Details

Difficulty

Medium

Distance

770 km

Camber

16500 m

Lasted (Days)

7

Guide Available

Yes

Coach Available

No

Number of Stages

7

Bicycle Rental

Yes

Availability

Throughout the year

Route map

Route map

Bike tour Coast to Coast June 2023 – Bike across the Pyrenees, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, Coast to Coast (C2C). Within 7 days you will cross famous cycling hills such as Col de Marie Blanque, Col d’Aubisque, Col de Soulor, Col du Tourmalet, Hourquette d’Ancizan, Col de Peyresourde, Col de Mente, Portet d’Aspet, Col de la Core, Col de Port, Pas de Souloumbrie, Col de Marmare, Col de Pailheres and Col de Jau.

Get ready for stunning scenery, difficult ascents, spectacular descents, and beautiful days in the saddle. On this trip, you will have a guide who will cycle with you and a support van who will help in case of any difficulties.

We will go in small groups during this trip. Most days it is possible to choose from two alternative routes – one is shorter and lighter, the other length with a higher elevation – details in the description of the program. Every day we go about 120km and climb an average of 2300m.

The trip is intended for experienced cyclists who have no problem riding 100 km per day. Intermediate cyclists can take the trip on an electric bicycle. We recommend training before this trip.

Dates: 10.6- 17.6  2023

Pyrenees – Atlantic to the Mediterranean C2C programm

A trip to the Atlantic Pyrenees – the Mediterranean, Coast to Coast, begins in the picturesque Basque coastal village of Hendaye. You can travel to Henday with us from Girona or transport yourself there. In the afternoon on the 1st day, we have a short meeting and we go through a warm-up ride.

The next morning, the journey through the Pyrenees begins, in which we cross the entire Pyrenees from west to east in 6 stages. Every day we have two route options: short and long variants. Every morning we start with an extensive briefing about the stage. In the evening during the dinner, we will exchange experiences from the past stage.

  1. day: 45km warm-up ride, elevation gain 600m, briefing about the trip.
  2. day: Hendaye – Oloron Sainte Marie.
    Route: 134 km with an elevation gain of 2,330 meters
    The first stage leads through the French Basque Country. It is a challenging first stage, which has three short climbs and hilly paths through green countryside.
  3. day: Oloron Sainte Marie – Argeles Gazost.
    Option A: 83 km with an elevation gain of 2,400 m
    Option B: 106 km and 3,095 altimeters
    The second stage will take you to the first known hills. The long route leads through Col de Marie Blanque, Col d’Aubisque and Col de Soulor. The short route skips the first mentioned hill.
  4. day: Argeles Gazost – Bagneres de Luchon.
    Option A: 112 km with an elevation gain of 2,530 meters
    Option B: 121 km with an elevation gain of 3,800 meters
    The queen stage of this trip. The long route leads through the Col du Tourmalet, Hourquette d’Ancizan and Col de Peyresourde. A shorter route leads around the Tourmalet via Lourdes.
  5. day: Bagneres de Luchon – Biert.
    Option A: 101 km with an elevation gain of 2,400 meters
    Option B: 123 km with an elevation gain of 3,200 meters.
    The fourth stage starts for both routes at the same time as Col de Mente and Portet d’Aspet. The long route will then take you to the undiscovered Col de la Core.
  6. day: Biert – Quillan.
    Option A: 114 km with an elevation gain of 2,200 meters
    Option B: 138 km with an elevation gain of 3,000 meters
    From the beginning, we climb to Col de Port and Pas de Souloumbrie. The long route will then take you to the top of the Col de Marmare and Col de Pailheres (2001 meters).
  7. day: Quillan – Cerbere.
    Route: 140 km with an elevation gain of 2,200 meters
    The hill of the day is Col de Jau, after the descent, we follow relatively straight roads to the Mediterranean Sea.

PRICE: 1,785 EUR / person

The price includes: food, accommodation (7 nights in mountain hotels in double rooms), bike rental Bianchi Sprint, sports nutrition, accompanying car and coach, professional cycling clothing Tactic).

Separate room for an extra charge of 250 euros. Possibility to rent a Bianchi Aria bike instead of a Bianchi Sprint for an additional fee of 80 euros

Price does not include: drinks, transfer to the starting point of Hendaye – if you are interested, you can travel to Hendaye from Girona with us, we will be happy to provide details.

Dates: for the summer of 2022 the dates of the tours are  10 – 17 June 2023, but with at least 8 participants we can prepare a new date. If you are interested in a trip to spring-summer-autumn 2023, write us what dates you would be interested in.

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