13 -21 August 2014
Did you always want to climb the biggest and most beautiful Pyrenean « Cols » of the Tour de France, the Tourmalet, the Aubisque, Luz Ardiden ? Bike Basque offers you this opportunity.
Starting in Sare and finishing in Foix while passing through 16 climbs (among them, 5 « Hors catégorie ») , this cycling trip takes place over the course of 9 days and is fully supported by 2 vehicles and 2 professional guides to make you feel safe and free throughout your trip.
What's the program ?
Day 1: Arrival in Sare, picking up of all the guests at the airport or the train-station*,
setting up the bikes, first meeting with the team and presentation of the rides day by day.
A road book will be handed out to each participant before a welcome dinner.
Day 2: Sare to Mauléon - 98km - 1 950m
Day 3: Mauléon to Oloron Sainte Marie - 102km - 2 520m
Day 4: Oloron Sainte Marie to Argelez Gazost - 91km - 2 600m
Day 5: Rest day or optional 2h/2h30
Day 6: Argelés Gazost to Arreau - 110km - 3 800m
Day 7: Arreau to Saint Girons - 107km - 2 380m
Day 8: Saint Girons to the Plateau de Beille - 87km - 2 480m (lunch at the top of the Plateau de Beille)
Day 9: Departure from Foix after the last breakfast, we could drop you off at your departure spot**.
For a clear and virtual view of the tour, go to http://www.bikebasque.co.uk/en/across-the-pyrenees-routes,43.html
What's included ?
-9 days/8 nights (in 2/3 star hotels)
-Half-board (breakfast and lunch)
-2 professional guides
-2 support vehicles
-Transportation from your arrival place* to your departure place**.
-Transportation of your personal belongings throughout the 9 days
-Snacks and drinks during your rides
-15 730m elevation gain