F.A.Q.

What is the weather like?

When do the ‘Cols’ (mountain passes) open?

Under normal circumstances most of the main Cols are open all year round, with the exception of Col de Tourmalet and Col d’Aubisque which normally open late May, early June.  Here is a link that will give you up to date information – Open/closed cols of the Pyrénées.  Information for Tunel Bielsa – Bielsa-Aragnouet Tunnel.

What are your GPS coordinates?

Latitude: 43.14673   Longitude: 000.11583

Altitude: 416 meters

Do you have wifi?

Yes, wifi is available.

What time do you serve breakfast and dinner?

Breakfast is served at 8.30am in the kitchen and dinner 8.00pm in the dinning room.

Check in and check out times?

Check in is 4pm, if you think you will arrive before this time please let us know then we can make sure someone will be here to let you in.  Check out is 10am.

Payment

Payment is required in advance of your stay and can be made by electronic transfer or cheque – sorry we are unable to accept payment by credit card.

Can I get new tyres fitted locally?

Yes, there are a number of motorcycle shops in nearby Tarbes where you can buy new tyres.

Are petrol station open on a Sunday and where is the nearest?

Petrol stations on the payage are open 24/7.  Most supermarkets have pumps that normally take UK cards, so its not a problem getting petrol on a Sunday anymore.  The nearest petrol station to Pyrenees Motorcycle Tours – Relais des Motards is 2 miles.

How long are the ride outs?

On an average day we leave after breakfast at 9.30am and return anywhere between 5 and 7pm.  Having said that if there is anything in particular you would like to see or do we will try to accommodate your wishes.  We have no set routes for certain days we can alter where we go to fit in with the weather and likewise if you want to do 75 miles or 200 miles, the choice is yours.

Do you hire motorbikes?

Sorry no we don’t.

Priority to the right, what’s that all about?

We have written a blog on this subject,  please click on the link – Priority to the Right

Do we need hi-viz and breathalyzer kit?

It is NOT compulsory to wear hi-viz, however it is recommended that a gillet is carried for use in the event of a breakdown (two if you have a pillion).

The French minister of interior has announced an indefinite delay on the introduction of fines for not carrying a breathalyser kit.  Although a self-test breathalyser remains a requirement, the decision means there is no legislation to enforce a fine for non-compliance.

Are there flights to the region and do you arrange airport pick up?

Our local airport is Lourdes, just 20 mins drive away.  Low cost carrier Ryanair fly from London Stansted to Lourdes every Tuesday and Saturday, so if your pillion would rather fly down than ride, we can arrange airport pick-up/drop-off free of charge.