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Pyrenees Sea to Sea

Classic mountain climbs from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean

Conquer majestic mountain passes and relive epic race battles as you pedal across the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

With daily routes through France and Spain, averaging over 60 miles and 7000 vertical feet, this cross-country bike trip offers avid cyclists an invigorating combination of riding and cultural experience. Though the riding is challenging and the terrain is surely spectacular, the unassuming charm and hearty cuisine of the Basque & Catalan people serve to keep cyclists well-fueled and refreshed, as this bicycle tour traverses a true cycling paradise. (The magical healing powers of the springs of Bagnères de Luchon don't hurt either.) Join us for a bicycle vacation of a lifetime in the Pyrenees!

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St. Jean de Luz, France | Girona, Spain

Dates

2014
Sep
2015
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Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Today's Ride:

St. Jean-de-Luz to Puerto de Otxondo to St. Jean-Pied-de-Port
Approximately 46 miles with 4,400 feet of climbing

Description:

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel La Reserve (1 Avenue Gaetan Bernoville , 64500 St Jean de Luz, France) at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip.You can choose to either meet your guides between 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM on the day before your trip starts at the hotel or wait until the first meeting day for a custom bike fit before your first day’s ride from the belle époque seaside resort town of St. Jean- de-Luz, France. Inhale a deep breath of salty Atlantic air and dip your toes (or maybe your front tire!) ceremoniously in the cool ocean waters to christen your trip before jumping into today’s Pays Basque ride. Your ride today is 60% in France, 40% in Spain & 100% in the Basque country! The climb begins from the coast and ascends through green pastures dotted with sheep, mountain goats, and signature white Basque farmhouses.You’ll feast on a mountaintop Trek Travel picnic lunch before continuing on to your hotel for the night.Tonight, your guides will host a rousing round of introductions over drinks with your fellow travelers followed by a hearty dinner in the ancient mountain town of St. Jean-Pied-de-Port.

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Hotel:

Hôtel les Pyrénées
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Day

2

Today's Ride:

St. Jean-Pied-de-Port to Lurbe-Saint-Christau
Approximately 70 miles with 9,800 feet of climbing

Description:

Today you’ll ride from the foothills into the mighty Pyrenees. Begin with a climb up the Col de Burdincurutcheta, a popular bird migration viewpoint in September and October. As you summit this first climb, keep your eyes peeled for woodpigeons, honey buzzards and cranes. You’ll ride through the largest broadleaf forest in Europe, en route to Col d’Iraty and your first “hors catégorie” climb, Col de Soudet. You’ll be surrounded by vast gorges and quaint pastoral villages where sheep cheese production is the main source of work and income. Lunch at the café of your choice today, allowing you flexibility to ride at your own pace along the Route du Fromage and explore this remote Basque country.You’ll reconvene with the rest of the group for dinner at your hotel deep in theVallée d’Aspe.

Hotel:

Chateau d’Arance
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Day

3

Today's Ride:

Cette-Eygun to Saint-Savin
Approximately 52 miles with 7,600 feet of climbing

Description:

From your hotel you’ll ride down theVallée d’Aspe this morning to cross over to theVallée d’Ossau, as you continue your journey into the Hautes-Pyrénées. If you’re lucky, as you climb through the old beechwood forests to Col de Marie-Blanque you may see one of the six recently reintroduced brown bears. Later you’ll also pass the Neoclassical spa town of Eaux-Bonnes which offers an ideal place to stop for lunch before the next two historic and challenging climbs.This afternoon, you’ll tackle two legendary ascents—Col d’Aubisque and Col du Soulor.You’ll climb Aubisque from the ‘hard’ side which starts out relatively easy until after the Cascade deValentin where you’ll be confronted by thigh burning 13% grades.With stunning views on a clear day, if the riding doesn’t take your breath away - the scenery certainly will! Later on, enjoy a long descent to the hotel near Argelès-Gazost, to swap stories with your new cycling friends over a well- earned gourmet French feast.

Hotel:

Le Viscos
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Day

4

Today's Ride:

Saint-Savin to Bagnères-de-Luchon
Approximately 67 miles with 10,600 feet of climbing

Description:

Prepare for climbing today on the biggest day of elevation gain on the trip!You’ll climb Col duTourmalet, Col d’Aspin & Col de Peyresourde, three of the five climbs that have been regularly featured in the Tour de France, where many tried but only the strongest survived. You’ll begin your day with a warm-up in the Gorge de Luz, en route to Col du Tourmalet, the highest pass traversable by a vehicle and home of the largest ski area in the Pyrenees. After an exhilarating descent, climb again to the cow grazing peak of Col d’Aspin and swoop down to Arreau, the former capital of ancient Aragon.Arreau enjoys an almost rainless micro-climate in the shadow of these large mountains.Again you have the freedom to challenge these peaks at your own pace, stopping for lunch in any of these mountain villages when you choose.The final climb is more gradual up to Col de Peyresourde, before zipping down into Bagnères-de-Luchon for a hearty meal and a cozy bed.

Hotel:

Hôtel Acta Luchon
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5

Today's Activity:

Rest Day in Bagnères-de-Luchon

Description:

It’s rest day today - and an opportunity to relax, recuperate and charge your batteries for the rest of the trip. Relax in Bagnères-de-Luchon as you soak your aches and pains away at a mountain spa and maybe take a visit to the “thermes” and warm-up your muscles in theVaporarium—a one-of-a-kind natural underground steam bath.Work out any kinks with an indulgent massage and then enjoy the swimming pool at your leisure.Your Trek Travel guides have a menu of other activities for an afternoon of fun— rafting, kayaking, caving, climbing and hiking are just a few of the options. If you’re interested there’s also the opportunity to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the region from an aerial tram 4000 feet up to Superbagnères before taking a “parapente” back down the mountain! Whatever you decide, this is your day to do as little - or as much - as you want.

Hotel:

Hôtel Acta Luchon
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Day

6

Today's Ride:

Bagnères-de-Luchon to Sort
Approximately 67 miles with 6,800 feet of climbing

Description:

Rested and ready, today could be your lucky day! Say “au revoir” to France and “hola” as you head into Spain! Atop the wooded Col du Portillon, you’ll enter theVal d’Aran.This valley is on the French side of the Pyrenean watershed but - under Spanish rule - was cut-off from the outside world for centuries.Your biggest challenge of the day is Puerto de la Bonaigua: a category one climb and the highest mountain you’ll climb in Spain.A barren and broad landscape stretches before you as you wind your way down the valley to one of the premier whitewater rafting spots in Europe, La Noguera Pallaresa.You’ll end the day in the luckiest town in Spain, Sort! Meaning “luck” in Catalan, Sort attracts Spaniards from all over the country, who buy their lottery tickets here in hopes of becoming the next “El Gordo” winner.Tonight you’ll regroup in town with your traveling companions to enjoy some typical Catalan cuisine and “tapas.”

Hotel:

Hotel Pessets
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Day

7

Today's Ride:

Sort to Gósol
Approximately 64 miles with 9,500 feet of climbing

Description:

Enjoy your last big day of climbing on your trans-Pyrenees journey today. Starting with a category one pass, a regular climb of the Vuelta a España—Coll de Cantó - you’ll then drop down to La Seu d’Urgell, where you may choose to have lunch along the river where the canoeing events of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics were held. Continue pedaling along quiet, beautiful roads in the Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró, a 250-square mile park which is too steep for skiing or agriculture and so makes a perfect playground for thrill-seeking hikers and climbers. Alongside the roads here you’ll also often see goat-like chamois precariously perched or maybe locals out foraging for mushrooms. End your day in Gósol, a remote town where Pablo Picasso once famously traveled in search of fresh inspiration. Tonight you’ll savor a hearty dinner at a small local bistro in the town center before turning in for a refreshing alpine rest.

Hotel:

Cal Franciscó
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Day

8

Today's Ride:

Gósol to Olot
Approximately 60 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing

Description:

Dive into the day and explore the many sights you pass on your ride through this intriguing and unique region of the Pyrenees. First up is the Pedraforca, a dramatic limestone outcropping reminiscent of the Matterhorn in France.The seemingly endless limestone façade is slowly replaced by organic volcanic hills as you make your way to Olot, a town at the heart of a region rich with natural beauty. Enjoy lunch along the way in La Pobla de Lillet, known for its fantastical gardens designed in 1905 by the internationally famous local architect Antoni Gaudí. Alternatively, continue on to Sant Joan de las Abadesses and stroll among the many historic remains including a Benedictine monastery and reconstructed 12th century bridge.Tonight relax and rest up before your final ride of the journey tomorrow, and your first glimpse of the Mediterranean Sea!

Hotel:

Hotel Can Blanc
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Day

9

Today's Ride:

Olot to Platja d’Aro
Approximately 77 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing

Description:

Today the last exhilarating ride of your epic trans-Pyrenees adventure lies before you - so savor every moment!You’ll start by crossing LaVall d’en Bas,which hosted a 2005Vuelta a España stage start,and cruise through the training ground that many professional cyclists use to jump-start their season. One last relatively small climb stands between you and your long awaited view of the brilliantly blue Mediterranean Sea.Your ride ends with a spectacular finale, winding along the rugged, beautiful Costa Brava to your hotel nestled right on the beach - to ceremoniously conclude your ride by again dipping your tire in the sea. While overlooking the clear blue waters with your fellow riding companions, you’ll toast to your conquest of the Pyrenees with a traditional glass of “cava” from your hotel’s terrace while enjoying a farewell dinner overlooking the water as the sun sets behind the mighty jagged peaks you’ve just traveled.

Hotel:

Park Hotel San Jorge
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Day

10

Description:

This last morning is yours to do as you please. Sleep in and then enjoy a leisurely breakfast overlooking the tranquil Mediterranean Sea, or take a walk along the sandy beach and enjoy the spray of the surf as you contemplate your next Trek Travel cycling adventure. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Park Hotel San Jorge.You’ll then shuttle 1 hour to the Girona Train Station, arriving at approximately 11:00 AM. Please allow adequate time for any connecting travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.

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OPTIONAL BARCELONA ADD-ON PACKAGE


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Explore the city of Bareclona

3 days | 2 nights

$1099 per person

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Discover the dynamic and diverse Mediterranean city of Barcelona and get a taste of the unique culture, boutique shopping, innovative gastronomy and an avant-garde spirit of the Catalonian capital. Taste tapas on the famous Las Ramblas walking boulevard, admire the amazing works of Gaudi including the iconic La Sagrada Familia church and visit many other area attractions. Barcelona will captivate you and make you want to return again and again.

Discover Spanish cuisine with a 1/2 day cooking class that starts with an optional walking tour around the famous Boqueria market, where a chef will give you plenty of tips on picking local, seasonal products. OR ½ day city tour including skip-the-line access and guided visit to Sagrada Familia Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour will show you the city’s most iconic sights and allow you to discover some of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. You'll enjoy skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, so you can avoid the long queues at this popular attraction. You’ll also visit the hill of Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter.

What's Included:

  • 2 Nights Accommodation at a 4 star property in downtown Barcelona
  • 1 Arranged Dinner at a hand-picked, unique tapas bistro
  • 1 Scheduled cultural activity. See our ‘Explore the City’ details above
  • Ground transportation arranged accordingly from Barcelona to your Trek Travel trip start or from your Trek Travel trip-end location to Barcelona
  • Detailed list of our recommended area attractions and restaurants
  • Dedicated travel coordinator to assist with connections and reservations for your entire Trek Travel trip at no additional fee

How to get there

Choose the Barcelona add-on package before or after your Costa Brava, Mallorca Beach, Pyrenees Sea to Sea or Mallorca Ride Camp trip package. Rail tickets either to the Trek Travel meeting location or from the Trek Travel meeting location are included with your package.

Suggested Area Attractions:

  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Magic Fountain
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Mirc Museum
  • Las Ramblas
  • Playa de Catalunya
  • Park G ell



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Travel Coordinator Services:

Barcelona, Spain

Description:

As your dedicated travel coordinator I’ll make sure your travel arrangements are seamless. Assistance with arranging flights and full advisory services are included with your add on package. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation with exact dates, hotel and restaurant details along with a detailed list of suggested attractions & city guide.

Lindsay Juley

Please note: Gratuity is not included for any part of the package. Please tip at your own discretion.




Dates & Pricing

CURRENT PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 1ST

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book your price and date are guaranteed.

2014


Sep
24th -
Oct
3rd
/ 10 days / 9 nights
$5399 / Person, $950 / Single OCC.
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2015


Sep
16th - 25th / 10 days / 9 nights
$5399 / Person, $950 / Single OCC.
Sep
30th -
Oct
9th
/ 10 days / 9 nights
$5399 / Person, $950 / Single OCC.

Hotels

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Hôtel les Pyrénées

St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, France (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)

Situated in the heart of town, the Hôtel les Pyrénées is steps away from the 17th century city walls.
Chateau Arance on our Pyrenees Sea to Sea bike trip

Chateau d'Arance

Cette-Eygun, France (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)

This charming hotel-restaurant is in a quiet peaceful village, deep in the heart of the French Pyrénées. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, such as the Pic d’ Anie.

Le Viscos

Saint-Savin, France (Hautes-Pyrénées)

Situated in a small picturesque village near the base of Tourmalet, this hotel is a comfortable retreat with amenities such as wifi and an accomplished restaurant.
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Hótel Acta Luchon

Bagnåres de Luchon, France (Haute-Garonne)

Treat yourself to the only four-star hotel in town for two nights. Smart and stylish, this newly renovated hotel is in the heart of Bagnères de Luchon, with all the amenities you desire.

Hotel Pessets

Sort, Spain (Lleida)

This family-run hotel is a comfortable stop, next to the river Noguera Pallaresa.

Cal Franciscó

Gosol, Spain (Lleida)

This basic two-star hostel has simple, clean rooms - set in the mountains of the beautiful and remote Parc Natural del Cad-Moixeró.
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Hotel Can Blanc

Olot, Spain (Girona)

This small hotel has brightly colored rooms and sits on a quiet road in the Parque Natural de la Zona Volcånica de la Garrotxa.
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Park Hotel San Jorge

Platja D’Aro, Spain (Girona)

This hotel is situated on a cliff, overlooking two fantastic sandy beaches near the town of Sant Feliu. The outdoor swimming pool, beautiful gardens, and spa retain all the flavor of the 1950s, but in a modern setting.

What's Included

We Include More

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that’s how we help you create more memories. See more

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 9 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Pyrenees Sea to Sea trip, you will stay in a variety of charming hotels. Overall the average rating of the hotels on this trip is three star, however, you will spend a couple of nights in basic two-star mountain hostels and three nights in four-star accommodation.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 social hours, 7 dinners and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our Pyrenees Sea to Sea trip, you are free to dine on your own for most lunches, giving you the flexibility to ride at your own pace. Most dinners are provided by Trek Travel, at or near our hotel. We seek out establishments that not only exude the culture of the region, but also provide appropriate nourishment for active cyclists.When possible, we request hearty meals short in length, always conscious of balancing culture with comfort. Dress for all meals is casual.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
  • The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting(limited selection)
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computerTrek Travel t-shirt and cycling socks
  • The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer

THANK YOUR GUIDES, BY TIPPING

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Transportation to the trip pick-up location
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Gratuities for Trek Travel guides
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. Your guides are happy to make recommendations should you so desire.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 4
  • Average Daily Mileage | 65
  • Terrain | Mountainous
  • Average Daily Elevation | 5,800

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Pyrenees Sea to Sea is best suited for our Type 4 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 3 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Type Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is mountainous and challenging, with sustained climbing in all kinds of weather. We’ll tackle rolling foothills as well as "hors catégorie" peaks, in the end, scaling the equivalent height of Mt. Everest—twice. Our highest point of the trip is Col du Tourmalet, just shy of 7000 feet. Roads will be winding, narrow, and steep at times, and rarely ever level. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

The weather varies considerably across the Pyrenees. The French side to the west is wetter, and the eastern Spanish slopes are much drier and warmer. The weather is generally stable in early September, but layering is recommended in any mountain climate, as things can change quickly. A wind/waterproof shell is a necessity. Tights, fleece pullovers, and synthetic layers are recommended.

This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination. As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866.464.8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:

  • Costa Brava
  • Mallorca Beach
  • Provence

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to a race-proven Trek Madone 6.5 with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting for the ultimate riding experience. Upgrades to Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Trek Ride Plus electric assist bicycle are also available. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

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HOW TO GET THERE

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Biarritz, France (BIQ) and take a taxi 9 miles south to our meeting point in St. Jean-de-Luz. Alternatively, fly into to Paris, France (CDG) and travel by TGV train 6 hours southwest to the St. Jean-de-Luz station, less than one mile from our meeting point. For train schedules and further information please consult www.RailEurope.com.

As the trip ends in the Costa Brava region of Spain, we recommend booking your return flight from Barcelona Airport (BCN). There are hourly trains from Girona to the downtown Barcelona Sants Station, and the trip takes about an hour. From the station, you can connect to the airport by a 20-minute train ride. For further information, consult www.RENFE.com.

Hotel La Reserve | St. Jean-de-Luz, France

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel La Reserve (1 Avenue Gaetan Bernoville , 64500 St Jean de Luz, France) at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Please arrive wearing your first day’s cycling clothes. Keep any other cycling gear (helmet, shoes, pedals, etc.) or personal items necessary for the day (purse, passport, wallet, etc.) in a small bag, separate from your luggage. After a brief round of introductions and a bike fitting, you’ll begin your first ride through the Pays Basque. Alternatively, as your guides will be at this trip start hotel between 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM on the day before, you also can choose to meet them a day early to have your bike fitting done beforehand.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hôtel les Pyrénées (+33 (0) 559 37 01 01), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. Trains leave 4 times daily from Bayonne (25 miles north of St. Jean-de-Luz) to St. Jean-Pied-de-Port. The journey will take 1 hour and 15 minutes and cost around 10 euros. Consult www.RailEurope.com for more information.

Girona Train Station | Girona, Spain

You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Park Hotel San Jorge. You’ll then shuttle 1 hour to the Girona Train Station, arriving at approximately 11:00 AM. Please allow adequate time for any connecting travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.

Before: BIARRITZ & ST. JEAN-DE-LUZ, FRANCE

Biarritz has been a holiday resort for many of the rich and famous, including Napoleon III, Hemingway, and Frank Sinatra. Follow in their footsteps by spending the afternoon at the Grande Plage - the largest beach - strolling through town, shopping, or pampering yourself at a local spa. Whatever you choose, make sure to stop at a Chocolaterie Henriet to enjoy a Rocher de Biarritz, a delicious bitter chocolate with orange rinds and almonds. Or join the surfers who come from all over the world to surf the ocean between Biarritz and St. Jean-de-Luz. Finish the day with an evening at the Casino de Biarritz. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

Hôtel La Reserve

This charming hotel is surrounded by a park of 7 acres with large bay windows and terraces overlooking the sea. It also boasts a swimming pool and a chic restaurant serving inventive cuisine and the flavors of the Basque Country.

Pointe Sainte Barbe,1 Avenue Gaetan Bernoville St Jean-de-Luz, France | +33 (0) 559 51 32 00 | www.Hotel-Lareserve.com | ~$175

Best Western Hôtel Colbert

This three-star hotel is situated near the fishing port, in the center of Cité des Corsaires, 5 minutes from the beach and restaurants.

3, Blvd de Commandant Passicot , St. Jean-de-Luz, France | +33 (0)5 59 26 31 99 | www.HotelColbertSaintJeanDeLuz.com | ~$200

Edouard VII

Just a few blocks from the waterfront and the downtown, this is a beautiful Biarritz style building with deep blue shutters. The rooms are impeccable and decorated with a personal touch.

34 avenue Carnot, Biarritz, France | +33 (0) 559 22 39 80 | www.Hotel-EdouardVII.com | ~$175

After: BARCELONA, SPAIN

The Catalonian capital of Barcelona boasts a beautiful coastline, diversity of culture, leisure, and shopping, creative, innovative gastronomy and an avant-garde spirit. Be sure to check out some of the fantastic architecture and art of Antonio Gaudi, such as Sagrada Familia or Parc Guell. The Gothic quarter is the heart of Barcelona’s old town, with narrow cobbled streets on which Picasso and Miró lived long ago. Las Ramblas is a long, tree-lined shopper’s paradise that leads to the sea. Be sure to check out the fascinating Boqueria market as well. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

Chic & Basic Born Hotel

In keeping with Barcelona’s Avant-Garde ambience, this popular and unique design hotel perfectly blends modern with kitsch. The century old building has been transformed into a contemporary hotel. The style is anything but basic and most rooms contain a crystal shower and a light system which transforms the room according to your taste.

Princesa, 50, Barcelona, Spain | +34 93 295 46 52 | www.ChicandBasic.com | ~$150

Casa Camper

A 19th century building converted into a cozy 25-room hotel. In the multicultural neighborhood of El Raval, just a few steps from the famous La Boqueria market, Casa Camper is the perfect location to indulge in Barcelona’s vibrant nightlife. You can do this actively by using one of the Casa Camper’s bicycles, or by enjoying the spectacular view across the city from the rooftop terrace.

Carrer Elisabets 11 | +34 933 42 62 80 | www.CasaCamper.com | ~$425

Hotel Villa Emilia Barcelona, Spain

Ten minutes from the historic city center, Hotel Villa Emilia offers 53 non-smoking modern and spacious boutique rooms. Escape to the roof terrace and enjoy its sophistication and serenity.

Calabria 115-117 | +34 932 52 52 85 | www.HotelVillaEmilia.com | ~$225


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the full-carbon, ultra smooth Trek Domane 5.9, to the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid–both included in the trip cost, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

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Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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