EPIC Trans Pyrenees

EPIC Trans Pyrenees

An epic ride across the legendary climbs of the Pyrenees

Discover the natural beauty of one of Europe’s most celebrated cycling terrains. Cross the Pyrenees, conquering legendary Tour de France climbs every day. Includes Tourmalet, Aubisque, Aspin, Peyresourde, Port de Balès and many more!

Overview

Details

Next Departure

August 5th 2023

From

USD $4,495

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Non-Rider Friendly

No

Rental Bike

USD $500

Ride Program

Total Distance

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Overview

The Pyrenees conjure up images of famous Tour de France stages. This is your opportunity to transform these images into real life as you conquer the legendary Pyrenees climbs of the Tour de France.

Starting in the renowned cycling hub of Girona with the iconic Els Angels climb, you’ll cross the Pyrenees from east to west, conquering iconic Tour de France climbs like the Tourmalet, Aubisque, Peyresourde, Port de Balès and Portet d’Aspet. The full list of legendary climbs is impressive!

Throughout the entire ride you’ll be amazed with the sheer natural beauty of this incredible region.


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Trip of a lifetime. We're already talking about doing another trip with Thomson again next year.

Michael Fogarty, USA — 2022

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Another awesome experience. Of all the trips that I have done, the Dolomites and the Pyrenees are the most challenging and the most thrilling.

Nathan Levitan, USA — 2019

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This trip was indeed EPIC and worth every bead of sweat and sore muscle. The climbs were spectacular and challenging, the staff were all excellent, ...

Noah Hawk, USA — 2022

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Itinerary

Day Description Distance Elevation Hotel
01 Welcome to Girona & Els Angels! Hotel CMC Girona
02 Through the Spanish Pyrenees Hotel Fontanals
03 Into Andorra Serras Andorra Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa
04 Classic climbs of the Ariège Le Castel d’Alti
05 Port de Balès Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
06 The Tourmalet Grand hôtel de France
07 The most stunning ride in the Pyrenees to end the trip Hotel Alysson
08 Au revoir!
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Day 1

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Welcome to Girona & Els Angels!

Your trip starts at Barcelona Airport where our staff will meet you before the transfer to your hotel in Girona.

After lunch, orientation meeting and bike build-up you’ll head out for your first ride. Our warm-up ride takes you over the famous Els Angels climb from both sides.

Day 2

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Through the Spanish Pyrenees

The journey starts with a magnificent ride following the tire tracks of so many top pro riders who live and train in the Girona area. The main highlight of the day is the daunting 31km (19 miles) climb to the Coll de la Creueta at almost 2,000m (6,600ft). From the top of La Creueta, enjoy the long descent to your hotel in the Spanish ski town of La Molina.

Day 3

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Into Andorra

Today’s ride takes you across the border into France then into the principality of Andorra where many famous Tour de France stages have finished. First up is the Col de Puymorens reaching an altitude of almost 2000m. After a short descent you’ll soon be climbing again, on the way to the highest point of the day, the 2400m Port d’Envalira. A couple of Tour de France classic Andorran climbs, the Coll de Beixalis and the Coll d’Ordino round out a huge day in the saddle!

Map & Profile

Climb Distance Elevation Av. Grade Category
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from Girona
4.4% 2
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from Madremanya
5.8% 3
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toggle arrow Coll de Sentigosa
from Olot
5% 2
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from Campdevanol
4.3% HC
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from Latour-de-Carol
4% 1
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toggle arrow Port d’Envalira
from Coll De Puymorens
6% 1
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from Encamp
8.7% 2
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7% 2
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Climbs

Day 01
Day 02
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Day 07

Climbs

Category Climb Day Difficulty Length Ele. Gain Av. Grade
2 Els Angels (from Girona) 01 38 4.4%
3 Els Angels (from Madremanya) 01 42 5.8%
2 Coll de Sentigosa (from Olot) 02 54 5%
HC Col de la Creueta (from Campdevanol) 02 75 4.3%
1 Coll De Puymorens (from Latour-de-Carol) 03 46 4%
1 Port d’Envalira (from Coll De Puymorens) 03 64 6%
2 Collada de Beixalis (from Encamp) 03 85 8.7%
2 Coll Ordino (from Ordino) 03 76 7%
HC Col de Port de Tarascon (from Tarascon) 04 60 5%
3 Col de Portech (from Alos) 04 51 8%
2 Col de Portet d’Aspet (from St Lary) 04 54 6.8%
1 Col de Mente (from Henne Morte) 04 81 6.9%
HC Port de Balès (from Mauleon-Barousse) 05 108 6.5%
1 Col de Peyresourde (from Junction to Port de Balès) 05 86 7.6%
1 Col de Val Louron-Azet (from Genos) 05 83 8.2%
1 Hourquette d’Ancizan (from Guchen) 06 91 7.6%
HC Col du Tourmalet (from Ste Marie de Campan) 06 126 7.5%
2 Col des Borderes (from Sireix) 07 52 5.8%
2 Col de Soulor (from Arrens-Marsous) 07 78 7.9%
2 Col d’Aubisque (from Col de Soulor) 07 43 4.9%
2 Col de Marie-Blanque (from Bielle) 07 61 5.8%
3 Col d’Ichere from (Lourdios-Ichere) 07 44 6.4%
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Dates & Prices



Date Booking Status Availability Price / Per Person Single Supplement Non-rider Discount
2023
May 13 - 20
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Aug 5 - 12
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    Trip Hotels

    Hotel CMC Girona

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    Hotel Fontanals

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    Serras Andorra Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa

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    Le Castel d’Alti

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    Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan

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    Grand hôtel de France

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    Hotel Alysson

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    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All but 1 dinner
    • Sit-down lunch on Day 1
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick-up at Barcelona Airport
    • Drop-off at Toulouse Blagnac Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All but 1 dinner
    • Sit-down lunch on Day 1
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick-up at Barcelona Airport
    • Drop-off at Toulouse Blagnac Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities

    Travel details - airport departures

    Pick-up/Drop-off Info

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Time

    Barcelona Airport

    9:00am

    OR

    TRYP Barcelona Airport Hotel

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    9:00am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Time

    Toulouse Blagnac Airport

    10:00am


    Rental Bikes

    Frame

    Felt FR Advanced

    Groupset

    2023 SRAM Force AXS 12-speed

    Weight

    7.7kg (size 53)

    Wheels

    Reynolds AR46 DB Custom

    Chainrings

    48x35

    Cassette

    10-33

    Sizes

    47, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61

    Price

    USD $500

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    EPIC Trans Pyrenees

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