WOMENS

5 NIGHTS

COMFORT

LEVEL 1-4

287-384 KM

7,010-10,760 M

WOMEN'S PYRENEES TOUR

Ride the iconic climbs of the Pyrenees on our unique Women’s Tour. Stay in 3 locations in the French Pyrenees: Bagnères de Luchon, Saint Lary Soulan & Saint Savin.

Take on the challenges of the Tourmalet, the Hautacam, the Aubisque and more, in a uniquely supportive environment. Climb like you’ve never climbed before! Each day riders can choose how far they want to ride and choose if they want to ride further or take an afternoon off.

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 flexible itinerary offering riders the opportunity to extend or shorten the ride depending on their fitness level.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Bagnères du Luchon
Optional: Superbagnères, 35 km, 1,100 m

Day 2:

Col d’Ares, Col du Mente, 90 km, 1,700 m

Day 3:

Luchon – Saint Lary Soulan
Peyresourde, Val Louron Azet, 47 km, 1,600 m
Optional: Lac de Cap du Long, add 42 km, 1,400 m

Day 4:

Saint Lary Soulan – Arrens Marsous
Aspin, Tourmalet, 88 km, 2,260 m

Day 5:

Soulor, Aubisque, 62 km, 1,450 m
Optional: Spandelles, add 20 km, 1,250 m

Day 6:

Departure

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Yes! Our Women’s Pyrenees Tour is an inclusive itinerary for female riders of all abilities. To be able to enjoy the rides regular cycling in the months before the tour is highly recommended.

Don’t forget our support vehicle will never be from the group should you wish to take a break. There are also options to extend your ride on 3 out of 5 days.

We are experienced at adjusting rides to suit different rider levels within a group. Please give us a call if you have any doubts or questions.

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • COL D’ARES
  • COL DU MENTE
  • PEYRESOURDE
  • VAL LOURON AZET
  • ASPIN
  • TOURMALET
  • SOULOR
  • AUBISQUE

WOMEN'S PYRENEES TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Enjoy first class guiding, vehicle & mechanical support from our dedicated all female team throughout the tour.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced professionals from all walks of life. Fun, friendly and patient, you will never be left behind.

We’re experts at tailoring a tour to meet the needs of our guests, be that adapting rides, ride nutrition and working with our host hotels. Expect a high staff to rider ratio, small ride groups on the road and the cycling holiday of
a lifetime!

Quick Facts
  • THE PYRENEES STRETCHES OVER 430KM THROUGH FRANCE AND SPAIN.
  • THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE PYRENEES IS ANETO AT 3,404M.
  • THE COL DU TOURMALET IS THE HIGHEST PAVED MOUNTAIN PASS IN THE FRENCH PYRENEES.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Full Board

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 included at our accommodation – please let us know your dietary requirements ahead of the tour.

Spanish and French Hospitality

After a hard day in the saddle we’ll rest up in beautiful villages
along our route:

Hotel d’Etigny***, Bagnères de Luchon (2 nights)
Featuring a heated swimming pool, classy restaurant and fabulous, welcoming staff.

Hotel d’Angleterre***, Arreau (1 night)
Located in the charming village of Arreau at the base of the Aspin this hotel has quality rooms and a swimming pool.

Hotel Les Rochers***, Saint Savin (2 nights)
Idyllically located in the pretty village of Saint Savin enjoy home away from home in this charming guest house.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

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. 

Our Bikes

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY HELIUM X

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY FENIX DISC

  • Disc Brake Road Bike
  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • DTSwiss R24 DB wheelset.

FACTOR O2

  • State-of-the-art lightweight frameset
  • Black Inc. carbon wheels & finishing kit
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

6th- 11th July 2019

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,899*

Single Supplement €299

Travel Logistics

Arrive: Fly into Toulouse Airport in time for an 11 am transfer on the 6th July 2019
Depart: Fly out of Toulouse Airport in the afternoon of the 11th July 2019 (flights after 2 pm will work best).

Consider arriving at least 1 day early to give your body time to adjust to the new time zone ahead of the riding.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 3* accomodation.
Food: Full board.
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group airport transfers.

Group Bookings

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.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

TAILOR OUR WOMEN’S PYRENEES TOUR ITINERARY TO SUIT YOU

Choose your dates, accommodation type, tailor your ride itinerary & support.
Add a physio, gourmet food experiences and more!

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Tour Guides

EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

Classic Climbs of the Alps 5 star reviews

5 STAR REVIEWS

You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Local Knowledge

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

Just back from Women only Cycle week and what a week week I've had! Was met at the airport by the enthusiastic, energetic Brian and he immediately made me feel at ease. I was delivered to the door of the Ultonia Hotel which was my base for the week. A beautiful hotel, in a perfect location. Feeling a little nervous on Monday for the Lazy Lunes ride, but the nerves soon passed as I was welcomed to the group by the charming Louise and Lee. This set the scene for the week which was full of challenging climbs, beautiful scenery and wonderful weather. [...]

Jane BWomens only cycle camp

I just finished a bespoke trip with the crew from ESC. It was the most amazing cycling I've ever done in my life. The trip with worth every penny. Everything from the routes, support, and hotels were planned with such thought and care. Looking forward to many more trips with ESC!

Jennifer Oh

[...] Since the very beginning when I booked the trip the girls & guys from ESC have been incredibly helpful and kind. [...] Anyway, the rides, most importantly, were super well organised with adjustments for different levels (smaller rides, additional loops) and a van always being closeby for snacks, water, mechanics and even music :)!! The bikes they rent are perfect, I took my own saddle, they adjusted the bike and ready to go. Once again the team are so nice and friendly, they really made it an unforgettable week and I am sure the other rides they organise are equally awesome. Definitely hoping to ride with them again next year!

Jessica WAwesome week in Girona with ESC

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