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France - Trans Pyrenees Challenge - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

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Holiday Highlights

  • Riding the entire length of Europe’s most dramatic mountain range
  • Looking down on the switchbacks ahead from the summits of the Aspin and the Port de Pailhères
  • The breath-taking descent from the top of the Tourmalet
  • Fresh crepes and a coffee at the summit of Col de Peyresourde
  • Bathing tired legs in the outdoor thermal waters in Ax-les-Thermes
  • Fine Spanish food and wine in Bossost
  • Picnic and celebratory drinks on the beach at Collioure

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Our Trans Pyrenees Challenge has been one of our most popular road cycling tours ever since we started offering it, well over a decade ago. We updated this trip in 2015, and in this new incarnation the tour is bigger and even better than it was before. In response to popular demand, our carefully researched route now takes in the entire mountain range.
Starting on the shores of the Atlantic and finishing on the warm sands of the Mediterranean, it presents a unique opportunity to combine a coast-to-coast ride with a genuine mountain experience.
This is a challenging trip through one of Europe’s most impressive mountain ranges, and our revised route now spans the entire distance between the Bay of Biscay on the Atlantic Coast and the Mediterranean Sea taking in some of the most impressive mountain scenery you could wish for as we make our way along the beautiful natural border between France and Spain.
Home to both the Basques and the Catalans, throughout history the region has seen its share of conflict. Thankfully today the struggle for supremacy in the mountains is mainly fought out on two wheels. Whether it be professional riders battling for points and Tour de France stage wins, or amateur riders battling against the mountains themselves, the challenges presented by the Pyrenees are just as dramatic and just as exciting.
If you’ve always wondered what it feels like to climb the likes of the Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aubisque, Aspin and Peyresourde then this is your chance. These mountains are legendary in the cycling world. The route starts in St Jean de Luz on the Basque coast and covers nearly 800km and 17,000m of climbing before arriving in Banyuls-sur-Mer on the Mediterranean coast, where we'll celebrate with a paddle in the sea and a bottle of something sparkling. 






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10 days
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9 nights hotels

8 days riding

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Last Updated: 21/12/2017