Enjoying the road together from coast to coast

Go with your cycling group for an unforgettable Pyrenean adventure. You can experience all the beauty of the Pyrenees in six stages. We start in the afternoon of the arrival day with a prologue in the picturesque Basque coastal village of Hendaye, on the Atlantic sea (west). The next morning the tour starts with which you cycle from west to east through the Pyrenees in 6 stages. We start every morning with a briefing about the stage. For the evenings we have our regular restaurants with good menus and there is time to exchange the stories of the day.

Highlights along the way

On this trip you will encounter a lot of beautiful landscapes and mountains. You’ll start in the amazing green and lovely French Pays Basque where you can enjoy the friendly rolling hills. From the second stage on you’re gonna meet he real high and rough mountains of the Pyrenees, such as:

  • Col d’Aubisque & Col de Soulor
  • Col de Marie Blanque
  • Hourquette d’Ancizan
  • Col du Tourmalet
  • Col de Peyresourde
  • Col de Menté
  • Col de Portet d’Aspet
  • Col de Pailhères
  • Col de Jau

When you’ve conquered all these big giants you’ll have your reward: the last part of the journey you feel tike flying to the Mediterrean Sea.
 

Join a group or book a private tour

We do group bookings all year round, we advise in the period June to September due to the temperature in the high mountains. you can see the prices at the bottom of this page. Be on time to book as we work with small hotels that have limited availability.

Twice a year we organize a “joint” Coast to Coast week. See dates below. Ideal for when you want to join alone or with a small group. 

Beautiful and spectacular stages from Coast to Coast across the Pyrenees

Tour information

During this cycling trip, our Coast to Coast guide will accompany you for aid stations along the way, moving the luggage and the necessary encouragement during the stages. A good condition is required for the 6 stages in the mountains. Our enthusiastic supervisor provides a coffee stop and a lunch stop. You don’t have to worry about anything and just enjoy the amazingly beautiful mountain landscapes and the suffering on the cols.

You will receive the route book from us in advance with the GPX tracks. On most of the days we have a short and a long(er) versions of the route. So you can choose per day which route you take and if you like to do an extra climb.

Day 1: prologue

Distance: 45 km & Elevation: 600 m
After arrival and introduction it is time to warm up your legs in a prologue. Tomorrow we really start.

Day 2: Hendaye – Oloron Sainte Marie

Distance: 134 km & Elevation: 2330 m
The first stage goes through the French Basque Country. It is a tough first stage, with three short climbs and mainly hilly roads through a green landscape.

Day 3: Oloron Sainte Marie – Argeles Gazost

Distance: 83 km & Elevation: 2400 m
Stage 2 takes you to the first known cols. The long route goes over Col de Marie Blanque, Col d’Aubisque and Col de Soulor. The short route skips the first col.

Day 4: Argeles Gazost – Bagneres de Luchon

Distance: 112 km & Elevation: 2530 m
The Queen’s Ride of the Coast to Coast. The long route goes over Col du Tourmalet, Hourquette d’Ancizan and Col de Peyresourde. The shorter route goes around the Tourmalet via Lourdes.

Day 5: Bagneres de Luchon – Biert

Distance: 101 km & Elevation: 2400 m
The fourth stage will start at the same time as the Col de Mente and Portet d’Aspet for both routes. The long route then takes you to the undiscovered Col de la Core.

Day 6: Biert – Quillan

Distance: 114 km & Elevation: 2200 m
From the start we ascend to Col de Port and the Pas de Souloumbrie. The long route then takes you to the top of the Col de Marmare and Col de Pailheres (2001 meters).

Day 7: Quillan – Cerbere

Distance: 140 km & Elevation: 2200 m
The last leg has one route option to the finish. The col of the day is Col de Jau and after the descent we drive on relatively flat roads to the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 8: Return journey.

You spend the nights and have breakfast the comfortable and bicycle-friendly hotels along the route. At the end of your stage the guide has already taken you luggage to the hotel

You can ride with us from Girona to the starting point (we have 8 spots in our bus). Or you can travel to the starting point yourself. If you travel by car, you can drive to the end point Cerbere, where we pick you up and take you to the starting point.

Our guide will take you luggage every day to the next hotel. At the coffee and luch stop you have access to your bag with the things you need during the day, for example extra clothes.

The tour includes the rental of a Bianchi Sprint road bike with a compact front 50/34 and a cassette of 11/32 suitable for everyone. If you want to complete the experience, upgrade to the Bianchi Aria with its aero frame for € 80 per person. But of course you can also bring your own bike.

All meals are included. On most days we have dinner at the hotel where we are staying that night. And on some evenings we dine in a restaurant that we have reserved in advance.

Our guide will be at two spots along every stage to provide you with food and drinks. If you are not feeling well or have mechanical problems with you bike you can drive with him to the next hotel. If he can’t fix the bike problems he will take you to a bike repair store.

Before and after the journey you can stay extra day in Girona. We will arrange a hotel or apartment for you.

Extra day surcharge:

Price Per Head € 75
Single Supplement € 35

Coast to Coast French Pyrenees
20th – 27th of August 2022
3th – 10th of September 2022

Coast to Coast Spanish Pyrenees
16th – 23rd of July 2022
17th – 24th of September

The trip can also be booked as a group. From 8 people we can offer a private tour with a start date according to your wishes.

Coast to Coast price*
Price Per Head € 1350
Single Supplement € 250
Discount of € 120,- if you bring your own bike

* The price is based on full board in standard two person accommodation. When booking, you can choose an upgrade or opt for a single room. The trip is exclusive, Flights and Travel insurance (+extra cover).

8 day Road Bike Tour

French Pyrenees

A fantastic experience and a 100% successful cycling holiday thanks to the wonderful routes and the great support and sharp humor of our tour guide
Group Jacqueline Nell ("The dy after the Ride")
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