Trans-Pyrenees

Trans-Pyrenees

An epic, coast to coast ride across the Pyrenees, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic

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 and many more!

Overview

Details

Next Departure

June 19th 2021

Price

USD $3,995

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Non-Rider Friendly

No ?

Rental Bike

USD $500

Ride Program

Total Distance

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Daily Av. 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, you’ll cross the Pyrenees from east to west, conquering iconic Tour de France climbs like the Tourmalet, Aubisque, Aspin, Peyresourde, Pailheres, Marie-Blanque and Portet d’Aspet. The full list is impressive!

Throughout the 950km (590 miles) ride you’ll be amazed with the sheer natural beauty of this incredible region. The ride ends with a celebration dip in the Atlantic Ocean close to San Sebastian.


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The 2018 Pyrenees trip was another outstanding Thomson adventure. The weather was perfect, the rides challenging, and the guides attentive and supportive. It's a spectacular ...

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My 3rd and favourite trip. As per all Thomson trips it was all 'about the bike' - we came to ride and that is pretty ...

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Another wonderful cycling week with TBT. Great staff, great rides ,great food, great scenery. The ultimate cycling experience for those who love to ride their ...

Larry Milosevic, Canada — 2015

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Itinerary

Day Description Distance Elevation Hotel
01 Girona and Els Angels Hotel Palau de Bellavista
02 Through the Spanish Pyrenees Hotel Fontanals
03 Into France and the Port de Pailheres Le Manoir d’Agnes
04 The classic climbs of the Ariege Hotel Eychenne
05 Legendary Tour de France climbs Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
06 Aspin and Tourmalet Hotel Gallia & Londres
07 Is this the most stunning road in the Pyrenees? L’Auberge de l’Etable
08 Last stretch and a dip in the Atlantic Hotel Ibaia Hendaye
09 Au revoir!
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Itinerary Detail

Day 1

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Girona and 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 on our warm-up ride over the famous Els Angels climb, a favorite with all the professional riders who live in Girona.

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.

Tip: La Creueta is long and is one of these climbs that gets gradually steeper, especially in the second half of the climb. Pace yourself on this one!

Day 3

Distance

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Into France and the Port de Pailheres

Today’s ride takes you across the border into France and features one of our favorite climbs in the Pyrenees, the Col de Pailheres. With 20 switchbacks crammed into the last 5km (3 miles) of the climb, this is one to be enjoyed!

Tip: the final 45km (28 miles) of the ride run along a stunning ridge, high above the River Ariege. Look to the mountains on the other side of the river and you’ll see a couple of famous Tour de France summit finishes: Ax les Thermes and Plateau de Beille.

Map & Profile

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4.4% 2
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5.8% 3
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from Olot
5% 2
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from Campdevanol
4.3% HC
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from Saillagouse
5.7% 3
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7.9% HC
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from Ascou
7.4% 2
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Climbs

Day 01
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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%
3 Port de Llo (from Saillagouse) 03 39 5.7%
HC Port de Pailheres (from Rouze) 03 110 7.9%
2 Col du Chioula (from Ascou) 03 66 7.4%
1 Port de Lers (from Vicdessos) 04 86 7.1%
2 Col d’Agnes (from Etang de Lers) 04 54 7.7%
2 Col de Latrape (from Aulus-les-Bains) 04 59 7.5%
1 Col de la Core (from Seix) 04 85 6.5%
2 Col de Portet d’Aspet (from St Lary) 05 54 6.8%
1 Col de Mente (from Henne Morte) 05 81 6.9%
1 Col de Peyresourde (from Luchon) 05 95 7%
1 Col de Val Louron-Azet (from Genos) 05 83 8.2%
1 Col d’Aspin (from Arreau) 06 80 6.7%
HC Col du Tourmalet (from Ste Marie de Campan) 06 126 7.5%
1 Col de Soulor (from Argeles-Gazost) 07 78 5.4%
3 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 the River Gave d’Aspe) 07 47 6.4%
HC Col de Bagargui (from Auberge Logibar) 08 108 7.4%
2 Col d’Ispeguy (from St Etienne de Baigorry) 08 66 6.9%
3 Puerto d’Otxondo (from Ordoki) 08 31 4.3%
4 Col de St Ignace (from Sare) 08 22 4.1%
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Dates & Prices

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Jun 19 - Jun 27
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    Trip Hotels

    Hotel Palau de Bellavista

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    Hotel Fontanals

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    Le Manoir d’Agnes

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    Hotel Eychenne

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    Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan

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    Hotel Gallia & Londres

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    L’Auberge de l’Etable

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    Hotel Ibaia Hendaye

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    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 9 days / 8 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 San Sebastian Airport (or transfer back to Barcelona in our vans)
    • 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
    • 9 days / 8 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 San Sebastian Airport (or transfer back to Barcelona in our vans)
    • 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

    Travel Details

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Meeting Time

    Barcelona Airport

    9:00am

    OR

    TRYP Barcelona Airport Hotel

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    9:00am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Arrival Time

    San Sebastian Airport

    9:00am

    OR

    Barcelona Airport: transfer to Barcelona in our vans (journey time 6 to 7 hours)

    Between 3:00pm & 4:00pm


    Rental Bikes

    Made by hand in Italy, the Basso Bikes Diamante is exactly what a fine, authentic, Italian road bike should be. The classic lines, flawless geometry and rounded tube shapes offer performance and ultimate versatility.

    Frame

    Basso Diamante

    Groupset

    Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2 (Electronic Shifting)

    Weight

    8kg (size 53)

    Wheels

    Microtech MR38 Disc Carbon Clincher

    Chainrings

    50x34

    Cassette

    11-32

    Sizes

    45, 48, 51, 53, 56, 58, 61

    Price

    USD $500

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    Basso Bikes Diamante Opal White with Disc brakes


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