All the ports of the Pyrenees in one trip

Transpyrenean road, the Magic of the Pyrenees

Tourmalet, Aspin, Paiheres, Peyresourde, ...

bike type

Highway

Duration

11 days

Profile

Sport

Distance and slope

988 km / +21.430 m

Trip Summary

Tourmalet, Aspin, Soulor, Aubisque, Peyresourde,… ancensions where the best pages in the history of cycling have been written.

On this trip crossing the Pyrenees from the Mediterranean to the Cantabrian Sea, you will be able to climb those mythical ports, where we have experienced the best days of the Tour de France.

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Trip description

Eleven days of cycling, ascending the most famous passes of the Pyrenees, riding through its valleys, small towns, narrow roads with hardly any traffic, mountain pastures full of cattle,... a dream landscape that you cannot miss.

This trip will also allow you to make other less known, but no less spectacular ascents such as La Pierre de Saint Martín, Otxondo, Latrape,…

What is this trip about?

The journey from sea to sea crossing the Pyrenees begins in the beautiful city of Gerona, near the Mediterranean coast, to end eleven days later in the beautiful city of San Sebastián, bathed by the Cantabrian Sea.

Each person will face the climbs at their own pace, regrouping at the top. He support vehicle It will be at our disposal to refill the drums when necessary, leave and take clothes depending on the temperature and wind.

On each day there will be liquid and solid supplies en route: water, isotonic, pasta, fruit, nuts, bars, …

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Itinerary

Briefing and welcome dinner

19:30 p.m. briefing where the routes will be explained.

21:00 p.m. Dinner at the hotel.

 

Distance

95,4 Km

Elevation

+1.840m

Girona – Campdevànol

8:00 a.m. Breakfast.

On the first day of this trip we will begin to warm up our engines and acclimatize ourselves for what lies ahead in the surroundings of Girona, a city well known for being one of the best-known cycling destinations.

Our arrival will be in Campdevànol after crossing the Natural Park from the volcanic zone of the garrotxa and ascend the ports of Caselles and Canes.

21:00 p.m. Dinner at the hotel.

Distance

81,5 Km

Elevation

+2.130m

Campdevànol – Llívia

8:00 a.m. Breakfast.

Route where we will enjoy the quiet roads that will take us very close to the source of the Llobregat river and the picturesque towns of Gombren and Castellar de n'Hug to face the Coll de la Creueta, which we will crown at almost 2.000m. A port that does not have steep slopes but its altitude and length will make us feel it in our legs. After a long descent, crossing the ski resorts of La Molina and Masella, we will arrive at Cerdanya.

21:00 p.m. Dinner at the hotel.

Distance

111 km

Elevation

+2.010m

Llívia - Tarascon sur Ariège

8:00 a.m. Breakfast.

Stage that we can divide into two halves. The first half will be an up and down climb through the French Cerdanya, quiet roads between trees, which will bring us closer to the great port of the day and here the second half begins. The ascent of the first colossus of this trip in the Pyrenees, Pailheres cabbage, a HC of more than 15 km at 7,7%. After getting some air and enjoying the balcony at the top of the pass, a long descent through the Ariege valley will take us to our destination. 

21:00 p.m. Dinner at the hotel.

Distance

87 km

Elevation

+1.960m

Tarascon sur Ariège - Saint Girons

8:00 a.m. Breakfast.

This stage passes through the area called l'Ariege, a place that reminds us a little of the Basque Country, since it does not have large ports but the constant rise and fall of the terrain hardens the route almost without us realizing it. Large groves, green and calm is what we will breathe on this day that we will cross the Port de Lers, Col d'Agnes and Col de Latrape. We are already approaching the epicenter of this route and the Pyrenees where great feats of the most illustrious cyclists in the peloton have been written.

21:00 p.m. Dinner at the hotel.

Distance

119 km

Elevation

+2.860m

Saint Girons - Saint Lary Soulan

8:00 a.m. Breakfast.

We are on the longest and steepest day of the entire trip. Ahead of us are 119 km with almost 3000m of positive elevation gain. We will leave Saint Girons, very gradually ascending the Portet D'Aspet, on the short and technical descent we will be able to see the monument in memory of Fabio Casartelli. After the steep descent we will face the Cabbage of Mind almost without respite. Already in the final stretch, after crossing Bagneres de Luchon, we will face the well-known and almost essential in the Tour de France, the Peyresourde cabbage to reach the cyclists' mecca Saint Lary.

21:00 p.m. Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Distance

101 km

Elevation

+2.390m

Saint Lary – Lourdes

8:00 a.m. Breakfast.

Highlights of the Pyrenees crossing. During the course of day 6 we will cross two other large ports such as Aspin and the great Tourmalet, we believe it needs no introduction. The Tourmalet has always witnessed great moments in the stages of the grand tours such as the Tour and the Vuelta. This long and hard ascent depletes the strength of any cyclist, its 2100 m corroborate this. Lourdes will be the culmination of this stage that you will not forget.

21:00 p.m. Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Distance

96 km

Elevation

+1.880m

Lourdes - Oloron Sainte Marie

8:00 a.m. Breakfast.

Another day that will leave us with good memories in our minds and our legs. To warm up we will raise the Soulor cabbage and after a quick rest we will face the Col de l'Aubisque. Large balconies and their famous giant bicycles at the top in commemoration of the Tour will put the cherry on top of another great day. A long descent along the valley will guide us to Oloron, the arrival point and well-deserved rest.

21:00 p.m. Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Distance

95 km

Elevation

+2.200m

Oloron – Ochagavia

8:00 a.m. Breakfast.

Little by little we are saying goodbye, for a short time, to France to fully enter the Basque Country. Large green hills, pastures and the occasional ambush will be the menu items for this day. How highlight of the day we have La Pierre de Saint Martin. A great unknown that the Tour de France put on the map a few years ago. You will know why, one track, 24 km of ascent. We will arrive at the picturesque town of Ochagavía after overcoming the Lazar GateDon't be fooled by the name.

21:00 p.m. Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Distance

111 km

Elevation

+2.080m

Ochagavía – Etxalar

8:00 a.m. Breakfast.

Day that passes between Spain and France. We could say that this stage is making the best of Spain and France in the same day. Typical mountain profile stage that we are used to in this place. It goes up and down without respite. The ports of Azpegi, Otxondo, Ispeguy and Lizarrieta They will be the climbs to overcome in this stage. Small but…

21:00 p.m. Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Distance

91 km

Elevation

+2.080m

Etxalar - Donostia

8:00 a.m. Breakfast.

We couldn't end it any other way. Paying tribute to the great San Sebastián classic. It is what we will breathe on the last day of this great journey. After passing the port of Aya and Aritxulegui we will go towards Hondarribia to face the great known Jaizkibel and thus put ourselves in the flesh of the professionals at the end of this classic and finish in Donostia, the Atlantic will be the end point to this great journey.

Bravo!

Included services

Accommodation

Accommodations in a shared room. Possibility of choosing an extra single room.

Half pension

Breakfast and dinner at the hotel.

Briefing

Welcome briefing to explain the trip and answer questions.

Route itinerary

Tracks of the stages, so you can load them on your GPS device or App that you normally use.

Insurance

Travel assistance insurance.

Support vehicle

Mechanical service and the possibility of changing clothes or getting into the vehicle during the route.

Refreshments en route

Solid and liquid supplies en route.

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer between accommodations.

Shirt

Souvenir jersey, for reservations made before the last 40 days.

Not included

Not included

Any service not detailed in the Included Services section

Arrival at the meeting point

Arrival at the meeting point in Girona and return home at the end of the trip in Donosti.

Beverages, except water

All drinks at lunch and dinner, except water.

Additional to hire

Supplement for single occupancy room

If you prefer to sleep alone in the room, hire the supplement.

Cancellation insurance

If you think that something unforeseen may arise... you can take out cancellation insurance.

Bike rental

If you need a rental bike, ask us, we can help you arrange it with a local company.

Non-cycling companion

Your companion will enjoy accommodation and half board.

Extra night at the end of the trip

If you want to stay one more night before returning home, you can hire it.

*Check our cancellation policy.

Testimonials

FAQs

I have allergies or intolerances. Can you adapt the menus?
Yes, of course, at the end of the reservation, we will contact you and send you a form with some relevant questions: contact in case of emergency, allergies and intolerances, medical problems... The menus and supplies will always be adapted to your needs.
The best thing is that you always carry what you are used to taking: your salts, your bars... To avoid any downturn and so that you can eat and drink on the route whenever you need it. The refreshment stations will be marked at specific points and there you can eat, refill the bottle, have a soft drink, fruit...
The group will stretch especially on the climbs, so there will be times when you ride alone. That is why we will send the route tracks so that you can load them on your GPS device, or App that you use. Normally you will try to ride in groups to the foot of the passes, where everyone ascends at their own pace. At the aid stations and stops, they regroup again.
You sign up for a trip where most of you don't know each other. We will propose a room layout to share with another person, but you are free to modify it.
Normally he is close to the last ones, but he must also attend to possible breakdowns and to the first ones when they reach the heights, so that they can warm up or change their clothes.

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