Pyrenees Everesting Challenge

Scheduled

5 nights

Epic

410 km

11700 m

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EverestingPyrenees Everesting Challenge

Summary

Looking for an elevation-packed Pyreneen adventure? Join an official Everesting tour as we take on 11,700 m – 16,000 m of climbing over 6 days in the high mountains of the French Pyrenees.

Test yourself on some of the toughest climbs HC climbs in cycling. Headline climbs include the Tourmalet, the Peyresourde, the Aspin, the Hautacam, Soulour, Aubisque and more. Ride out from three Pyrenean bases – the pretty town of Bagnères de Luchon, Saint Lary Soulan and Saint Savin. Climb the iconic cols of cycling and tick them off your bucket list. Each day you can choose to ‘Make it Epic’ and add an extra climb, bringing the total elevation of the trip to an eye-watering, leg sapping total of over 16,000 m (that’s twice up Everest).

All riders receive an exclusive official Everesting jersey & welcome pack. Benefit from professional support on every climb – our goal is that every rider achieves their goals for the day. 

Join the official Everesting team for this once-in-a-lifetime climbing experience. Built and approved by Everesters, for Everesters – these are officially certified climbing trips like no other. In addition to accumulating more than the height of Everest during the camp, you’ll pick up invaluable climbing and descending skills from our experienced guides. They know, because they have all completed Everestings themselves!

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

DISTANCE

410 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Everesting

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Epic

Average Distance X DAY

68 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 25 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 3.599

TOUR highlights

The Col du Tourmalet

Crepes on top of the Peyresourde

The Col du Soulour & Aubisque

The French villages of Luchon, Saint Lary & Saint Savin

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Epic

Rated 4 out of 4 our Epic tours are designed for people who train 3 or 4 times a week and are looking to push themselves on back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to the Pyreneés!

A group transfer departs from Toulouse Airport at 11:00 to the Pyrenean village of Bagnéres de Luchon. Enjoy a light lunch on arrival then it's time get set up and ready to ride! Our warm-up is fitting for the week ahead - a spin up our first HC climb, the Superbagnères.

EAT

Light lunch on arrival, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Etigny

CYCLE

Superbagnères, 35km, 1,100m

Day 1

Ares to Mente!

Enjoy a picturesque loop taking on the cols of Ares and Mente. Make it epic? Add an ascent of the Port de Bales for good measure. Notoriously tough, this is how to make your legs hurt tomorrow.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Etigny

CYCLE

Ares, Mente, 94km, 2,200m

Day 1

All the way to the top!

Today say farewell to Bagnèrès du Luchon and ride north over the Peyresourde - a climb on the bucket list of everyone in cycling! Stop at the cafe at the top for fresh crepes and enjoy a sweeping descent. The Val Louron Azet is up next. Listen to cow bells as you climb! Our resting place is down the other side in the spa town of Sant Lary Soulan. Make today (more) epic with a long climb up to the Lac du Cap du Long.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Mercure

CYCLE

Bagnères de Luchon to Saint Lary Soulan Peyresourde, Val Louron Azet, 42 km, 1,600 m

Day 1

Homage to The Tour de France

This is one is a classic July afternoon at the Tour de France. A big challenge ahead which inlcudes the infamous slopes of the Col d'Aspin and the Tourmalet. Our Queen stage features two climbs that guarantee to light the torch paper as the peleton crosses. Make it epic with a climb of the Hautacam for a truly huge and painful day on the bike.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Rochers

CYCLE

Saint Lary Soulan to Saint Savin, Aspin, Tourmalet, 88 km, 2,400 m

Day 1

Col du Soulour & Aubisque

These roads have witnessed some epic cycling battles and moments that made it into Cycling's history book. (The most recent being that between Pojacar & Vingegaard in the 2022 Tour) Today is breathtakingly beautiful - enjoy the climb to the Solour, ride the Cirque du Litor road to the Aubisque and return. For riders wishing to leave it all on the road make it epic with an ascent of the Spandelles - a stunning little-known climb which made Tour de France headlines in 2022.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Rochers

CYCLE

Soulour, Aubisque, Spandelles, 82 km, 2,700 m

Day 1

Departures from Saint Savin

Sadly, it's time to say goodbye! A group transfer departs for Tolouse Airport. Book flights out after 14:00.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy full ride support from our professional guide team & support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Everesting guides are exceptional riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling & climbing, who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Road Bike

Road Bike

Ask us about available bikes to rent for this tour if required. We recommend riding a comfortable, lightweight road bike with plently of gears for the climbs.

THE GUIDES

Ipar

Ipar is from Catalunya and has a big love for gravel racing. As well as a cycling guide, Ipar is an outdoor activity guide - if he's not on his bike he's likely to be kayaking or climbing. He wins our award for best dressed guide!

Eloi

After leaving his career as an Engineer to explore the world by bike with his partner, Eloi has returned home to Catalunya to start a new career as a guide. Eloi has a deep love of life on two wheels and the great outdoors - he's looking forward to the adventure with you!

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Arrive to Toulouse Airport

MEETING POINT

Toulouse Airport

TIME

11:00

DEPARTURE

Toulouse Airport - book flights after 14:00

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Fully supported

ACCOMMODATION

3* Hotels

FOOD

Breakfast, picnic lunches & all evening meals

TRANSFERS

Group transfers included from/to Toulouse

BIKE RENTAL

Not included

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Everesting

Join an officially certified Everesting tour as we tackle once-in-a-lifetime climbing experiences in the high mountain ranges of Europe. Built and approved by Everesters, for Everesters – these are climbing trips like no other. In addition to accumulating more than the height of Mount Everest during the camp, you’ll pick up invaluable climbing and descending skills from our experienced guides. They know, because they have all completed Everestings themselves!

Choose from the Alps, Pyrenees or Dolomites.

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to ride?

RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

If you have any questions about our tours, dates, or anything else, contact us here
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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €499
Tuesday

18 June 2024

Sunday

23 June 2024

€3.599Book now
Thursday

1 August 2024

Tuesday

6 August 2024

€3.599Book now
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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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