• START | END

    Barcelona Airport/ Girona, Spain |
    Blagnac, Toulouse Airport, France

  • DURATION

    10 Days | 9 Nights

  • LOCATION

    Spain | France

Advance bookings are open!

$750 reserves your spot, (minimum five guests – cycling and or non-cycling), for the Bespoke “Haute Pyrenees” tour.

$750.00 AUD

Our Tour Highlights

Haute Pyrenees | Girona, Spain | Andorra | France Tour

Cols: Tourmalet, Aubisque/ Solour, Hautacam, Peyresourde, Porte du Bales

Welcome to our Haute Pyrenees | Girona / Spain | Andorra | France Tour.

We’ve designed our Haute Pyrenees and Haute Alps Tours, to give you ideas and suggestions of whats possible for Bespoke Trips in Europe. Whether you’d like your Bespoke trip to take in parts of Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Germany or Switzerland, just to name a few, we’ve got you covered.

We can design your dream cycling and non-cycling tour, all you need to do is have five or more of your riding and or non-riding buddies sign up, we’ll take care of the rest.

We’ll use all of our experience to design the perfect itinerary for your needs and provide the vehicles, drivers, rider support, non-cycling program, ride routes, hotels, restaurants and just about anything you can imagine to make your dream trip come true. [read on for Haute Pyrenees | Girona /Spain | France Tour]

Arrive into Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, Spain.

First up we visit Girona, the home for the majority of the ex-pat pro cycling peloton. We ride some of the classic training routes and immerse ourselves in the café and restaurant culture of this beautiful medieval walled University City.

The magnificent Pyrenees mountains form the border of Spain and France, we’ll ride the mythical Cols of Tourmalet, Aubisque/ Solour, Hautacam, Peyresourde, Porte du Bales and many more of the climbs and cycling routes made famous by the Tour de France.

In the south of France we’ll ride undulating roads through the golden rayed fields of sunflowers to quiet villages that time forgot – pausing for obligatory photos.

Our Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Airport pick up: 7.30am Barcelona Airport
Trip start: 10am Girona Hotel. Assemble bikes
Ride: 12pm, Els Angels loop 50km
Non Cycling: Morning – sightseeing and coffee in Girona. Scenic drive visit Santuari Els Angels
Afternoon: 5pm, explorer walk of Girona’s sights.
Dinner: 8.30pm (It’s Spain)
Overnight: Girona
Meals: Welcome Dinner at our favorite restaurant in Girona.

Day 2

Ride: Depart Girona hotel – Solsona 50km/70km/100km
Non Cycling: Explore more of Girona’s beautiful streets, sights and soak up the local atmosphere over a coffee or some shopping on the high street rambla.
Overnight: Solsona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Ride: Solsona – Andorra 45/100km
Non cycling: Explore the medieval citadel of Solsona, scenic drive through the remote mountains enroute to Andorra
Overnight: Andorra
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Ride: Andorra – Viella 45km/90km/150km
Non cycling: Morning explore Andorra, visit stunning mountain top view point, scenic drive  through the Spanish Pyrenees to Viella
Overnight: Viella
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Ride: Viella – Bagneres de Luchon 45km/120km (optional Porte du Bales loop 75km)
Non cycling: Explore Viella prior to scenic drive to Bagneres de Luchon, relax in the famed thermal pools
Overnight: Bagneres de Luchon
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Ride: Bagneres de Luchon – Col du Peyresourde –
Arreau. 40km/70km/100km/140km – (optional Col d Ancizan loop 140km)
Non Cycling: Explore Bagneres du Luchon, then Scenic drive through the heart of the Pyrenees mountains
Overnight:  Arreau
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Ride: Col du Aspen – Col du Tourmalet – luz st Sauver – (Optional Double Ascent climb of Col du Tourmalet up from Luz St Sauv) – Lourdes 45km/60km/85km
Non Cycling: Morning to explore the village of Arreau, Scenic drive through the Pyrenees mountains with scenic stops at the top of Col’s du Aspen and Tourmalet.
Overnight: Lourdes
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Ride: Hotel – Hautacam climb and return 70km
Non Cycling: Explore the township of Lourdes, sample the best Gelato outside of Italy, evening visit to the candlelight procession.
Overnight: Lourdes
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 9

Transfer:
Ride: Hotel – Col du Solour – Aubsique Loop 40km/60km/110km
Non Cycling: Scenic loop through the beautiful, wild Pyrenees, photo stops at the Col’s du Solour, Aubisque and the giant metal bicycles.
Overnight: Lourdes
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 10

Ride: Lourdes – Capvern 60km
Transfer: Capvern – Blagnac Airport 130km /2.5hrs
Non Cycling: Scenic drive to Capvern – transfer to Blagnac/Toulouse
Meals: Breakfast
Disassemble pack/bikes – Airport drop off – Airport Hotel drop off or Toulouse City
Trip Finish: Blagnac airport or Toulouse city

10

Years of Experience

63

Tours Completed

1,384

Trip Guests

32,926km

Cycled on Tour

238

Hotels Visited

What Makes Us

Première Classe

Experience, Since 2007

We’ve been on the ground running tours for over a decade and have long graduated from the School of Rookie Mistakes. We’ve accumulated thousands of kilometres in knowledge that goes into planning our itineraries and running our trips. When you’re with us, we’ve got your back. We want to see you achieve what you came here for. That’s why we build in contingencies for our contingencies so no matter what challenges the race, road or rain throws at us, we have a solution that will bring a satisfied smile to your face at the end of each day.

Trips Guaranteed To Run

We believe that our trip numbers should never be your problem. Whether our group size is 3 or 33, we run all of our trips to the same premium standard. We value your trust in us and understand how excited you must be. Once you’ve booked your spot on any of our trips, that’s it – you’re coming. So confirm your annual leave, book your flights and start packing!

More Ride Options

We understand that this is your cycling holiday and that you have your own goals and desires. We get to know you and give you a minimum of 3 ride options every day, so you can tailor your trip and manifest your dreams. Our goal is to have you achieve and experience everything you’ve set out to – and more. As corny as it sounds, there is nothing more rewarding for us than your smile at the end of each day. Oh, and hugs. We love hugs, especially after you’ve achieved something so meaningful to you.

Ride More, Transfer Less

We know you’d much rather be sitting on your bike than in a vehicle, so we design our itineraries to ride more and transfer less. There’s a great sense of satisfaction that comes with riding point to point so, whenever possible, we build this into our itineraries. Riding more and transferring less is also achieved by multiple nights stay in strategically located hotels, so there’ll be times throughout the trip where you can unpack your bags and call your room home for a few days.

Spectators Welcome

Whether you’re a fan of Pro Cycling, or your partner is a cyclist – you are welcome and encouraged to join our trips. Taking care of spectators is a specialty of ours. We give you plenty of options throughout the tour. Whether you want to experience the beauty of the ride routes by vehicle and join up with your cycling partner en route, cheer the pro-riders at race viewing points or spend time wondering the beautiful villages and cities we visit – the choice is yours. We ensure you have as much fun and adventure as the cyclists each day.

We Are "Details" Nerds

There really is no other way to put it. We. Love. Details. We consider every inch of your holiday from the pre-tour organising and planning to the on-tour running of it all. Every decision we make is about giving you the best possible experience. We want you to switch off and enjoy the ride. We know what it’s like to work hard for something, and we love to make you feel rewarded for your efforts. Let us handle the details, so all you have to focus on is having the best time and creating lasting memories.

Pro Bike Mechanic & Rider Support

Each trip has a professional bike mechanic and rider support vehicle. We carry a pro-team work stand, extensive toolbox, essential parts, hydration and nutrition aboard our dedicated support vehicle. Should anything occur en route, we’ll have you sorted and back on your bike in no time.

Bike Security

We take the security of your bike and belongings very seriously when you entrust them into our care. We go the extra mile by implementing a number of security measures and only choose hotels that supply us with secure storage options. We are proud to say that since our first tour in 2007, we have never experienced any problems with personal belongings or bike security on any of our trips.

Fabulous Accommodation

We believe accommodation is more than just a bed for the night. It’s a place to call home when you’re living out of a suitcase. We choose a variety of comfortable, characterful and quality accommodation styles to give you a complete experience. From city chic to family run chalets and everything in between.

Global & Local Experience

When you travel across the globe to be with us, we get excited. We love sharing everything we know and love about the people and places we visit. We ride the secret backroads, reveal the best hidden cafés, introduce you to incredible regional produce and have you feeling like one of the locals sooner than you can say bonjour, buongiorno and hola.

Local Lingo

Travelling to a country where the locals don’t speak your language, can be daunting. So that’s where our local lingo can help alleviate your apprehension. We’ll give you some basic tips on how to interact with the locals so you get the most out of your experience. You don’t have to be an expert, just have a go and remember to pack your sense of humour as there’ll be lots of laughing along the way.

Safety & Skills Coaching

We want you to go home to your family in better condition than when you left, so we place importance on your safety and skills. We’ll infuse you with tips, tricks and customs of riding in the countries we visit to give you the best cycling experience in the safest, most enjoyable way. As part of our service, we offer complimentary skills coaching en route for those wanting to hone any area of their biking. Expert skills coaching has been a unique area of our business for over 20-years, having fine-tuned the skills of pro-cyclists, Olympians, national and world champions.

Travel Tips

We’ve learnt a lot about travelling over the years. Once you’ve booked your trip with us, we can advise you on tips and tricks that will help make your travel experience more enjoyable, less stressful and have you well rested and ready to start your trip in optimum form.

Friendships

One thing you may not have considered when booking your future holiday is the opportunity for friendships. We pride ourselves on creating a group culture with great camaraderie that support and cheer for each other. It’s quite common for our trip participants to become lifelong friends (with us and with each other). Friendships that span the globe is one thing that really gives us a warm fuzzy feeling.

Your Goals Matter

Booking a cycling trip is a great motivator to set health, fitness, riding and travel goals. We are here to cheer you on and guide you through your preparation and link you up to other tour participants upon request. On tour, we do everything we can to see you achieve your goals and celebrate those milestones with you. Our flexible yet organised approach means that we’ve never cancelled a landmark ride in our 10+ year history. Your goals matter and we love seeing you reach them.

We Bring Out The Best

This is our philosophy – our heart and soul. At any given time, we bring out the best of that moment. We’ll show you where to stop and smell the roses, take in the most spectacular views, capture the best selfies and drink the best coffees. We are about savouring the moments and reminding you that you are in the best place at the best time.

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