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Best 'base location' for cycling in the Pyrenees?

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Best 'base location' for cycling in the Pyrenees?

the husband & I will be visiting the Pyrenees in June to do some cycling (all the big ones!)

Wondering if anyone can recommend a good town to stay in as a base for a few days?

We will have a car, but a place where you could ride to come of the climbs would be good.

I know when we we in the alps there were heaps of gorgeous towns we hadn't heard about before we went so thought I'd see if anyone had any good recommendations!



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1. Re: Best 'base location' for cycling in the Pyrenees?

If you don't have a car, a small town makes a better base than a village, as it will have a few shops and facilities, which the villages often won't. Ideally you want somewhere in a valley with climbs available in several directions, and both Luchon and Argeles-Gazost are good candidates.

Alternatively there are a few cycling-specific B&B places, often run by expat English-speakers, that can be very suitable. My personal favourites are Chris and Helen at Pyractif in the Garonne valley.

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2. Re: Best 'base location' for cycling in the Pyrenees?

Have a look at the website www.freewheelingfrance.com.

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