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Provence to Girona Gravel Bike Tour

Experience the best of Provence and Catalonia off the beaten paths

Get ready for a thrilling nine-day gravel biking journey that combines epic adventure with scenic beauty. Ride from Provence's limestone tracks to gravel paths near the captivating Mediterranean shores then head inland to the majestic and challenging Pyrenees en route to the cycling mecca of Girona. This remarkable trip highlights the best of all worlds, offering an exciting blend of natural wonders, cultural treasures, and the exhilaration of remote, challenging terrain. Fuel long rides with the local flavors of France and Spain from fresh grilled fish to hearty inland stews. As you delve deep into the Pyrenees, be awestruck by the towering mountain peaks and the secrets found in hidden valleys. Witness the changes in the landscape, vegetation, and gastronomy as you pedal from point to point each day. This trip truly has it all. And who knows? You might find that a French Provencal rosé will match with Spanish tapas better than you expected. Book your trip with confidence »
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Provence to Girona Gravel Bike Tour
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9 Days & 8 Nights
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Trip Wows
Explore amazing gravel roads between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees mountains
Discover geological wonders like the unique red shores of Lac Salagou and the imposing formations of Orgues d'Ille
Tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Ares Pass in the mighty Pyrenees mountains
Rest for a day in a renovated wine cellar at the luxurious Hotel Riberach
Enjoy eating in local restaurants in Béziers and Camprodon and explore the diversity of cuisine between France and Spain
Watch the Experience
Provence to Girona Gravel Bike Tour
This trip is like no other. From the Mediteranean Sea to the mountains, from flat dirt paths to challenging mountainous gravel roads, every day of this trip will leave you in awe as you're riding from one stunning valley to the next. Crossing the border from France to Spain on gravel paths, it's the best way to discover Provence and Catalonia!
-Melanie, Trek Travel Trip Designer

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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Montpellier-Sud de France train station on the first day of your trip. After a 15-minute private shuttle, you'll arrive at Anse Sauvage, a charming restaurant nestled in a pristine natural sanctuary along the banks of l'Etang de Méjan. After enjoying a French brunch inspired by the chef's innovative culinary creations and a brief round of introductions, your guides will outline the trip and fit you to your bike. Today's ride offers a splendid introduction to the gravel you'll encounter throughout this exciting tour. Our adventure begins with a ride through a protected reserve, where you can observe serene flamingos resting in the ponds. We'll then guide you along the seawall, across the Vic Pond, and into the fragrant pine forests, which emit a captivating aroma. A gradual ascent will reward you with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and sea before we descend to our first hotel. This evening, we'll gather for cocktails and dinner to discuss what's to come during this cycling adventure between France and Spain.

Today's Ride:

Lattes to La Valadière
Approximately 37 miles | 60 km with 1,585 feet | 483 m

Hotel:

Zenitude - La Valadière

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Rise and shine, and get excited! After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we'll gather for our first big ride through the countryside in South of France. Today, our route will take you to the heights of Montpellier, where you'll be treated to an unspoiled panorama of the Mediterranean Sea. Some segments of today's unpaved route are technically challenging, including a steep descent with chunky gravel, but we think you'll agree there's nothing quite like the sound of gravel beneath your wheels as you traverse these remote areas. Your guides will be prepared with delicious sandwiches from the local boulangerie for whenever you'd like to have lunch. Continuing on, your route will lead you to the shores of Lac du Salagou, a reservoir created in 1968 by the construction of a dam. One of the most distinctive features of Lac du Salagou is the surrounding reddish soil, a result of the iron-rich earth in the region. The contrast between the deep blue water and the red earth creates a visually stunning and unique landscape. Tonight's accommodation will be situated in the heart of the Cirque de Mourèze, a "chaos" of dolomite rocks sculpted by erosion over millions of years. As the day winds down, we'll come together for a group dinner on the relaxing hotel grounds, where we can share and reflect upon our experiences of the day.

Today's Ride:

La Valadiere to Mourèze
Approximately 43 miles | 69km with 3,219 feet | 981 m

Hotel:

Auberge de Mourèze

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today, we'll take you on a ride that will endear you to the relaxed lifestyle of the South of France. In the morning, you'll traverse gently undulating, rocky hills that lead you through picturesque villages. Pause at a local cafe to savor a cup of coffee and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere. You'll then descend to the town of Béziers, renowned for its rich historical heritage dating back to Roman times, as well as for its magnificent cathedral. Lunch will be at a local restaurant, a treasured family establishment with a legacy of boules players, situated alongside the historic Canal du Midi. This afternoon, a scenic gravel route will lead you along the canal for approximately nine miles (15 kilometers), offering a truly delightful experience. The day will conclude with a charming ride through vineyards. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner at the hotel's restaurant, housed in a traditional building typical of this region of France.

Today's Ride:

Mourèze to Vinassan
Approximately 61 miles | 98 km with 3,146 feet | 978 m

Hotel:

Hotel du Mas

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today, we invite you to savor the seaside one last time before our journey deep into the Pyrenees mountains begins. In the morning, you'll leisurely pedal between the tranquil Mediterranean Sea and the picturesque Canal de la Robine on a gentle and flat gravel path, eventually transitioning to a sandy road that follows the coastline all the way to Leucate. Our day's first ascent will take you along a charming, narrow road that winds through the villages of Fitou and Opoul. Following a well-deserved bakery lunch, you'll take on the ascent to Bélesta, which will be challenging but incredibly rewarding. As you climb, you'll catch your first glimpse of the stunning Pyrenees mountains, passing by the Agly Dam and the quaint village of Cassagnes. Tonight, a leisurely dinner awaits you at the hotel's bistronomic restaurant, where you can relish the satisfaction of a day well spent.

Today's Ride:

Vinassan to Bélesta
Approximately 65 miles | 106 km with 3,631 feet | 1,111 m

Hotel:

Domaine Riberach

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

It's a rest day today - an opportunity to relax, recuperate, and recharge your batteries for the rest of the trip. Relax in Bélesta, a small village up in the mountains that offers calm and serenity. Visit the hotel's spa to soak away some aches and pains or indulge in a massage to work out any kinks. For those inclined toward an active rest day, Bélesta offers plenty of options. Take a leisurely stroll through the village, explore the surrounding hiking trails, or, if you're feeling adventurous, hop back on your bike to explore the impressive Gorges de Galamus. Wine enthusiasts can explore the vineyards during guided tours. (Please note that some of these extra activities require advance reservations and are not included in the trip price. You can contact one of our Trip Consultants or the hotel Domaine Riberach directly for more information.) Tonight, we'll come together again for an optional wine tasting in the cellar, followed by a delicious dinner, while your guides share what's awaiting you the next day.

Today's Optional Ride:

Gorges de Galamus Return
Approximately 38 miles | 61 km with 3,576 feet | 1,090 m

Optional Activity:

Private Wine Tasting at Domaine Riberach

Hotel:

Domaine Riberach

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Dive into the day and explore the many sights on your ride through this intriguing and unique region of the Pyrenees. Today's adventure begins with a ride through Bélesta, leading you to Ille-sur-Têt along a picturesque, undulating gravel road. Your guides will then take you to the awe-inspiring Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt, a mesmerizing display of rock formations that bear a striking resemblance to organ pipes, crafted over millions of years through the forces of erosion. You’ll then ascend to the mountainous terrain once more, traversing roads meticulously maintained by the Forest Fire Defense Organization. Here, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views before descending to our designated lunch spot in Oms. Recharge your energy at a cozy, local restaurant in the heart of this charming village. The swift descent to our next hotel will take you through a spellbinding forest. Afterwards, take some time to unwind by the hotel's pool before we shuttle to our dinner destination. There, you'll savor delectable seasonal market cuisine, thoughtfully blending tradition with innovation, and featuring flavors from both the region and beyond.

Today's Ride:

Bélesta to Céret
Approximately 37 miles | 62 km with 3,572 feet | 1,095 m

Hotel:

Mas de Trilles

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today you'll say au revoir to France and hola to Spain as you climb to the border through the stunning Pyrenees! You will first pass through Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda, renowned for its therapeutic thermal baths and steeped in a rich history dating back to Roman times. You'll then continue with a gentle ascent along the Tech Valley, tracing the course of the river that shares its name. Today's lunch will be in Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste, surrounded by medieval fortifications that preserve its historic center. The imposing Fort Lagarde, a 17th-century fortress, once stood as a stalwart defender of the city during various conflicts. You'll have some time to explore the town and find some food to fuel your body before starting the most challenging climb of the trip to Ares Pass. After a short gravel section, you'll climb nearly 7 miles (11 kilometers) at an average grade of 7.4% along a narrow, winding paved road, tackling switchback after switchback. Watch the breathtaking view unfold before your eyes as you reach the summit at almost 5,000 feet (1,513 meters). Congratulations - you made it to Spain! You will finally descend to Camprodon, a lovely village typical of northern Spain, where we'll spend the night. After a warm shower at the hotel, follow your guides' recommendations to find the best spot in town for your first Spanish meal.

Today's Ride:

Céret to Camprodon
Approximately 43 miles | 69 km with 5,919 feet | 1,804 m

Hotel:

Hotel Edelweiss

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Your gravel adventure today will be a ride that won't disappoint! Begin the day with a hearty breakfast and saddle up for a long, yet relatively easy journey compared to the previous days. Today, you will ride towards Olot, a town nestled among dormant volcanic cones and craters. From Olot, you'll move onto the Via Verde, following the historic railway line that once linked Olot and Girona, meandering through the picturesque Garrotxa region. Along this path, we'll make a stop at a local restaurant to savor a truly authentic Catalan experience. Leaving the Via Verde behind, we'll make our way into Girona, our final destination on this remarkable trip. Tonight, we'll reconvene for a special dinner together at the hotel's exquisite restaurant, providing the perfect opportunity to relive the enchanting moments and share stories from this epic gravel adventure spanning from France to Spain.

Today's Ride:

Camprodon to Girona
Approximately 57 miles | 91 km with 1,961 feet | 595 m

Hotel:

Hotel Nord 1901

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Endings can be so bittersweet! This last morning is yours to do as you please. Opt for a last farewell ride along the river Riu Ter, take time to enjoy the dynamic town of Girona, or simply sleep in and savor the morning at your leisure. You will say farewell to your guides at 11:30 AM at the hotel before shuttling to the Girona Train Station to continue on your next adventure.

Today's Ride:

Girona Riu Ter Loop
Approximately 26 miles | 42 km with 984 feet | 300 m

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Zenitude Relais & Spa La Valadière

Juvignac, France

Explorer Accommodation | Situated in close proximity to Montpellier, this hotel provides an ideal setting for unwinding following a busy day. Its facilities encompass an indoor heated pool and an outdoor pool, along with spa treatments and sports recovery massages. The comfortable rooms ensure a tranquil night's rest, allowing you to wake up refreshed and prepared for the day ahead. The hotel's bar and restaurant area provides a wonderful space for gathering with family and friends.
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Auberge de Val Mourèze

Mourèze, France

Explorer Accommodation | Auberge de Val Mourèze is a charming boutique hotel, perfectly situated within the breathtaking Cirque de Mourèze. Relax by the heated outdoor pool, bask in the melodious birdsong, or gather with friends at the terrace bar for a well-deserved beer. The moment you step into your room, you'll immediately appreciate why this hotel is renowned for its tranquility and serenity.
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Hotel du Mas

Vinassan, France

Explorer Accommodation | Nestled within a pine forest, Hotel du Mas exemplifies the quintessential charm of a Southern French residence, showcasing its vibrant facade. Adorned with beautifully decorated rooms in a Provençal style, the hotel offers a serene and authentic South of France experience, inviting you to relax and savor the tranquil ambiance. Savor a refreshing glass of pastis and unwind by the pool after a fulfilling day.
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Domaine Riberach

Bélesta, France

Luxury Accommodation | Domaine Riberach is truly unique. This eco-friendly haven is set within vineyards, offering delightful wines, charming accommodations, and a regional dining experience. Relax in rustic-chic rooms located in former wine tanks, explore the vineyards, unwind in the spa, and savor the tranquility of the Pyrenees.
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Mas de Trilles

Céret, France

Explorer Accommodation | Constructed in 1377, the estate served a variety of functions throughout its history, ranging from a mill, farm, and even a brickyard. Today, this historic structure has been meticulously restored and reimagined into a stylish hotel. Christian and Christine will be happy to welcome you into their home. Enjoy some down time at the inviting swimming pool and make the most of the amenities available for your enjoyment.
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Hotel Edelweiss

Camprodon, Spain

Explorer Accommodation | Hotel Edelweiss in Camprodón offers a comfortable stay in the Pyrenees with well-equipped rooms featuring heating, cable TV, and private balconies. It boasts free WiFi and cozy lounge areas, along with a breakfast buffet featuring local products. Ideally located for many outdoor activities, it's surrounded by picturesque villages and Romanesque churches, making it a prime base for cycling and exploring the scenic and cultural richness of the area.
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Hotel Nord 1901

Girona, Spain

Explorer Accommodation | A beautiful modern take on Girona, Hotel Nord 1901 is a hotel built to embrace Girona's rich culture and celebrate the incredible cycling the city and the surrounding area have to offer. Combining the cultural influences of the old city, Hotel Nord 1901 is located right in the city center and even boasts its own onsite cycle-centric coffee bar to get that pre- and post-ride espresso. Amenities include an indoor pool, spa treatments, proximity to great cycling routes and shopping, as well as sports recovery massage.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

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.

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Trek Checkpoint SLR 7

Take on the challenge of gravel with the knowledge that you are riding the best gravel bike in the business. With a high performance frame designed to be nimble yet stable, and the smoothing effect of rear IsoSpeed technology, it will let you ride with ease on any type of surface. The rugged drivetrain allows you to enjoy smooth and reliable shifting no matter the terrain. It also features Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for predictable and safe stopping power wherever you go. The 45mm tubeless gravel tires will give you confidence to tackle any bump in the road. If you want to escape the concrete, and adventure unpaved, let this bike take you there. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the all-new Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, Domane+ SLR 7 has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will help you on the climbs, hang with the fast group, and venture further on your cycling vacation. So go ahead – take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance, more speed, and more fun! Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $399 (3-6 day trips) or $599 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. Please contact a Trip Consultant to check availability. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Eight nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, six lunches, and seven dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Checkpoint SLR 7
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and Shimano SPD mountain style pedals
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Upgrade your ride to the Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7 specially outfitted with 40mm Bontrager GR1 tires (+$599, subject to availability.)
  • Trek Checkpoint SLR 7 carbon gravel bike with Shimano GRX electronic shifting and Bontrager carbon wheels
  • Tubeless Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M tires, size 45 mm
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano SPD mountain style pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • In-frame storage containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature Gravel trip, we suggest a tip for your guides between $360-$450 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip. 
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Parking costs during the trip for personal vehicles

More Information

Rider Level: 4 - Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
74 kilometers / 47 miles
TOTAL MILES:
452 kilometers / 281 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
952 meters / 3,122 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
5,709 meters / 18,729 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The unpaved surfaces on our Provence to Girona Gravel Tour are rated as Advanced. You can expect a mixture of smooth dirt roads with sparse to moderate gravel as well as sections of loose, deeper gravel, singletrack and doubletrack. The support van cannot always follow on these sections, but will be posted up at strategic points along the route. We will go from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pyrennees mountains. The terrain is undulating with rolling hills along the coast and more hills as you venture inland, with Day 7 being the most mountainous with one big climb and descent. Provence to Girona Gravel is best suited for our Level 4 Riders with gravel or singletrack mountain biking experience. If you have gravel experience but are concerned about your physical ability to conquer the mileage and elevation, you may want to try our Domane+ electric-assist bike option.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
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:
  • Girona Gravel Bike Tour
  • Asiago to the Dolomites Gravel Bike Tour
  • Swiss Alps Gravel Bike Tour
  • Bentonville Gravel
  • Shenandoah Valley Gravel

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. This is a Signature Gravel trip. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. On our gravel cycling vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find well maintained, non-technical gravel roads and bike paths; unmaintained roads and roads with ruts or deep or chunky gravel are avoided as much as possible. However, gravel roads are dynamic by nature. Road surfaces change throughout the year depending on maintenance (grading, adding new gravel) and weather, particularly rain. Our guides will be constantly monitoring road conditions and may change the routes as needed to provide the best possible riding experience. In addition, as with all of our trips, at times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from the "today's ride" option for each day.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Paris (CDG) or Montpellier (MPL)
MEETING TIME:
10:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Montpellier-Sud de France TGV train station, Montpellier, France

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Barcelona (BCN)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:30 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Hotel Nord 1901, Girona, Spain

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your Provence to Girona bike tour, 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 Paris (CDG). From Paris, take a TGV train to Montpellier Sud de France, either from the TGV station at Charles de Gaulle Airport or from the Gare de Lyon in Paris. Please note that there are two train stations in Montpellier—the TGV and the center station (Gare de Montpellier Saint-Roch). To ensure a quicker journey, we recommend you book your ticket to arrive at the TGV station that is approximately three miles from the center station downtown. There is a frequent shuttle service for a few euros that connects the two train stations, or you can opt for a taxi (around ten euros for a fifteen-minute journey).

If you are arriving at Montpellier Airport, you can take a bus or a taxi for a few euros to reach the meeting point in Montpellier TGV station.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Montpellier Sud France train station at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. It's recommended that you bring a set of cycling clothes in your carry-on in case of lost luggage. After a quick fifteen-minute shuttle, you will arrive at L'Anse Sauvage where you can enjoy a picnic lunch as your guides explain how the trip will unfold and fit you to your Trek bike. Once everyone's bike is ready, you'll be off to explore the beautiful tracks of the South of France. Please have your riding gear in a separate bag or readily accessible, to avoid having to unpack your luggage.

If you will be late for the meeting time, or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our hotel, Zenitude Relais & Spa La Valadière (+33 4 66 40 40 10), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:30 AM at Hotel Nord 1901. Please be sure to secure transportation to your departure airport prior to the last day of the trip. From Hotel Nord 1901, the Girona Train Station is approximately a 15-minute walk, or taxis are also available for the short ride. Trains depart hourly to Barcelona Sants and Estació de França (For more information, consult www.renfe.com).

Once you arrive in Barcelona Sants, you may take a bus (depart every 30 minutes from 6:00 AM to 11:45 PM) to Terminal 1, or a train to Terminal 2. Alternatively, taxis are plentiful and operate 24 hours a day. The journey from the train station in the city center to the airport will take 20-30 minutes and cost around 35 euros.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

In the Spring months near the Mediterranean Sea, you can expect variable temperatures ranging from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (10-21℃). When traveling in the mountainous regions of France and Spain, it is best to be prepared for variable conditions, as weather can change very quickly, and there is always the chance of snow and rain. We recommend always traveling with rain gear, as well as plenty of breathable layers to provide warmth should the temperature drop at any point during the cycling tour in the Pyrenees. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: Montpellier, France

Montpellier, a lively city in southern France, seamlessly blends medieval charm with youthful energy. Explore its historic architecture, vibrant squares like Place de la Comédie, and enjoy a dynamic cultural scene. With a Mediterranean climate and proximity to beautiful beaches, Montpellier offers a perfect blend of history and contemporary charm. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

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After: Barcelona, Spain

The Catalonian capital of Barcelona boasts a beautiful coastline; a great 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 Gaudí, such as Sagrada Familia or Parc Guell. The Gothic quarter is the heart of Barcelona’s old town, with narrow cobblestone streets on which Picasso and Miró lived long ago. Las Ramblas is a long tree-lined shoppers’ paradise that leads to the sea. Be sure not to miss the fascinating Boqueria market for a slice of local life. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

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.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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