the Spandelles.
Possibly the hardest sportive of the year. The Marmotte is the original mountain sportive and this sportive over the classic climbs of the Pyrenees maintains the character and spirit of the original event.
Arrival day. Get to Toulouse for our transfer, the journey takes 2 hours. Our mechanic is on hand to help build your bike. We meet at dinner and run through the itinerary for the weekend.
Warm up ride one. After a hearty breakfast we ride up to Gavarnie for some spectacular views. We will have a coffee stop here, for those wanting some more climbing there is an option to keep going up 15km to close to the Spanish border.
A shorter ride today up to the Spandelles, a beautiful quiet climb just above Argeles Gazost. We get back early to get the bikes all ready for tomorrow and we have a brief in the evening to run through everything about the Sportive.
Sportive day. After an early breakfast we get a transfer to Luz Saint Sauveur. We have an extra feed station on the route.
We will have a range of bikes available with Ultegra, 50/34 and 11/32 to give you all the help you need in the mountains.
There is just one option for the Marmotte Pyrenees. The ride starts in Luz St Sauveur (a transfer is provided from our hotel) and goes straight up the Tourmalet. It finishes after 3 more climbs in the Hautecam before you roll down back to the hotel.
Choose the Route
Flights are into Toulouse where we will meet you for the transfer.
Join us in Argeles Gazost at the base of the Hautecam for 4 nights of Pyrenees cycling. In the warm up days we take in some lesser known but spectacular climbs, keeping the riding easy so your legs are saved for the big day.
All Packages Include:
Single Package for 1 person
Twin / Double Package for 2 people