Medieval building on a hill - Aragon, Spain

Pyrenees - Spain

Spanish Pyrenees Traverse: Coast to Coast Cycling Tour

Guided 8+ days

Experience exceptionally remote roads and climb strenuous mountain passes in the Spanish Pyrenees. Stick with the standard route or add on harder passes and climbs each day for a bigger challenge.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
16,400 m
Distance
985 km
Level
Difficult

Tour overview

TAKE ON LEGENDARY PEAKS

The Spanish Pyrenees Cycling Adventure flows through the provinces of Aragon and Catalonia, starting from Saint Jean de Luz in the French Basque country. The Spanish Pyrenees are a road cycling paradise with an abundance of quiet roads and challenging mountain passes, offering idyllic scenery and warm sunshine.

This 9 day route will bring you unforgettable experiences as we push eastwards towards the French town of Collioure on the Mediterranean coast. The route is peppered with winding roads in the foothills of the Pyrenees and legendary puertos (cols), as well as geological phenomena such as the mystical Mallos de Riglos.

In contrast to the classic French Pyrenees route, this is a more accessible and slightly less challenging crossing. The landscapes are drier and rockier, the vegetation more Mediterranean and in the heart of the famous Sierras, discover deep gorges and beautiful rocky crags to feast your eyes on. You’ll also have the chance to try exceptional local cuisine after a full day in the saddle.

Start point
Saint Jean de Luz
End point
Collioure
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Toulouse
Flying out
Montpellier or Lyon

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

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.

Rich Spanish History

Northern Spain has a rich culture and long history. Discover incredible architecture, deep-rooted traditions and make memories that last a lifetime.

All Meals Included

Discover rich Spanish cuisine and taste fresh, local ingredients at breakfast, picnic lunches on the road and generous dinners to refuel at the end of each day.

Tour destination

Pyrenees - Spain

Stretching from the shores of the Med across Spain 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 and offering road cyclists incredible opportunities to conquer epic climbs.

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  • 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 the region’s most legendary climbs, so make sure you get some training in before your trip.

  • Culture

    The Spanish Pyrenees region has an incredibly rich culture 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 2-3* Hotels and Guesthouses

Each night we’ll sleep in a different 2 or 3 star hotel or guesthouse along our route, all of which offer a very pleasant stay after a full day of riding. We choose the accommodation based on its location and proximity to the start and end of each route and each location includes secure bike storage facilities so you can focus on some well-deserved R&R.

A support vehicle will be assisting us for the entire trip to move your bags and belongings safely between each location.



Meals Included

This 9 day tour includes all breakfasts, picnic lunches, and dinners from a 3 to 4 course menu, so all you need to worry about is what you want to drink with each meal. But we do recommend you bring your favourite gels and energy bars along in case you need a mid-ride boost.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Auritz/Burguete – Hecho
  • Distance
    110 km
  • Altitude gain
    1500 m

Day 2 offers another gentle introduction to the region. Bask in more epic mountain views as the tour moves inland and witness nature at her finest as we roll along at the silent pathways of the Irati Forest, the largest beech forest in Europe.

Highlights:

  • The valleys of Salazar and Roncal alongside the river then a winding descent to Burgui
  • The impressive mountain landscape of the Ansó valley
  • The lively village of Hecho with its annual Festival of Modern Sculptures

Passes of the day:

  • Col de Remendia, 1,040 m
  • Puerto Las Coronas, 950 m

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

Any questions about flights and transfers? The Epico team is here for you. Ping us via the chatbot in the corner of your page or send an email to [email protected]

Flying in

Fly in airport options: Toulouse.

When best to arrive: in the evening the day before the tour starts.

Where the tour starts: we meet at 9:00 at the central railway station of the French town, Saint Jean de Luz.

Transfers: we highly recommend you book optional airport transfers that we offer, this way we can guarantee a seamless and hassle-free travel experience.

Extra nights: we recommend you book an optional extra night in Toulouse that we offer; the tour starts in the morning and you’ll want to be fresh!

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Perpignan, Montpellier, Lyon.

When best to depart: in the morning the day after the tour ends.

Where the tour ends: in the afternoon in the town of Collioure.

Transfers: we highly recommend you book optional airport transfers that we offer, this way we can guarantee a seamless and hassle-free travel experience.

Extra nights: we recommend you book an optional extra night near the airport that we offer; the tour ends in the afternoon, packing up and transferring takes time.

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • 8 Nights Accommodation

    8 nights in 2-3* hotels, double room with en-suite facilities (single room available as an extra)

  • All Meals

    8 breakfasts, 9 picnic lunches, 8 dinners (3 to 4 course menu)

  • Guide and Support

    Trip leader in support vehicle, luggage transfers, and tech support throughout the tour

  • GPS Tracks

    Comprehensive navigation app for smartphones, a detailed digital road book with routes, and GPS tracks

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. Please follow our advice about which flights will be best suited for this tour. Reach out to us if you have any questions about flights.

  • Health insurance

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

Extra
Bike rental
Only €275 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, high quality carbon 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!

An Electric Road Bike is also available to rent.

You can select this option when you proceed to checkout. 

CARBON ROAD BIKE

Fitted to you and in perfect condition

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • EXTRA
    Single accommodation
    €105 per person for entire trip

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €105, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room for the trip duration. Just select this option when you proceed to book your tour at checkout.

  • EXTRA
    Airport transfers
    From €140 per person

    Transportation for you and your bike from the nearest airport to the start point and back is available to book for €140 (round trip). You can select this option when you proceed to checkout. Contact us if you have any questions.

  • EXTRA
    Additional nights
    From €190 per person

    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. You can book these two additional nights for €190 when you proceed to checkout.

Booking options

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