The Mid Pyrenees is unquestionably an amazing area for road cycling and mountain biking. Mountain routes, along endless quiet country lanes, a cycling holiday in this area will take you through a rich patchwork of villages and towns where you will experience a different culture and lifestyle. The Haute Pyrenees and the Ariege departments offer the most popular climbs in the region. The two areas standing side by side offering iconic Tour de France cols such as Col du Tourmalet, Hautacam, Col de Portet in the Haute Pyrenees and the Plateau de Beille, Col d’Agnes, Col de Port in the Ariege. The thrill of the ride is in the climbs at differing gradients and the exhilaration of the rapid descents with the combination of 360 degree switchbacks. In order for you to enjoy the experience of the challenging terran that the Pyrenean cols have to offer you will need to have a good degree of cycle fitness.