Guidebook for Lourde

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Guidebook for Lourde

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Fantastic local family friendly ski resort in the winter, superb location for hiking, road cycling and mountain biking the rest of the year.
16 recommandé par les habitants
Station du Mourtis
16 recommandé par les habitants
Fantastic local family friendly ski resort in the winter, superb location for hiking, road cycling and mountain biking the rest of the year.
One side of the fantastic Peyragudes ski area. Perfect for hiking and biking the rest of the year.
Les Agudes
One side of the fantastic Peyragudes ski area. Perfect for hiking and biking the rest of the year.
The legendary Col de Peyresourde, a regular climb in the Tour de France.
Col de Peyresourde
The legendary Col de Peyresourde, a regular climb in the Tour de France.
Another fantastic road cycling climb practically on the doorstep, a Tour de France regular.
Col de Menté
Another fantastic road cycling climb practically on the doorstep, a Tour de France regular.
Superbagneres ski resort, a great road climb, numerous mountain bike trails with lift assist in the summer, the GR10 runs right through here.
11 recommandé par les habitants
Superbagnères
11 recommandé par les habitants
Superbagneres ski resort, a great road climb, numerous mountain bike trails with lift assist in the summer, the GR10 runs right through here.
Nice little local Col, ideal for a road ride when you don't fancy the big hills. There are also little used mountain bike trails and hiking trails.
Col des Ares
Nice little local Col, ideal for a road ride when you don't fancy the big hills. There are also little used mountain bike trails and hiking trails.
Huge ski resort just over the border in Spain, with 1.922 hectares of ski area. Superb.
11 recommandé par les habitants
Vaquèira-Beret
11 recommandé par les habitants
Huge ski resort just over the border in Spain, with 1.922 hectares of ski area. Superb.
Another fantastic road climb used regularly in the Tour de France.
Port de Balès
Another fantastic road climb used regularly in the Tour de France.
Road climb with a max gradient of 17% according to the road signs. Short but sharp.
Col de Portet d'Aspet
Road climb with a max gradient of 17% according to the road signs. Short but sharp.
An all day epic ride from the house, but superb.
20 recommandé par les habitants
Plateau de Beille
20 recommandé par les habitants
An all day epic ride from the house, but superb.
Over the Col to Spain.
Col du Portillon
Over the Col to Spain.

Food Scene

Great little restaurant and bar at the Col de Mente.
Gîte Auberge La Soulan
Great little restaurant and bar at the Col de Mente.
Great little restaurant, local dishes or pizza. Also does takeaway pizza if you order by phone in advance.
Lou Casteu
Great little restaurant, local dishes or pizza. Also does takeaway pizza if you order by phone in advance.

Essentials

Discount shopping and fuel just across the border in Spain. All the French locals shop here.
Supermercat Boya
Discount shopping and fuel just across the border in Spain. All the French locals shop here.

Sightseeing

La Garonne river, ideal for a day out rafting, canoeing or fishing. There is also a flat cycle route that is ideal for kids.
Garonne
La Garonne river, ideal for a day out rafting, canoeing or fishing. There is also a flat cycle route that is ideal for kids.
Famous cave, adorned with prehistoric paintings from Upper Paleolithic period. Paintings mostly are hand stencils, but also drawings of animals. Some drawings might be up to 27,000 years old.
Grottes Préhistoriques de Gargas
Famous cave, adorned with prehistoric paintings from Upper Paleolithic period. Paintings mostly are hand stencils, but also drawings of animals. Some drawings might be up to 27,000 years old.