Perhaps the most underrated - and beautiful - mountains in cycling
Take a journey deep into cycling history. Riding from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, we’ll follow a breathtaking route boasting countless classic cols - Tourmalet, Aspin, Aubisque and Peyresourde to name a few - sampling some of the region's finest food, wine and accommodation along the way. Undoubtedly challenging but wholly rewarding, an unforgettable week of riding awaits.
Sat 14 - Sat 21 Sep 2019
Bookended by two unique and proud European cultures - the Basque Country and Catalonia
Experience the marked transition from the verdant foothills into the stark high mountains as the trip unfolds
Rolling through unspoiled Napoleon-era thermal spa towns dotted through the mountains
Tackle the Tour de France’s most climbed and storied mountain – the Col du Tourmalet
Enjoy a celebratory dip in the balmy Mediterranean Sea having conquered a classic European mountain range
Expertly crafted daily routes with industry leading on the road service including guides, mechanics and vehicle support
All ride food and drink, lunches and coffee stops
Pre-loaded GPS devices if you prefer not to bring your own
Transfers, accommodation, laundry, all meals and alcoholic drinks (within reason)
Top of the range bikes are available to hire at an additional fee equating to €50/day of your trip
Travel insurance is not included but appropriate cover is mandatory for all guests
Flights and on-trip staff gratuities are not included
Typical daily riding distance: 120km
Typical daily riding elevation: 3,000m
Road surface: smooth roads
Climbs of all varieties - short sharp climbs in the foothills, long steady climbs in the high mountains - and consistently long days make this trip a challenge for even the most experienced cyclist
Please see our FAQs for more information on our trip difficulties
Arrival day: transfers are provided from Biarritz airport or city centre. A morning arrival is advised to ensure you can take part in the (optional) first afternoon of riding.
Departure day: transfers are provided to Perpignan airport or city centre An afternoon or evening flight is advised to ensure you can enjoy your last morning stress-free.
Flights: we recommend only booking your flights once your trip is confirmed to go ahead, or at least booking flexible or refundable tickets
What to bring: full cycling clothing and accessories including helmet and shoes. Pedals whether you are hiring a bike or bringing your own. If the latter, please ensure your road bike is fully serviced with fresh tyres and brake pads. We will provide laundry when possible but we advise bringing at least three complete riding outfits. There is no dress code for evenings - we want you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
8 days / 7 nights:
Single occupancy: €6,600 per person
Double occupancy: €5,600 per person*
*Double occupancy must be booked in pairs, sharing either a double or twin room
Payment will be made via WeTravel
All prices are shown and paid in Euros, your bank’s conversion rates will apply if this is not your account’s default currency
If your account’s default currency is Euros, you will have the option of paying via SEPA direct debit. Otherwise, payment will be made via credit card.
You will be asked to select the specific date of your trip at the “participant information” stage - please do so carefully
There are a number of other personal details that are mandatory to submit ahead of booking, otherwise you can return to the booking area to complete non-mandatory information such as arrival/departure details, bike hire sizing, etc. at a later date.
We do not recommend you book your flights until we have confirmed your trip is going ahead
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