Haute Route Pyrenees 2020 - paiani-so

Haute Route Pyrenees 2020

Join the Team PAIANI-So during the Haute Route Pyrenees 2020 Pau Bearn.
Get professional advice to achieve your goal.
Ask us for more information.

The Haute Route is known as one of the most beautiful and difficult multi stage sportive in the world.

In 2020, Jean-Lou PAIANI will lead the Team PAIANI-SO. His experience (former pro cyclist - 2nd of the Haute Route Alps 2015 - certified cycling coach) and his knowledge will provide you the best condition to be coached like a pro and to achieve your goals. Jean-Lou will advice you on how to best manage your day :
- What you should eat before, during and after the race?
- How you should be dressed?
- How to best manage your effort during the race ? And lots of other tips.

Our staff will provide you with all that you require while you are riding with us! Just pedal and enjoy the Haute Route Pyrenees like a pro rider!

Program Haute Route Pyrenees 2020 

Saturday 29 of August 
Airport transfer from Marseille airport or Pau airport to Pau.
Afternoon : recovery ride in Megève, material checking and race briefing. 
Night in a 3 or 4 stars hotel in Pau.
Sunday 30th of August 
Stage 1 : Tardets - Pau 146KM, 3,650M+

After a transfer in our van, you will start you Pyrenees Haute Route in Tardets with nice roads in the Basque country. You will climb the 7km of Col de Lecharria (832m) with sometimes 16%,and follow on with many passes until col de Bagargui (1327m). Pyrenees climbs are not regular. You should rest in valley before Col de l’Ichère (674m) which is short : only 4km but with steep sections at 16-20%. The last col will be Col de Marie Blanque (1035m).
2nd night in Pau in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.

Monday 31st of August 
Stage 2 : Pau-Tarbes 152KM, 3,200M+

The queen stage : you will climb Col d'Aubisque (1709m), the beautiful Col de Soulor (1474m) with giant bikes on top and go on with Col de Spandelles (1378m) to finish in Tarbes.
Night in Tarbes in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.

Tuesday 1st of September 
Stage 3 : Tarbes - Col d'Azet 88KM, 2,500M+

This is a short but intense stage. You will go through Hourquette d'Ancizan (1564m), côte de Lançon (1132m) and finish on top of Col d'Azet (1580m). This won't be easy to deal with because of valleys but we will give you some tips to manage.

Night in St Lary Soulan in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.

Tuesday 2nd of September 
Stage 4 : Saint Lary Soulan - Col du Portet 17,5KM, 1,400M+, time trial

A time trial isn't a rest day. We will give you some tips to manage this stage through Col du Portet (507m) and enjoy it. This road was used during Tour de France 2018.

2nd Night in St Lary Soulan in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.

Wednesday 3rd of September 
Stage 5 : Saint Lary Soulan - Lourdes 123KM, 3,100M+

This stage seems easier on the paper but you will have to climb Col du Tourmalet (2115m) from Ste Marie de Campan which will be one of the best moments in your Haute Route Pyrenees 2020 ! Before that, you will climb Col d'Azet from the other side (1580m) and Col d'Aspin (1490m).

Night in Lourdes in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.

Thursday 4th of September
Stage 6: Lourdes - Lourdes 100KM, 2,250M+

After approximately 40km in valley, you will cross Col de Soulor (1474m) through the opposite side of the second stage. A short descent will guide you to Col de Bordères (1156m) which is not long but very irregular. The end of the stage will be easy to go back to Lourdes.

Night in Lourdes in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.

Friday 5th of September 
Stage 7 : Lourdes - Pau 107KM, 2,200M+

Last but not least, this stage will take you to Col du Soulor (1474m) from Argelès Gazost. Then, you will climb Col d'Aubisque (1709m). From there, only 50km to join Pau and finish your Haute Route Pyrenees 2020.

Night in Pau in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.

Airport transfer 
Just after the Haute Route party or on Saturday, we will organize your transfer to Pau airport.

Our area of expertise for the Haute Route 

  • A certified coach and former pro cyclist will lead the team and give you a maximum of advice.
  • Transfers are limited to maximise your recovery and free time after the race.
  • Accomodations selected for their quality and their localisation with Haute routes start and finish lines.
  • An experienced bilingual staff.

Include in the Haute Route Pyrenees cycling trip

  • Your entry to the Haute Route Alps and his package.
  • A 20' massage after each stages.
  • Accomodations detailed in the program.
  • 7 breakfast adapted for a cycling life.
  • A staff to organize all the logistic including fooding zones and luggage transfers.
  • A team PAIANI-SO bib and jersey.
  • 2 airport transfers.

Your options for the Haute Route Pyrenees

  • A training plan for the Haute Route.
  • Choose between single and twin rooms.
  • Early arrival or late departure.

Our area of expertise for your best cycling trip

Our Team
In our previous lives, we were professionnel cyclists. Today, we are certified cycling guide & trainer and can provide you with all that you require while you are training with us including : airport transfers, bike rental, accommodation, meals and sport nutrition. Let us share our cycling experience with you and assist you in improving your cycling performance and reach and exceed your fitness goals. 
Depending on your level, routes are designed to show you the best view of the region. We ride mostly on quiet and tiny roads for safety reasons. 
You can improve your performance level with advice from Jean-Lou and his team on how to best manage your effort and have the best nutritional strategy before, during and after your sportive event.
The D-day
How would you climb mountain passes? How would you manage your effort? Let us share our cycling experience with you and assist you in improving your cycling performance and reach and exceed your fitness goals.
You want to be the best in the D-day? How to get a smart training plan? Whether one day or multiple days camp, we will provide you with advice adapted for your fitness goals. To go further, we provide you with individual training plan and daily workouts to improve your fitness capacity.
Bike fitting
Ask us to choose the best bike adapted to your fitness, goals and rides.

Cycling personnal trainer