Ride, relax and explore the greatest cols in the French Pyrénées with The Col Collective!
Bringing the mountains to life beyond their videos we’re proud to once again be the title partner of The Col Collective as they take an exciting step forward with the launch The Col Collective - Cycling Tours. “It’s been a hugely satisfying journey over the last couple of years, we’ve had such a heartfelt response to our videos from all over the world that we wanted to try and create an experience, along with our partners, that helps bring riders even closer to the mountains, giving them one-to-one guidance, support and sharing our knowledge wherever we can to help you become more accomplished in the mountains, while creating a really personal and unique experience with The Col Collective that will live with you forever” commented Mike Cotty, Mavic Ambassador and founder of The Col Collective.
Starting this summer Mike and the team will host a select number of cycling tours from their base in the Hautes Pyrénées for anyone with a passion for the peaks and a desire to explore the high mountains. From beginners through to the more experienced they've put a selection of cycling experiences together to cater for all. From the Grand Cols that are etched into the history of cycling, the Col du Tourmalet, Aubisque, Hautacam, Peyresourde, Luz Ardiden, Aspin and many more await to the Undiscovered Pyrénées, a week of exploration and intrigue going deep into landscapes of rugged wilderness and untamed beauty that are so often overlooked and will leave you in awe and wonder at their serenity.
If you're inspired by the cols but have little or no experience on this terrain then their Introduction to the Mountains could be the perfect entry, with one-to-one guidance from Mike providing real world tips, techniques and support, both on and off the bike, to help you to the summit and back down again safely.
Capturing the beauty of the mountains and the colours and character of the world’s biggest bike race as it passes through the Pyrénées, their Tour de France week takes you on a journey over the most famous cols (including your own Pyrenean Etape du Tour) with the opportunity to watch the pros battle it out on the very same slopes for a truly memorable experience.
Perhaps you're happy to set your own pace and agenda, if that’s more your style then their Explorer and Explorer Mini escapes allow you to target the cols that matter most to you with expert route planning, help and advice from The Col Collective. Col conquering before lunch followed by a relaxed afternoon by the pool? It’s your call. That’s the beauty of their Explorer options, you're in control and The Col Collective are there to make sure you get the most from the mountains and your time.
Located in the heart of the Hautes Pyénées, The Col Collective HQ is the perfect base for cyclists looking to tackle the most prestigious hors catégorie climbs, gentler rolling roads or even flatter farmlands that give the area so much charm and character. With five beautifully appointed en-suite guest rooms, heated pool, mountain views towards the Pic du Midi and Montaigu to help soothe your soul and an exclusive Col Collective mountain essentials kit bag and equipment worth over €875 to help you to the summit, if you’re looking to ride in the mountains this summer then why not let Mike and The Col Collective take care of you?
As a partner Mavic are very pleased to offer a select number of wheels from our latest range to learn more about and test during your week, with preferential partner pricing for all guests of The Col Collective - Cycling Tours.
Ride safe and enjoy!