The Col Collective

About The Col Collective Cycling Tours

Whatever your level of cycling we’d be proud to share the road with you and help you become a better rider. It’s been a huge dream of mine to bring this together, we’ve had such an incredible response to our videos I’m truly appreciative of the support from Col Collectors the world over. This is the next step in bringing the mountains to life even more as we explore some of the most historic peaks, hidden gems and rugged roads together on a journey of escapism, education, intrigue and inspiration.

Wishing you a beautiful season of cycling, we look forward to welcoming you to the mountains of the French Pyrénées, a place I’ve dreamt about for so many years and one that I’m humbled to now call home. For more details visit our tours page.

See you on the cols my friends!

Mike Cotty


Please find details of our 2021 cycling tours calendar. Our bookings from 2020 are being honoured (due to Covid19) and are currently being re-booked for 2021, therefore places may be limited next summer. For this reason we recommend contacting us at your earliest convenience at cyclingtours@thecolcollective.com to express your interest and reserve your place on tour.

In 2021 we have taken the decision to operate all of our tours from our guest house in the heart of the Hautes-Pyrenees. This ensures that we can manage each detail of your tour including hygiene standards, guest safety and comfort. We are keeping group sizes to a maximum of just 8 on all tours with the highest staff to guest ratio in the business, typically 1:2. It is for this reason, and until the Covid19 bubble has passed, that we will not be hosting tours out of hotels where we can’t control all hygiene standards.

Thank you for your support. Together we climb higher.

Mike Cotty

For more information please visit each of the specific tour pages.

June

2nd - 8th Grand Cols Tourmalet Celebration

15th - 21st An Introduction to the Mountains

28th - 4th July Undiscovered Pyrénées

July

11th - 17th Tour de France

24th - 30th Grand Cols

August

5th - 11th An Introduction to the Mountains

18th - 24th Grand Cols

September

4th - 10th Undiscovered Pyrénées

16th - 22nd An Introduction to the Mountains

28th - 04th October Into the Wild Gravel Tour

BESPOKE

For all custom and bespoke tours, please contact us directly on cyclingtours@thecolcollective.com with your inquiry.

About the house

Located in the heart of the Hautes Pyrénées with views towards the 2,877m Pic du Midi de Bigorre, The Col Collective HQ is a perfect base for cyclists looking to tackle the most prestigious Hors Catégorie climbs, gentle rolling roads or even flatter farmlands that give this area so much charm and character.

We have 5 beautifully appointed en-suite guest bedrooms which can hold a total of 12 people. All of our rooms are named after local peaks or cols and each bring their own unique feel of the Hautes Pyrénées to life.

4 rooms are located in the Grange and 1 room is located in the Maison de Maître. All are warmly appointed and allow for peaceful relaxation and recovery after a great day of cycling. Each room is private and spacious and offers flexible accommodation with the choice of either two single beds or one super king size bed. Complimentary services available in each room include:

  • Stretch mats and foam roller
  • NormaTec Recovery System
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer…..gotta look good off the bike
  • Safe for valuables
  • Towels
  • Soap and shampoo
  • WIFI

Après velo we welcome you to enjoy our pool, also known as ’the recovery zone’, cultivate your tan lines in our generously sized courtyard or take a spin into town for a coffee and culture.


Booking Terms

Please complete the below booking request form so that we can start working with you to confirm your Col Collective cycling tour. We’ll give you a call or send you an email with more details, also prior to booking we can answer any questions that you may have. Once you’re happy and have confirmed the booking we ask for 30% of the full price of the tour at this time, with the remaining balance paid in full 12 weeks before the tour. Changes and cancellations are detailed in our terms and conditions.

Thanks for your interest. I hope to see you on the road some day!

Ride safe,

Mike Cotty

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE OCCASIONALLY ENCOUNTER AN ISSUE WITH OUR BOOKING FORM. IF YOU DON’T HEAR FROM US WITHIN 48 HOURS PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO cyclingtours@thecolcollective.com


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New 2021 Calendar Now Online!

We're pleased to bring you details and dates for our upcoming cycling tours across the 2021 season. As we are honouring our bookings from 2020 places may be limited so don't hesitate to contact us regarding reserving your place on tour.

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We are delighted to bring you our Introduction to the Mountains week designed especially for riders with little or no experience of riding the high mountains, but with a passion to do so!

Grand Cols

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Tour de France

Our Tour de France week will capture the beauty of the mountains and the colours and character of the Tour as it passes through the Pyrénées, combining peaceful yet challenging ride days with the spectacle of the world's biggest bike race.

Into the Wild Gravel Tour

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Ultimate Dolomites & Stelvio

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Tourmalet Celebration

Our Grand Cols Tourmalet Celebration is for those who wish to be part of the grand opening of the Col du Tourmalet while also conquering the most prestigious peaks in the French Pyrénées.

Go Bespoke

If you want to create your own truly unique cycling experience with The Col Collective then drop us a line and we can put a bespoke tour together especially for you and your friends.