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Vignec Self-guided and Supported Cycling Week

In the heart of the Pyrenees in a wonderful location for any level of cyclist. You will be treated to stunning scenery and breathtaking views in all directions.

  • Catered chalet
  • Pyrenees —Saint-Lary-Soulan
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 14 in 6 bedrooms
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi

Service

For either those wanting to experience some of the famous Cols, or those seeking a serious training week, the house is wonderfully positioned. It is literally at the bottom of the Western approach to the Category 1 Col de Peyresourde. At the end of the valley the Col d’Azet is a wonderful climb over to the mountain town of St Lary.

We also have secure bike storage for you to maintain and lock up your pride and joy at the end of the day. We will also be able to provide bike hire on request.

Transfers and support vehicles can be arranged on request, and whilst we do understand the importance to many groups of self guided trips we can offer a local guide for those seeking local knowledge and planning so all you have to do is concentrate on the stunning scenery.

If you want a relaxing cycle, it is 6 km down a very pretty road along the valley of the river Neste d’Louron to Arreau, or cycle a short distance towards the end of the valley at Loudenvielle and ride around the wonderful lake.

Sumptuous Food Prepared by our in-house Chef

Accommodation is on half-board basis comprising a full continental breakfast and four course evening meals including wine and coffee for six nights. At the end of a full day in the mountains, you will sit down to a sumptuous menu lovingly prepared by our own in-house chef, who will introduce you to local and world food dishes all made with fresh locally sourced seasonal ingredients. On one night of your stay, our chef takes a well-deserved break, giving you the opportunity to explore the local restaurants. (All dietary requirements can be catered for but must be made known to us at time of booking.)

Packed lunches are available on request.

Optional Extras

  • Vehicle Support
  • Local Guide

Accommodation

Situated in the heart of the Louron Valley, l’Ancienne Poste will be your base during your stay. Built in 1864 and previously the village Post Lodge, it has now been lovingly restored to a high standard of comfort whilst retaining many of the original features, like the exposed beams and stonework, giving the lodge a very cosy but spacious feel.

Rooms with en-suite Facilities

The lodge has six well-appointed rooms each with en suite bathrooms, offering many rooming possibilities for catering up to 14 guests. The rooms consist of:

  • 2 double rooms
  • 2 triple rooms (3 single beds)
  • 1 twin room (2 single beds)
  • 1 bunk bed room

Relax in front of the Wood Burning Stove

As well as their rooms, all guests will have access to a large, rustic lounge / dining room with fabulous views over the mountains. There’s a well-stocked bar, home cinema system with Sky TV package and free wifi. Those guests preferring a more tranquil room will enjoy the adjoining snug / reading room to relax in. Both lounges are heated by wood-burning stoves giving a very cosy feel to those cold winter nights.

Garden and Balcony with Stunning Views

During the summer season guests will also be able to enjoy our enclosed private garden and balcony with stunning views of the surrounding mountain peaks to while away those warm summer evenings.

Reducing our Carbon Footprint

At l’Ancienne Poste the environment is important to us and we try to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum. We recycle as much as possible and during the renovation of the lodge we took great care to use only environmentally friendly and locally sourced materials.

The lodge is very well insulated with double glazing throughout and this, coupled with our modern, energy-efficient central heating / hot water heat exchange system, minimises our energy needs. All wood for our stoves is carefully sourced from local well-managed forests.

Minimising Muddy Footprints!

Simple slippers will be provided but please feel free to bring your own. Outdoor footwear is not permitted inside the lodge.

Location

  • Col de Peyresourde 10km
  • Col d’Aspin 21km
  • Col de Tourmalet 51km
  • Port de Bales 35km
  • Col d’Azet Val-Louron 12km
  • Hourquette d’Ancizan 22km

F.A.Q.