This is a classic, challenging road cycling holiday over famous Tour de France cols in the Pyrenees. We have relaunched this holiday in a completely new way. This is THE coast-to-coast route, starting out from the pretty artist’s hang-out of Collioure on the Mediterranean and ending in St Jean de Luz on the Atlantic coast. Cycling amongst breathtaking scenery, we will tackle many of the most challenging Tour de France passes, including the highest of all, the legendary Col de Tourmalet (2115m). Epic climbs and sweeping, hairpin descents are amongst the challenges we will face in crossing stunning cols such as the Aspin, Soulor, Aubisque and Marie Blanque. Mostly following quiet country roads, we will experience the great variety of Pyrenean landscape, from pretty farmland to soaring, rugged peaks. Cycling east to west, from the Land of the Catalans to the Basque Country, we also experience a variety of different cultures, as well as superb local hospitality and regional food. Our version of the ‘Pyrenees Raid’, this a fantastic road cycling journey and a ‘must do’ ride for all ‘sportive’ riders and cycling enthusiasts.
ROAD CYCLING. This is a classic road cycling holiday and one of the most challenging we offer. However, comfortable hotels, good food and vehicle support make it accessible to regular weekend and sportive cyclists. We follow a mixture of main roads and back roads and prioritise the quieter options. This is supported riding – at the start of the day, when the group sets off biking, your kit bag will be loaded into the support vehicle and transported to the next overnight halt. Apart from a fixed rendezvous for lunch, you are free to cycle at your own pace, with the support vehicle never far away. You will carry just your normal day-ride gear. Over the course of 8 cycling days, this challenging route involves 700 kilometres of riding with almost 19,000 metres of ascent. We provide detailed ‘Road Books’ (and GPS tracks) and the support vehicle and cycling guide will accompany the group throughout. This is a trip for keen road cyclists who enjoy the challenge of climbs and descents day after day. BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE LOCALLY.
At a Glance
Max group size: 15 | 8 days biking | 700 kilometres (434,96 miles) | 100% road | 100% vehicle | Al| meals included | Max altitude 2115 metres | All Transfers | Personal Pick Up all Flights met | Join in Collioure
Accommodation & Meals
7 Nights Hotel | All with heated pools | 2 nights free Thalasso | 7 Breakfasts 6 evening meals.
|Sun 25 Jun - Mon 03 Jul||PYMB/01/17||€1795.00||2 more to gurantee|
|Sun 27 Aug - Mon 04 Sep||PYMB/02/17||€1795.00||Available|
The LAND ONLY dates and prices are for the itinerary joining in Collioure. Flights should be booked outbound to to Perpignan and inbound from Biarritz. Alternatively, you can book your flights into and out of Toulouse and book an additional transfer package from us. Please refer to Joining Arrangements and Transfers for further details.
Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the departure is showing ‘Guaranteed to Run’ or ‘Limited’.
Ryanair offer flights from London, Stansted to Perpignan and back from Biarritz which work well with this itinerary. For the Toulouse Airport (with transfers) option, there are direct flights with easyJet and British Airways from the south of England and 1-stop flights from Manchester with Lufthansa and Air France.
Toulouse Airport Transfers – £200
If you choose this transfer package, you will be picked up from Toulouse Airport in the late afternoon of Day 1 of the Land Only itinerary and taken to the group hotel in Collioure. On the completion of the ride at midday on Day 9, you will be transferred back to Toulouse Airport in time for an early evening flight back to the UK.
If you would prefer to book a ‘flight inclusive package’ using scheduled airlines from the UK please contact our flights department for a quote. Whilst flight prices are likely to be more expensive you will benefit from full financial protection.
Official category: Apartments 2 keys.You’ll be very welcome you to the Bungalows Cordial Green Golf! The location of the establishment next to the golf course of Maspalomas, its colourful and cheerful architecture, the great pools and spacious solariums make this resort a great place to enjoy a wonderful holiday with family or friends.
Right next to the Maspalomas Golf Course and within distance of the iconic golden sand dunes of Maspalomas in one of the most beautiful spots of the island.
Both, Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles, offer countless day and night-leisure opportunities, idyllic beaches, restaurants, bars and shops for all tastes.
Extensive solariums with sunbeds and awnings for shade.Two pools (One heated in winter).Animation for adults and children several times a week
In 500m there is the possibility to play tennis, squash or paddle. There is also a nearby gym (extra charge).Free WiFi throughout the property
Hotel Rural Las Tirajanas is located in a stunning location in the heart of the island of Gran Canaria, almost 3,000 ft. above sea level.
This colonial-style hotel with stunning panoramic views of the valleys and mountains of San Bartolomé de Tirajana is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway or a weekend of peace and quiet in the heart of nature. Relax in the spa, enjoy the best local cuisine and immerse yourself in a natural setting with a large selection of sports and rural leisure activities.
Relax and pamper your senses
Vulcano Wellness & Spa at Hotel Rural Las Tirajanas is a space fully dedicated to our guests’ wellness and relaxation. Bathed with natural light, the harmony that reigns in its facilities constitutes an irresistible invitation to relax and unwind in a world of peace and exterior and interior tranquillity.
Free wifi in the lobby area
Welcome to Roca Negra Hotel & Spa, in Canarias (Agaete),it integrates into the architecture of the town, and takes the form of the ancient walls of volcanic rock, becoming part of them. Thus, privacy and silence are the protagonists of our rooms. From the terraces, you will be surprised and enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, with clear sky, sightseeing the island of Tenerife and the majestic Teide Volcano.
Our privileged location, you will discover one minute walking, the natural marine pools, called “Las Salinas”, hike through the most beautiful mountains of the island, up to the highest cliff in Europe: the Faneque.
All our 87 rooms offer you fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean, where you can see the highest peak in Spain, El Teide. With nearly 50 m2 each, the space invites you to rest more comfortable. Enjoy a stylish design and the most complete equipment. You can choose twin or queen bed, large bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer and mirror. Integrated into the main hall, have a cozy couch, desk, flat screen TV 32” and mini-bar. The equipment includes digital door lock, air conditioning and heating, telephone, WiFi and safe. You can enjoy the unique sunset views from a furnished terrace, always facing the sea.
You’ll be very welcome at the Apartamentos Cordial Mogan Valle, another cycle friendly hotel. Our spacious, modern and bright apartments with large terraces/balconies and our pools with large solarium areas offer everything you need to enjoy the sunny climate of Puerto de Mogan. With its wide range of activities from the relaxing Spa “Las Salinas” to our amazing Splashpark, for the amusement of the smallest. It is an establishment where both older and younger find all that they need for the perfect holiday.
Puerto de Mogan also known as the Little Venice for its bridges and canals is a truly magical place. Discover this picturesque fishing village with its romantic fishing port and the cozy golden beach. A day here could not be more complete…Official category: Apartments 3 Stars