Had a visit up the the Pic du Jer to watch the guys training for the Coupe du Monde Mountain Bike Championships here in Lourdes 8 – 10th April.
We arrived via the Funicular and were amazed at the views. We were 1,000 metres above sea-level looking out over Lourdes and the Gaves Valleys.
It was great fun watching the guys riding down the Pic du Jer like bullets and have just discovered that Les Hauts Pâturages is within 10 minutes ride of loads of mountain bike routes. I’ll be visiting the local tourist information office to get copies of routes for our guests.
For those inspired by the mad mountain bikers its possible to hire bikes and descend the trail yourself – we’ll in in the lovely bar-restaurant enjoying a cool beer before a leisurely walk around the botanical trail and enjoying the views. The paths are tarmac and there were babies in pushchairs, children scrabbling about and of course mum. So we are confident to recommend its suitable for everyone.