Road Cycling and Mountain Biking holidays in the Pyrenees


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PyrActif recommends:

Coast-to-Coast 'Classic'

Route and Profiles

Day 1 – Arrive to Biarritz airport or railway station. Transfer to Biarritz hotel base, bike build and optional warm-up ride. Pre-ride group dinner and meet PyrActif staff. Other travel options, e.g. via Pau or Toulouse may also be available, but please check with us first before committing to travel via routes other than air/rail to Biarritz.

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Day 2 – Biarritz to Gurmencon (160km; 1900m elevation gain) via the minor cols of Col de St Ignace, Col de Pinodieta & Col d’Osquich

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Day 3 – Gurmencon to Pierrefitte-Nestalas (95km; 2320m elevation gain) via the cols of Marie Blanque (Cat 1), Col d’Aubisque (HC) & Col de Soulour

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Day 4 – Pierrefitte-Nestalas to Bertren (115km; 2550m elevation gain) via Col du Tourmalet (HC) & Col d’Aspin (Cat 2)

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Day 5 – Bertren to Tarascon (128km; 2060m elevation gain) viathe Col des Ares (Cat 3), Col de Buret (Cat 4), Col de Portet d'Aspet (Cat 2) & Col de Port (Cat 2)


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Day 6 – Tarascon to Prades (135km; 2525m elevation gain) via La Route des Corniches,the Col de Marmare (Cat 2) & the

Col de Jau (Cat 1)

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Day 7 – Prades to Argeles sur Mer (67km; 200m elevation gain)

Note: On completion of the ride, we have lunch in Argeles-sur-Mer, box up the bikes and drive back to Carcassonne where we spend the evening exploring the historic citadel and enjoying a deserved end-of-ride celebratory dinner.

Day 8 – France to home (morning transfer from our overnight hotel to Carcassonne airport or railway station). Transfers to Toulouse airport may also be available, but please check with us first to confirm.

 

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