Come and join us in the Pyrenees for some great scenic riding alongside the exciting opportunity of participating in the L’Areogeoise Grand Fondo: Exact Date and cost to be confirmed.
Based in Quillan- in the picturesque region of Aude, Southern France – we will undertake a range of rides throughout the week, in the foothills and into the mountains, before tapering prior to the final Big Event.
During the week, in the lead up to the event, you will be looked after on the road and at our base by myself (a BC qualified and Training Peaks registered coach) and our hosts at La Vue Guesthouse, Steve and Lou Wood. In preparation for our big weekend we will set off each day on a 3-4 hour ride in the mountains around Quillan enjoying the scenery whilst building stamina for the event ahead. The riding will be challenging but very enjoyable with everyone’s needs being catered for by Steve and Myself.
As is always the case when staying at La Vue, the day will begin with breakfast and light refreshments will be provided each day on our return. You will then be able to rest and relax in the friendly atmosphere in the lounge, on the Balcony, or enjoy time in the garden with a dip in the pool before later partaking in a delicious, Home cooked, evening meal.
In the two days before the big Event we will be riding less and therefore will be able to enjoy the local Lake and amenities.
Cost is based on shared rooms with the possibility of £150 single room supplement. (Subject to availability).
Flights will need to be arranged by participants to and from Carcassone to arrive early evening.
The Ariégeoise XXL circuit is mainly in the Couserans (as it is every two years) and there are 5 cols programmed. 4026 m altitude gain for 181 km distance with a new element: descending the Mur de Péguère.
Even so, the first 130 kilometers are not straightforward with the 28 km climb to Col de Péguère; beware of the one-two punch of the cols d’Agnès and Port de Lers that follow (preceded by the cols de Latrape and de la Core!): no respite, no salvation on the flat …you’ll need to have kept back enough energy and strength to have the rightful joy of crossing the finish line, just after the final descent, at Auzat!!
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Tel: 07912 065 481