Straight road in the Spanish / French Pyrenees


Legendary Pyrenees Road Bike Tour: Spanish and French Pyrenees

Self-Guided 5 days

Scale the mighty mountain passes of the Spanish and French Pyrenees on this five-day group tour. Follow in the tyre tracks of the pros and challenge yourself to this epic adventure as you climb many of the legendary cols featured in The Tour de France and La Vuelta de España each year.

Road cycling
8,225 m
363 km

Tour overview


If you relish a challenge, love road cycling and are not afraid of heights, the Pyrenees are what you’ve been waiting for. During this intense and fully supported cycling tour, we will take on some of the toughest passes, many of which feature in the Tour de France, the most famous cycling race in history.

Join this cycling camp and climb mythical passes such as the Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin, Pierre de Saint Martin, Marie Blanque, Aubisque, Soulor or the Añisclo Canyon, all in just four days of enjoyment and maximum effort. There are no time limits. Unlike the World Tours, this is not a competition. It is your opportunity to enjoy the land and the people you will meet on the way. The group will travel together, but each rider will be encouraged to find their own pace up the climbs to reach the summit comfortably and still be able to continue for the rest of the stage.

You will be accompanied by a support vehicle at all times, driven by a mechanic who can help you solve any issues with your bike. He will also help you re-fuel by providing you with food and drink when you need it. Your luggage will also travel with you so that you can wrap up warm before the descents, or shed layers of clothing if you have wrapped up too warm.

Start point
End point
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Flying in
Biarritz Airport (or suitable alternative)
Flying out
Biarritz Airport (or suitable alternative)

Flights not included. Direct flights available at

Highlights of your cycling trip

Straight road in the Spanish / French Pyrenees

Natural Beauty

This tour covers beautiful landscapes including sweeping Pyrenean foothills and epic inland mountain roads. Whichever route you choose, you’ll be in awe of this area’s natural beauty.

Road signs - Pyrenees France

Iconic Climbs

Over the course of this spectacular four-day tour, you’ll tackle some of the most beautiful and well-known climbs in the area. Professional cyclists are no stranger to this area, so don’t be surprised if you see them coming speeding past on the flats! This really is a bucket-list location and an unmissable opportunity to ride through one of the most beautiful landscapes in Spain.

Exceptional Experiences

You’ll be getting to experience one of the world's greatest cycling spots. The excellent, empty roads, jaw-dropping views and great company is a recipe for an outstanding cycling holiday. Prepare for an experience of a lifetime.

Tour destination

The Pyrenees Mountains

Stretching from the shores of the Med across Spain and France to the Bay of Biscay, the Pyrenees are some of the most impressive mountains in the world. Their sharp peaks rise high into the clouds, a natural border between neighbouring countries, reaching a staggering 3,404 metres at some points and offering road cyclists incredible opportunities to conquer epic climbs.

  • Weather

    The climate is moderate with mostly sunny conditions, clear skies and highs of around 15ºC on the high peaks. The winter months can bring snow and temperatures that drop to below 0ºC.

  • Terrain

    Take on the rugged terrain for a real test of your fitness and skills. This tour includes some of the region’s most legendary climbs, so make sure you get some training in before your trip.

  • Culture

    The Spanish and French Pyrenees Mountains have an incredibly rich culture and epic history, and the locals are proud to share it with visitors. Seven languages are spoken in the area, including Catalan, over 5 million people’s mother tongue.

Accommodation during your tour

Comfortable Accommodation

You will sleep in comfortable hotels in a shared double room along the route of this tour (individual rooms are available for an extra supplement). All hotels offer a very pleasant stay after a full day of riding. We choose the accommodation based on its location and proximity to the routes we ride. Each location includes secure bike storage facilities and other amenities aimed at cyclists so you can focus on some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Jaca - Laruns
  • Distance
    100 km
  • Elevation
    1844 m

Our first route of the tour will leave Jaca and head to Bielle, a small French village nestled in the Pyrenees amidst green landscapes and forests. The route involves climbing the Somport and Marie Blanche mountain passes, two key stages of the well-known Quebrantahuesos cycling tour.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport options: Biarritz Airport

When best to arrive: In the afternoon of Day 1

Where the tour starts: Jaca, Spain

Transfers: Not included in the trip but we can arrange transfers for you if needed at an extra cost. Please contact our support team to arrange this.

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Biarritz Airport

When best to depart: We recommend flying out the day after the tour finishes. The route on Day 5 will be tough and will finish quite late, and unless you can book a flight late in the evening and a reliable transfer, it might be cutting it too fine to travel on day 5.

Where the tour ends: Jaca, Spain

Transfers: Not included in the trip but we can arrange transfers for you if needed at an extra cost. Please contact our support team to arrange this.

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Comfortable Accommodation

    Four nights in comfortable hotels in a shared room with en-suite facilities. Single rooms are available as an additional extra.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner are included on this tour, as well as refreshments en route, so you can be sure that you will be adequately fuelled for every day of riding.

  • Luggage Transfers

    Your luggage will be transferred from hotel to hotel throughout the trip so you only need to pack a day bag for your essentials.

  • mechanic
    Mechanical Support

    Mechanical service and support vehicle in case issues arise (does not include spare parts in customer bicycle repairs).

  • Accident Insurance

    Sport accident insurance is included on this trip.

  • Refreshments on Ruute

    You'll be fuelled from start to finish with the on ride nutrition and snacks provided during the day.

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. We have suggested which flights and airports are best suited for this tour but should you have any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

  • Health & Travel Insurance

    We strongly recommend that you obtain a dedicated health insurance that covers your sports activities. Reach out to us if you have questions about the insurance.

  • Ride Guide

    This tour is self-guided. You will have a follow car throughout the day and you are provided with routes and a GPS app to help you along the way, but there will be no guide riding in the group with you.

Road Bike Rental
There's no need to travel with your bike when you can rent one perfectly suited for your trip!

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, road bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of equipment.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every hire so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

Please contact us regarding the options available at the time of your booking.

Giant TCR Advanced 2
Brands and models may vary.

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Single Room Upgrade

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €115 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. You can select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

  • Airport Transfers

    Transportation that best suits your needs for you and your bike with our local providers can be arranged to ensure you get to and from the tour start and finish with ease. During your booking process, please contact us to arrange this for you. If you have any questions or require anything specific, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Additional Nights

    The tour starts in the morning and ends in the evening, plus airport transfers take time. We recommend that you fly in the day before and fly out the day after to maximise your trip and avoid unnecessary rushing. You can book these two additional nights when you proceed to the booking process. Please contact us if there is anything specific you may require.

Booking options

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