Ten of us took over the Chalet Tourmalet for a week: three to take part in the 201km 'Etape du Tour', which took place over the same course as Stage 16 of the Tour du France; the rest of us to support, watch the Tour du France and get in some serious walking in the mountains.
Our hosts, Carolyn and Stephan, were incredibly helpful and supportive (above and beyond the call of duty), cooked some great food, and generally helped to create a fun atmosphere. If there are better hosts running a Chambre d'Hotes out there, I've never met them. If you're in this area and looking for accommodation, this is the place to stay. more