MTB Across the Pyrenees

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pie is a cycling events company delivering amazing bespoke bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We create, develop, manage, operate and deliver fully supported guided group cycling trips for companies, charities and groups of individuals.  All to your specific brief.

From the Pyrenees mountains to the Atlantic coast through the Basque country of Spain and France.

 

Mix of road, gravel, off road and single track

A varied mountain bike route for competent riders

Starting on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route

Finish at the Atlantic

Itinerary

Day 1 Warm up loop 25 km 480m

Flight into Biarritz, transfer to Roncesvalles 1hr30 or flight into Bilbao, transfer to Roncesvalles 2hr 45. Assemble bikes or measure up for rental bikes.

Roncesvalles has been a starting point for centuries for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago route and is now the starting point for this Pyrenean ride. We set off on our warm up ride through the lush and fertile foothills of the Pyrenees, mainly on forest tracks, with 2 climbs as our preparation for things to come.

Day 2 Roncesvalles to Elizondo, 40 km 1300m

Today we have a tough challenge as we join the GR11 trans-Pyrenean trekking route. A mix of tarmac, forest tracks and single track means we stay high on the frontier ridge crossing in and out of France before a 15km descent down to our night stop in Elizondo.

Day 3 Elizondo to Hendaye, 52 km 1500m

The day starts with a tough 10 km climb out of Elizondo to a ridge at 900 meters. It’s not quite all down hill from here, but there is some great riding, mainly on forest track, actually along the border between France and Spain. As we get closer we get great views down to the Atlantic were we will head to the finish and celebration at the beach side hotel in Hendaye.

Day 4 Transfer

Transfer Biarritz airport 35 minutes or to Bilbao airport 1hr 30

 

Distance and elevation
Km m
Day 1 25 480
Day 2 40 1300
Day 3 52 1500
Total 117 3280

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email info@pieevents.co.uk and download the event summary sheet.

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We are a cycling events company specialising in developing and delivering high quality bespoke guided bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We work with multinationals, charities and private groups to deliver exactly what you want, so your ride is tailor made for you.

All of our events are fully supported. Our multi-day rides are guided on a ratio of 1 guide to 10 cyclists and supported by an experienced crew of tour leaders and medics. Our sportives are fully supported with vehicles, medics and an experienced team delivering safety and logistics. We provide 3 food stops a day, we transport luggage from A to B, and deal with all mechanical and medical issues.

Beautiful scenery & great riding is provided as standard!

Download the Summary Sheet for more details