The Col Collective launch new Cycling Tours in the Pyrenees
Share the road with Mike Cotty and co and sample the best the Hautes Pyrenees has to offer
by Colin Henrys
The Col Collective are inviting riders to share the mountains with them, with the launch of The Col Collective – Cycling Tours.
The brainchild of sportive guru and Alpine adventurer Mike Cotty, the Col Collective has released a series of guides to climbing some of the toughest, most iconic and even lesser-known ascents across the globe.
And now Cotty and the Col Collective will share the greatest cols in the French Pyrenees with visitors, having put together cycling experiences to cater for all experiences.
With a base at the heart of the Hautes Pyrenees region, experiences on offer include the “Introduction to the Mountains" – one-to-one guidance from Cotty for inexperienced visitors to the region.
The Tour de France Experience offers the chance to ride the climbs of cycling’s greatest race before watching the pros in action the following day.
Explorer and Explorer Mini escapes are for riders happy to set their own pace and agenda, meanwhile, with expert route planning, help and advice on offer from The Col Collective team.
Of the new venture, Cotty says: “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 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."
Riders on the tours will stay at Col Collective HQ, which offers five en-suite luxury guest rooms, heated pool, mountain views and a Col Collective mountain essentials kit bag and equipment.