Cycle Yoga and Pilates in the Pyrenees

A Pyrenean Adventure of Cycling, Pilates and Yoga for the Ladies!

This is your chance to join a ladies only (sorry guys, more for you later), exciting & rejuvenating cycling & yoga/pilates trip to the beautiful Haute Pyrenees.

Your base will be in the Unstoppable Pyrenees newly renovated Gites in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, between the historic sites of Chateau de Mauvezin above and Abbaye de L’Escaldieu below. 

You will have the chance to challenge yourself on some of the most famous & iconic Cols (and few lesser known ones thrown in), whilst enjoying the stunning scenery and nature of the Pyrenean Mountains.

The package is completed with daily yoga/pilates specifically designed around your cycling, and options to visit the local sights, restaurants & spas. 

When?

Tuesday 2 June 2020 – Sunday 7 June 2020.

Address
12 Route Saint Jaques de Compostelle,
Mauvezin L’Escaldieu
65130
Haute Pyrenees

There are 3 gites sleeping between 2 and 3 per gite and have a fully fitted kitchen.

All the gites have access to secure bike storage facilities, bike washing facilities and a workshop of essential tools.

Why?

The area is renowned for its fantastic cycling and being based in the foothills, the Baronnies Pyrénées you have the choice of riding rolling terrain of varying degrees all the way up to riding the legendary cols made famous by the annual visit of the Tour de France … Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin, Col du Peyresourde to name but a few!

Cycling as a group of ladies can take away some of the anxiety of ‘keeping up with the boys’ meaning, we can architect our own achievements at a pace of our choosing and all within a supportive group.  

No racing, no competition, just hanging out with the girls and taking in some mind-blowing views. null

Your support crew

Ben and Claire, both keen cyclists with mountain experience, are excited to share their passion for the area.

We will be supporting you both on and off the bikes. 

Claire is qualified in Pilates for performance and cycling & Ben is a qualified Yoga Sports Coach (sports performance) and Karuna Yoga instructor. Your optional Pilates/Yoga sessions will be tailored to compliment your days riding activity.

Ben and Claire will be able to support you on your rides for ‘minor’ bike issues that occur.  A support vehicle will be on call for anything more and any major mechanicals will require the local bike shops help. This will be chargeable at their local rate.

Bike cleaning and maintenance facilities are available at the gites to ensure your ride is ready for the following day and assistance provided should you need it

We are fully qualified First Aiders.

Difficulty Level : Tailored

If you are a regular cyclist and have a passion to explore the mountains without the pressure of ‘keeping up’ this trip is for you.  

It really doesn’t matter if you’ve not ridden in the mountains before, you just have to want to! As well as being a fairly confident rider.

You will need a reasonable level of cycling fitness. If you aren’t sure if that is you, then contact us directly to chat.  

No experience of Pilates or Yoga is necessary.

Sample Itinerary

Please note, the itinerary is built around cycling/pilates and yoga and will be tailored to the group’s abilities and wants.  All rides/activities are optional and alternatives are available in the area (e.g. spa trips, walks, site seeing, lake swimming) if desired.

Day 1 : Arrival on Tuesday
  • First flights out from London airports. Pick up from local airports
  • Settle in with a fresh coffee/tea
  • Build bikes!
  • Short ride if desired to locate the legs.
  • Shower freshen up. Home cooked meal.
  • Optional evening yoga wind down
Day 2 : Wednesday
  • 7:30am Pilates/Yoga Wake Up
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 10:00am Ride 30-100km (level dependent) Rolling terrain.
  • Cafe & lunch stop on ride (extra cost).
  • 3pm-4pm return (approx). Rest and chill. Shower.
  • 530pm Pilates/Yoga Reset
  • 7pm- Dinner home cooked or meal out, with beer/wine.
Day 3 : Thursday
  • 7:30am Pilates/Yoga Wake Up
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am Ride 20-50km (level dependent), Col de Peyresourde or a challenging ride up to Lac de Cap du Long!
  • Cafe & lunch stop on ride (extra cost).
  • 3pm-4pm return (approx). Rest and chill. Shower.
  • 530pm Pilates/Yoga Reset
  • 7pm- Evening meal at restaurant.
Day 4 : Friday
  • 7:30am Pilates/Yoga Wake Up
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am Spa day OR Ride 50-140km (level dependent). Col de Peyresourde or a challenging ride up to Lac de Cap du Long!
  • Cafe & lunch stop on ride (extra cost).
  • 3pm-4pm return (approx). Rest and chill. Shower.
  • 530pm Pilates/Yoga Reset
  • 7pm- Dinner home cooked or meal out, with beer/wine.
Day 5 : Saturday – Montée du Géant
  • 7:30am Pilates/Yoga Wake Up
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • Drive/Ride to and join the ‘Montee de Geant’ mass ride up Tourmalet.   
  • Cafe & lunch stop (extra cost).
  • 3pm-4pm return (approx). Rest and chill. Shower.
  • 530pm Pilates/Yoga Reset
  • 7pm- Dinner home cooked or meal out.
Day 6 : (last day – sob!).
  • Timings will depend on travel arrangements of group
  • Breakfast provided
  • Optional yoga/pilates/short rides/walks/spa
  • Pack Bikes for flights home … and sob because you’re leaving 

What’s included

  • Airport transfers.
  • Breakfast.
  • Guided rides.
  • Dinner & drinks x 3 nights
  • Accommodation.
  • Supportive friendly company.
  • Bike storage.
  • Basic level 1 mechanics.
  • Spare tubes & tyres will be available at extra cost only if used.
  • Bike cleaning facilities, stand & track pump.

Additional Extras

  • Flights
  • Cafe & lunch stops and 2 evening meals out (it’s not expensive) !
  • Insurance.
  • Bike spares/parts extra if required.
  • Major bike work will be via a local bike shop
  • Bike hire (suggested supplier http://www.pyrenees-velo.com/en )
  • Car hire should you chose to make yourselves independent.

Early bird booking £965 – valid until 1st March

  • Based on two sharing a gite/apartment.
  • Single Occupancy £1,465.00
  • Deposit payable upon booking – £300.00

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