Run by cyclists for cyclists
We’re Mark & Niamh from Scotland & Ireland and delighted to the new hosts of the Pyrénées Cycling Lodge. As keen cyclists we moved to the Pyrénées in December 2017 to run the lodge - a dream come true! We pinch ourselves everyday to make sure it's real that we live in such an amazing place - this is truly a great location and base for cycling in the Pyrénées!
1996Ditched the day jobsand move to the States independently!
1998Key West - Mark meets Niamh ...oh lá láLucky guy ...says Niamh!
1999Road Trip...a long oneBought a van and we spent the next 4 years travelling and working in hospitality all over the States
2003Time to get realReturned to Scotland with a dream to move to the mountains in France one day!
2004Off we go againTo Italy & France to work for the summer.
2005Back to realityWith an aim to have a 5 year plan to move to France.
Back to studies, jobs mortgage and the years go by..you know how it goes!
2008Runners for wheelsNiamh gives cycling a go to help running injuries and loves it!
2009Mark ditches his hybrid for a road bikeAfter loosing to Niamh too many times on the hills!
So weekends are spent cycling and hiking around Scotland.
May 2017Better late than never!Our 5 year plan turned into 13 but we got there in the end. Returned to France to look at properties and found the Pyrenees Cycling Lodge for Sale...offer accepted - flew home still in shock that we bought a house in France!
Nov 2017A done dealSigned on our new house & business in France...yay!
Ded 2017Bonjour Les PyrénéesWith our life belongings packed in a car, van & trailer we catch the ferry to France to live our dream!