Pezcyclingnews: Cycling The Pyrenees Coast To Coast


Jan 3, 2005
France From Inside Tours specializes in cycling holidays in southern France, and one of their most popular trips is the epic Conquer the Pyrenees: cycling 12 days over 1000 miles and climbing over 100,000 feet from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains why this trip is so popular, it’s back for the 10th year. – Special Travel interview with Allan Reeves of – Why is this trip such a unique experience?It’s unique because very few people will ever lay claim to such an accomplishment. It pairs together vetted advanced fit cyclists with an extreme challenge, a 1000 miles and 100,000 feet in 12 stages. Take that challenge and place it in the Pyrenees, arguably one of the most fabulous places to bike. Go one step deeper, stick to the backroads, and discover the beauty and variety of the Pyrenees that 90% of the cycling tourists never see. Keep the group small for an elite high quality experience, stay away from the commercial varietal hotels, and have the owner lead the tour, who himself is French/American and an experienced passionate cyclist. Experience the Pyrenees from the inside, and ride them like the pros.This is the view from the Tourmalet looking west, and as you can see it’s a blessing to have wonderful weather and visibility. The road down is 12 twisting miles to get to the bottom, and when you are up here you will be chomping at the bit...

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