Mountain Biking in the Pyrenees

Single Track Paradise...

Pyrenean Mountain Biking

The Perfect Mountain Biking Holiday Destination...

Over the last few years the Valley du Louron has invested heavily in producing some of the best single track downhill and cross country routes available in the Pyrenees.

For all Levels...

With over 30 well marked cross country trails in the valley and surrounding mountains, ranging from gentle to serious technical routes, there is something for all levels of fitness and ability.

The Ultimate Riders' Package

The Ultimate Riders' - All Mountain Packages have been created in collaboration with 'Bike in Louron', providing a unique and exclusive mountain biking experience. Find out more about our Guided MTB Packages.

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In the Heart of Mountain Bike Country

Simple navigation

All our trails are well marked, maintained and open to all ages and ability levels, with the simple to read trail map it couldn’t be easier to navigate your routes.

For more information on our marked MTB trails please download your free Louron Bike and Trail Navigation Smartphone App.

Stunning Views

Breath-taking mountain views and backdrops of lakes and waterfalls are standard here in the Pyrenees. With many trails starting right from our lodge you couldn’t be better placed to take full advantage, Avajan is truly an undiscovered mecca for all mountain bike enthusiasts.

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Downhill Mountain Biking

Brand New Gondolas for Easy Access Downhill Biking

For those thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies who prefer the world of downhill biking we are delighted to announce the opening of our brand-new gondola lift which whisks riders from the valley floor right into the heart of Peyragudes.

Peyragudes boasts a newly opened bike park, with an abundance of downhill routes ranging from easy greens to white knuckle blacks, all serviced by a specially adapted chairlift, promising endless fun and adrenaline fuelled days.

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Discounted Bike Hire

Great Equipment for all Levels

As guests at L’Ancienne Poste you will benefit from a discounted rate from our local hire shop that stocks a great selection of bikes to suit all ages and sizes, ranging from standard to high spec downhill bikes. With the ever increasing popularity of electrically assisted bikes (also available), the world of mountain biking is now open for all to enjoy.

For our guests who prefer to bring their own bikes we do have safe and secure bike storage inside the lodge and a local bike mechanic is available at our request for an end of day surgery.

For more information and help with planning your Mountain bike adventure please do not hesitate to get in touch with James.

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See for Yourselves...

Mountain Biking in the Pyrenees.

Hearty Food at l'Ancienne Poste

Pyrenean mountain food, after a good day cycling...

Food served with love.

At l'Ancienne Poste, we know what you need after a day in the saddle. We serve locally sourced ingredients, adjusting menus according to the seasonal availability of local produce.

Healthy, delicious, filling Pyrenean food, it's a simple but successful formula.

Our Gastronomy...
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Relaxation in the Pyrenees

After a hard day in the saddle..

It's not all about the action. Avajan is the perfect place to take some time out to relax and recharge those batteries...

See the Spa...
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Ancienne Poste Avajan has a 5 Star Tripadvisor Rating and is Ranked #1 for Speciality Lodging in Avajan

  • schenewerk - Washington DC. July 9, 2018.

    Perfection in the Pyrenees

    We enjoyed the perfect Pyrenees summer vacation at L'Ancienne Poste thanks to James' genuine hospitality, beautiful accommodations, delicious food, ever-flowing wine and Bode. The inn was an excellent home base for exploring mountain hikes and local villages.

  • Nick W. February 19, 2018


    Just amazing! Superb chalet with beautiful main room complete with roaring wood burner! Incredible hosts with superb food offering. James, the owner is the most hospitable and friendly guy you could wish to meet. Nothing is too much trouble and you will immediately feel at home.

  • Robert W. February 19, 2018


    James and his team make you welcome from the outset. Great food and hospitality all round. From the immaculately cleaned wood-burner to the eagle-eyed team who can spot your glass needs a top up from 100 yards, you couldn't ask for more from your mountain break! I'll certainly be returning.

  • vivandleo. January 11, 2018

    Holiday of a lifetime!

    Our family had always dreamed of travelling from Australia to share a white Christmas and while we were confident we would have a lovely time in Avajan, none of us could have begun to imagine what a magical experience we would have staying with James at L'Ancienne Poste.

  • bairstow_boys - Nottingham, UK. July 31, 2017

    Well exceeded our highest expectations

    James, Dan and Zoe made us feel amazingly welcome. They were fantastic company and helped us get the most from our summer activity experiences whilst going the extra mile to make us feel pampered. There is so much to do in the area, and James certainly ensures you get the most out of your time

The Lodge

Located in the tranquil village of Avajan and the stunning Louron Valley of the Pyrenees, you will find our lovingly restored old village post lodge.

The perfect base from which to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of modern life and enjoy the vast array of outdoor activities immediately available in the surrounding peaks and valleys.

Fantastic accommodation to match the unrivalled road biking, mountain biking and skiing terrain of the French Pyrenees.

4 star award french tourism board

Our accommodation is rated 4 stars by the French Ministry of Tourism.

Find out more about our accommodation...

The Avajan Lodge
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We're Taking Bookings for Winter 2022/23 and Summer 2023