Cycle across the Pyrenees from Girona to San Sebastián on this spectacular point-to-point tour. Summit 13 Pyrenean Cols, including the Tourmalet, Aubisque, Aspin, and Peyresourde.
Prepare for stunning scenery, hard climbs, spectacular descents and breathtaking days in the saddle. The Eat Sleep Cycle team will be there to support you every pedal stroke of the way.
On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. Our trip support is second to none and we pride ourselves on a high staff-guest ratio. We take care of everything so you can savour the ride of a lifetime.
This is a challenging itinerary & we recommend training well for the trip – ask us if you’d like to work with one of our coaches to prepare for the tour.
Arrival in Girona, optional warm up ride, 15:00.
Girona – Pobla la Lillet, 101 Km, 1,800 m
Col de Merolla
Pobla La Lillet – Sort, 154 Km, 3,100 m
Col de la Creueta, Canto
Sort – Bagnères-de-Luchon, 141 Km, 3,100 m
Bonaigua, Portillon (option to add Superbagneres)
B.Luchon – Saint-Savin, 106 Km, 3,600 m
Peyresourde, Aspin, Tourmalet
S.Savin – St. Jean Pied du Port, 153 Km, 3,800 m
Soulour, Aubisque, Marie Blanc, Inharpu
St. Jean – San Sebastián, 124 Km, 2,000 m
Riders depart from San Sebastian
Our Trans-Pyrenees challenge is designed for experienced riders. The tour features long days in the saddle and long, breathtaking climbs. As well as building endurance for the tour, guests are also encouraged to practice key bike skills such as descening, cornering & group riding ahead of embarking on the ride.
This is a fully supported tour & if you need to take a break our guides will recommend the best climbs to ride & where you’ll miss out on the least by taking a break in the support van.
Rides are fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.
The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. On longer days the team will serve a roadside lunch – a time efficient pit stop with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fruit & veg to keep you energized and feeling healthy all week.
Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of Cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime. Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.
Mechanical support will be close by at all times.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and ride nutrition prepared especially for cyclists.
Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel. On the road eat a time efficient lunch served by the support team and stay fueled all day with ride nutrition from the support vehicle.
Dinner is at hotels and local restaurants: taste 3 course Catalan, French, Basque and Spanish food en route*.
*Drinks at riders expense
After a hard day in the saddle we’ll rest up in beautiful locations along the route.
Hotels and guesthouses have been carefully selected so you can experience a range of guesthouses and hotels, each with their own unique features and all with high quality facilities and friendly staff.
You’ll be able to kick back, relax and enjoy a drink at the end of each day knowing you’ll be getting a good night’s sleep.
Hotels are located in: Girona, Pobla La Lillet, Sort, Bagnères du Luchon, Saint Savin, St Jean Pied du Port & San Sebastian.
Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.
Choose from a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, or a state-of-the-art Factor bike. All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes.
RIDLEY FENIX SL 105
RIDLEY HELIUM X
RIDLEY FENIX DISC
Travelling to Girona:
Fly to Girona or Barcelona Airport. Plan to arrive in Girona at the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub in time to ride at 15:00 on Day 1 of the tour.
Travelling from San Sebastian:
Plan your onward travel from San Sebastian. The closest international airports are Bilbao & Biarritz.
Extend your tour:
Arrive early and enjoy the Catalan cycling mecca of Girona. Stay on and soak up the culture and gastronomy in San Sebastian.
Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance.
Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 3*/4* Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Full board.
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Transfers are not included in the package, but we can help to plan you travel. Tell us your flight details and we’ll do the rest!
Private Groups: For groups of 8 or more riders this tour can be booked as a private trip just for you!
Groups smaller than 8: Ask us for pricing for your group.
Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.
Eat Sleep Cycle S.L. is a registered Spanish Travel Agency, registration number ESB55305734. This includes financial coverage for losses in case of insolvency by Seguros Catalana Occidente, Policy Number: 8-6.673.112-A & Civil Liability insurance by AXA Seguros, Policy Number: 81701012.
Fantastic Pyrenean trip with Eat Sleep Cycle. Great, well-paced itinerary, covering all the key cols, and superb support on and off the bike – from road leaders with enough legs to embarrass all the clients (but generally resisting doing so…) to strong mechanical and logistical support, including fabulous on the road sustenance, van support and encouragement – making sure everyone strung out along each mountain climb, was regularly checked in with and looked after. Outstanding trip and I was very sorry to leave so soon – next year then!Jef, SwindonSuperb Pyrenean Trip With ESC - Hopefully The First Of More!
ESC's local knowledge created a cycling trip that we won't soon forget. You just can't get this kind of attention and personalised catering from larger tour companies. I highly recommend booking your next cycling adventure with ESC. We're already looking forward to being with ESC in 2018. Chapeau, ESC!SteveUnforgettable!
If your looking at this wondering whether to call Eat Sleep Cycle then I urge you to do it. The trip we had with them was superb, couldn't fault it. All the guides stuck the perfect balance of being absolutely professional but by the end of your trip, good friends, I'll be back.Ed EPyrenees trip
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