15% off EARLYBIRD discount ALL bookings before END NOVEMBER 2020


Start Date:

Saturday 25th July 2020

 

Bike Hire:

£240 for 7 days

End date:

Sunday 2nd August 2020

 

Single Supplement:

£365 8 Nights

Price:

Normal Price: £2155, Sale Price £1830

arrival/DEparture airport:

Arrival - Bordeaux, Departure - Barcelona

Deposit:

£275

 

no of places:

20


Tour Overview:

A fantastic ride through the beautiful forested French, Spanish & Andorran Pyrenees finishing by winding our way through the Catalanyan climbs into the stunning town of Girona.

Tour de France merges with the Vuelta with the riding highlights including some of the most famous mountain passes of both races history; Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourde, Portillon, Bonaigua, Ordino, pulled together using our extensive local knowledge There will also be plenty of time to soak up the history of this fascinating region. 

As always, we’ve structured the route with lots of flexible ride options available every day, including some lighter days and an optional rest day as well as optinal extra climbs everyday for those that want more riding, thanks to our best in the business guide to rider ratio and van support. This will allow you to ride as much or as little as you like.

STATS:

  • Total Distance: Standard Route: 500km (averages 71km/day) Optional extra climbs included 680km (averages 97km/day)

  • Total Climbing: Standard Route:12500m (averages 1780m/day) Optional Extra climbs included 19000m (averages 2750m/day)

Highlights:

  • Ride the highest pass in the French Pyrenees, the infamous Col de Tourmalet and the highest pass in the Spanish Pyrenees, the Bonaguia

  • The spectacular scenery of the forested Pyrenees and the stunning Catalan climbs around Girona

  • Experience the beautiful principality of Andorra and stay for 2 nights

  • Ride into the historic city of Girona, home to many pro cyclists

  • 7 days of riding with 2 lighter days and an optional Rest Day included on the standard route

  • Optional climbs on every day; Superbagneres, Port de Bailes, Pla d’Adet, Araclis ++ if you want to do some more climbs

  • Chance to really explore both sides of the Pyrenees.

  • The “Pro” experience includes the best in the business on road support.

  • Transfers from Bordeaux and back to Barcelona airport.



Itinerary Summary:

DAY

DAY 1  Arrival Bordeaux

Day 2   Oloron to Argeles Gazost

Day 3   Argeles to St Lary Soulan            

Day 4   St Lary to Bagneres de Luchon

Day 5  Luchon to Llavorsi

Day 6  Llavorsi to Massana

Day 7 Andorra

Day 8  Andorra to Girona

Day 9 Departure Barcelona

 

Ride

Spin to check the bike

90 - 95 km

87 - 110 km

44 - 75 km

93 - 128 km

92 - 114 km

46 - 92 km or REST DAY

90 - 115 km

N/A Departure Day

 

main climbs

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Cols: Aubisque, Soulor, Option Marie Blanque

Cols: Tourmalet, Aspin, Option Pla d’Adet

Cols: Azet, Peyresourde, Option Port de Bailes

Cols: Portillon, Bonaguia, Option Superbagneres

Cols: Rubio, Massana, Option Bixessarri

Cols: EnCamp, Ordino, Option Arcalis or REST DAY

Catalonian Climbs , Option Rocacorba

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Climbing

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2130 - 2680 m

2690 - 3640 m

1490 - 2460 m

2310 - 3500 m

1980 - 3030 m

1415 - 2960 m or REST DAY

1050 - 1790 m

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For a more detailed itinerary please download the Trip pdf below...


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Included in the Package:

  • Accommodation – 3* or higher accommodation in beautiful resorts and towns. We aim to use hotels that are rated “Fabulous” or higher on booking.com. Half Board Basis

  • Day/Ride Food - On our trips you eat like the pros! We carry a full range of snacks and energy drinksalong with quiches, baguettes, fruit, cakes, sweets (like the infamous Haribo!), cereal bars, nuts, crisps and more. For most of our clients this means all their food is included.

  • Wine - up to 1/2 bottle of wine per person with each evening meal.

  • Transfers - pickup from Verona airport and drop off to Milan Malpensa airport.

  • Full Support - Mechanical support, including inner tubes, tyres, spare wheels etc. and a minibus on hand to ensure you have enough drinks and snack

  • Guides - Experienced guides, who have ridden these types of events before and have a vast experience of Tenerife

  • A welcome pack including Polka Dot Cycling jersey, Garmin files, maps and profiles, plus local information.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights are not included in the holiday, but we are always happy to make recommendations.

  • Travel, Medical or Bike Insurance

  • Additional drinks or minibar costs (including beers, soft drinks and coffees during the ride).