Designed to take you away from crowded single-track routes...
Submerging you completely in the untamed wilderness of the Pyrenean mountains, you will experience mountain biking in it's purest form.
Our Simple Concept
We offer tailor-made guided mountain biking trips and we do the hard work for you. Using local knowledge and years of experience, our Guides choose the best route on any given day.
Turn up and let us take care of the rest, leaving you to focus on getting out there and doing what you love… riding safely with an expert guide, leading you all the way.
Daniel from 'Bike in Louron'
With over twenty years of experience guiding groups in the Pyrenees, both in the summer and winter months. Daniel's local knowledge and attention to detail is second to none. Qualified to the highest level, Daniel holds the prestigious French Mountain Biking Diploma.
Daniel speaks fluent English...
is an expert teacher and loves nothing more than to share his knowledge and passion, whilst refining and improving your mountain biking technique and skills.
Every Day is Uniquely Different
Each day will explore a different area, with Daniel’s local knowledge, you're guaranteed to ride deserted and unmarked trails.
Viva Mountain Bike Espania...
Being so close to Spain means that on some days you'll cross the border, giving you the chance to ride and experience some of the incredible Spanish trails within Spain’s stunning National Parks.
Our team will be on-hand to pamper and serve...
At the end of your day’s adventure, relax on our private south facing terrace, soak up the views, watch the sun set over the mountain peaks and enjoy being served pre-dinner drinks and canapés.
Dinner served with love
Sit down to a well-earned sumptuous four course evening meal, prepared by our in-house chef using fresh locally sourced ingredients.
Healthy, delicious, and filling food, it's a simple but successful formula.
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.
For riders, our minimum group size is four with a maximum of seven and is based on all-mountain and cross-country terrain which will include downhill routes. This means that all guests would be required to have a minimal level of fitness and technical ability.
We also recognise the up and coming trend of electrically assisted mountain biking, whilst we can offer our guided packages in this new sport, regrettably, we are unable to cater for mixed bike types in the group.
Our 7-night package, based on five days of guided riding, offers you the chance to experience other adrenaline sports in the area. Alternatively, just simply relax in our local Balnea Spa.
5-night packages are available which would include four days of fully guided riding, without a rest day.
Simply relax and enjoy the ultimate Pyrenean biking adventure
We pride ourselves on adapting all our biking trips to suit the individual needs of our guests, so rest assured from the moment you arrive in our lovingly restored lodge, every aspect of your trip will be taken care off, leaving you to just simply relax and enjoy your ultimate Pyrenean biking adventure!
We've worked hard to renovate the Ancienne Poste creating a homely ambiance.
The Lodge maintains it's natural Pyrenean charm yet provides the perfect place to relax and unwind. With a maximum of 12 guests, you're guaranteed a personal service and a 'make yourself at home' atmosphere.Find out more...
All packages include:
N.B. Guests are required to have travel insurance that covers mountain biking.
Mountain Biking in the Pyrenees.
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
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.
Our accommodation is rated 4 stars by the French Ministry of Tourism.
Find out more about our accommodation...The Avajan Lodge
We're Taking Bookings for Winter 2023/24 and Summer 2024