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Marmot Tours

Marmot-Tours Limited is run by James and Cathy Thompson in the beautiful Ariege region of the Midi Pyrenees in Southern France. James is a qualified International Mountain Leader, Trail Cycle Leader (mountain biking) and Snowsport England Cross Country Ski Instructor.   He has been leading trips around the world full time since 1998.  Cathy is a holistic massage therapist and is your office link at Marmot Tours.  Together they work with a select team to help provide you with a safe, enjoyable, value for money and quality experience during your holiday in Southern France.
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Marmot-Tours Limited is run by James and Cathy Thompson in the beautiful Ariege region of the Midi Pyrenees in Southern France.

James is a qualified International Mountain Leader, Trail Cycle Leader (mountain biking) and Snowsport England Cross Country Ski Instructor.   He has been leading trips around the world full time since 1998.  Cathy is a holistic massage therapist and is your office link at Marmot Tours.  Together they work with a select team to help provide you with a safe, enjoyable, value for money and quality experience during your holiday in Southern France.


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REVIEWED BY Dallyce Macas on Jul 22, 2016

Pyrenees Road Cycling

Marmot Tours are experts in operating cycling tours in the Pyrenees. Careful attention to detail is taken in designing a route that can be enjoyed by an avid road cyclist, as well as those in the group that wish to take on the Classic Cols Challenge. The challenge puts you over the top of a extra climbs each day, with the ultimate reward of bragging rights and a Marmot team jersey to those who complete the course. James and team provide expert advice on each days route, making suggestions for coffee and lunch stops that are well researched and offer really good value for money. The support van is extremely well stocked with every type of fuel one could ask for, including fresh water and a place to store every accessory you could need while on the road. Repairs can be done on the fly with a complete tool kit on demand, and the guides ability for tech support. The hotels are usually family run, and have a great profile with the cycling mecca of the Pyrenees. Generally, these are the same spots used by TDF and grand tour staff and teams. Expect clean, basic accommodation with generous owners who are all characters in their own right. Marmot supplements breakfast with a great selection of their own cereals, fruits and other cyclist needs. Riding the Pyrenees is quite different than, by comparison, the Alps. In the Pyrenees, the roads are quieter, the climbs generally steeper (and the corresponding descents. There is much less of a 'circus' atmosphere around the cycling community, and the cars and locale town folk very laid back in terms of accommodating cyclists. The highlight of this tour is the two night stay in Luchon. A delightful town, a delightful hotel and owner, and within distance of the famous Cols of France and Spain. For excellent value, genuine road enthusiasts need to check out this Marmot trip.

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Location of Tour

Pyrenean Classic Cols

Your Location

Toronto, Canada

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4.1
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5.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0

REVIEWED BY Climber on Jul 22, 2016

Spectacular

Did the Raid Pyrenean through Marmot and to say the least it was a smashing success. The organisation was world class. Rooms were small but ideally situated. Food was world class and quantities were very generous. Great support. They handled everything and all we had to do was ride and eat. And we did a lot of both!

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Location of Tour

Raid Pyrenean

Your Location

UK

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4.7
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