Cycling – independent

The perfect spot for your Pyrenean cycling adventure, the most central of positions, Gite Belle Vie offers space, tranquility and an ambiance appreciated by those looking for something special. It’s the ideal location, situated just 1k from Sainte Marie de Campan, the village of TdF legends, which featured the first time the tour visited the high mountains in 1910 and regularly ever since. This is where the official start of the exciting Tourmalet and Aspin climbs begin.

If you’d prefer to explore the countryside independently you could find a better base with stunning and varied riding countryside all around us at Gite Belle Vie.

We’ll gladly offer you ideas on ride routes to suit your preferences, we are passionate about riding and enjoy sharing with it with others who enjoy it too.

The Pyrenees is paradise for cyclists offering the variety of rolling hills through amazing countryside, quiet back roads where you’ll find more bikes than cars, flatter valley roads, the challenge of the Cols or the excitement of descents. For those keen on taking on the Cols of the Tour de France or Vuelta you’ll find you can ride right from your gite without a long ride in before you get to the Cols.

If you’re looking to skip the Cols turn left from the gites towards the rolling countryside and flatter valley roads. Gite Belle Vie is centrally situated to the major climbs of the Pyrenees and directly situated on the route to Tourmalet and Aspin which makes the route and surrounding area a regular feature of the Tour de France.

Gite Belle Vie offers an outstanding location for your cycling adventure but if you’d like to mix it up with relaxing, walking or enjoying the wonderful countryside and tranquility that surrounds us you’ll find that all here for you too.

From a cycling facilities point of view:

  • Lockable bike storage
  • Track pump
  • Workshop stand
  • As much advice as you’d like on route and local cycling knowledge
  • Availability of routes via Strava, GPX, TCX