Is This Trip For Me?
Our Raid Pyrenean is the classic 100-hour challenge done over 5 riding days. The stats are impressive; 720 km, 18 mountain passes, 11,000 metres of altitude gain to be completed in 100 hours maximum. 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.
Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking
Climb the Tourmalet: One of the giants of world cycling, the Tourmalet is the last climb of day two.
Complete the ultimate bucket list challenge: The 100 hr Raid Pyrenean challenge has been running since 1950 and completing it is an incredible achievement.
Ride quiet passes in the stunning Pyrenees: Much more remote than the Alps or Dolomites, the Pyrenees is a beautiful area packed with quiet mountain passes.
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Raid Pyrenean 6-Nights Package
Experience the famous point to point cycling challenge, Raid Pyrenean. This prestigious event was introduced in 1950. To complete the ride you must have your official route card (carnet) stamped along the way and complete within 100 hours. The ride stretches across 5-days beginning nearby to the Spanish border, just south of Biarritz where you will ride onto the famous Pyrenees climbs. Join a Sportive Breaks trip and enjoy small group rides with expert local guides and mechanical support, allowing you to focus solely on conquering this epic challenge. The trip includes daily ride briefs along with breakfast and dinner.
The Raid Pyrenean cycling route
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.
Raid Pyrenean Cycling Holiday
Raid Pyrenean Hotels
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. Hotel Bellevue Hendaye // Alysson Hotel Oloron // La Mandia La Mongie // La Eychenne St Girons // Best Western Le Vauban Prades // La Vigie Cerbere
Airport collections are from Bilbao (BIQ) on arrival and to Barcelona (BCN) on return. Our guides will meet you in arrivals for the transfer to Hendaye, which includes bike boxes. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes on arrival. The return transfer takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. If you need a private transfer outside of these times, please contact us for options. [email protected]
Dates & Book Now
2023 Raid Pyrenean dates Tuesday 6 - 12 June Tuesday 12 - 18 Sept Sportive Breaks is part of the Destination Sport Experiences group. When clicking on the booking link below, you will be taken to the Destination Sport Experiences booking engine. If you have any questions, please do contact our team [email protected]
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