Trans Pyrenees all mountain bike trip

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Mountain bike from the Pyrenees to the Basque Country coast!

MOUNTAIN BIKING FROM THE PYRENEES TO THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Trans Pyrenees MTB is an amazing allmountain bike style point-to-point mountain bike adventure riding through the best single-tracks in the most scenic places from the Pyrenees to the Basque Country coast.

 

During this exciting trip, mountain biking in the Pyrenees and the Basque Country, we ride in many and really diverse single-tracks and landscapes. We start with a spectacular ride in a desert area, we cross the mountains in the Pyrenees before heading into the lush forests in Navarre and we finally arrive to the stunning Basque Country coast.

 

All this, in seven wonderful stages designed for an intermediate level mountain biker.

 

Do not miss this epic adventure, sign up for Trans Pyrenees MTB

MOUNTAIN BIKE FROM THE PYRENEES TO THE BASQUE COUNTRY COAST

This thrilling mountain bike trip in the Pyrenees starts and finishes in Hondarribia. A wonderful fishing village in the Basque Country coast next to San Sebastian. From here we move to the Pyrenees doing a break to ride in one of the most beautiful deserts in Europe. Many movies and TV series, like Game of Thrones, have been filmed in this desert. For us, this first mellow ride is perfect to ensure all the bikes are correctly adjusted before mountain biking in the Pyrenees.

 

From the Pyrenees we ride towards the Basque Country coast crossing the mountains in 5 wonderful stages riding through some of the most remote areas in the Basque Country. We cross the gorgeous Irati forest, one of the biggest beech tree and fir tree forests in Europe; we ride a small part of the famous Way of St James pilgrimage route. And, we also visit some historical places in the Basque culture like the chapel of Roncesvalles (Roncevaux).

 

The last day we mountain bike in the Basque Country coast, we start mountain biking in Hondarribia and we finish in San Sebastian.

TRANS PYRENEES MTB TRIP SCHEDULE

Day 1: Transfers and welcome dinner

 

Depending on the arrival times. Participants are picked up in San Sebastian and Biarritz and driven to the accommodation in Hondarribia.

Once being in the base camp bikes can be built for the trip and stored in the workshop we have for that purpose.

19:00 Walking tour through the fishermen’s neighbourhood and the walled medieval town of Hondarribia.

20:00 – 20:30 Welcome dinner with traditional local products in a typical restaurant.

 

Day 2: Desert ride

 

Mellow ride in one of the biggest desert areas in Europe. A mix of double and single tracks in a really scenic place.

This is an exciting first ride that will awaken your senses, perfect to start this mountain bike trip and make sure all the bikes are perfectly set before heading to the Pyrenees.

 

08:00 Breakfast

08:45 Luggage load

09:15 – 11:45 Transfer to the desert area

12:00 Light lunch and start of the ride

15:30 End of the ride

16:00 – 18:15 Transfer to Pyrenees

20:00 Dinner

 

Day 3: Pyrenees

 

Beautiful first day mountain biking in the Pyrenees. Two long, fun and flowy ancient downhill trails, with some pedalling sections, are the highlight of the day. The two wonderful medieval towns, with traditional architecture buildings, where the trails end are also really interesting.

 

08:30 Breakfast

09:15 Luggage load

09:30 Transfer

10:00 Start of the ride

13:00 Lunch

16:30 End of the ride

20:00 Dinner

 

Day 4: The big Day

 

The toughest day in Trans Pyrenees MTB. We start the day with a 15km climb in a beautiful valley that ends in a shepherds hut in the top. From here we will need to push the bikes up to reach the top of the hill and cross the mountains. Empezamos el día adentrándonos en un precioso valle que por una subida de 15km en pista nos lleva hasta una borda de pastores. Desde aquí porteamos empujando las bicicletas hasta llegar a un collado en lo alto del valle por el que atravesamos las montañas. After crossing the mountains we will ride towards the port of Larrau, under the imposing Mount Orhy, where we will finish the first part of the ride and we will have lunch.

 

In the second part of the day we will mountain bike through the amazing Irati forest, one of the largest beech and fir tree forest in Europe.

 

08:30 Breakfast

09:15 Luggage load

09:30 Start of the ride

13:30 Lunch

18:00 End of the ride

20:00 Dinner

 

Day 5: The Way of St James

 

We start riding underneath the old Roman tower in the Mount Urkulu and from here we join the famous pilgrimage route Way of St James. We will ride on the Way of St James up to Pamplona. During this route we will visit many historical places like the Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles and the crypt of Roland, nephew of Charlemagne.

 

08:30 Breakfast

09:15 Luggage load

09:30 Transfer

10:00 Start of the ride

13:00 Lunch

16:30 End of the ride

20:00 Dinner

 

Day 6: The ridges

 

The wildest ride in Trans Pyrenees mountain bike trip. 100% singletrack ride in one of the most remote areas in the Basque Country. Tough climbs and pushing, technical zones and very flowy downhills. This ride has everything you can ask to be a dream ride.

 

08:30 Breakfast

09:15 Luggage load

09:30 Transfer

10:00 Start of the ride

13:00 Lunch

16:30 End of the ride

16:45 Transfer to accommodation

20:00 Dinner

 

Day 7: The mines

 

We ride through an old mining area that was converted into a natural park. The incredibly flowy abandoned mining trails, the impressive old beech trees and the tiny mining town with traditional Basque buildings are the highlight of this wonderful ride.

 

08:30 Breakfast

09:15 Luggage load

09:30 Start of the ride

13:00 Lunch

16:30 End of the ride

16:45 Transfer to accommodation

20:00 Dinner

 

Day 8: Following the steps of Victor Hugo

 

We will finally mountain bike in the Basque Country coast. We will ride through the red and yellow sandstone cliffs with strange shapes that once captivated the famous french writer Victor Hugo while listening the sound of the waves and feeling the sea breeze. Can’t be a better end for an amazing mountain bike holiday. Or yes…

 

At the end of the day we will move back to our base camp in Hondarribia where we will celebrate the feat with a special dinner made with typical products of the region.

 

08:30 Breakfast

09:30 Start of the ride

13:00 Lunch

16:30 End of the ride

16:45 Transfer to base camp

20:00 Especial dinner

 

Día 9: Transfers 

 

Depending on departure time. During the day the participants will be transferred to San Sebastian or Biarritz

 

TRANS-PYRENEES MOUNTAIN BIKE TRIP

PRICE

The price of our Trans Pyrenees mountain bike trip includes transfers, guiding, accommodation and high quality pictures.

BIKES

Hiring a top quality full suspension Orbea bike for our Basque Country mountain bike holiday costs 70€/day.

ACCOMMODATION

 

For this mountain bike trip we have selected the best hotels and hostels in the area.

GASTRONOMY

Internationally recognized, Basque gastronomy is definitely an essential part of our culture. In this experience you could enjoy it in different ways.

TRANS PYRENEES MTB HOLIDAY BOOKING INFORMATION

Fill in the booking form below to book your TRANS PYRENEES MOUNTAIN BIKE holiday. Once the booking form is filled in we will contact you by mail as soon as possible.

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ADITIONAL NOTES

After receiving our confirmation we pray you to organize the travel (book the flight, etc…) as soon as possible, for, if necessary adapt your TRANS PYRENEES MOUNTAIN BIKE holiday.

TRANS PYRENEES MOUNTAIN BIKE TRIP PICTURES

TRANS PYRENEES MTB – MOUNTAIN BIKING FROM THE PYRENEES TO THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Trans Pyrenees MTB: 1.300€/person

  • 8 nights   ———————   7 riding days
  • Fully catered mountain bike holiday
  • High quality pictures
  • Transfers from Biarritz and San Sebastian