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Leg Buster Weekend

A really tough leg burning weekend, tackling the mighty col du Tourmalet twice, Hautacam, Apsin, Peyresourde and Luz Ardiden. 3 days riding.

Challenge yourself with this 3 day cycling adventure in the Pyrenees designed with leg burn in mind! This will be a weekend to remember conquering the famous “Circle of Death” and other iconic cols such as the Tourmalet.

This trip includes:

  • Four nights Half-board chalet accommodation.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Buffet style breakfasts.
  • Three course evening meals.
  • Vehicle support for the big rides or a guide.
  • Daily ride card.
  • Full use of facilities onsite including endless pool.

Book on to the shared group dates above. Private group trips available from £_pp.

  • Basic homestays
  • Pyrenees —
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 18 in 1 bedroom
  • Features
    • BBQ facilities
    • Bike stand
    • Bike tools
    • Cooking facilities
    • Drying space
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Garden
    • Outdoor pool
    • Private parking
    • Secure bike storage
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi


The Plan

Day 1

  • Ride from the house at Thuy through the Baronnies and up the Col du Tourmalet 2115m from the east side, down into the valley then finish at Luz Ardiden 1715m. Distance approx 110kms

Day 2

  • Local ride through the Baronnies, option of adding the Hourquette to the ride.

Day 3

  • Tackle the legendary ‘circle of death’ today. Aubisque 1709m , Soulor 1474m, Tourmalet 2115m, Aspin1489m and finishing on the col de Peyresourde 1569m. Distance approx 144kms starting at Larins. 5151m of climbing!


The centre has been created from a traditional French farmhouse and barns, with many original timbers and local stonework. A total of 18 guests can be accommodated in three separate gites. Each house has its own private facilities and outside seating area, but there is also a communal outdoor shaded barbeque area with a large table big enough to sit 18 and the dining room in the Aubisque is large enough to provide for groups who wish to eat together.

We aim to provide the perfect set up for either a couple or family wanting a relaxing holiday to a large club group on a cycling holiday in the Pyrenees. We don’t live on site but are close enough should you need our help or advice during your stay.

The grounds have been landscaped to enable visitors to enjoy the views, with secluded or communal seating areas, a herb garden, shrubs and trees.

There is parking for up to six cars.

A certain amount of logs are provided in the rental price. A small charge will be made for extra logs. Timed heating is included in the price.

Our properties are named after three of the local mountain cols, TOURMALET (sleeps 6), ASPIN (sleeps 4) and AUBISQUE sleeping 7-8.

Cots and Highchairs are available.

NO Pets allowed during busy summer months, please ask for other times of the year.

All linen and towels are provided.

Swimming pool

Superb accommodation combined with a fantastic pool, with views second to none”

The large (12m x 6m) pool, provides luxury entertainment and training facilities to meet the range of our guests’ requirements. The pool conforms to the latest stringent French safety standards. Overlooking the adjoining fields, with fantastic views of the Pyrenees, we have a large, fenced sun terrace with sun-loungers and chairs.

A feature of the pool is an adjustable high performance Fastlane jetstream from Endless Pools, which allows you to swim hard into a smooth, turbulence free current of water without the hassle of lots of turns.

The Fastlane produces a smooth, quiet and turbulence free current to swim against. The current is ideal for one swimmer to train against and as the current broadens and deepens it is appropriate for two swimmers to train side by side.

The high performance 6HP system is designed for the competitive swimmer and is suitable for interval sprint training with a top speed of 1.08 100 metre pace.

There is also a swim mirror which lies on the floor of the pool providing instant feedback on your stroke.

The Fastlane feature is a fantastic aid for coaching swimming in a relaxed, quiet and pleasant atmosphere.

Information area

A communal facility with tourist information, weather forecasts, local attractions etc. Boules, board games, books, magazines and painting equipment are available for loan during your stay.

Bike maintenance shed

  • Secure storage racks for up to 18 bikes
  • Stands for working on bikes
  • Ergo machine
  • A range of tools can be available for your use


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Why book with Much Better Adventures?

Forget complex planning, we’ve taken care of all the details to maximise your time away - you just need to turn up and be epic. Expect:

  • Expert local guides and hosts
  • A hassle-free, all-inclusive package
  • Best price guaranteed
  • Bragging rights in the office on Monday
  • A charity donation made by us via our Foundation.

What skills/experience/fitness do I need?

There is no denying this is a tough weekend. On Sunday alone you’ll be tackling over 5,000m climbing over close to 150km therefore a very good level of cycling fitness is required. You’ll have the support of your local guide or a following vehicle so you’ll be well looked after, but this trip is aimed at experienced cyclists looking for a challenge.

What’s the weather like?

The weather in summer is beautiful. Expect blue skies and sunshine unless you are unlucky, with temperatures ranging from 25-30C, maybe a little less at the top of the cols.

What's included in the price?

To maximise convenience we include as much of your travel and logistics in this package, so you just need to turn up and ride. In this trip:

  • Four nights accommodation in a half-board converted Farmhouse.
  • Detailed route planning and daily route cards.
  • On the road guiding from your host or following vehicle support.
  • Return Airport transfers

What's not included in the price?

  • Flights.
  • Optional bike hire.

What flight should I get?

What's the food like?

Breakfast will be continental style with a large buffet of different options available. Lunch will be out on the road so bring some cash to grab a quick snack or come prepared with your own Jersey-pocket food. Dinner will be a three course evening meal with everything you need to recover from a long and challenging day in the saddle.

How many people can come on this trip?

The minimum group size for this trip to run is 3 and the maximum group size is 18.

Can I book on my own?

Sure can! It’s a great way to meet new likeminded people.

Can I bring my own bike?

Definitely! There is secure bike storage and a maintenance area, just book it on to your flight.

Can I hire a bike?

Sure thing. Bike hire for the weekend costs €66.


  • Echelon Parcour frames.
  • Carbon forks and rear seat stay.
  • Carbon SRAM RIVAL 10 speed gears with compact crank.
  • Mavic Aksum Wheels.


  • 1 x 51cm frame (this bike has Shimano 105 gears)
  • 2 x 54cm frame
  • 1 x 56cm frame
  • 1 x 56cm frame (with Campag veloce)

Bike locks and emergency repair kit included. These bikes are supplied with ‘look’ pedals, please bring your own if different.

What facilities does the accommodation have?

Your converted farmhouse accommodation as everything you require for a great weekend in the Pyrenees spread over three separate gites. Each house has its own private facilities and a shared outside communal area connects the three, along with the 12x6m swimming pool and endless pool - perfect for unwinding after a long day in the saddle.