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LE TOUR LEGENDARY CLIMBS BIKE TOUR

If you love the road bicycle racing of the great champions, if you dream of reaching the summits of famous mountain climbs, then accept the challenge and come and pedal with us on our most epic tour in the Pyrenees.

Four days, in which the mountains will seduce your body and soul. Get your legs ready and hold on to the handlebars tightly because you’re going to reach the summits where the world’s most important cycling achievements are written. A tour that will allow you to discover unique villages in La Vall d’Aran. Never-ending steep routes in the mountains and breath-taking valleys of Saint-Lary. Lakes covered by a blanket of ice in Aumar and the cycling of the past and present in the Tourmalet.

A tour where you will live cycling with equal measures of hard work and excitement.

TOTAL
DISTANCE

CBT ROUTE:

209 kms

EPIC ROUTE:

304 kms

TOTAL
ASCENT

CBT ROUTE:

6.326 mts

EPIC ROUTE:

9.056 mts

AVERAGE
DAILY
DISTANCE

CBT ROUTE:

52 kms

EPIC ROUTE:

76 kms

AVERAGE
DAILY
ASCENT

CBT ROUTE:

1.582 mts

EPIC ROUTE:

2.264 mts

TOUR INFORMATION:

Starting point: Barcelona
Arrival: Barcelona
Duración: 6 days, 4 stages
Recommended season: June to September

RENTAL BIKE:
2020 SCOTT ADDICT SE DISC

DAY 1

¡WELCOME TO CATALUNYA!

We will meet in Barcelona Sants Train Station. Our team will be waiting on the main entrance at 14:00 to welcome and transfer you to our hotel in Vielha, where we will arrive approximately at 19:00.

You can also arrive at the hotel on your own, but you must indicate it on the booking form or by emailing us. If you are arriving before the set time, you will be able to check in indicating your name and our company name (TOURMALET 2015 SLU). If you have booked accommodation in a shared room with another guest, we kindly ask you to keep the room in perfect condition until their arrival.

Upon arrival at the hotel we will give a briefing to provide you with general information about the tour before tuning the bicycles of all the guests 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.

Important information: Please refer to the Travel Details section for detailed information about the different public and private transport options to take you to the initial meeting point. For your information, we offer optional transfer services upon request. You can contract them on the booking form.

ACCOMMODATION

DAY 2 / STAGE 1 PORTILLON – PEYRESOURDE – AZET

STAGE DESCRIPTION

We’ll start our most epic tour by discovering four Pyrenean valleys. We’ll begin in La Vall d’Aran, then we’ll go through La Vallée du Lys and continue along La Vallée du Louron to finish in La Vallée d’Aure. These valleys are linked by three legendary mountain passes that will turn this stage into an unforgettable day.

We’ll wake up in La Vall d’Aran, the highest district and the hardest one to reach in Catalonia. We’ll leave the valley by riding up the category 1 Coll de Portilló where, due to the fact it is on the border between France and Spain, it features in many editions of the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.

Once we’ve reached the La Vallée du Lys, we’ll discover the beautiful spa town of Bagnères-de-Luchon, full of skiers in winter and cyclists in the summer, which marks the beginning of the hardest climb of the stage, the famous Peyresourde.

After reaching the picturesque Vallée du Louron and the magnificent Lac de Génos-Loudenvielle, we’ll be ready for a rest. We’ll bask in this magical scenery before tackling the last mountain pass of the day, Col d’Azet, which will take us to the threshold of La Vallée d’Aure. From the top we’ll be able to enjoy some stunning views of both valleys and Saint-Lary, our base camp for the next four days.

CBT ROUTE

58 kms

1.518 mts

EPIC ROUTE

76 kms

2.088 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

COL DU PORTILLON

ELEVATION: 304 m / 997 feet
LENGHT: 7,6 km / 4,72 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 4%

COL DE PEYRESOURDE

ELEVATION: 949 m / 3.113 feet
LENGTH: 13,8 km / 8,57 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 6,9%

COL D’AZET (FROM GENÓS)

ELEVATION: 616 m / 2.020 feet
LENGTH: 7,4 km / 4,59 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 8,3%

ACCOMMODATION

Mercure Saint Lary
****
Saint-Lary-Soulan

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Vall d’Aran
Col du Portillon
Bagneres de Luchon
Col de Peyresourde
Vallée du Louron
Col d’Azet
Saint Lary

DAY 3 / STAGE 2 AZET – PORTET – PLA D’ADET

STAGE DESCRIPTION

We’ll wake up in the heart of Vallée d’Aure ready to enjoy another epic day of cycling. Waiting for us today is the well-known Col d’Azet, the colossal Portet and the steep Pla d’Adet.

To warm up our legs we’ll start by climbing up the same side of Col d’Azet again, where we’ll get another chance to soak up the fantastic views. Today we can use the quiet and narrow road as an observation point to size up the formidable Col de Portet, recently repaved and included as an hors catégorie climb in the 2018 edition of the Tour de France. The figures of this climb are overwhelming: 16 kilometres and 1,400 metres of elevation gain convert the ride up to the summit into great challenge, pedalling amidst herds of sheep at 2,215 metres above sea level.

Halfway down Portet we’ll get back on the road where we turned off to go to the Pla d’Adet ski resort, which has been used as a stage finish in several editions of the Tour. Its natural observation point offers a wonderful view of La Vallée d’Aure and Saint-Lary, joined to the ski station by a spectacular cable car. After a quick descent, we’ll find the spa waiting for us in the wonderful hotel in Saint-Lary, where we’ll recover like real champions.

CBT ROUTE

40 kms

1.551 mts

EPIC ROUTE

64 kms

2.299 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

COL D’AZET (FROM SAINT LARY)

ELEVATION: 170 m / 557 feet
LENGHT: 1,3 km / 0,8 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 13%

COL DU PORTET

ELEVATION: 430 m / 1410 feet
LENGHT: 10,5 km / 6,52 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 4%

PLA D’ADET (FROM ESPIAUBE)

ELEVATION: 173 m / 567 feet
LENGTH: 3,2 km / 1,98 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 5,4%

ACCOMODATION

Mercure Saint Lary
****
Saint-Lary-Soulan

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Col d’Azet
Col du Portet
Pla d’Adet

DAY 4 / STAGE 3 CAP DE LONG – AUMAR

STAGE DESCRIPTION

After two intense stages, we’ll takes things easy today on the gentle lake route. We’ll climb two mountain passes that have never featured in the Tour de France because of their difficult access; however, their immense beauty converts them into a must-go destination.

We’ll leave Saint-Lary on the road that goes to Spain, though we’ll turn off at the junction and follow the path that will take us to today’s destination. We’ll start the climb surrounded by pine trees until we arrive at Lacets des Myrtilles, where the trees give way to open sky and the road starts twisting and turning up the steep slope. There is a junction at Lac d’Orédon, separating the two summits. On the left, the road ends at an altitude of 2,161 metres, at Lac de Cap-de-Long, the largest water reserve in the Pyrenees. From the top of the dam, you’ll be rewarded by breath-taking views of the mountains and lake that will be imprinted on our minds forever. A snack in the small mountain bar will help us savour the moment.

Our route continues as far as the lakes of Aumar and Aubert that are joined by natural wells, whose transparent waters from the Pic de Madamète will leave you spellbound. On the other side of the peak is the legendary Tourmalet.

We’ll return to Saint-Lary remembering the exposed landscape, with our eyes lit up and our mobile phones full of gorgeous photos.

CBT ROUTE

41 kms

1.102 mts

EPIC ROUTE

61 kms

1.768 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

LAC DE CAP DE LONG

ELEVATION: 399 m / 1309 feet
LENGHT: 11,3 km / 7,02 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 3,5%

LAC D’AUMAR

ELEVATION: 332 m / 1.089 feet
LENGTH: 4,3 km / 2,67 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 8%

ACCOMMODATION

Mercure Saint Lary
****
Saint-Lary-Soulan

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Lac de Cap de Long
Lac d’Aumar

DAY 5 / STAGE 4 ASPIN – TOURMALET – HOURQUETTE

STAGE DESCRIPTION

Ever since the 1910 edition of the Tour de France explored the Pyrenees for the first time, cyclists from all over the world dream of climbing the summits we propose to you today.

We’ll start the day by climbing the mythic Col d’Aspin, a classic feature on the Tour de France calendar and essential for connecting the Aure and Campan valleys, the gateway to the Tourmalet. We’ll descend from its summit surrounded by pine trees until we come to Sainte-Marie-de-Campan, lying at the bottom of the most renowned mountain pass of the Pyrenees, the Tourmalet. As we ride up its slopes, round its horseshoe bends and through its tunnels we’ll feel the epic emanating from this HC climb. We’ll reach the top at an altitude of 2,115 metres, together with Octave, le Géant du Tourmalet and for a day, we’ll feel like real professional cyclists. On the way back, we will have deserved a rest and we’ll stop La Mongie, the legendary mountain’s tourist centre where we can drink to the health of cycling champions.

We’ll end our tour by climbing the west side of the hidden and peaceful Hourquette d’Ancizan. After a technical and picturesque descent, we’ll reach the Vallée d’Aure again, where we’ll spend our last day enjoying the charms of Saint-Lary before saying farewell to the Pyrenees.

CBT ROUTE

70 kms

2.155 mts

EPIC ROUTE

103 kms

2.901 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

COLL D’ASPIN

ELEVATION: 346 m / 1135 feet
LENGHT: 9,6 km / 5,96 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 3,6%

COLL DU TOURMALET

ELEVATION: 223 m / 731,6 feet
LENGHT: 4,5 km / 2,79 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 5%

HOURQUETTE D’ANCIZAN (FROM PAYOLLE)

ELEVATION: 474 m / 1555 feet
LENGHT: 7,8 km / 4,84 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 6,1%

ACCOMMODATION

Mercure Saint Lary
****
Saint-Lary-Soulan

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Col d’Aspin
Payolle
La Mongie
Col du Tourmalet
La Hourquette d’Ancizan

DAY 6

¡ GOOD JOURNEY BACK!

After a few intensive cycling days, this great experience reaches its end. We sincerely hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

We leave the hotel in our transfer vans at 09:00 and you will be taken to Barcelona-Sants Train Station, in Barcelona city centre, where we will arrive at approximately 14:00 PM.

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

ARRIVAL

MEETING LOCATION:

Barcelona-Sants Train Station

Barcelona

MEETING TIME:

14:00

DEPARTURE

FINAL DESTINATION:

Barcelona-Sants Train Station

Barcelona

EXPECTED ARRIVING TIME:

14:00

Transfers Barcelona – Vielha and Saint Lary – Barcelona included in this tour.

HOW TO GET THERE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Barcelona Airport – Barcelona

Train: The Renfe R2 suburban line connects Terminal 2 of Barcelona airport with Barcelona-Sants train station every half hour. The journey takes 20 minutes and costs approximately €7.00. If you are landing at Terminal 1, there is a free shuttle bus service between the two airport terminals. Buses leave every 5 minutes from the ground floor of T1.

Metro: The L9 Southern line connects the T1 and T2 airport terminals with Barcelona in about 30 minutes. Trains leave every 7 minutes and the trip costs €4.60 to any station in the centre of Barcelona. TMB (Barcelona Metropolitan Transports Authority) allows bicycles to be taken on board, except during rush hours on working days (from 7.00 to 9.30 and 17.00 to 20.30).

Taxi: There is a 24-hour taxi service at the T1 and T2 airport terminals. The journey to the centre of Barcelona takes approximately 30 minutes and the daytime fare costs about €35.00. A supplement of 1 euro is charged for each suitcase you take with you.

Other options: You can find further information about other existing means of transport as well as detailed maps of the airport here.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT SERVICES

Catalonia Bike Tours transfers

Alternatively, we offer transfer services from anywhere in Catalonia upon request. Our vans are adapted to transfer luggage and bicycles for groups up to 8 passengers. You can request an estimate for this service by using our booking form or contacting us.

Taxis and FHV

You can easily find taxi services in many towns and cities around the country, but keep in mind that most of them do not accept bicycles as part of the luggage. For this reason, if you are travelling with your bike, we strongly recommend you use the public transport system or hire a private transfer service.

DATES AND PRICES

30/08/2020 – 04/09/2020 1.795€ / LE TOUR LEGENDARY CLIMBS BIKE TOUR

¿WHAT’S INCLUDED?

INCLUDED SERVICES

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

  • Transfer of travellers on first and last trip day.

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

  • Health insurance.

  • Support vehicle and roadside assistance.

  • Daily transfer of luggage.

  • Supply of solid and liquid provisions during the tour.

  • 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 Rental Bikes section).

  • Single room.

  • Cancellation insurance.

  • Activities and additional visits.

  • Additional nights.

NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Transfer to our country.

  • Lunch.

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

  • Minibar and extras in hotels.

HOTEL DAY 1

Hotel Tryp Vielha
****
Vielha

HOTEL DAYS 2-3-4-5

Hotel Mercure Saint-Lary
****
Saint-Lary

OUR BIKES

SCOTT ADDICT SE DISC 2020
(Shimano Ultegra Di2 electrónico)

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.


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 2020
(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

PRICES

Basic Price 6 pax Unavailable 2.490€ 2.590€
Single Room Supplement Unavailable +320€ +320€
Half-Board Supplement +160€
Optional Bike Hire SCOTT ADDICT 10 disc 50€/stage

SCOTT ADDICT SE disc 80€/stage

DISCOUNTS BY NUMBER OF TRAVELERS

Number of travellers 7-8 9-10 11-12 +12
Discount 5% 10% 15% On request

SMALL GROUPS SUPPLEMENT

4 travellers 5 travellers
Supplement travelling on small groups (price par client) +595€ +250€

TOUR AVAILABILITY

JUNE TO SEPTEMBER

February – May / October – November

June and September

July and August

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

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

  • Accomodation in selected hotels in double occupancy room and bed and breakfast regime.

  • First and last trip dinners.

  • Execution of the tour in a private group.

  • Certified and multilingual bike tour guides specialised in tourism.

  • Health insurance.

  • Support vehicle and roadside assistance.

  • Daily transfer of luggage.

  • Supply of solid and liquid provisions during the tour.

  • 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.

  • Catalonia Bike Tours cycling jersey by Sportful.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

  • Hired bicycles. Includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service, daily fine-tuning and components.

  • Half board.

  • Single room.

  • Cancellation insurance.

  • Activities and additional visits.

  • Additional nights.

WHAT ISN’T INCLUDED?

  • Transfer to our country.

  • Lunch.

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

  • Minibar and extras in hotels.

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