The Pyrénées are the ultimate playground for our guests to test themselves on the col’s that provide a brutal challenge for even the strongest cyclists.

At Vélo Le Closier, we have a large library of tried and tested cycling routes for our guests to explore. Whether it’s a big day in the mountains, or an easy recovery ride with a cafe stop, we’ve got it covered. Here is just a small sample of what we have in store for you during your stay:


Fantastic for testing the legs on day 1 of your Pyrenean experience, the Col de Val Louron-Azet is a good, medium climb with plenty of hairpins, stunning views, an enjoyable lack of cars, and a lot of cows!

Col de Mente

Following stage 12 of the Tour de France 2017, the Col de Menté is a beautiful hairpin filled, fairly challenging climb, rising out of a lush valley.


At only 36km this ride is easily underestimated by a lot of riders. However, the short, technical and lumpy route does provide the opportunity to spare the legs a little for the big one tomorrow.

Tourmalet and Col d’Aspin

The Col du Tourmalet is undoubtedly the most iconic climb here in the Pyrénées, having appeared more than 80 times in the tour, no climb summarises cycling in the Pyrénées more than the Tourmalet.


Overlooked by Le Tour due to access, Lac de Cap-de-Long has to be one of the best “dam”  hidden gems you can come across in the cycling world.

Port de Balès and Peyresourde

One of the least known but truly fabulous climbs in the Pyrénées, the Port de Balès debuted in le Tour in 2007 and provides a fantastic spectacle for spectators because of the infrequent jumps in the gradient.


No you’re not going crazy, there are easier rides here in the Pyrénées too! As an alternative to the Col’s, we have endless options for flatter rides to let the legs recover.


Whether you need to change your cassette, fit a new chain, or just clean your bike after all the miles you will add to your Strava during your stay with us, our workshop is kitted out with everything you need. We are also have a number of local bike shops if you need anything we don’t have.

The bike storage can easily hold 15 bikes securely in easily accessible racks, with extra space for bike boxes.


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Le Closier B&B, 2 Bis Rue du Château,
La Barthe-de-Neste, Hautes-Pyrénées,
65250, France