Mountain Passes and Mythical Ascents


Beginners or seasoned cyclist, Luz is your base camp for taking on the challenge of the “Giants of the Tour”!

The variety of climbs here means that you can cycle all year round – pitting yourself against mythical ascents and mountain passes made famous in the Tour de France: Col du Tourmalet, Luz Ardiden…

At your own pace, here at the gateway to the Pyrenees National Park, your efforts are rewarded with magnificent views such as the Gavarnie Cirque and the Pic du Midi de Bigorre.

You will also be seduced by the more secret “off the beaten track” routes such as Cirque de Troumouse, Cauterets-Pont d’Espagne or Aubisque-Soulor.

Breath-taking itineraries

Climbing Luz Ardiden
Climbing el Tourmalet
Climbing the Col des Tentes, Gavarnie

Our specialised shops

Luz, 100% cycling destination

  • A network of accommodation and service providers are on offer under the Altamonta brand, making Luz a destination “par excellence” in its cyclist offering: secure bike rooms, washing and drying points, repair equipment, sport menus… More information on
  • In the village, shops have a wide offering of high quality rental bikes: carbon bikes, electric bicycles (E-bike), repair services by specialized cycle technicians, as well as a multitude of accessories for your rides (clothing, Gopro)…
  • Luzéa offers thermal water relaxation and physical recovery programs including treatments and massages specifically tailored to athletes.
  • Photographers await your arrival at the top of the Col du Tourmalet to immortalise your most beautiful memories (more information on
  • Discover the cyclists’ beer that you can enjoy on the terrace of our bars or directly at the Brasserie du Pays Toy.



“What makes your Pyrenean stay even more unique is the welcome that you receive.
Here, the cyclist is king, and a whole network of quality providers are here to take care of you.”

A treatment dedicated to athletes!

After your day of cycling or hiking, take advantage of a sports massage for absolute muscle relaxation and guaranteed recovery. (offer valid from June to September)

Cyclist Walk of fame

The big names in cycling tell the story of cycling by leaving their footprints in the center of the village: Miguel Induráin, Laurent Jalabert, Marty Jemison, Thomas Voeckler, Bernard Thevenet, Phil Anderson, Gilbert Duclo-Lassalle, Pierre Rolland, Bernard Hinault, Christopher Agnolutto…

Km0 Square

Next to the Tourist Office, find several information panels on the great legendary climbs of the valley and on the history of the Tour de France.

Souvenirs to bring back in your suitcase!

The Tourist Office has produced a range of souvenir items highlighting the mythical turns of the ascent of Luz Ardiden : posters, vintage caps, mugs, phone cases, key rings, water jugs, socks…

Accommodation providers with the Cyclo Altamonta label

Cycling map
Cycling map
Ride safe on the Pyrenean route
Ride safe on the Pyrenean route

Discovery routes for Motorcyclists as well!

Destination Motorbike

From Luz, head out on an adventure with your motor bike along mythical routes and climbs. Discover majestic sites along the way such as the Gavarnie and Troumouse Cirques, Col du Tourmalet, Pic du Midi…