Up and Active and Gite Belle Vie have joined together to provide professional Bike Camp is this new beautiful, quiet, luxury French accommodation located at the base of the Col du Tourmalet. This is the venue for the new bike training camp for Up and Active, aimed for Intermediate level cyclists or triathletes to gain strength, improve bike skills, ride the major Col's as seen on the Tour De France and have fun!
The main focus of the week is to ride the major Col's seen on the Tour de France. Experience what it is like to climb the major mountains while having fun and improving your ascending, descending and cornering skills. Ride the climbs, work together on the rolling roads and learn about effort level and pacing with an informal atmosphere. The views are breathtaking, and this coupled with great roads and peaceful picturesque french Pyrenean towns you will have a great week. On the recovery day there is the option to go for a walk, visit the incredible Spa or just chill out.
From our base in Gite Belle Vie, Sainte-Marie de Campan, France you will be spoilt with luxury accommodation, beautiful surroundings, delicious homemade food and french tranquility. The cycle routes will be in the mountains, less difficult rolling hills and flat recovery rides, not to mention opprtunities to work in pairs or as a group.
The camp has a maximum of 12 people aimed at an Intermediate level. You need to be able to ride for 3hrs comfortably to be able to enjoy the amazing climbs. Bike Hire is available, Trek or Wilier's with compact gears for the mountains for €225 - €375 per week.
The 3 historic stone Gite's have been preserved and lovingly restored, while being infused with modern touches of luxury, sleeping 2, 4, or 6 adults. Each Gite has a fully equipped Kitchen, living area, spacious bedrooms, bathroom, dining area and washing machines. There is plenty of outside seating and grass area. A short work to the local village has a church, bar and small supermarket.
Sainte-Marie de Campan is situated at the bottom of the Col du Tourmalet & Col d'Aspin, in the heart of the Pyrenees.
Cost of the week: €950 per person
Includes: Twin Shared Accommodation, half board meals (lunch & evening meal), coaching and guides for all sessions, back up support vehicle daily and a fully supported rides with car for 6days (transport to Spa) Supermarket trip for breakfast requirements, airport transfers from Lourdes.
Excludes: Flights, Airport transfers, Breakfast, Extra Alcoholic Drinks & own nibbles
Requirements: bike, helmet & bike kit.
Flight: Ryanair from London Stansted - Lourdes/Tarbes
Saturday 15th - 09.30 - 12.30, Saturday 22nd September - 12.55 - 13.55
Airports: Lourdes is a 40mins Drive.