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PYRENEES - FRANCE & SPAIN

The Tour of Legendary Climbs 🇫🇷

6 days | Guided |

If you love the road racing of the great champions and dream of reaching the same famous summits of mountain climbs, then take the challenge and come pedal with us on this epic tour in the Pyrenees.

Distance
300 km

Gain
9000 m

Road
Road

Temp
20°C

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Overview

Overview

RIDE THE CLIMBS WHERE THE LEGENDS WERE BORN

Flying in:

Barcelona

Start point:

Vielha, Spain

Flying out:

Barcelona

End point:

Saint-Lary-Soulan, France

Four days of guided routes, in which the mountains will seduce your body and soul. The Legendary Climbs Cycling Tour is not to be missed! Get your legs ready and hold on to the handlebars tightly because you’re going to reach the summits where the world’s most important cycling achievements are written. A tour that will allow you to discover unique villages in La Vall d’Aran. Never-ending steep routes in the mountains and breath-taking valleys of Saint-Lary. Lakes covered by a blanket of ice in Aumar and the cycling of the past and present in the Tourmalet.

An epic guided tour where you will live cycling with equal measures of hard work and excitement. Discover breathtaking scenery and challenge your riding on some legendary roads. Book your spot today!

Highlights of your trip

EXPERT GUIDANCE

With a decade of organising cycling tours in this region, Catalonia Bike Tours have become local legends. Expect professional guiding and expert advice the whole way round from cyclists who love riding here.

EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

We are getting you to one of the world's greatest cycling spots. Excellent empty roads, jaw-dropping beauty and vibrant culture is a recipe for an outstanding riding holiday. Prepare for an experience of a lifetime.

LUXURY 4* ACCOMMODATION

Each hotel is carefully selected in dreamy locations. You'll feel well rested after each day in the saddle throughout your trip. Every hotel is a 4* standard with fantastic facilities to make the trip even more memorable.

Destination

Destination

Pyrenees - Spain

Stretching from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea across Spain to the Bay of Biscay, the Pyrenees are some of the most impressive mountains in the world. Once you've been here once, you will want to keep coming back. The sharp peaks rise high into the clouds, acting as a natural border between neighbouring countries. This mountain range reaches up to a staggering 3,404 metres which give the perfect opportunity for hill climb training.

Weather

You must prepare well for the seasons in the Pyrenees. The climate is moderate with no excessive heat, highs reaching 15ºC. You will be exposed to typical mountain weather, mostly sunny conditions and clear skies. Winter months can see snow and get close to 0ºC.

Terrain

A mix of fearsome and inviting terrain — there is something for everyone here. Take on the rugged terrain of the mountains for a real test of your fitness and skills. After all, this is a tour of all the legendary climbs in the region. Make sure you get training before your trip.

Culture

The Spanish Pyrenees region has an incredibly rich culture. There are 7 languages in the area, including Catalan — the mother language of over 5 million people. History courses through the land and the people are proud to share it with visitors and tourists.

42.6682° N, 1.0012° E

There's even more to discover on your trip.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Luxurious 4* Hotels

Hand selected deluxe stays

All hotels has been meticulously selected to provide you with luxury experience. Great food to power your rides and excellent locations to be expected. Hotels are 4* level and have just everything you need to a relaxed stay.

Program

Program

DAY 1

Welcome and gear set up

We will meet in Barcelona Sants Train Station. Our team will be waiting at the main entrance at 14:00 to welcome and transfer you to our hotel in Vielha, where we will arrive approximately at 19:00.

You can also arrive at the hotel on your own, but you must indicate it on the booking form or by emailing us. If you are arriving before the set time, you will be able to check-in indicating your name and our company name (TOURMALET 2015 SLU). If you have booked accommodation in a shared room with another guest, we kindly ask you to keep the room in perfect condition until their arrival.

Upon arrival at the hotel, we will give a briefing to provide you with general information about the tour before tuning the bicycles of all the guests who have contracted our rental service.

We will end the first day of the trip with a fantastic welcoming dinner in the hotel, with the whole team.

DAY 2

Stage 1 – PORTILLON – PEYRESOURDE – AZET

Distance

76 km

Altitude gain

2088 m

Distance

76 km

Altitude gain

2088 m

DAY 3

Stage 2 – AZET – PORTET – PLA D’ADET

Distance

64 km

Altitude gain

2299 m

Distance

64 km

Altitude gain

2299 m

DAY 4

Stage 3 – CAP DE LONG – AUMAR

Distance

61 km

Altitude gain

1768 m

Distance

61 km

Altitude gain

1768 m

DAY 5

Stage 4 – ASPIN – TOURMALET – HOURQUETTE

Distance

103 km

Altitude gain

2901 km

Distance

103 km

Altitude gain

2901 km

DAY 6

Final recovery ride and onward travel

Essentials

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport: Barcelona

When best to fly in: in the morning on the first day of the camp (before 13:00)

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport: Barcelona

When to leave: in the afternoon on the last day of the tour (after 15:00)

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

What’s included in your trip

Luxury Accommodation 4*

Standard accommodation is a shared room with another rider of the same gender

Airport Transfers

We will organise a transfer for you and your bike upon arrival and departure

Half-board meals

Breakfasts and dinners are included

Guided cycling

Professional multilingual guide on bike to lead the group, assistance vehicle available in cases of emergency

Daily Luggage Transfer

Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials

Experienced Mechanic

Mechanical service in case of breakdowns (does not include spare parts in customer bicycle repairs)

Health Insurance

Medical sport accident insurance covering any cost up to €6000 is included on this trip

What's not included.

Bike hire

High quality carbon bikes are available for rental for €200 for the tour duration. Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.

Single room accommodation

By default, you'll share a room with a rider of your gender. If you wish to stay in a single room, you will be able to select this option for €240 when you proceed to checkout.

Flights

The best airport to fly in is Barcelona or Girona. We will then organise for you and your bike. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.

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