Grade

Challenging

When

July 10-19

Accommodation

3 & 4 * hotels

Price

€ 2295

Road bike

€ 200

Half board

Included

Spain- France

8 Pyrenees stages

2,295

Description

Classic climbs of the Pyrenees – Trans Pyrenees

Guided cycling Tour Classic climbs of the Pyrenees. 2020 trip July 10 – 19
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Guided cycling Tour Classic Climbs of the Pyrenees on road bike

The Pyrenees mountain range on the border between France and Spain are well known among all cycling fanatics. Experience a fantastic cycling journey and cycle from Hondarribia all the way through the Pyrenees back to Tossa de Mar in Spain

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea in 8 stages along the main climbs all over the Pyrenees. Cycling in Catalonia and the Spanish/French Pyrenees. During this Classic Climbs of the Pyrenees cycling tour you will face all those famous cols of the Tour de France history.

The Pyrenees is a real cycling paradise for every keen cyclist. On your first day your ride out of Hondarribia, just a pick of which mountain passes you need to tackle! Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin, Col du Marie Blanque, Bagneres de Luchon, Aubisque and much more top class climbs are waiting for you!

The trip is only suitable for fit and serious cyclist who dreams of riding the cols of the Tour de France. You’ll cycle over quite country side roads through typical Spanish and French Pyrenees villages. The rides are spectacular with breath-taking passes and majestic mountain scenery. This tour has been specially designed for you, the passionate road cyclist. The Trans Pyrenees Classic Climbs of is open for cyclists with a high fitness level.

Jump on your bike and cycle all those famous Pyrenees cols of the Tour de France

  • Breath taking scenery are home to the mountain ranges of the Pyrenees
  • Stage 4  with Tourmalet, Aspin and Peyresourde. Queen stage. This stage is worth the whole trip
  • Stage through the vulcanic region of La Garrotxa. Amazing descent from Collada de Toses!
  • Legendary Pyrenees cols Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin, Col du Aubisque and much more!
  • The Pyrenees is a real cycling paradise for every keen cyclist, you’ll experience one of the most challenging routes and mythical climbs
  • The pelgrims town of Sant Jean de Pied de Port
  • You’ll be accompanied by a qualified guide
Day 1
July 10 Arrival
Check in around 14.00 at your hotel in Hondarribia. There will be a briefing, bike fitting and the tour organizer explains the coming itinerary of the Trans Pyrenees - Classic Climbs tour
Day 2
July 11
Hondarribia-Saint Jean de Pied de Port 88 km with Otxondo and Izpegi. Izpegi is one of the nicest climbs in the basque Pyrenees! Nice first stage in tiny solitaire roads.
Day 3
July 12
Saint Jean de Pied de Port-Bielle 99 km with Marie Blanque, a very steep climb included in Tour de France 2020. For those not-so-strong riders,it is possible to skip the climb to Marie Blanque.
Day 4
July 13
Bielle-Luz St Sauveur 72 km with Aubisque. Short second stage with lots of options to include and additional second climb (no exit, way and back) before getting to the hotel. A steep option is Luz Ardiden (stage ending in several Tour de France), a scenic one is Cirque du Gavarnie, and a steep and scenic one is Cirque du Trumouse. Your choice!
Day 5
July 14
Luz St Sauveur-Bagneres de Luchon 96 km with Tourmalet, Aspin and Peyresourde. Queen stage. This stage is worth the whole trip. The best of the best. A stage to remember forever.
Day 6
July 15
Bagneres de Luchon-Sort 107 km with Portillon and Bonaigua. A very steep first climb and a very high second one (over 2000 mts). We are already in Spain.
Day 7
July 16
Sort-Puigcerdà 100 km with Coll de Cantó. Still a very demanding climb, and very long approach to Puigcerdà, slighltly uphill.
Day 8
July 17
Puigcerdà-Joanetes 100 km with Collada de Toses and Coll de Canes. Nice stage through the vulcanic region of La Garrotxa. Amazing descent from Collada de Toses!
Day 9
July 18
Your last cycling day! Joanetes-Tossa de Mar 107 km including the final climb to Sant Grau, and the final road to Tossa de Mar is the amazing coastal road, the best road in Catalonia.
Day 10
July 19
Time to say goodbye we wish you a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Spain.

Airport

  • France’s main airports in Paris are Charles de Gaulle and Orly International Airport. There are many flights: to/from Europe
  • Biarritz Airport in the southwest of France is called in full Biarritz “Anglet Bayonne “The airport is the gateway to the western Pyrenees and the Basque Countries in Spain. The airport is mainly serviced by budget companies, but Air France also carries out scheduled flights from Paris Orly, Charles de Gaulle and many other destinations in France like Marseille or Nice

Trains

  • There are regular fares between Paris and Biarritz/Marseille Railway stations. The Airport train stations are located below Charles de Gaulle and Orly International Airport. Almost every hour trains leave to/from Biarritz/Marseille.
  • Paris’s main Railway station is Gare du Nord. From here all trains connect you to almost every destination in France. From Lyon’s main Railway station it’s only a one and a half hour ride to Marseille. Trains also depart from main Railway station Lyon Part Dieu and from airport train station Saint Exupéry to Marseille



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  • Maps and tracks for all stages
  • 9 hotel nights including dinner and breakfast (except in Hondarribia first night, not included dinner) in 3-4 stars hotels.
  • GPS device (or tracks for own gps) for the 8 stages
  • Guidebook and maps.
  • Supporting van for the group with light lunch (fruit, sandwiches, drink) at the top of the main climb of the day
  • Mechanical support
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Transportation from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona on July 19th
  • Single supplement on request
  • Quality Racing Bikes € 200
  • Lunches
  • Insurance
  • Airfares

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