Green Bike Pyrenees - who are we?
We are an English/French family from Berkshire who moved to the Pyrenees Atlantiques seduced by the outdoor life, the spectacular mountain views and the French lifestyle, aiming overall for a better quality of life. We have been cycling for the last four years through all the local cols and we would like to share with you our experience of the local life here.
Tom, our son is following his dad's footpath being part of Triathlon, cycling and swimming clubs as at 14 he is not short of energy!
Mireille is an ex 800m runner, now reconverted into cycling. She started last year to take part in cyclosportives and is now aiming at longer ones. When she is not on her bike she runs art and textile workshops from the chalet.If your partner is not keen on cycling, he or she can attend a workshop. For more information visit: www.mireillegourbin.com
The Pyrenean valleys are deep and through them you can access cols opening to Spain. The Vallee d'Ossau offers a variety of landscapes from the valley to the high mountain. It is particularly wonderful with, in altititude, its protected areas such as The National Park of the Pyrenees and its famous Pic du Midi d'Ossau. This is a reserve for nature and animals that you will enjoy either walking or cycling.
We offer the ideal combination of mountains and sea sites. We receive you in our traditional chalet and because we are a small business we can cater for your individual needs.
The chalet is based in the Vallee d'Ossau, on the outskirts of the village of Louvie-Juzon at a 420m altitude, just on the track of the Tour de France! We are surrounded by cols frequently part of the Tour de France (Marie Blanque (1305m), l'Aubisque (1709m), le Soulor (1474m) and others like La Pierre St Martin (1650m), le col du Pourtalet (1794m).
Some background information on Louvie-Juzon:
The origins of the name Louvie-Juzon come from the presence of wolves in the area. Today Louvie Juzon is more known for its church where certain parts are dated from the 16th century. The Baroque organ is known as a historical monument and Louvie-Juzon is known for holding summer concerts each year with international players and choirs during the "Estives Musicales Internationales."
Within walking distance (800m), you can visit at leisure the local patisserie famous for its cakes and mousses, eat and drink at our local bar "La Taniere" or choose our local restaurant or pizzeria. Within a short drive more restaurants are offering you tempting menus in the surrounding villages.
Facilities at the Chalet:
Who is this for?
We cater for individuals, couples, families or small groups. If your partner is not keen on cycling there is a lot to do nearby, from walking to sight-seeing or you can take the benefit of some art and textile workshops at the chalet or simply read and chill out.
If you are looking for individual challenges for the big 30, 40, 50 +. We are there to help you achieve it and reward you with your certificate. There is no small challenge each individual being different.
If as a couple, you struggle to have time to talk between the rat race and the school run, come and join us in a relaxed atmosphere, here there is hope! When was the last time you had a picnic without the kids?
Information on local mountain cols:
Col de Marie-Blanque - Pyrénées Atlantiques (1035m):
Col de l'Aubisque - Hautes Pyrennes (1709m)
Col du Soulor - Hautes Pyrenees (1474m):
Col de La Pierre St Martin - Pyrenees Atlantiques (1650m):
Col du Poutalet - Pyrenees Atlantiques (1794m):
Thames Valley Triathletes - http://thamesvalleytriathletes.co.uk
TriSport Coaching Uk http://trisportuk.org
Reading Cycling Club - http://www.readingcyclingclub.com
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cycling club www.teamvelosportif.co.uk http://www.teamvelosportif.co.uk/
Flying to Pau:
Ryan Air from Stanstead and Bristol - http://www.ryanair.com
Flying to Biarritz:
Easyjet from Bristol - http://www.easyjet.com
Flying to Toulouse:
BA from Gatwick- http://www.britishairways.com
AF from Heathrow - http://www.airfrance.com
Easyjet from Gatwick - http://www.easyjet.com
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Textile art workshops at the chalet