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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Classic Climbs of the Pyrenees tour

Classic Climbs of the Pyrenees

Bike Basque
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 1,350 $ 193 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy biking the Aubisque, Hautacam or the Tourmalet
  • Enjoy viewing the scenery as you bike the Pyrenees hills 

Short Description

For this cycling tour, only the finest classic climbs in the Pyrenees have been selected these have built the legend of the Tour de France.

Over the course of 7 days in the Pyrenees, you will climb, among many others, the Aubisque, Hautacam or the Tourmalet guided and escorted by a support car. You will stay in 2-3 star hotels perfectly suitable to welcome groups of cyclists.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Bagneres de Bigorre
End City Bagneres de Bigorre

Destinations

France

Cities & Attractions

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Age Requirement

18-65

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Trip Includes

  • 7 days/6 nights in B&B (in 2/3 star hotels) 
  • Half board (Snacks "en route") 
  • 2 professional guide knowing the Pyrenees routes
  • 1 support car
  • Transportation of your personal belongings throughout the 7 days
  • Snack and drink during your cycling tour in the Pyrenees
  • A Bike Basque package with jersey, bottles, roadbook etc.
  • 9 climbs in the Pyrenees
  • 11 000 m elevation gain
  • 480 km of cycling

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bagnéres de Bigorre with the possibility to come to pick you up at the regional airports or train stations*, setting bikes, meeting with the staff, presentation of the cycling tour day by day. A roadbook will be given to each guest.

Day 2: Bagnères de Bigorre - Argelez-Gazost - 94 km

-Col du Tourmalet (17.2 km at 7.2 %)
-Hautacam (12.8 km at 8 %)

Day 3: Argelez-Gazost - Argelez-Gazost - 113 km

-Col d'Aubisque (16.8 km at 6.9 %)
-Soulor (1.8 km at 5.3 %)

Day 4: Argelez Gazost - Arreau - 87 km

-Col du Tourmalet (17.4 km at 7.8 %)
-Col de la Hourquette (8.4 km at 5 %)

Day 5: Arreau - Arreau - 109 km

-Port de Bales (19.3 km at 6.1 %)
-Peyresourdes (9.6 km at 7.4 %)

Day 6: Arreau - Bagnéres de Bigorre - 77 km

-Col d'Azet (7.1 km at 8.3 %)
-Col d'Aspin (11.5 km at 6.7 %)

Day 7: Leaving from Bagnères de Bigorre after the last breakfast, we could drop you at your airport/train station of departure*.

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Price Per Day: $ 193 per day
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  • Deposit Price: $ 405
  • Estimated Daily Out of Pocket Costs: $ 20
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 350

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Brilliantly well organised

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Xavier really looked after us and made our week in the Pyrenees an absolute pleasure. Brilliantly well organised. Jeremy from Welwyn UK

Super experience on the Classic Cols tour

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Super experience on the Classic Cols tour, small group but very friendly and flexible routes, Xavier did a superb job looking after us - which was important as I brought along my son, Nick, the youngest ever guest of Bike Basque. Easily best value trip I found in alps or Pyrenees but still in nice hotels. Highly recommended, my son already wants to come back!
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Had a wonderful time

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Participated in Raid des Pyrenees in mid June. Had a wonderful time. Xavier and the Guide Nigel where fantastic. They took care of all the details. Hotels worked well and served good dinners and breakfasts. Bike Basque does a great job in making a remarkable ride truly be a memorable one.
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Enjoy the ride

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BikeBasque is the Best!!
We know that sounds a bit over-the-top, but it's the absolute truth. We took our first BikeBasque tour with Xavier in 2015 and have been a devoted fan of his ever since. We just completed a quick 3-day sojourn through the always beautiful Basque Country, ending with a challenging but breathtakingly beautiful climb up Col d'Aubisque.

So, what makes BikeBasque unique? One thing: Xavier Lopez at the helm.
Xavier's detailed knowledge of the area and its hidden treasures (including food, lodging, history, culture, sights, cycling routes, etc.) combined with his deep dedication to assuring that each of his customers has the biking experience that best suits them and enables them to both enjoy the ride and -- if so desired -- move to the "next level" in their cycling knowledge and experience.

We have never been disappointed in a single ride, hotel, or meal. Xavier is <<always>> several steps ahead with a keen eye to any necessary changes that need to be made. However, this doesn't happen often because of his knowledge and pre-planning skills. He is particularly good at coming up with alternative rides for routes to compensate for the previous day's challenge when it has extracted a bit more from you legs than you planned.

And all of this at an incredibly affordable price!

We will be back for more of the amazing sights and sounds of the Basque Country and the Pyrenees, of that we are certain. And we are equally certain that we will continue to look to Xavier and BikeBasque for organizing and guiding our adventures. Go with BikeBasque. You will not be disappointed!
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Excellent service from Xavier from start to finish

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Rented two bikes in May 2019. Excellent service from Xavier from start to finish.
He was extremely responsive and delivered the (brand new Orbea) bikes to our villa and recommended some great cycling routes around the beautiful Basque Country.
Will definitely use Bike Basque again - highly recommended.
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First hand experience

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First hand experience with Bike Basque- top notch service, 5 years of experience and the best, most friendly people. Highly recommended.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 24

Cancellation Policy:

  • 1.Cancellation by the client:
  • If the client cancels their cycling holiday with Bike Basque for any reason then any refund of monies will be paid as follows:
  • 70% of the total booking price paid will be reimbursed if the holiday is cancelled 12 weeks or more before the first day of the holiday.
  • 40% of the total booking price paid will be reimbursed if the holiday is cancelled between 4 and 12 weeks before the first day of the holiday.
  • 20% of the total booking price paid will be reimbursed if the holiday is cancelled between 4 weeks and the first day of the holiday.
  • If a client cancels his/her booking but wishes to simply move the date of their holiday then “Bike Basque” will try to find him/her a replacement cycling holiday in the same calendar year but cannot guarantee this. If both parties cannot agree on a mutually convenient date then normal cancellation fees will apply as per the above scale
  • 2. Cancellation by Bike Basque:
  • If for any reason Bike Basque must cancel a holiday, Bike Basque will try to find the client an identical holiday at another time and date in the same calendar year. If we cannot find a new date that is convenient to the client, then Bike Basque will reimburse the client 100% of the booking price.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 18

Max Age: 65

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Transportation from/to your arrival and departure airport/train station* (+60 €/pers.)
  • Guide on the bike (+100 €/pers., min. of 5 people with this option)
  • Bike rental (+200 €/pers.) contact us for size and avaibility
  • Personal insurance (a proof of your travel insurance will be required)

Meals Included:

None. Some snacks en-route provided.

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