If you are not afraid of heights and you enjoy climbing peaks, the Pyrenees are waiting for you to discover their charms in the way you like the most: on a road bike. During this intense supported cycling tour in the Pyrenees we will ride through some of the toughest passes of the legendary Tour de France, the most famous cycling stage race in history.
Join this cycling campus and climb such mythical passes as the Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin, Pierre de Saint Martin, Marie Blanque, Aubisque, Soulor or the Añisclo Canyon in just four days of enjoyment and effort in equal parts.
In this group trip there are no time limits or cut-off times. It is not a competition, but a journey through which to enjoy the territory and the people who will accompany you. The group will travel together throughout the day, but on the ascents each person will have to find their own pace to reach the summit comfortably and still be strong enough for the rest of the day.
A support vehicle will accompany you at all times with a driver with mechanical knowledge to help you solve any problems with your bike. It will also help you to regain your strength by providing you with food and drink when you need it and organising refreshment points for meals. In this way, your luggage will always travel with you so that you can wrap up warm before the descents or leave layers of clothing in the car in case you have wrapped up too warm.
On this trip you will experience the infinite pleasure of climbing several historically famous mountain passes and, at the same time, meet like-minded people who share your greatest passions: cycling and the mountains. Are you up for it?
We will leave Jaca, the heart of the Aragon valley in the Huesca Pyrenees, and we will arrive in Bielle, a small French village nestled in the Pyrenees amidst green landscapes and forests. That day, we will climb the Somport and Marie Blanche mountain passes, two essential parts of the famous Quebrantahuesos cycling tour.
In this second stage we will ride along the French side of the Pyrenees to Luz Saint Sauveur, a small French village with a cycling flavour and a prelude to the colossal Tourmalet. This day we will climb the Col d'Aubisque and enjoy the views from the Col de Soulor on the way down.
The third stage of this trip is the highlight of the Mythical Passes group experience. The stage starts directly uphill From Luz Saint Sauveur to the top of the Col de Tourmalet there are almost 19 kilometres of ascent with an average gradient of 7.41%. After the pleasant descent it's time to climb the Col d'Aspin: 13 kilometres of ascent to climb 600 metres again. In Saint Lary Soulan we will be picked up by a taxi that will take us to Bielsa through the Bielsa-Aragnouet tunnel. This saves us almost 30 km and a further 1,000 metres of ascent.
On the last day, to compensate a little for the previous day, we will start by descending, dropping down from Bielsa to Escalona, where we will begin a beautiful ascent through the Añisclo Canyon to Nerín. That same day, we will still have to climb the Cotefablo pass, between Broto and Biescas, a classic of the younger sister of the Quebrantahuesos cyclotourist race, the Treparriscos. From Biescas we will drop off in Sabiñánigo and ride the last 20 kilometres back to Jaca, where we can take a shower at the hotel before setting off on our return journey home.