8 days (Bike: 6 days)
600 km (~100km per day)
Big climbs, On-road
Rustic Charm and Legendary Riding
44|5’s HighRoad Pyrenees bike tour takes place in the 2nd of France’s great mountain ranges (after the Alps), which forms a natural frontier with Spain to the south. The Pyrenees are even more steeped in cycling history than the Alps, having hosted the Tour de France for well over 100 years. Tourmalet, Aspin, Aubisque, Peyresourde are mythic cols with legendary stories being added every year (like Chris Froome’s amazing attack on the descent of the Peyresourde in 2016).
The Pyrenees are different in character from the French Alps, too; with much of the central range being a National Park, we ride through unspoiled nature, dotted with rustic villages and lively spa towns. But your HighRoad Pyrenees tour is no outback camping trip! We have scoured the range for excellent hotels and quality restaurants serving fresh, local cuisine. After a day on the bike in the high mountains, you deserve the comforts of home.
Your cycling tour starts in the central Hautes Pyr√©n√©es, crossing the range in a westerly direction to finish in the bustling resort town of St. Jean de Luz, on the Bay of Biscay. Like our other HighRoad tours, once you arrive in the mountains, you will be riding your bike and not sitting in a van: after your airport pick-up there are no more transfers till you fly back home.
HighRoad Pyrenees is one of our ‘Hors Cat√©gorie’ cycling tours, which are reserved for strong riders who can handle multiple days of long distances and sustained, steep gradients.
Guided € 3100
August 7, 2021
7 nights accommodation
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners (including wine)
Energy bars, gels, snacks and water on your rides
Pick-up and drop-off at Toulouse Airport
All ground transport
All baggage transfers
Owner-operator guides to see to your needs
Maps and elevation profiles of each day's route
Support van that will be on the road with you, offering assistance, encouragement, and nutrition
44|5 Cycling Tours jersey and water bottle
Transportation to France
Alcohol outside meals
Hotels before and after your tour
Personal expenses, such as mini-bars, telephone or souvenir purchases
Deposit: €500 per person