We are also cycling in France (did the Ventoux Triple last week), but decided not to go to Pyrenees this week. We would have had we known you were going - I need a female to ride with!! The Tourmalet double was tough when DD made me do it years ago, but I have the QOM on one of the descents!! Make sure you do Hautacam too, it's quieter than Tourmalet, so more enjoyable.
I don't even try to keep up with Dan and James, but they wait so it's fine. There's so much to do here too. The boys did the Hautacam earlier in the week and i skipped it cos i needed an easier day. I guess it's going to have to wait till next time.
Yes, Ladies rest day. Very important!
Rest day is relative. That was the day we started on Luz Ardiden.
If you haven't done them before try the climbs south of Gedre