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Luscan Self-guided Cycling Trip

Whether it's a short break or full week's cycling, our self-guided package will let you discover the quiet, safe roads and everything else the Pyrenees have to offer

  • Hostel
  • Pyrenees —
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 30
  • Features
    • Bike tools
    • Cooking facilities
    • Covered bike maintenance area
    • Drying space
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Garden
    • Outdoor pool
    • Secure bike storage
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD

Service

We provide accommodation, breakfast, airport transfers and evening meals if required. We also provide advice and route maps for your days cycling with hints to where to stop for lunch or any special sights to see. We can even provide the bikes if you don’ t want the hassle of flying over your own.

Friendly Advice

The routes that we advise have all been ridden many times by us and our guests so we will be able to advise on how suitable they are for your own level of fitness. If we are available at the time we can always come out with you on your rides or part of them, especially the café stops.

Our Route Cards

Our route cards are designed to take away any stress of navigation. They provide turn by turn directions with kilometer markings, locations to fill your bottles and of course café and restaurant stops. There is a short description of the route and the climbs, as well as the gradient of the toughest climb of the day. We also have all the routes as GPS files for your Garmin, or alternatively you can rent one of our Garmins so all you have to do is ride and take in the scenery and not the road signs.

You can take a look through the guide book at the centre and then select which ride you want to do, take a ride brochure and go ride!! – it is as simple as that.

Our Prices

Half Board Self Guided Cycling – €65

Bed & Breakfast only – €48

*Prices are per person per day and include the following;

  • Airport Transfers from Toulouse*
  • Breakfast – buffet breakfast
  • Evening Meal – 3 courses with wine
  • En-suite accommodation
  • Route Cards and GPS Files (GPS units available for rent)
  • Emergency pick up (in case of mechanical or physical breakdown)
  • Full use of our workshop and facilities (Qualified mechanic always at hand)
  • Full use of our endless pool and relaxing terrace
  • Rental bikes are available on request

*Transfers are included for stays of 7 nights or more. If not then €120 for return trip.

Availability

Enquire with us at any time to check if you can pop over for a weekend or a week and we will let you know straight away. We can even do discounted stays for longer periods if you are looking at a long stay training camp. We have self catering facilities also with our guest kitchen and the supermarkets are a short walk away. We are on hand to tell you where to go or to provide a quick provisions trip to the shops.

Accommodation

ABOUT US

The centre is run by Ian and Julie Wright who live in the Pyrenees all year round and moved to the area in 2004. The 19th century farm house, converted specifically with the athlete in mind, is in the small village of Luscan and is the base for all activities.

The Total Package

When you arrive at the Airport we will be there to meet you. We will transport you and your bike to our centre in Luscan. If you do not wish to bring your bike then we have a range of rental bikes that will be ready for you on your arrival. Our accommodation is specifically designed for the athlete in mind. From the Bike Barn for the security and maintenance of your bikes, the Wash Room for the cleaning and drying of your clothes, storage of nutrition and other gear, the Lounge for the relaxation after a hard day of activiites, the Dining room for Breakfast and superb evening meal to the Rooms that are comfortable and will have you fully recovered for the following day. There is also a guest kitchen so you can make those extra snacks for lunch or even full self catering if you so wish.

The Meals

Our meals are all home cooked using fresh ingredients. Julie is well known for her cooking and she takes pride in the three course evening meal she provides. She takes an “unprocessed” approach to the ingredients and trys to use as much of the home grown food she can or at least sourced locally from markets here in the Barousse Valley. We also cater very well for vegitarians but let is know well in advance.

THE ACCOMMODATION

Les Chambres

There are a number of Bedrooms situated on the 1st and 2nd floors of the centre. Ranging from double rooms with en-suite, twin rooms with en-suite and rooms with three or four beds with en-suite. Just in case you have any energy left, there is a Baby Foot table (table football) on the 2nd floor with comfy seating so you can relax and have a game or two.

Le Salon

The Lounge is a place you can sit and just chill out. Comfortable couches, large screen Sky TV and plenty of books allows you to completely relax after a hard day on the bike or walking in the mountains. In the winter there is a roaring wood burner to accompany your hot chocolate while watching re-runs of the Tour de France.

La Salle à Manger

The Dining room is the hub of all activity and is where your buffet breakfast will be served from 08:00 onwards. We provide cereals, bread (toast), jams, nutella, yoghurts, tea, coffee, juice and eggs (steamer).

Evening meals are served from 19:30 and consist of three courses, normally, soups, salads for starters. A wholesome home cooked extravaganza for your main course and a beautiful, tasty desert. Wine is also included with the meal.

La Cuisine

The Kitchenette is located on the 1st floor and has all what you need for a self catered holiday. Fridge, oven, hob and microwave allows you to prepare snacks for lunch or midnight feasts. We provide tea, coffee and milk so you can have hot drinks when ever you like. There is also comfy seating so you can relax and read away from the TV lounge.

La Salle de Lavage

The Wash Room is located outside. Here you can store your nutrition and water bottles as well as you cycling and running gear. For a small charge you have use of the washing machines and tumble driers so you can keep your sports kit clean and dry. Saves on bringing too much with you on the airplane.

La Terrasse

The Terrace is accessed via the dining room. We try and eat out on the terrace as much as possible and it is a perfect place to relax on the sun loungers or take a dip in the Endless Pool. You can also relax in the garden and take in the views of the surrounding mountains. This is your holiday just as much as a riding or training week.

The Bike Barn

The Bike Barn is what we know as the workshop. Situated in one of our barns attached to the house is the spacious workshop which houses the rental bikes, our own bikes and of course your bikes when you stay with us. There is a complete workshop where we can aid you in building your bikes up from the journey or fix any problems you might encounter on the rides as we do not want a broken bike ruining anyone’s holiday. There is a qualified bike mechanic on hand at all times so if you want someone else to do the messy work we will be happy to oblige. We hold a small range of spares and can source other items locally if needs be.

Endless Pool

We were always worried about what size pool we were going to need for our centre in the Pyrenees. As swimmers we always look for 25m pools to do our training in but there was no way we could put in a full size pool and manage it. So we decided on the Endless Pool which combines the ability to train hard if you wish with the relaxation of a small pool located on our terrace next to the house.

The pool works by drawing the water from the pool through a large fan and pushing it out again to allow the swimmer to swim against the current. Basically a treadmill for swimmers

We were lucky enough that Endless Pools gave us a slightly wider pool and the more powerful motor to allow the more advanced swimmers a great workout. We have also installed underwater mirrors and an underwater camera to allow stroke technique to be analysed if you so wish.

Location

We are based at the foothills of the Pyrenees allowing the best of both worlds when it comes to cycling and perfect for cycling holidays. We have endless rides through traffic free rolling countryside allowing the true experience of rural France. Some of the famous cols of the Pyrenees are in easy reach from our base in Luscan. Many of the climbs are incorporated into our guided rides or into our suggested ride routes for those of you who choose the self guided option. Other cols and climbs can be ridden with a short minibus ride which we always offer to all those who stay with us.

F.A.Q.