• Niamh at Lac D'Estaing
  • Mark at Luz Ardiden
  • Niamh at Route Des Lacs Valllee d'Aure
  • Mark at Lac du Tech
  • Hosts of the Lodge on Col d'Aubisque

Your Hosts

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 jobs

    and move to the States independently!
  • 1998Key West - Mark meets Niamh ...oh lá lá

    Lucky guy ...says Niamh!
  • 1999Road Trip...a long one

    Bought a van and we spent the next 4 years travelling and working in hospitality all over the States
  • 2003Time to get real

    Returned to Scotland with a dream to move to the mountains in France one day!
  • 2004Off we go again

    To Italy & France to work for the summer.
  • 2005Back to reality

    With 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 wheels

    Niamh gives cycling a go to help running injuries and loves it!
  • 2009Mark ditches his hybrid for a road bike

    After 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 deal

    Signed on our new house & business in France...yay!
  • Ded 2017Bonjour Les Pyrénées

    With our life belongings packed in a car, van & trailer we catch the ferry to France to live our dream!