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Pyrenees Sea to Sea Bike Tour

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 70 miles and 8600 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. Join us for a bicycle vacation of a lifetime on our Pyrenees Sea to Sea cycling trip!Book your trip with confidence »
Pyrenees Sea to Sea Bike Tour
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Trip Wows
Take on the infamous Pyrénéan climbs that are so frequently chosen to test the pros in the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España: Col du Tourmalet, Col du Soulor, Col d'Aubisque, and Col du Portillon to name but a few
Climb the equivalent of almost two and a half times up Mt. Everest!
Experience the unique European natural spring baths with their magical healing powers in Bagnères de Luchon
Ascend ancient Pyrénéan mountain passes which have connected the Atlantic and the Mediterranean for centuries and experience the warm hospitality of two distinct and proud mountain cultures
Try Basque pintxos (tapas), Catalan pa amb tomàquet (bread brushed with olive oil and rubbed with garlic and fresh tomato), local seafood, and Crema Catalana
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Ride from France to Spain on a Pyrenees Sea to Sea bike tour
Phenomenal Riding! Many of the climbs and descents were so beautiful. I was so happy to be there, in that beauty, by my own power, that I did not know whether to laugh or cry in pure joie de vivre.
-Crista, Trek Travel Guest

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You can choose to either meet your guides at the hotel between 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM on the day before your trip starts or wait until the first meeting day for a custom fit to your Trek bike, before your first day's ride from la belle époque seaside resort town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France. Inhale a deep breath of salty Atlantic air and dip your toes 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 and 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 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

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Today's Ride:

Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Puerto de Otxondo to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Approximately 47 mi | 75 km and 5,500 ft | 1,676 m

Hotel:

Hôtel les Pyrénées

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

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 leading into the fall months. As you summit, keep your eyes peeled for wood pigeons, honey buzzards, and cranes, en route to Col d’Iraty You'll pass by the Gorges de Kakuetta and quaint pastoral villages where sheep cheese production is the main source of work and income. Enjoy lunch in the remote valley along the Route du Fromage to fuel up for the second half of the day. You’ll ride through the largest broadleaf forest in Europe en route to Col de Izarbe, your final summit of the day with views of Pic d’Arias on the French and Spanish border. You’ll reconvene with the rest of the group for dinner at your hotel in Oloron-Saint-Marie, a 1st century village that is home to the Lindt Chocolate Factory and the confluence of two Pyrénéan mountain rivers, Gave d’Aspe and Gave d’Ossau.

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Today's Ride:

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Oloron-Saint-Marie
Approximately 68 mi | 109 km and 9,645 ft | 2,942 m

Hotel:

Alysson Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

From your hotel you'll ride up towards the Vallée d’Aspe and pass by some local vineyards to continue your journey into the Hautes-Pyrénées. If you're lucky, as you climb through the old beechwood forests to Col de Marie-Blanque, a climb never to be underestimated, you may see one of the six recently reintroduced brown bears. Later you'll also pass the Neoclassical spa town of Eaux-Bonnes before the next historic and challenging climb - Col d’Aubisque . You’ll climb Aubisque from the "hard" side which starts out relatively easy until after the Cascade de Valentin where you’ll be confronted by thigh-burning 13% grades. If the riding doesn't take your breath away, then the stunning views on a clear day certainly will! At the summit you will enjoy a warm and hearty mountain refuge lunch before continuing to the second half of the day's ride. A long descent off of Col du Soulor is welcomed to rest the legs before the final push up the valley towards the Cirque de Gavarnie and your quaint hotel for the night in Gédre.

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Today's Ride:

Oloron-Saint-Marie to Gédre
Approximately 76 mi | 122 km and 11,475 ft | 3497 m

Hotel:

Hotel La Breche de Roland

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch |Dinner

Prepare for climbing today on a Tour de France Queen Stage! Today you'll take on Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin, and Col de Peyresourde, three epic climbs that have been regularly featured in the Tour de France. You’ll begin your day with a small descent down to Luz-Saint-Sauveur at the base of Col du Tourmalet, the highest pass traversable by a vehicle and home of the largest ski area in the Pyrenees. After reaching the summit you will have an exhilarating descent, then you'll climb halfway up Col d’Aspin where you will be stopping for lunch. After lunch you will finish the climb up to the cow-grazing peak of Col d’Aspin with absolutely breathtaking views. Once again enjoy a swooping descent down to Arreau, the former capital of ancient Aragon. The final climb up to Col de Peyresourde will test your best after the first two climbs already in the legs. The feeling at the summit is second to none knowing what was accomplished today. A warm meal and cozy bed awaits you after zipping down into the famous spa town of Bagnères-de-Luchon.

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Today's Ride:

Gédre to Bagnères-de-Luchon
Approximately 64 mi | 102 km and 10,420 ft | 3,176 m

Hotel:

Castel d’Alti

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

It's a 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 with a visit to the thermes and warm-up your muscles in the Vaporarium—a one-of-a-kind natural underground steam bath. Work out any kinks with an indulgent massage and then enjoy the swimming pool and spend the afternoon at your leisure. The area offers other activities for an afternoon of fun—take a gondola ride up to the ski station of Superbagneres, paragliding, caving, climbing and hiking are just a few of the options. Whatever you decide, this is your day to do as little - or as much - as you want. (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 Luchon tourism office directly at www.pyrenees31.com for more information.)

Today's Activity:

Rest Day
Bagnères-de-Luchon

Hotel:

Castel d’Alti

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Today you'll say au revoir to France and hola as you head into Spain! You’ll enter the Val d’Aran from atop the wooded Col du Portillon. This valley is on the French side of the Pyrénéan 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 1 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.

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Today's Ride:

Bagnères-de-Luchon to Sort
Approximately 66 mi | 106 km and 7,800 ft | 2,377 m

Hotel:

Hotel Pessets

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today starts from the front door of the hotel with a Category 1 pass, a regular climb of the Vuelta a España—Coll de Cantó. You'll then drop down to La Seu d’Urgell, home of the canoeing events of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Continue pedaling up through the valley with the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park on your right and the Andorra mountain giants on your left. Alongside the roads you'll also often see goat-like chamois precariously perched or maybe locals out foraging for mushrooms. End your day in Puigcerda. Puig meaning "hill" in Catalan and Cerda derives from Cerdanya region where the town resides. The village perched with perfect views of the Pyrenees mountains and the peak of the Pedraforca in the distance. Enjoy a nice relaxing spa or a stroll along the lake before exploring the village and a dinner of your choosing.

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Today's Ride:

Sort to Puigcerda
Approximately 69 mi | 111 km and 8,485 ft | 2,586 m

Hotel:

Hotel Villa Paulita

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

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 climb to the top of La Molina ski station and Coll de la Creueta, a 14-mile HC climb. This seemingly endless climb eventually drops you into a quiet valley with views of the stand-alone mountain of Pedraforca, as you ride past the remote village of Castellar de n’Hug. This area is known for the Fonts del Llobregat, the source of the Llobrregat river and one of the most important waterways in all of Catalonia. As you make your way south along the remote and beautiful Catalan roads, you will slowly notice the change in flora with the first sighting of the famous cork trees. Enjoy a typical Spanish late lunch along the way before reaching the larger Medieval town of Vic, famous for its Romanesque churches. This is the start of your final climb into the peaceful setting next to the Sau Reservoir and the panoramic views of the Guillerias Mountains where you will rest up in the traditional style of a Catalan country house before your final ride of the journey to the Mediterranean Sea!

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Today's Ride:

Puigcerda to Vic-Sau
Approximately 81 mi | 130 km and 8,230 ft | 2,508 m

Hotel:

Parador de Vic-Sau

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today the last exhilarating ride of your epic trans-Pyrenees adventure lies before you - so savor every moment! You’ll start by descending from the Sau reservoir through the training ground that many professional cyclists use to jump-start their season. Todays ride is filled with short but challenging climbs that must be conquered before one last 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 (the "brave coast") to your hotel nestled right on the beach. Here, you'll ceremoniously conclude your ride by again dipping your toes or a full body plunge in the sea. While overlooking the clear blue waters with your fellow riding companions, you’ll toast to your conquest of the magnificent Pyrenees with a traditional glass of cava then enjoy a farewell dinner as the sun sets behind the mighty jagged peaks you’ve just traveled.

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Today's Ride:

Vic-Sau to Platja d'Aro
Approximately 78 mi | 125 km and 7,220 ft | 2200 m

Hotel:

Hotel San Jorge

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

This last morning is yours to do as you please. Sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast overlooking the tranquil Mediterranean Sea, or take a walk along the sandy beach and enjoy the spray of the surf. You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the hotel before shuttling to the Girona Train Station to continue on your next adventure.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Hôtel les Pyrénées

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

Explorer Accommodation | Situated in the heart of town, the Hôtel les Pyrénées is steps away from the 17th century city walls. This 4-star hotel also boasts a Michelin-starred chef who prides himself on innovate, fresh, and seasonal cuisine.
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Hotel Alysson

Oloron-Saint-Marie, France (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)

Explorer Accommodation | The Alysson Hotel is situated in the now combined 1st Century villages of Oloron and Saint-Marie which is the point of the confluence of two mountain rivers, Gave d'Aspe and Gave d’Ossau and the point of origin for three valleys of the Pyrénées region. The hotel is a short walk from the quaint village as well as the factory and tasting room of Lindt and Sprügli Chocolates.
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Hotel Le Breche de Roland

Gèdre-Gavarnie, France (Hautes-Pyrénées)

Explorer Accommodation | This 3-star, family-run hotel is perfectly located to enjoy all the iconic climbs of the Pyrénées. Rooms have a rich, modern design and the restaurant serves all locally sourced Pyrénéan classics, from hand-caught trout to barbecued mountain lamb chops. The heritage of the region is around every corner, and you'll enjoy the romantic feel of another time and place in the guest house and surrounding mountains.
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Le Castel d'Alti

Bagnères-de-Luchon, France (Haute-Garonne)

Explorer Accommodation | 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.
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Hotel Villa Paulita

Puigcerdà, Spain (Girona)

Explorer Accommodation | This hotel is situated on the quaint lake in the center of the village of Puigcerdà, with views of Pyrénées mountains and the Parc Natural del Cadi-Moixeró. Originally a family home, in 1920 Ramòn Volart purchased the villa and named it in honor of his wife, Paulita. For many years the home was a place for family to gather in the summer to enjoy the best of The Cerdenya before it evolved into the welcoming hotel that it has become.
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Parador de Vic-Sau

Vic-Sau, Spain (Barcelona)

Explorer Accommodation | The hotel is located in one of the loveliest parts of the Osona district, with the Guillerías Mountains in the distance and Sau Reservoir at its feet. The Parador reflects the traditional style of a Catalan country house. Its beautifully maintained garden, guest rooms with balconies, and a magnificent swimming pool with views of the exceptional landscape make this a wonderful place to relax after a long day on the bicycle.
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Park Hotel San Jorge

Platja D’Aro, Spain (Girona)

Explorer Accommodation | This hotel is situated on a cliffside, 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 an updated, modern setting.

What's Included

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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 Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. We upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Nine 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, eight lunches, and seven dinners
  • Two social hours
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager 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 pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Use of a Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Use of a Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200, subject to availability)
  • 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 trip, we recommend $400-$500 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or Venmo 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.

More Information

Rider Level: 4 - Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
112 kilometers / 70 miles
TOTAL MILES:
888 kilometers / 552 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
2,621 meters / 8,600 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
21,015 meters / 68,950 feet
TERRAIN: MOUNTAINOUS
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 7,000 feet. Roads will be winding, narrow, and steep at times, and rarely ever level. 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.
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, as well as point-to-point routes, there are no 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 on winding mountain roads for the duration of 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
  • Normandy
  • Provence
  • Portugal

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer 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.

Averages and totals are calculated from our Avid Ride options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Biarritz, France (BIQ) or Paris (CDG)
MEETING TIME:
9:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Hotel La Reserve, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Barcelona (BCN)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Girona Train Station, Girona, Spain

Arriving

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 nine miles south to our meeting point in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Alternatively, fly into to Paris, France (CDG) and travel by TGV train six hours southwest to the Saint-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.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel La Reserve (1 Avenue Gaetan Bernoville, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France) at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After a brief round of introductions, you'll begin your first ride through the Pays Basque. Your guides will be at this trip start hotel between 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM on the previous day, where you can choose to meet them to be fit to your bike a day early. This pre-bike fitting is not mandatory but highly recommended if your travel schedule allows. If you can't make the pre-bike fitting on the previous day, you will be fit to your bike on the first day of the trip at 8:30 AM. Please have your cycling gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride on the first riding's day.

If you are going to be late for the bike fit or are going to miss the meeting 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 four times daily from Bayonne (25 miles north of Saint-Jean-de-Luz) to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. The journey will take an hour and 15 minutes and cost around 10 euros. Consult www.RailEurope.com for more information.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Park Hotel San Jorge. You'll then shuttle one 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.

For all guests returning to the United States, COVID-19 testing is no longer required for entry however the CDC recommends testing for all air travel. You may wish to travel with an at-home COVID-19 test kit. Testing can also be booked at the end of the trip at a convenient location that allows for proper timing to receive results. Your guides can provide more information on the first day, should you require a test during your trip with us. See our Travel to Europe page for updated information on the latest U.S. re-entry requirements.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

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. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: Biarritz & Saint-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 Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Finish the day with an evening at the Casino de Biarritz. 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, 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:

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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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