Gite Belle Vie

For those who’d like a special cycling experience in the Pyrenees we have a number of packaged options that you can book on individually or as a group.

These are arranged around the kind of riding that you’d like and fall into 3 categories:

  • Social riders who enjoy a more relaxed cycling trip with time to enjoy the scenery, coffee shops or the odd pastry;
  • Intermediate riders who enjoy your cycling, probably take part in a few sportifs or big events and enjoy pushing the boundaries occasionally; or
  • Advanced riders who regularly do big distances, challenging events and multi-day events or race.

Eric & Angela Craig

After years in the hustle and bustle of management consultancy and running companies for Eric and mental health work for Angela led to us looking for a change of pace and lifestyle. Gite Belle Vie provided a place to escape to the tranquillity and beauty of the area and enjoy the outdoor activities that abound around us. We bought what is now Gite Belle Vie at the end of 2012, the 3 gites are situated in a converted traditional stone barn that’s around 300 years old. We are situated in a haven of tranquillity a few hundred metres of the main route between Bagneres de Bigorre and our local village of Sainte Marie de Campan, For winter time visitors the largest ski station in the Pyrenees, La Mongie is just 14k up the road or the cross country skiing area of Payolle is about 8k away. From Spring through autumn the area around us turns into a haven for cyclists, walkers, countless adventure sports activities, beautiful countryside, birds and so much more. The authentic stone building allows you to enjoy the character of an ancient barn updated and modernised to provide sumptuous accommodation to enjoy after your day of activity. We love sharing Gite Belle Vie with people who appreciate the combination of an amazing environment along accommodation and hospitality that we strive to keep better than usually found but please check out what our wonderful guests have to say about us on TripAdvisor. On the personal side of things …. Angela is the most welcoming of hosts, is a bit of a mercenary when it comes to keeping things spic and span, enjoys cooking, the occasional glass of wine … Eric is a bit of a keen cyclist, could the fact that Tourmalet, Aspin and so many famous climbs from the Tour de France have had an influence on the location of Gite Belle Vie? … I’d have to say yes I’m afraid…

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