Grade

Difficult

When

July 2019

Accommodation

3* Hotels

Price 3* Hotel

€ 1695

Bike hire

€ 200 Road bike

1,695

Description

Spanish Pyrenees 2019

Guided cycling Tour Spanish Pyrenees 2019. Beginning/half July 2019
Special Groups from 6 pax or more. 

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Guided cycling Tour Spanish Pyrenees 2019 on road bike

Cycle the Spanish Pyrenees and immerse one of the most famous festivals in the world : San Fermin in Pamplona! This world famous Bull festival in Pamplona has become probably the most internationally renowned fiesta in Spain. Over 1 million people come to participate in this festival known as “the encierro” you will have the chance of getting close to the bull festival 2019 live and feel the party from inside. This is the perfect ending to an unforgettable week! The Pyrenees mountain range on the border between France are well known among all cycling fanatics.

This Spanish Pyrenees road bike trip includes many highlights. you’ll have the chance to climb one of the steepest cols in whole Pyrenees: Pierre St Martin! The climb almost 26 km long, with 1440m difference height. This start in Arette is the steepest side of 7 (!) possible sides. We will let you discover new cols that will become a reference for many cycling fans. You’ll cycle over quite country side roads through typical Spanish villages. The rides are spectacular with breath-taking passes and majestic mountain scenery.

Here is the future of Pyrenees and you can be the first to discover it!

  • The town of Roncesvalles, a beautiful town in the heart of the Pyrenees
  • Highlight and “must do before you die” the fiesta San Fermin in Pamplona!
  • Visit the world famous “Encierro” in Pamplona
  • Roncesvalles is the habitual place of departure of the French Camino de Santiago
  • Delicious fine Spanish food & wine
  • Breath taking scenery are home to the mountain ranges of the Pyrenees
  • The climb to Pierre St Martin or unknown jewels such as Ahusky or Arnostegui
  • Nice boutique hotels & all diners are included!
  • The Pyrenees is a real cycling paradise for every keen cyclist, you will experience one of the most challenging routes and mythical climbs
Day 1
Check in
Arrival at the airport in Pamplona -San Sebastian. Transfers on request. You will be transported to your hotel in Roncesvalles. Get some rest to get ready for our great, unforgettable ride across one of the most beautiful parts of Spain “the mighty Pyrenees. In the evening there will be a preseantaion and briefing. Dinner is included.
Day 2
Roncesvalles to Montory
On your second day you will tackle the col of Pierre St Martin. The climb is almost 26 km long, with 1440 meters difference height. The beginning side in Arette is the steepest side of 7 (!) possible sides. A real challenge getting to the top! The operations center is the town of Roncesvalles, a beautiful town in the heart of the Pyrenees, less than 50 km away from Pamplona and very close to Burguete, where the famous Ernest Hemingway spent long periods of time. Roncesvalles is the habitual place of departure of the French Camino de Santiago, pilgrims begin there the adventure. Dinner included.
Day 3
Montory to Isaba
Today you will face Cols the Larrau. This Col is considered as one of the toughest of all Pyrenees climbs. Dinner included.
Day 4
Loop ride around the Roncal Valley Isaba
Loop ride around the Roncal Valley Isaba (Izaba in Basque) is a pleasant town in the Spanish autonomous community of Navarra, and located in the beautiful Roncal valley some 90 km from the capital of Pamplona. It is the most popular village of the seven that make up the valley. The Roncal Valley is situated high in the Pyrenees, on the border between France. Seven unique villages belong to the Roncal valley. Isaba is one of the these 7 pearls! Dinner included.
Day 5
Isaba to Roncesvalles
Stage 4 will take you back to Roncesvalles on the Navarre side. It will be a transition stage loaded with small ports in a continuous ups and downs. You will pass through the valleys of Roncal, Salazar, Aezkoa and Maple. A journey in which you will enjoy all kinds of landscapes and vegetation and pass by the Abaurrea Alta, the highest village in Navarra. Dinner included.
Day 6
Roncesvalles to Roncesvalles
Stage 5 will do justice to the sentence of Ernest Hemingway "the most wickedly wild and savage territory of the Pyrenees", as this stage you will cross a part of the Selva de Irati and climb a giant called Arnostegi, a col that for sure will be famous in cycling world in the coming years. The overwhelming nature and narrow roads will be our inseparable companions during the whole stage. A stage to remember. Dinner included.
Day 7
Day at San Fermin
In the morning you leave to Pamplona. You will get an unique experience and discover the San Fermin festival from inside. You living the fiesta inside with a "Peña" (group of friends) from Pamplona celebrating San Fermin! You will be watching the bulls racing in the morning following the "mozos" (guys). This world famous Bull festival in Pamplona has become probably the most internationally renowned fiesta in Spain. Over 1 million people come to participate in this festival known as “the encierro” you will have the chance of getting close to the bull festival live and feel the party from inside. This is the perfect ending to an unforgettable week! Dinner included.
Day 8
Departure day
Departure day…..Time to say goodbye. We wish you a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Spain. Transfers to the Airport on request
Airport
  • The nearest airport is Pamplona Airport. The airport is situated 6 km from the capital of Navarra. Pamplona is a small airport and mainly handles domestic flights from many destinations in Spain.
  • Another option is San Sebastian airport. The airport serves domestic flights, especially to destinations in Spain.
  • Bilbao airport is a very important hub to the Pyrenees and is situated 9 kilometres north of Bilbao. It is the 2nd most important base for the Spanish company, Vueling. There are regular flight to/from Europe
Car
  • Roncesvalles - Pamplona 48 km
  • Roncesvalles - Bilbao 200 km
  • Roncesvalles - San Sebastian 126 km



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  • 7 nights in 3* hotels
  • Accommodations at hotel based on half board
  • Transfer from the Airport (Bilbao, San Sebastian and Pamplona)
  • Transfer to Pamplona for San Fermin, and back
  • Guiding in Pamplona to Encierro, day route with peñas including lunch
  • Informative dossier of the route and places of interest
  • Cycling guide during the stages
  • Book of photographs of memories
  • Support vehicles during the tour
  • First aid kit and basic spare parts - taxes
  • Airfares & Taxi fares
  • Road bike rental € 200
  • Refreshments: food and drink each day during the rou
  • Insurance
  • Single charge € 200
  • Drinks

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