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Pyrenees Sea to Sea

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Pyrenees Sea to Sea


Conquer majestic mountain passes and relive epic race battles as you pedal across the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean…

Conquer majestic mountain passes and relive epic race battles as you pedal across the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. With daily routes through France and Spain, averaging over 60 miles and 7000 vertical feet, this cross-country bike trip offers avid cyclists an invigorating combination of riding and cultural experience. Though the riding is challenging and the terrain is surely spectacular, the unassuming charm and hearty cuisine of the Basque & Catalan people serve to keep cyclists well-fueled and refreshed, as this bicycle tour traverses a true cycling paradise. (The magical healing powers of the springs of Bagnères de Luchon don't hurt either.) Join us for a bicycle vacation of a lifetime in the Pyrenees!…

2014 Dates

Sep /
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From

$5399

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04

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Explorer

 

Start | End

St. Jean de Luz, France | Girona, Spain

Duration

10 days | 9 nights

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Avid & Cross Country

Beyond Biking

Beach, Massage, Spa, Ride Pro Race Course

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DAY 1

Basque Country

Stay at Hótel Les Pyrénées

Ceremoniously dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean | Ride the rolling green pastures of the French Basque foothills | Explore St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, a major town on the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route until the 16th century

DAY 2

Route du Fromage

Stay at Chateau d'Arance

Cycle the Col de Burdincurutcheta, a popular bird migration viewpoint | Enjoy the largest broadleaf forest in Europe en route to Col d'Iraty | Tackle your first "hors catégorie" climb, Col de Soudet | Taste the wares of the Route du Fromage

DAY 3

Hautes-Pyrénées

Stay at Le Viscos

Climb through beechwood forests to the Col de Marie-Blanque and enter the Vallée d’Ossau of the Hautes-Pyrénées | Refuel in the Neoclassical spa town of Eaux-Bonnes | Challenge yourself with two well-known ascents—Col d’Aubisque and Col du Soulor

DAYs 4 & 5

Bagnéres de Luchon

Stay at Hótel Acta Luchon

Climb to the highest point on the trip–Col du Tourmalet | Add Col d’Aspin & Col de Peyresourde to your checklist and conquer the biggest day of elevation gain on the trip | Explore Arreau, the former capital of ancient Aragon | Enjoy a well-deserved rest day in Bagnères de Luchon | Warm up your muscles in the Vaporarium—a one-of-a-kind natural underground steam bath

DAY 6

Sort, Spain

Stay at Hótel Acta Luchon

Say "au revoir" to France and "hola" as you head into Spain over the wooded Col du Portillon | Pedal the Port de la Bonaigua, a category 1 climb and our highest point in Spain | Buy a lottery ticket for El Gordo in the luckiest town in Spain | Taste some tapas | Stay at Hotel Pessets

DAY 7

Parc Natural del Cad-Moixeró

Stay at Hotel Pessets

Scale the Coll del Cantó, a category 1 pass, raced in the 2007 Vuelta a España | Lunch on the river of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics canoeing events in La Seu d'Urgell | Pedal the peaceful and beautiful roads of Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró | Explore the remote town of Gósol, where Pablo Picasso traveled in 1906 in search of fresh inspiration

DAY 8

Olot

Stay at Cal Franciscó

Marvel at Pedraforca, a massive limestone outcropping | Pedal rolling volcanic hills | Lunch near the fantastical gardens of Antoni Gaudí | Explore a Benedictine monastery and reconstructed 12th-century bridge | Witness the annual Festes del Tura in Olot

DAYs 9 & 10

The Mediterranean

Stay at Hotel Can Blanc & Park Hotel San Jorge

Cross La Vall d’en Bas through the training grounds of many professional cyclists | Lunch in the old quarter of Girona | Pedal the plunging coastline of the Costa Brava | Toast your journey with a glass of cava

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Dates & Pricing

2014


Sep
11th / 10 days / 9 nights
$5399 / Person, $950 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed*
Sep
24th / 10 days / 9 nights
$5399 / Person, $950 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed*

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Hôtel les Pyrénées

St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, France (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)

Situated in the heart of town, the Hôtel les Pyrénées is steps away from the 17th century city walls.
Chateau Arance on our Pyrenees Sea to Sea bike trip

Chateau d'Arance

Cette-Eygun, France (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)

This charming hotel-restaurant is in a quiet peaceful village, deep in the heart of the French Pyrénées. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, such as the Pic d’ Anie.

Le Viscos

Saint-Savin, France (Hautes-Pyrénées)

Situated in a small picturesque village near the base of Tourmalet, this hotel is a comfortable retreat with amenities such as wifi and an accomplished restaurant.
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Hótel Acta Luchon

Bagnåres de Luchon, France (Haute-Garonne)

Treat yourself to the only four-star hotel in town for two nights. Smart and stylish, this newly renovated hotel is in the heart of Bagnères de Luchon, with all the amenities you desire.

Hotel Pessets

Sort, Spain (Lleida)

This family-run hotel is a comfortable stop, next to the river Noguera Pallaresa.

Cal Franciscó

Gosol, Spain (Lleida)

This basic two-star hostel has simple, clean rooms - set in the mountains of the beautiful and remote Parc Natural del Cad-Moixeró.
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Hotel Can Blanc

Olot, Spain (Girona)

This small hotel has brightly colored rooms and sits on a quiet road in the Parque Natural de la Zona Volcånica de la Garrotxa.
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Park Hotel San Jorge

Platja D’Aro, Spain (Girona)

This hotel is situated on a cliff, overlooking two fantastic sandy beaches near the town of Sant Feliu. The outdoor swimming pool, beautiful gardens, and spa retain all the flavor of the 1950s, but in a modern setting.

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Besides our many options in travel styles, dates, prices and destinations, we also accommodate your vacation style each day of your trip. You decide how to spend your time whether it is with the group or exploring on your own, riding a little, a lot, or not at all.

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the full-carbon, ultra smooth Trek Domane 5.9, to the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid–both included in the trip cost, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

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Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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