Ariege and Cycling
You are looking for a cycling holiday in the Pyrenees! You already have been to the Hautes-Pyrenees, climbing the Tourmalet, Aubisque or have seen the Galibier or Ventoux. You want something different, the Ariege is the perfect place to spend several days and discover some of the famous cycling cols of the Tour de France. Small roads, beautiful scenery and the French way of life…
Choose for Camping Le Pré Lombard instead of a Hotel…
You are looking for a hotel? Why not choose our campsite which has all the comfort of a Hotel. The campsite Yelloh! Village Pré Lombard **** with swimming pool is located at Tarascon-sur-Ariege in the centre of the “Pyrénées Ariégeoises”. Tarascon-sur-Ariège is a small village located at the beginning of several mountain passes near to Foix and Ax-les-Thermes. In 2019, Tour de France passed near the campsite and ended a stage at the beautiful climb of Prat d’Albis (Foix). Once you arrived at the campsite you can ride for several days without taking your car. The Ariege has lots of small roads without lots of traffic, it is a perfect combination between cycling and nature.
For those who need, on spot we have a repair and rental service. We also have a little mountain chalet dedicated to climbs and bike tours. For those who want to store their bikes safely during night you they can use our garage.
In all our cottages there is a kitchen that is fully equipped, a bathroom and some of our rentals have 2 rooms and some have 3 rooms. For groups that want full board, we have a restaurant where you can take breakfast, lunch or dinner. For those who leave on a full day trip, our restaurant can also prepare a packed lunch.
Visit the Ariege
After your trip, just relax at our swimming pool our take a refreshment in our bar. In the evenings you can enjoy the festivities on the campsite or in town, located at 500m from the campsite. You also can combine cycling and visiting. The Ariege has some nice touristic places, like the medieval castle of Foix, The prehistoric Parc at Tarascon-sur-Ariège, The cave of Niaux with prehistorical paintings and the beautiful nature of the Pyrenées Ariégeoises. Andorra is located at about 1h00 drive from the campsite.
You have different possibilities to come to the Ariege. The easiest way is by car, by taking the highway which connects Toulouse to Andorra. If you want to come by plane, the nearest airports are Toulouse (1h20) and Carcassonne (1h20).
Tarascon-sur-Ariège is also accessible by train and brings you easily to Toulouse.
For groups we can also help you to arrange transport between the airport and our campsite.
More information about climbs and tracks you find on our webpage : https://www.prelombard.com/cyclisme-vtt-parcours
If you are interested in spending your holidays in the Ariege please contact us.
Ariege aime le Vélo !
Ariege Loves cycling !