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Raid Pyrenean Challenege

1 June – 7 June 2025

7 September – 13 September 2025

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1 june – 7 June 2025

7 September – 13 September 2025

6 nights

week-long challenge

Book from

£1599 GBP

Key Features of the Raid

2025 Raid Pyrenean Challenge

Our Raid Pyrenean is the classic 100-hour challenge completed over 5 days of riding. The stats are impressive; 720km, 18 mountain passes, 11,000 metres of altitude gain ALL to be completed in a maximum of 100 hours. To complete the ride and earn the official medal and diploma, you must get your official route card stamped along the way. With an expert bike guide on the road supporting you and a pro-level mechanic in the support van, regular feed stops and social post-ride evenings, this is one of the best weeks possible on a bike.

This tour is available as a private tour for groups. If the dates don’t suit then please contact us with your requirements and we can advise on departure dates to suit your group.

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Available 2025 Dates

  • June 1 to June 7
  • September 7 to September 13
Available for groups. Call or Email for more information.

 

What's Included?

Accommodation

6 nights in comfortable 2-3* hotels

Included Meals

All breakfasts & dinners (you should allow/budget £10 for lunch)

Transfers

To and from Toulouse Airport

Medal

Complete your carnet and receive a finishers medal

Guided Rides

5 riding days with support vehicle

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all week

Feed Stops

Every 35km on riding days

Bike Rental

Bike Rental is available for the tour

Itinerary

Day One - Arrival

Date

Dependent of Package Selected

Location

Hendaye

Please make your own arrangements to travel to Hendaye or meet us at Toulouse Airport. We will run one transfer from the airport today at 15:00pm. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, allowing you to get through passport control and collect your luggage. The transfer takes approximately 90 minutes – we will get to Hendaye for about 16:30pm.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have planned to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel.

This evening, there will be a meal at the hotel with welcome meeting and a run through the days to come. 

Daily Highlights

Ride

A chance for you to relax before the exciting week ahead. Time to stretch after a day of travelling and make sure you’ve got your bike prepared and ready.

Meals

Evening Meal

Day Two - Hendaye to Oloron

Date

Dependent of Package Selected

Location

Oloron

We start the day with breakfast at 07:30am, so we can roll out at 08:30am. Today is an introduction to the Basque part of the Pyreneans. Expect quiet roads and a rolling route, with the one main climb, the Col d’Osquich, approximately 100km in. We finish our first day in Oloron and Prepare for the 3 big days ahead.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Start: Hendaye

Finish: Oloron

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Distance & Elevation

153km & 1,963m

rIDE rATING

Day Three - Oloron to La Mongie

Date

Dependent of Package Selected

Location

La Mongie

A massive day of riding lies ahead. After a hearty breakfast, we head off for a 35km false flat where we all stay together. After a quick feed stop, we are onto our first of the Pyrenean beasts, the mighty Col d’Aubisque. From here we descend down into Argeles Gazost for another long false flat to the foot of the Tourmalet. We have lunch 10km before the Tourmalet, where it’ll be your turn to battle the mountain. Get your photos at the summit with a cool drink, once done we have a short descent to our base for the night.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Start: Oloron

Finish: La Mongie

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Distance & Elevation

133km & 3,713m

Ride RATING

Day Four - La Mongie to St Girons

Date

Dependent of Package Selected

Location

St Girons

We gather for breakfast at 07:30am. Our ride starts by descending the majority of the Tourmalet after 20km we will hit the Tourmalet’s little brother – the Aspin. The views here are spectacular and the descent is quick and fun. The climbs come thick and fast as we quickly arrive at the Peyresourde before descending into the popular Tour de France stage town, Luchon. We end our ride with two great climbs, the Col de Mente and then the Col de Portet d’Aspet 

Daily Highlights

Ride

Start: La Mongie

Finish: St Girons

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Distance & Elevation

155km & 2,781m

Ride RATING

Day Five - St Girons to Prades

Date

Dependent of Package Selected

Location

Prades

An early start with a big breakfast for the long day of cycling ahead. We roll out by 8am, tackling the first 100km as easily as possible. The morning’s challenge will be the Col de Port filled with other scenic climbs. We then finish less than 100km from the Mediterranean.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Start: St Girons

Finish: Prades

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Distance & Elevation

191km & 3,563m

Ride Rating

Day Six - Prades to Cerbere

Date

Dependent of Package Selected

Location

Cerbere

The final day begins with breakfast. Today is a much easier and short day with a couple of lumps to get over before a descent and ride to the coast. We will finish in the town of Cerbere for a late lunch. We will now get the last stamp in our Raid Pyrenean carnet, and with this it’s time to celebrate!

Daily Highlights

Ride

Start: Prades

Finish: Cerbere

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Distance & Elevation

92km & 643m

Ride Rating

Day Seven - Departure

Date

Dependent of Package Selected

Location

Cerbere

On departure, we offer an airport transfer to Toulouse Airport at 09:00am. We expect the transfer to take around 3 hours so please book flights after 14:00pm. Alternatively we can provide quotes for private transfers to Carcassone, Perpignan or Barcelona airports.

Daily Highlights

Meals

Breakfast

Tour Start and Finish

2025

Tour Start – 1 June & 7 September 2025 

 

Our tour starts at either Toulouse Airport or you can meet us at our Hotel in Hendaye.

Tour Finish – 6 June and 13 September 2025

On departure we provide a transfer to Toulouse Airport, you can also book private transfers with us.

Pricing

We stay in a mix of 2 to 3* hotels throughout our stay as a lot of the villages we stay in are far off the tourist trail with few hotels. Each of our hotels fits into the local area with a traditional Basque hotel to start and a mix of remote and town centre hotels therafter, until we stay overlooking the Med in Cerbere.

Prices

  • £1599 per person based on sharing a twin (2 single beds) or double (1 double bed)
  • £1899 per person for the single occupancy of a room

Included:

  • Six nights in comfortable 2-3* hotels
  • Return transfers from Toulouse
  • All breakfast & dinners (budget €10 to buy lunch)
  • Five fully supported rides with support van
  • Expert mechanic on hand all week
  • Feed stations set up every 30km
  • The Raid Pyrenean Carnet to collect stamps and the medal on completion

Also available:

  • Private airport transfers from other airports on request
  • Bike Rental is available on request

More About Our Tour

The Raid Pyrenean cycling route

  • The Raid Pyrénéen RANDONNEUR
  • 720km – 18 passes
  • 11,000m of ascent
  • To be completed in 100 hours maximum

Take in dramatic scenery changes with quiet roads filled with livestock and gloriously rustic views. Our Raid Pyrenean tour will conquer legendary passes such as the Aubisque, Tourmalet and Aspin, as we ride from the Basque Pyrenees to the Mediterranean. Every 35km we have dedicated feed stations, stocked with cold drinks and snacks to boost your energy throughout the ride. Our team will deliver your luggage to each hotel.

Where you will stay: Raid Pyrenean Hotels in Hendaye, Oloron, La Mongie, St Girons, Prades, Cerbere

We stay in a mix of 2 to 4* hotels throughout our stay as a lot of the villages we stay in are far off the tourist trail with few hotels. Each of our hotels fits into the local area with a traditional Basque hotel to start and a mix of remote and town centre hotels until we stay overlooking the Med in Cerbere. 

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Raid Pyrenean – June 2025
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