We firmly believe here at ECT we have discovered the ultimate bike ride through the magnificent Pyrenees taking in the mightiest and most spectacular cols, the most favoured and legendary climbs of le tour, and quite simply the best patisseries and cafés this glorious mountain range has to offer…
now it’s your turn to ride the tracks of legends!
|Total Distance: 537km||Total Ascent: 12,000m||Max Alt: 2,131m||Difficulty Grade: 4/5
|5 Nights||Next Departure: TBA||Adventure Score: #5||Guide Price: £795
Day One – Arrive Pau airport – transfer to Pau hotel. Times of recommended flights given at time of application. Build bikes before leg sharpener & evening meal and early night.
Day Two – Pau to Saint Marie de Campan – 140km +3,820m
Day Three – Saint Marie de Campan to La Guingueta d’Aneu – 135km +3,640m
Day Four – La Guingueta d’Aneu to Alp – 120km +2,050m
Day Five – Alp to Girona – 136km +1,915m
Day Six – Pack down bikes before transfer for flight home. Times of recommended flights given at time of application.
Col d’Aubisque… Length: 16.6km, Height start: 519m, Height top: 1,709m, Ascent: 1,190m, Average grade: 7.2%
Col du Tourmalet… Length: 35.34km, Height start: 454m, Height top: 2,131m, Ascent: 1,677m, Average grade: 4.7%
Col d’Aspin… Length: 12.8km, Height start: 847m, Height top: 1,489m, Ascent: 642m, Average grade: 5%
Col de Peyresourde… Length: 9.96km, Height start: 914m, Height top: 1,569m, Ascent: 655m, Average grade: 6.6%
Col du Portillon… Length: 10.2km, Height start: 630m, Height top: 1,569m, Ascent: 663m, Average grade: 6.5%
Port de la Bonaigua… Length: 23km, Height start: 970m, Height top: 2,072m, Ascent: 1,102m, Average grade: 4.8%
Port del Canto… Length: 19.3km, Height start: 685m, Height top: 1,730m, Ascent: 1,045m, Average grade: 5.4%
Collada de Toses… Length: 21.8km, Height start: 1,090m, Height top: 1,800m, Ascent: 710m, Average grade: 3.3%
Coll de Canes… Length: 15.6km, Height start: 681m, Height top: 1,121m, Ascent: 478m, Average grade: 2.8%
Experienced Cycle Leader(s), Full Vehicle Support, Bike Mechanic, First Aiders,
Baggage Transfer, 3/4 star Hotel Accommodation (5 nights inc Breakfast)
Flights, Lunches, Evening Meals, Airport Transfers
Recommended flight information will be given on your application.To help us help you, It is important you notify us of any extraordinary travel arrangements you may have that prevents you from arriving at the recommended times.
Your personal bags will be carried by the support vehicle throughout the event.
We strongly ask your bikes to be transported by bike bags (semi-rigid/soft). Please do not arrive to the event with rigid bike travel boxes. Support vehicles will have limited space and unable stow large solid bike boxes as well as all luggage and equipment through the event.
Please contact us with any questions regarding flight transport of your bike, we will be more than happy to discuss this further with you.
Weather & Kit
We can expect warm, sunny weather, however we should expect slight temperature drop and cool conditions on the mountains (800m+) – Remember to bring layers – not heavy coverings.
This is a road bike tour. Your bike should be well maintained and in good running order with suitable ‘road gears’ and brakes.
A full kit list will be issued in your ‘Joining Instructions’ document after your application. We will be glad to discuss any aspect of kit and your bike with you, please call us anytime with any questions.
Fitness & Training
This is a level 4 cycle event. You will be capable of riding comfortably upto 140km in a day and/or used to riding distances upto 100km over hilly terrain – minmum. If you have any doubt as to your fitness regarding participation in this event please give us a cal and we will be more than happy to chat with you.
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