Take the Raid Pyrenees 100 hour Challenge and cycle from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea via the most iconic cols in the Pyrenees.
From Hendaye pedal south through the Basque country, cross the high mountain passes of the Soulour, Aubisque, Aspin, Tourmalet & Peyresourde into the Catalan Pyrenees. Keep riding south until the Mediterranean sea twinkles in the distance.
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.
Arrival in Hendaye, bike set-up
Stage 1: Hendaye – Arudy, 178 km, 2,700 m
Col De St Ignace, Col De Pinodieta, Col D’Osquich
Stage 2: Arudy – Saint Marie Campan, 115 km, 3,700 m
Col d’Aubisque, Col du Soulor, Col du Tourmalet
Stage 3: Saint Marie Campan – Saint Girons, 140 km, 2,900 m
Col du Aspin, Col du Peyresourde, Col de Ares, Portet d’Aspet
Saint Girons – Prades, 194 km, 3,400 m
Col de Port, Col de Puymorens, Col du Jau
Prades – Cerbere, 95 km, 600 m
Departure from Cerbere
The Raid Pyrenees is a serious challenge and riders must train for around 8-10 hours a week in the months before the tour to sensibly be able to complete the challenge. The ride is of course fully supported should you need to take a break. This is a marathon and not a sprint and your support staff will provide guidance on how best to pace your 100 hour attempt.
The Raid is supported by our team of staff who provide roadside support along the entire route in the form of encouragement, mechanical back up, food & water.
The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. Every day 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 throughout the challenge.
Eat Sleep Cycle tour 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.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and ride nutrition prepared especially for cyclists undertaking a challenge!
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 selected for their ability to cater to cyclists and showcase local produce.
*Drinks at riders expense. All dietary requirements are catered for.
After a hard day in the saddle we’ll rest up in 2* & 3* hotels and guesthouses along our route.
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.
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
We run this tour on demand for groups from late May to October.
Price Per Head
Meet point: Meet at Biarritz Aiport at 14:00 on Day 1 of the tour for your group transfer to the start of the tour in Hendaye.
Plan your onward travel from Perpignan Airport. The group transfer will take you to Perpignan for 11:00.
Barcelona & Girona also have airports and we can arrange alternative transfers for you.
Extend your tour:
Arrive early and enjoy the culture and gastronomy of San Sebastian. Stay on and experience the Catalan cycling mecca of Girona.
Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel
Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 2*/3* Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Full board.
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group transfers are included as described. We can help if you have alternative travel plans too.
Groups of 6 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.
Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.
Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.
Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.
You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.
Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.
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