Col Collective Tours

After spending the last 5 years bringing the mountains to life through inspiring videos, in 2017 Mike Cotty and The Col Collective launched ‘The Col Collective Cycling Tours’. Based from their boutique style guest house in the heart of the Hautes Pyrénées – the home of Tour de France legends such as the Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aubisque and Hautacam (to name just a few) for a select number of weeks in the summer, Mike and the team offer fully supported tours of the iconic surrounding mountains to guests of all ages and abilities.

New to 2018 is their Ultimate Dolomites and Stelvio week riding amongst the breathtaking scenery of the Dolomites and Italian Alps from luxury spa accommodation. Knowing the importance of keeping his guests properly fuelled for the efforts required to enjoy these weeks, as part of the package, Col Collective riders are fuelled up with a very generous supply of TORQ energy bars, gels, SNAQ bars and drinks to keep the legs climbing during the rides, and are whipped up a cool TORQ recovery shake or hot chocolate on arrival back at base. Riders are then further pampered with home cooked meals and each room is supplied with Normatec recovery boots, stretch mats and foam rollers giving every guest the best recovery opportunity possible. Topping off the package is a personalised kit bag with a very extensive list of swag worth over €800, and professional photos are taken throughout the week to really capture the memories.

You can read more about the tours and a complete list of what’s on offer over at The Col Collective Cycling Tours.

Mike Cotty has been bringing the mountains to life through his inspiring videos for over 5 years and TORQ have been fuelling him and the Col Collective for the entire journey. The Col Collective Cycling Tours have since sprung to life.

Why not join us for one of our cycling tours in the French Pyrénées, Dolomites and Italian Alps. For more details visit

Thank you to our partners Mavic, Cannondale, Exposure Lights, Lezyne, MyPower by InfoCrank, Muc Off, The Sufferfest, TORQ and USE for enabling us to bring these truly special mountains to life for you all. If you're in need of new bike kit in the future and you enjoyed this video then bear them in mind and help keep the wheels turning :-)

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Mike Cotty
The Col Collective

The Col Collective Tours are fully stocked with TORQ Performance products. And this season they will also be debuting our new TORQ SNAQ range. So if you fancy going out to Mike’s boutique-style guest house in France and spending some time riding the Cols, rest assured you’ll be TORQ Fuelled whilst you’re there too.