This is an experience that offers you a chance to ride the legendary Pyrenean peaks that have graced the Tour De France for more than a century. This is without a doubt a mammoth challenge that will test your physical and mental limits, but naturally the rewards after a day ascending these giants always outweigh the effort
This epic ‘point to point’ journey takes us through the Pyrenees mountains all the way to the golden sands of the beautiful seaside city of San Sebastian. The diversity of landscapes you will encounter along the way is truly striking - from tiny Pyrenean villages huddled onto ancient rock, vast sweeping valleys, towering mountain tops to the rugged beguiling beauty of the Basque country. But the over-riding take-away from these trips is the genuine camaraderie with fellow riders. Once you’ve been through these shared experiences of Elation, Suffering, Awe and ultimately Triumph - you truly establish a special bond with your cycling compadres. We personally believe the highlights are the post ride evenings sitting around the dinner table, enjoying great local hearty food & wine and replaying the day’s events with a healthy dose of chatter and humour… there is inevitably always lots of laughter.
The Girona Velo Pyrenees Classic Experiences is all about immersing ourselves in every aspect this region has to offer. Aside from these folkloric TdF summits, that could also be the seemingly small details that make the difference - a bidon top up at an iconic french water fountain in a quaint mountain village, a moment to briefly rest at a mountain summit and converse with a shepherd, a spontaneous stop at a village market to sample some Cabecou goats cheese with a hunk of prune bread, or rolling into a classic French cobbled-stoned village square for a well deserved coffee stop. These moments are never the same, but they always make a trip something really special.
It is no surprise that the Pyrenees has such an appeal for cyclists - with some of the most challenging summits and beautiful landscapes to ride among in the world. With our guides, we have designed an itinerary that gives you the very best of the Pyrenees; not just the classic TDF giants like the Col du Tourmalet but also some of the lesser known hidden gems that give you the complete Pyrenean experience.
Allow us take care of everything - so you can just focus on riding, eating hearty Pyrenean food and sharing this unique experience with your fellow riders.
The recipe is very simple - riding through idyllic mountainous landscapes with like minded friends, quality ride support & attention, and a generous sampling of the best local food and wine...... what more does anyone need?
Benvinguts a Girona!
Once we have shown you to your luxury hotel - let's get those travel legs stretched out, on a classic Girona coffee ride. Once you have showered and freshened up we will head out to Girona old town for some delicious local Catalan dinner.