About Us

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A Warm Welcome

We are delighted to be the hosts of CyclePyrenees. We are keen cyclists, and love France and good food.

Living in the heart of the Shropshire Hills, mountain biking was a much loved family activity when our children were growing up, with trips to lots of fantastic places in England, Wales, Scotland and France.

As our boys got older and braver, the MTB got a little extreme, so we started to spend more time road cycling. Over the years we have had some great cycling experiences in the UK, France, Mallorca, Sweden and Mauii.

We enjoy road cycling together, and Lee loves MTB and bike packing, when he gets the chance!

We look forward to welcoming you to our home in Vernajoul, where we will look after you and help you to explore the beautiful Ariege region.

Lee and Helen

Our Home

Situated on the hillside of Vernajoul, overlooking Foix, our house is a short downhill 2 km to Foix center. The house is surrounded by 1/2 an acre of beautiful gardens down a quiet lane.

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Free On-site Parking

Free Wifi

Bike Workshop

Open-plan Living Space

Toilets & Showers

Laundry Facilities

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Our Rooms

 We can accommodate 6 people, as a group, or individuals happy to share the facilities. We have  3 double / twin rooms and access to kitchen, living area and outdoor shaded eating area. One of our bedrooms has its own shower and wash hand basin en-suite. The other two rooms share a family bathroom.

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Self Contained Apartment

A lower floor self contained 1 bedroom apartment (sleeps 3) maybe available as a self catering option.

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Prices

7 NIGHT CYCLE BREAK

- Double or twin room for 2 people sharing.

- Bed linen and towels.

- Continental Breakfast.

- Post ride snack.

- Join us for our 3-course evening meal with

    beer or wine on 6 nights.

- Complimentary tea and coffee available.

- Gardens and outdoor area.

- Use of bike workshop and cleaning area.

- Ride data and maps for your Garmin device.

- Wi-Fi internet access.

- Kit laundry.

€450 per person

€525 single occupant

BED AND BREAKFAST PER NIGHT

- Double or twin room for 2 people sharing.

- Bed linen and towels.

- Continental Breakfast

- Complimentary tea and coffee available.

- Gardens and outdoor area.

- Use of bike workshop and cleaning area.

- Ride data and maps for your Garmin device.

- Wi-Fi internet access.

€40 per person

€55 single occupant

SELF-CATERED APARTMENT

- Maximum of 3 guests sharing.

- (1 double/twin room and sofa bed in lounge area).

- Please bring your own linen and towels.

- Fully equipped kitchen and indoor dining area.

- Outside Patio area.

- Wi-Fi internet access.

From €340 per week

OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

-Flights or travel costs.

- Cost of bike hire, although we can arrange this for you (please enquire).

- Airport transfer (please enquire).

- Local tourist taxes. (Taxe de sejour) This will be payable  at the prevailing rate at the end of your stay.

-Please ensure you have your own travel and medical insurance.

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Cycling

Foix is situated in the Ariege Regional Park and at the foothills of the Pyrenees. Numerous climbs made famous by regular visits of the Tour De France are within a short ride of Foix. Col De Port, Col De Peguere and Plateau de Beille are just a few of the challenging climbs waiting for you to conquer.

For a more leisurely spin, take one of the many routes leading away from the Pyrenees, along the quiet and beautiful valleys of the Ariege. Stop for coffee at one of the ancient villages or market towns along the way.

Whether it’s climbing, or leisurely peddling along, you’re sure to enjoy cycling on the traffic free roads of the Ariege. We are keen cyclists and have a large database of local  rides that can be uploaded to your Garmin device.

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 Ride Ideas

Here are a few of our favourite rides you might like to try.

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Tarascon and Route de Corniche.

39 miles / 62 km

2999 ft / 914 m

 

 

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Mirepoix

51 miles / 82 km

2448 ft / 746 km

 

 

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Col de Port and Col de Péguère via Mur de Péguère.

46 miles / 75km

5092 ft / 1552 km

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Bike Hire

We use a local bike hire firm.

If you supply us with your measurements, your bike can be set up and delivered ready for your stay.

Road bikes, mountain bikes and electric bikes are all available. This season the road bikes will be Pinarello Dogma F10, or similar.

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Other Things To Do

Find below some of our suggestions for great days out, or check out this great website for more ideas:

FOIX CHATEAU

Magnificent views of the Pyrenees from this 1000 year old Chateau. Built on a rocky outcrop, it's 3 towers dominate the medieval town of Foix. Strolling through the narrow streets in the old part of Foix, you can discover a variety of excellent eating places.

TARASCON-SUR-ARIEGE

Small market town 15 kms south of Foix and gateway to the famous Route des cols. Prehistoric theme park, caves, rafting. This is the place if you are looking for adventure!

MIREPOIX

Everyone loves a visit to the medieval town of Mirepoix. It's large central square is surrounded by oak timbered galleries and picturesque half timbered houses. A multitude of cafes, restaurants and interesting shops.

THERMAL BATHS OF AX-LES-THERMES

A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Relax, and let the 35 degree heated water sooth those aching legs!! Tour de France stages have finished here. It’s also a great ski resort. Only a 40 minute drive away.

GROTTE DU MAS D'AZIL

Great spot for a picnic or cafe stop on your bike ride. You can ride or drive through this 65 metre high, 500 metre long cave. With the sound of the river rushing alongside you, it's an experience not to miss.

SKIING

Go to the snow!

Try cross country skiing and snow shoeing on the Plateau de Beille, or downhill skiing at Monts d'Olmes and Ax-3-Domaines .

RIVIERE SOUTERRAINE DE LABOUICHE

Located just 3kms from our house, you can take a guided boat trip on Europes longest navigable underground river. A cool way to spend an hour on a hot day.

HIKING

The Ariège has many kilometres of hiking routes to see spectacular mountains forests and lakes.

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Find Us

Cycle Pyrenees

Rue de Latière

Impasse du Plantaurel

09000 VERNAJOUL

France

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