Mountain biking from the Pyrenees to the Atlantic Ocean
During this exciting trip we ride in many diverse single-tracks and landscapes. We start mountain biking in the Pyrenees, close to the highest mountains, before heading into the lush forests of Navarra. Then we cycle part of the Camino de Santiago towards Pamplona and we arrive at the stunning Basque coast in the end.
All this, in six wonderful stages, is designed for an intermediate level mountain biker.
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We organise the Trans Pyrenees mountain bike holiday on demand from May to October.
We need a minimum number of 4 riders to organise the trip. If you are coming alone, you can ask if there is a Trans-Pyrenees MTB trip going on at the dates you are interested. Or, join to one of trips that are already set in our calendar (see below).
To maximumly enjoy the TransPyrenees MTB adventure, a good fitness level is required. During this trip we spend from 5 to 7 hours per day on the bike*.
*All the days are divided in two parts. Like this, some parts can be skipped by going in the van
The trails that we ride in the Trans Pyrenees mountain bike trip are for intermediate level mountain bikers in average.
We mostly ride off road and some of the trails have rocky and steep sections. To clear these sections without putting the feet on the ground, an advanced skills level is required.
During the Trans Pyrenees mountain bike holiday we stay in the best hotels of each place.
Our guests are hosted in double rooms with two separated beds or a king size bed (on demand).
*Having a private room only for you has an extra cost of 50€ per person and day.
Internationally recognized, Basque gastronomy is definitely an essential part of our culture. In this mountain bike holiday you will enjoy it in different ways.
At the hotels where we stay there is always a buffet style breakfast with local products.
During the Trans Pyrenees MTB holiday we have lunch on the way. Some days we do a pick nick with local food on a beautiful spot and some other days we stop on a traditional bar or restaurant on the way.
During this mountain bike trip we have dinner at the hotels where we stay. Here we taste the best local food of each place. There are always different options to choose, including vegetarian options.
*Lunch on arrival day is not included in the price. Lunch and dinner of the rest day in Pamplona are not included in the price.
The Trans Pyrenees mountain bike trip costs 1.400€ per person.
Includes transfers, guides, accommodation, meals and high quality pictures.
Hiring a top quality full suspension Orbea bike for our Trans Pyrenees mountain bike holiday costs 360€.
During the first part of the trip we ride from the high Pyrenees mountains to Pamplona in three days. We cross some mountains and valleys, we ride through a wonderful forest and we also cycle along a small section of the Camino de Santiago (Way of ST James) pilgrimage route towards Pamplona.
In Pamplona, we do a rest day. But, those who don’t want to rest, can do a short loop ride on a desert nearby or do a tour to visit and eat in a vineyard in La Rioja.
From Pamplona, we ride towards the Basque coast in two wonderful stages. The last day, we mountain bike along the coast, starting in Hondarribia and finishing in San Sebastian.
Participants are picked up in San Sebastian or Biarritz and driven to the accommodation in Hondarribia.
Once in Hondarribia it is time to build the bikes up and store the luggage that won’t be used during the rest of the trip.
20:00 – 20:30 Welcome dinner with traditional local products in a typical restaurant.
A beautiful first day mountain biking in the Pyrenees.
After having breakfast in Hondarribia we load the vans and drive to the Pyrenees.
On the first riding day we ride through two long, fun and flowy ancient downhill trails. Both trails finish in two wonderful medieval towns.
The toughest day in Trans Pyrenees MTB. We start the day with a 15km climb in a beautiful valley that ends in a shepherd’s hut at the top. From here we push the bikes up to reach the top and cross the mountains. After crossing the mountains we ride towards the port of Larrau, under the imposing Mount Orhy, where we finish the first part of the ride and have lunch.
The second part of the day involves mountain biking through the amazing Irati forest, one of the largest beech and fir tree forest in Europe.
We start riding underneath the old Roman tower in Mount Urkulu and from there we join the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. We will ride on the Way of St James as far as Pamplona. During this route we will visit many historical places like the Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles and the crypt of Roland, nephew of Charlemagne.
After three days riding is time for a rest. Pamplona offers a lot of different options for those who want to chill or relax. But, we also have some options for those who don’t want to spend the day in Pamplona.
A relaxed ride in one of the biggest desert areas in Europe. A mix of double and single tracks in a really scenic area. This is an exciting ride that will awaken your senses.
The wildest ride of the Trans Pyrenees mountain bike trip is the 100% singletrack ride, which is 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 for a dream ride.
We ride through an old mining area that was converted into a natural park. The incredible abandoned mining trails, the impressive old beech trees and a tiny mining town with traditional Basque buildings are the highlight of this wonderful ride.
We finally on the Basque coast where we will ride through vibrant sandstone cliffs that once captivated the famous French writer Victor Hugo. Cycling along the coast while listening the sound of the waves and feeling the sea breeze can’t be a better end for an amazing mountain bike holiday.
At the end of the day we go back to our base camp in Hondarribia where we celebrate the feat with a special dinner made with typical products from the region.
Depending on departure time. During the day the guests are transferred to San Sebastian or Biarritz
Once the booking form is filled in we will contact you by mail as soon as possible.
After receiving our confirmation we advice you to organize the travel (book the flight, etc…) as soon as possible, for, if necessary adapt your TRANS PYRENEES MOUNTAIN BIKE HOLIDAY.
The best way to arrive is flying to Bilbao, Biarritz or San Sebastian.
Bilbao’s airport is the biggest one in the area and might be the easiest and cheapest option.
The participants who arrive to Bilbao need to take a bus that goes directly from the airport to San Sebastian. There is a bus every our and it is very easy. In San Sebastian a person from our company will pick you up and transfer you to our base camp in Hondarribia.
Biarritz’s airport is located just 30km from our basecamp. It is not as big as Bilbao’s airport but there are flights from some European cities.
San Sebastian’s airport is the closest one from our place. But, it is really small and there are only flights from Madrid and Barcelona.