Road Biking in the Pyrenees

Cycle the Haute Pyrenees in the Tracks of the Grand Tour Greats

A Road Cycling Mecca

Experience the Pyrenees Classic Road Biking Routes

L’Ancienne Poste could not be better positioned for road cycling enthusiasts, wishing to pit their mind and body against some of the toughest Col’s the Pyrenees has to offer, many of which feature every year on the route of the mighty Tour De France.

The lodge offers a unique and superbly catered base aimed specifically for cyclists, who wish to train or simply experience the ride on some of the most incredible roads the country has to offer, round every turn the stunning scenery unfolds offering more and more breath taking panoramic views.

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A Complete Road Biking Holiday

The Perfect Base for a Road Cycling Holiday

With quieter roads than the Alps and generally a warmer climate and stable weather patterns during the cycling season, it’s the perfect escape for those living and training in colder climates. Your host James understands exactly what is required to make the perfect cycling holiday.

Bespoke Service

He'll be on hand to take care of every aspect of your trip, from route planning to organising support vehicles, you're guaranteed to get the most out of your stay.

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In the Heart of the Action

Situated in the heart of the pyrenees...

We're in the perfect location for day assaults on many of the famous Tour de France Cols, including:

  • Peyresourde
  • Aspin
  • Tourmalet
  • Port de Bales
  • Azet Val Louron
  • Hourquette d’Ancizan
  • Pla d’Adet
  • Lac de Cap de Long

For more information on road cycling routes and Col's please download your free Louron Bike and Trail Navigation Smartphone App.

Cols Category *Distance
Col de Peyresourde 1 10 km
Col d'Aspin 1 21 km
Col de Tourmalet HC 51
Port de Bales HC 35
Col d'Azet Val-Louron 1 12
Hourquette d'Ancizan 1 22

*Distance to Col Summit from the Lodge

Bespoke Road Biking Holidays

The Complete Road Cycling Holiday Service

As Pyrenees cycling specialists, we offer a bespoke service, focussed on your specific needs. We can organise:

  • Cycling specific menu plan
  • Route planners and suggestions available on request
  • Instant access to famous Col’s
  • Support vehicle and emergency back up
  • In house bike mechanic
  • Secure bike storage inside the lodge
  • Local cycle hire available offering top level bikes
  • Spectacular scenery and views
  • In house massage service
  • Laundry service
  • Airport transfers available
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See for Yourselves...

Road 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 2023/24 and Summer 2024