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PEZ Bookshelf: A Cyclist’s Guide to the Pyrenees

The Pyrenees have often served as a dramatic battlefield for the Tour de France and, starting on July 10, the final week of the 2021 edition will see five stages in these mountains. For cycling enthusiasts the Pyrenees experience is a must-do, and a new book by Peter Cossins provides an insider's look at some great riding.

Breathe deep and let the Aspin fill your mind with dreams!

Nestled between the infamous Col du Tourmalet and Col de Peyresourde in the beautiful Hautes-Pyrénées, the Col d’Aspin has a long and illustrious history with the Tour de France, first featuring in the race as part of the inaugural mountain stage (a mere 326km from from Luchon to Bayonne dubbed the Circle of Death) in 1910.

Ride Across the Pyrenees in 12 Stages

TRAVEL: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to cycle the famous cols in the Pyrenees? For 12 years Allan Reeves has led a leg-crushing and ego-boosting trip across the Pyrenees most famous peaks that spans 1000 miles and climbs 100,000 feet in 12 stages. Here's what riders can expect on this the trip of a lifetime with France From Inside cycling tours.

Travel: The Pyrenees Sea To Sea

France From Inside Tours specializes in cycling holidays for small groups in southern France, like their epic 'Conquer the Pyrenees' trip. 1000 miles, 100,000 feet climbing, 12 days of riding across the Pyrenees, coast to coast and back. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains how next year’s 8th presentation of this marathon ride unfolds.

Tour de Pez: Les Pyrénées!

Roadside St. 8: The race had it's first date with the mountains today as Les Pyrénées mark the first mountain experience in the 100th edition of Le Tour. And what a day it was driving over the hors category Col de Pailhères to Ax-le-Thermes.

France From Inside: The Pyrenees Coast To Coast

France From Inside Tours specializes in cycling holidays in southern France. One of their most popular trips is the epic Conquer the Pyrenees, 12 days riding 1000 miles from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back, climbing over 94,000 feet. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains how next year’s 6th presentation of this marathon ride unfolds.

Travel: ERGVideo Shoots More Pyrenees

Part 2: In 2010, the ErgVideo crew launched their most ambitious mission yet to the French Pyrйnйes to ride, film, and ultimately produce their next batch of training films. We recently showed you Part 1, and the adventures continue here as they cover Pla d’Adet, the Peyresourde, Hautacam, Luz Ardiden, Col du Solour and the Col D’Aubisque.

Travel: The Pyrenees Coast To Coast

Every year Allan Reeves, of France From Inside Cycling Tours, counts the days to his once a year epic cycling trip: Conquer the Pyrenees, 12 days riding from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back, 1000 miles, and climbing 94000 feet. 2011 marks the 5th presentation of this marathon ride. PEZ takes a moment to ask him some questions about this journey.