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ANDORRA BIKE TOUR

If you want to discover a place where mountains are the sole protagonists and you feel up to tackling the most challenging climbs of our geography, then defy the gravity of the asphalt of the Pyrénées-Orientales.

There will be eight category 1 climbs waiting for you, the same climbs that Andorra offers La Vuelta a España. You will also have time to relax in the well-known spa and leisure centre of Caldea or wander around the busy capital of Andorra la Vella.

A tour with tough mountain passes that will demonstrate the true Pyrenean character.

TOTAL
DISTANCE

205 kms

TOTAL
ASCENT

6.468 mts

AVERAGE
DISTANCE

68 kms

AVERAGE
ASCENT

2.156 mts

TOUR INFORMATION:

Starting point: Barcelona
Arrival: Barcelona
Duration: 5 days, 3 stages
Recommended season: May to September

OPTIONAL BIKE:
2020 SCOTT ADDICT SE DISC

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Look no further. Your next cycling adventure starts here!

One Tour, two options:

Private Tour: Enjoy a guaranteed to run premium cycling experience with us. Choose your own dates and fill in the form to get your group’s custom quote within 24 hours.

Scheduled Tour: Come cycle with us and meet other cyclists from all over the world on an epic adventure. Check date availability and book online in the Scheduled Tour section down below.

DAY 1 WELCOME TO ANDORRA!

PICK UP AND TRANSFER TO ANDORRA LA VELLA

Our services begin. Pick up and transfer to our hotel in Andorra la Vella, at the heart of the Pyrenees.

Upon arrival at the hotel we will offer a briefing providing general information of the tour before proceeding to bicycles tuning for all those customers who have contracted our rental service.

We will end the first day of the trip with a fantastic welcoming dinner in the hotel, with the whole team.

Note: For your convenience and if you plan to arrive by your own, you will be able to check in, indicating your name and our company name (TOURMALET 2015 SLU).

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Andorra Fenix

Golden Tulip Andorra Fènix
4****
Andorra la Vella

DAY 2 / STAGE 1 COMELLA – ENGOLASTERS – CORTALS – ORDINO

STAGE DESCRIPTION

After our first night in Andorra la Vella, we’ll get up raring to explore the fantastic landscapes of the so-called Country of the Pyrenees.

We’ll start the route by joining three pretty climbs that will take us to an altitude of 2,093 metres, the highest point of this third stage. After a short climb to Alt de la Comella, the road gets harder and we’ll head towards Alt d’Engolasters and the reservoir that was created to send water to the hydroelectric power station, which supplies 20% of the electricity consumed in the country. We can’t leave without stopping to enjoy the views of the mountains and peaceful waters. We then ride on a short stretch of gravel that will lead us to the tough slopes of today’s main objective, Cortals d’Encamp, a special category mountain pass that was a stage finish in the 2015 and 2019 editions of La Vuelta a España.

The stage ends with the climb to Coll d’Ordino, quite possibly the loveliest mountain pass in Andorra. The summit features the amazing viewpoint of the Mirador del Roc del Quer, which will delight us with 360° panoramic views of Encamp valley and the nearby mountain peaks before the final descent to our comfortable hotel.

DISTANCE

64 kms

ELEVATION

2.060 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

LLAC D’ENGOLASTERS
(from Alt de la Comella)

ELEVATION: 1052 m / 3451 feet
LENGHT: 15,6 km / 9,69 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 6,2%

ELS CORTALS D’ENCAMP
(from Llac d’Engolasters)

ELEVATION: 466 m / 1528 feet
LENGTH: 5,9 km / 3,66 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 7,6%

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Andorra Fenix

Golden Tulip Andorra Fènix
4****
Andorra la Vella

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Llac d’Engolasters
Llac d’Engolasters
Mirador de Roc de Quer
La Massana

DAY 3 / STAGE 2 LA GALLINA – LA RABASSA

STAGE DESCRIPTION

Today we’ll visit the south of the principality of Andorra, where we’ll tackle the challenging climbs to Coll de la Gallina and La Rabassa, which will delight the most enthusiastic cyclists.

We’ll begin the stage heading towards Spain until reaching the junction that indicates the start of the climb to the impressive Coll de la Gallina, a stage finish and decisive mountain pass in several editions of La Vuelta a España. No wonder professional cyclists based in the area use its steep slopes as a training ground and it is a regular track for Purito Rodríguez, Andorra’s great cycling ambassador. After a good dose of suffering, we’ll reach the summit and then we’ll descend down the Fontfreda side, paved in 2015 by the Andorran government to enable cyclists to use both sides of the mountain.

The last mountain pass on the route is also a regular feature in the thrilling stages of La Vuelta a España that take place in Andorra. Although it is the longest, it is not as tough as the previous one. The climb will take us to Naturlandia, the adventure park of the Pyrenees that we can visit if we feel like having some fun before heading back to Andorra la Vella.

DISTANCE

73 kms

ELEVATION

2.324 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

COLL DE LA GALLINA

ELEVATION: 1009 m / 3310 feet
LENGTH: 11,9 km / 7,39 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 8,3%

LA RABASSA

ELEVATION: 1200 m / 3937 feet
LENGTH: 17,4 km / 10,81 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 6,5%

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Andorra Fenix

Golden Tulip Andorra Fènix
4****

Andorra la Vella

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Naturlandia

DAY 4 / STAGE 3 BEIXALLÍS – CABÚS – PAL

STAGE DESCRIPTION

Our last day in Andorra will keep us up in the mountains. We’ll say goodbye to this marvellous country by climbing three beautiful mountain passes.

The first is Coll de Beixalís, which was paved in 2015 for the La Vuelta a España and the following year it also featured in the Tour de France. The road starts off with an extremely steep slope to reach staggering elevation gains; it then gradually becomes easier on the legs until we reach the top, at a height of 1,795 metres. The descent passes through Anyós Park, an exclusive sports club where we can treat ourselves to a drink on its pleasant terrace.

The ascent to Coll d’en Cabús starts in La Massana. The category-1 mountain pass will take us to Catalonia’s natural border. The last kilometres will offer us impressive views of the peak of Comapedrosa, the highest mountain in Andorra. From the summit we’ll be able to spot the route that was used years ago to smuggle Andorran tobacco into Catalonia and, if we carry on looking at history’s horizon, we’ll also see the people who secretly used the route in the middle of the 20th century, in their search for freedom.

Halfway down we’ll treat ourselves to a last climb and we’ll go to the Pal-Arinsal ski resort, a stage finish in the 1993 edition of the Tour de France and of our own spectacular tour of the Pyrenees.

DISTANCE

68 kms

ELEVATION

2.084 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

COLL DE BEIXALÍS

ELEVATION: 556 m / 1824 feet
LENGTH: 6,6 km / 4,10 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 8,4%

PORT DE CABÚS

ELEVATION: 1052 m / 3451 feet
LENGTH: 15,6 km / 9,69 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 6,2%

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Andorra Fenix

Golden Tulip Andorra Fènix
4****

Andorra la Vella

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Encamp
Ordino
Estació d’esquí de Pal

DAY 5 GOOD JOURNEY BACK!

DROP OFF TRANSFERS

End of our services. Early morning transfer to Barcelona.

After a few intense cycling days, this great experience will come to an end. We sincerely hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

Thank you so much for trusting us and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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ACCOMMODATION DAYS 1-4

Golden Tulip Andorra Fènix
4****

Andorra la Vella

Hotel Andorra Fènix
Hotel Andorra Fènix

¿WHAT’S INCLUDED?

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Accommodation in selected hotels in double occupancy room with half-board.

  • Transfer of travellers as soon as they arrive to our country to their destination.

  • Execution of the tour by certified and multilingual bike tour guides specialised in tourism.

  • Supply of solid and liquid provisions during the tour including pasta or rice dish, energy bars and gels.

  • Health insurance.

  • Support vehicle and roadside assistance.

  • Daily transport of luggage.

  • Mechanical service (doesn’t include replacement components of privately-owned bicyles).

  • Tourist tax.

  • Visits to tourist attractions and tourist advice during the rides.

  • Routes accessed via Ride with GPS app.

  • Trip PhotoBook.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

  • Hired bicycles: includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service, daily fine-tuning and components (check prices in Renthal Bikes section).

  • Single room.

  • Activities and additional visits.

  • Additional nights.

NON-INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Transfers to our country.

  • Repair service and component replacement of privately-owned bicycles.

  • Minibar and extras in the hotel.

SCOTT ADDICT SE DISC
(Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic)

The SCOTT Addict SE Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain and disc brakes, the Addict SE Disc will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.

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PRICE: 80€/STAGE

Includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and components.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Addict Disc HMF Carbon technology
  • Endurance geometry / Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
  • Addict Disc HMF
  • 1 1/8″-1 1/4″ Carbon steerer
  • Alloy Dropout
  • Syncros Integrated
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 RD-R8050-GS
  • 22 Speed Electronic Shift System
  • Shimano Ultegra FD-R8050
  • Eletronic Shift System
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 ST-R8070
  • 22 Speed Electronic Shift System
  • Shimano BR-R8070 Hyd Disc
  • 160/F and 160/R SM-RT800 CL rotor
  • Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000
  • Hollowtech II 52×36 T
  • Syncros RP2.0 Disc
  • 28 Front / 28 Rear
  • Syncros RWS
  • Shimano CS-R7000
  • 11-32
FIND YOUR SIZE

SCOTT ADDICT 10 DISC
(Shimano Ultegra)

The SCOTT Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and disc brakes, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.


PRICE: 50€/STAGE

Includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and components.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Addict Disc HMF Carbon technology
  • Endurance geometry / Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
  • Addict Disc HMF
  • 1 1/8″-1 1/4″ Carbon steerer
  • Alloy Dropout
  • Syncros Integrated
  • Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000-GS
  • 22 Speed
  • Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000
  • Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020 Carbon
  • Dual control 22 Speed
  • Shimano BR-R8070 Hyd Disc
  • 160/F and 160/R SM-RT800 CL rotor
  • Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000
  • Hollowtech II 52×36 T
  • Syncros RP2.0 Disc
  • 28 Front / 28 Rear
  • Syncros RWS
  • Shimano CS-R7000
  • 11-32
FIND YOUR SIZE
00 garrotxa
02 ripoll
03 lamolina
04 lacerdanya
05 puigcerda
06 pasde la casa
07 andorra
08 estany engolasters
09 rocquer
13 pal
12 encamp
11 naturland

Look no further. Your next cycling adventure starts here!

One Tour, two options:

Private Tour: Enjoy a guaranteed to run premium cycling experience with us. Choose your own dates and fill in the form to get your group’s custom quote within 24 hours.

Scheduled Tour: Come cycle with us and meet other cyclists from all over the world on an epic adventure. Check date availability and book online in the Scheduled Tour section down below.

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