Ardiden Velos
Ardiden Velos
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8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Ardiden Velos is a bike rental company based in Luz St Sauveur in the heart of the Hautes Pyrenees, just 19km from the Col du Tourmalet. We have the best quality carbon and aluminium rental bikes in the Pyrenees. We also stock spare parts, tyres, tubes and great Tourmalet Maillots and Tee shirts.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Alison W
    Ulladulla, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly and helpful advice with extremely efficient service.
    What a fabulous bike rental shop. Top quality bikes and merchandise matched by top quality service. My husband sought out advice about riding up the Tourmalet before we left Australia and received an immediate reply answering all our questions. This was more than backed up in person when we recently arrived in the store. So efficient, friendly, helpful and accommodating. If you are in Luz Saint Sauveur and need a bike, this should be your first stop. My husband will long remember his ride and the assistance given at Ardiden Velos!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2023
  • Ashbang
    Uckfield, United Kingdom38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant store
    Not just a rental shop (good bikes by the way). Just about friendliest most helpful shop I have ever visited in France. Warm friendly greetings from moment I stepped into browse after cycling Tourmalet and an Aladdin’s Cave of cycling, skiing and hiking related products. Loved this place and would highly recommend. Even had a problem with something and Nico could not have been more responsive and helpful, top man. Thank you for being the store you are.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Neil B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent bike shop
    This was my second visit to Luz St Sauveur and second time hiring a bike from Ardiden Velos. Once again the service they gave was first class. I booked online which was very easy and on arrival found the owner and all his team to be very welcoming, ready with help and advice. The bike was well maintained with just a final quick set up outside the shop, then off to conquer the Tourmalet...! Thanks to everyone at Ardiden Velos.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Wayne B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great bike rental place in the center of Luz St Sauveur
    Great bike rental shop right in the heart of Luz which made it easy since there is a large Parking lot there to get all your stuff together and fill up your water w the fresh mountain water spigot, public bathrooms and immediate access to the climbs. I speak French yet for some of the detailed things it was nice that most of the staff is fluent in English. Switched out our pedals for the SPD clips and the bikes ran great and were top quality. Also great email contact during the rental process, explained everything thoroughly. Also a nice shop to buy shirts and other things. Great place and highly recommend, will rent from them again next time
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 22, 2023
  • John C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Service
    Excellent Service from Nico at Ardiden Velos, Bikes were dropped to our accommodation in advance with seat height etc already prepared so we could start cycling straight away. We had one issue with one bike and Nico provided a replacement bike immediately. Bikes were collected from our accommodation afterwards so there was no hassle dropping bikes back in time.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Mary F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bike hire in the French Pyrenees
    We hired Bianchi road bikes from Nico at Ardiden cycles for week. We put our order in from Australia and NZ, supplying a few measurements. The bikes were near-new and perfect sizes for our needs. They were delivered to us (and collected) from further down the valley. The gearing was suited for the steep and long climbs. We had an awesome week cycling the big and famous cols of the area. I would thoroughly recommend the services of Nico and family at Ardiden Cycles. Mary (Brisbane, Australia)
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 6, 2023
  • neildmill
    Cullompton, United Kingdom27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best bike hire in the Pyrenees
    Quality bikes and service to match. We’ve used Ardiden Velos several times over the years and Matthew and family have always given us the best service. Luz Ardiden is an ideal base for a lot of the best mountain climbs in the area; Tourmalet, Luz Ardiden, Hautacam, Solour, Aubisque I would highly recommend these guys for great bikes, service and peace of mind. Their shop also has all the accessories you will need and some great T’s and Jerseys.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 15, 2023
  • Paul C
    Kentisbeare, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent quality bike and customer service
    Hired a Bianchi Infinito. Lovely bike and great brakes for the descents. Had a slight issue with the saddle dropping down on the first day but promptly resolved and a perfect experience thereafter. Good shop as well with everything you might need.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 16, 2023
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FPCarm
Atherton, CA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
We were a group of 12 cyclists from California eager to take on some of the Tour de France iconic climbs. We were able to rent top notch bikes from Matthew and his crew and they were delivered to our lodgings, the Pyrenees Cycling Lodge, the day we arrived. We were able to send him our measurements ahead of time and almost all the bikes fit perfectly. Several of our rides took us past the shop and they were able to do minor adjustments. On the day he came to collect the bikes he also brought items we had purchased at the store ( jerseys, t-shirts etc)
Highly recommended
Written September 19, 2021
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Svein_Erik
Jessheim6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We were 6 friends with the goal of cycling Tourmalet. The experience with Ardien Velos and Matthew was perfect, fast and good answers to all our questions, very good bikes (perfectly tuned). We recommend this store to anyone who wants a hassle-free and pleasant start and end to the trip. Cycling is up to each individual😊

Vi var 6 venner med mål å sykle Tourmalet. Opplevelsen med Ardien Velos og Matthew var perfekt, raske og gode svar på alle våre spørsmål, svært gode sykler (perfekt stilt inn). Vi anbefaler denne butikken til alle som ønsker en problemfri og hyggelig start og slutt på turen. Syklingen er opp til hver enkelt😊
Written May 31, 2022
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Joe L
Ilkeston, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
I highly recommend this cycle hire service.

Ardiden Velo is a family run business. Matthew and his family were all lovely people to deal with, and nothing was too much hassle for them. Matthew was very knowledgeable with regard to the local area and on suggesting great cycle routes for us and places to stop and eat.

The service was excellent and the prices very reasonable. This bikes were in great condition and well geared for the terrain of the Pyrénées. Halfway through the trip we revisited the shop to clean and lube the chains which they did straight away.

The service was so good that we added an additional days hire on some e-bikes as a bit of a reward. We were given a discount on the days hire as returning customers.

I can't recommend this company enough.

Written September 10, 2022
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neildmill
Cullompton, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Quality bikes and service to match. We’ve used Ardiden Velos several times over the years and Matthew and family have always given us the best service. Luz Ardiden is an ideal base for a lot of the best mountain climbs in the area; Tourmalet, Luz Ardiden, Hautacam, Solour, Aubisque
I would highly recommend these guys for great bikes, service and peace of mind. Their shop also has all the accessories you will need and some great T’s and Jerseys.
Written September 15, 2023
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Enwezor N
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Ardiden delivered our bikes and picked them up from Pyrenees Cycling Lodge where we were staying. Additionally, they were set-up according to our specification - saddle height and pedal types. The bikes performed very well, gearing perfectly adjusted and no problems experienced in 6 days pretty heavy cycling.
There were a few misunderstandings with bike pickup but Ardiden were flexible and picked them up no problem.
They communicated pretty well prior to pickup date as the bikes had to be exactly what we needed despite many questions from me.
A professional bike service. Nice one.
Written September 23, 2022
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Neil B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
This was my second visit to Luz St Sauveur and second time hiring a bike from Ardiden Velos. Once again the service they gave was first class. I booked online which was very easy and on arrival found the owner and all his team to be very welcoming, ready with help and advice.
The bike was well maintained with just a final quick set up outside the shop, then off to conquer the Tourmalet...!
Thanks to everyone at Ardiden Velos.
Written July 17, 2023
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Cycling Joe (Ireland)
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I spent a most enjoyable and testing week (August-2022) in Luz Saint Sauveur.
My cycling partner and I hired bikes from Matthew for 6 days.
Matthew and his staff were very attentive to our needs and provided us with two
trouble fee Scott bikes. They showed a great degree of flexibility when they allowed us to swap out our bikes for one day for an e-bike as we wanted to give our legs a rest after cycling up the Tourmalet. I have no hestitation in recommending Ardiden Velos for all your cycling needs while in Luz Saint Sauveur.
Written August 29, 2022
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James M
Cwmbran, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We arranged our bike hire from the UK - I booked a road bike, my wife and son hired ebikes. We cycled the Col du Tourmalet in the morning. It was an incredible experience- and one hell of a climb!
When we took the ebikes back to charge at lunch, the guys at Ardiden Velos let me swap the road bike for another ebike so we were able to hit Luz Ardiden in the afternoon.
They were super helpful and friendly - and the bikes were top quality!
Written August 16, 2020
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Wayne B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Great bike rental shop right in the heart of Luz which made it easy since there is a large Parking lot there to get all your stuff together and fill up your water w the fresh mountain water spigot, public bathrooms and immediate access to the climbs. I speak French yet for some of the detailed things it was nice that most of the staff is fluent in English. Switched out our pedals for the SPD clips and the bikes ran great and were top quality. Also great email contact during the rental process, explained everything thoroughly. Also a nice shop to buy shirts and other things. Great place and highly recommend, will rent from them again next time
Written July 22, 2023
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Stewart Patrignani
Davis, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
I’m a serious recreational cyclist who loves riding big climbs up major passes like the Col du Tourmalet and Col du Luz Ardiden. The owners and staff (mostly family but all friendly) were wonderful, easy to deal with, and made my experience as great as it could possibly have been. My wife and I and two friends were on a hiking vacation and my short cycling trips facilitated by Ardiden Velos were one of the major highlights of my trip ! I’ll be back in a couple of years to rent a bike from them again to ride more of the famous climbs from the Tour de France and Vuelta de España.
Written August 6, 2022
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