sport breaks

There’s a really wide range of sporting opportunities in Louvie Juzon. Join us for a Sport Break and try something new or expand your experience in a sport you already love. Whatever your choice, we will help you make the most of your time in the Pyrenees.

Bikes and Cycling

Tour de France 2020 – 05 July – Stage 9: Pau-Laruns 154 km

Sorry! We are now fully booked for TdF 2020
Live the unique experience of a live stage of the Tour de France and it’s colourful caravan! With a bit of luck, you might get to meet the various cycling teams in the streets of Pau! Join us to watch the Tour live and whilst with us, perhaps take the opportunity to climb the mythic cols of the Tour which are on our door step; Marie-Blanque, Aubisque, Soulor.

This Pau-Laruns stage will be superb. It goes across 3 valleys; Aspe, Barétous and finishing in Valley d’Ossau. It’s an unusual route taking in the cols of la Hourcère, Suscousse and Soudet before finishing with the traditional and challenging col du Marie Blanque through Escot and an arrival in Laruns.

Tour stage Reccie Week-End

Wherever the Etape is open to non professionals (Mondovelo), you can come and get yourself prepared for the season.  In the Pyrenees you will benefit from the altitude climbing the famous Tour de France cols on quiet roads within beautiful surroundings.

Self-guided Tours

Get away from it all to the freedom of the Pyrenees. Follow one of our suggested tours or choose your own route; with our Self-Guided Tours you get all the help and support you need, plus maps, information, data and more. Included:

  • B&B (double bed or twins) en suite
  • Optional Evening Meals (supplement applies)
  • Free transfer Pau/Tarbes (airport, railway or coach station)
  • Cycling routes prepared by Green Bike plus other maps at your disposal
  • Emergency pick-up
  • Use of our cycle workshop
  • Garage to park your bike
  • If taking part in a Cyclo-Sportive, we supply a free transfer to the event.

Please note that although we offer a free transfer from the airport or railway station, this is a rural area and we advise you to rent a car if you want to visit a wider area. If you prefer not to, you can simply have a great time out in the fresh air on your bike, running, hiking… or simply relaxing.

Our prepared Tours include the below and for all three we suggest a minimum of three nights with us:

  • The 3 cols challenge  (le Marie Blanque, l’Aubisque et le Soulor)
  • Birthday Milestones with Certificate
  • Cyclo-sportives

Cyclo-Sportives are local cycling events based on a group riding, however you cycle at your own pace. Outside the front runners, most cyclists take part to get a sense of achievement and enjoy the countryside with fellow cyclists. The events are well organised and marshalled and are indeed an enjoyable experience! You will need a cycling license and/or a medical certificate proving you are fit.

Below is a selection of Cyclo-Sportives in the region:

On s’y col – Riding the cols just for you

Event organised by the Pyrénées Atlantiques County

Cycle ride open to all bikes (road, bike, mountain bike, tandem, electric bikes) – Enjoy cycling the roads to the cols closed to the cars for half a day.

  • On s’y col Arette 8th July TBC
  • On s’y col Aubisque 8th September
Bike Hire

We rent bikes; so if you don’t want to bring your own – we can help. Costs:

  • Road bike: €20 per day or €120 per week
  • Mountain bike: €15 per day or €90 per week.
  • Helmets: we can provide helmets but it is much better for you to bring your own; fit and comfort are likely to be much better and, of course, it’s yours. It’s not been used by others.
  • We will need a deposit; returned on the return of the bike and you will be responsible for any damage or loss.
  • Final point – if you want to hire a bike it’s best to bring your own pedals. That way you know will not be a problem between cycling shoes and pedals…

Running and Triathlon

There are numerous opportunities to run from the valley to the mountains. Each weekend in summer you will find a village fair holding its own mountain race in a friendly atmosphere.

Should you wish to prepare for the season or a specific race in your season, come here with your training program. Our objective is to help you maintain your daily routine of train, eat, rest, train, eat, rest and repeat… After a week of dedicated intense training you will be flying when you are back home. We have experience of competition so you can lean on us to provide you with the right support. That includes booking you a spa and massage at Spa Montagne in Laruns to help smooth away your muscle aches and pains.

Events and challenges include:

Challenge d’Ossau

The Challenge d’Ossau is well known and consists of four races between May and August. You can take part in only some of the races, but to be classified in the Challenge you need to run all four races.

  • 19th May– La Ronde du Pic de Rebeneacq – 15 km (230m change in altitude)
  • 16th June – Lo Petit Aussales (Eaux Bonnes to Eaux Bonnes) – 19.6 km (1337m change in altitude)
  • 30th June – L’ossaloise (Louvie-Juzon à Laruns par la montagne) – 23km (1007m change in altitude). The course passes in front of our B&B
  • 25th August – La Montée de l’Aubisque (Laruns to col de l’Aubisque) -18.7km, (1204m change in altitude) – Trail de l’Aubisque 14km (1500m change in altitude)
Local Races and Trails

Below are a selection of local races

For any other race in Aquitaine, contact:

Half Marathon/Marathon
Triathlon & Duathlon

Other Sports

This is a short list of what there is to offer in the neighbourhood:

  • hiking in the Vallée d’Ossau and the National Park of the Pyrenees
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • canyoning
  • hydrospeed
  • rock climbing
  • caving
  • paragliding
  • horse riding
  • golf
  • surfing (in the Atlantic)
  • skiing – downhill, cross country, snowshoes
  • swimming
  • aquabéarn

And a bit more info for you:

“La Tribu 64” Nay Triathlon club  –
Triathlon Ligue of Aquitaine –
“ ” Leisure and tourism guide  –

Winter Sports

Downhill Skiing
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
  • French side – La Braca – Pierre St. Martin, Somport, Iraty, Issarbe

Can be practiced in local forests leading to Col du Pourtalet or Issarbe

Winter Triathlon

A Triathlon with a difference due to the local climate in March. No swimming. Instead: Run, Bike,  Cross-country Ski. Why not consider this challenge before starting the triathlon season?

Our B&B is 30 minutes from the Gourette and Artouste ski resorts.