Raid Pyrenean

Available Months Jun to Sep
Nights 6 Nights
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Raid Pyrenean France

Is This Trip For Me?

One of the world's most famous cycling challenges. Our Pyrenean Raid comes with pro level support with expert mechanics, regular feed stops and nightly briefings preparing you for the small matter of getting over the Aubisque, Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourde....

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • 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.

Avg Daily Distance Avg Daily Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 139km 2922m 5/5

What's Included

Accommodation

Six nights in comfortable 2-3* hotels

Transfer

Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)

Included Meals

All breakfast & dinners (budget €10 for lunch)

Guided Rides

Five fully supported rides with guides & support vans

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all week

Private Feed Stop

Feeds set up every 35km

Bike Rental

Ridley Fenix SL with 11/34 available (£139)

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Raid Pyrenean Cycling Holiday

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 25km 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.

Itinerary

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Day One : Hendaye

• We arrive in Toulouse by 5pm where you will be met by a Sportive Breaks transfer. • Our transfer arrives into Hendaye for around 8.30pm • We will then have dinner and run through the plan for tomorrow. • Our mechanic is on hand to help build bikes or if you have booked one of our rental bikes they will fit these for you.

Day Two : Hendaye to Oloron

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 149km 2057m 3/5

• Breakfast at 7:30am • Roll out together at 8:30am dependent on the weather • Today you will be introduced to the Pyrenees through the Basque country. • The roads are quiet, and the route is rolling with only one major climb before lunch. • We roll into Oloron for three big stages ahead.

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Day Three : Oloron to La Mongie

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 120km 3803m 4/5

• 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 Pyrenees 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 Coca-Cola, once done we have a short descent to our base for the night.

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Day Four : La Mongie to St Lary

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 121km 3063m 4/5

• We gather for breakfast at 7:30am • 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

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Day Five : St Lary to Prades

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 192km 4600m 5/5

• 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

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Day Six : Prades to Cerbere

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 89km 867m 1/5

• The final day begins with breakfast. • Today is a much easier & short day with a couple of lumps to get over before a descent & 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!

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Day Seven : Departure

One last breakfast before an early transfer back to Toulouse.

Accomodation

Raid Pyrenean Hotels

Hendaye, Oloron, La Mongie, St Girons, Prades, Cerbere

We stay in a mix of 2 to 4* hotels through 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.

Airport Transfers

Airport collections are from Toulouse (TLS). Our guides will meet you in arrivals for the transfer to Hendaye, which includes bike boxes. The journey takes approximately 3 hours. The return transfer takes approx 2 hours. If you need a private transfer outside of these times, please contact us for options.

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Toulouse (TLS)
Arrive before 6pm for a 6.30pm transfer to Hendaye
Depart after 10.55am (transfer arrives in Toulouse for 8.55am)

Date's & Book Now

6 Nights: 24 - 30th Aug 2020
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6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
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6 Nights: 7 - 13th Sep 2020
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
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6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
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6 Nights: 31st May - 6th Jun 2021
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2198 £2198 Book Now
6 Nights: 7 - 13th Jun 2021
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2198 £2198 Book Now
6 Nights: 14 - 20th Jun 2021
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2198 £2198 Book Now
6 Nights: 21 - 27th Jun 2021
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2198 £2198 Book Now
6 Nights: 28th Jun - 4th Jul 2021
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2198 £2198 Book Now
6 Nights: 19 - 25th Jul 2021
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2198 £2198 Book Now
6 Nights: 23 - 29th Aug 2021
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2198 £2198 Book Now
6 Nights: 30th Aug - 5th Sep 2021
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2198 £2198 Book Now
6 Nights: 6 - 12th Sep 2021
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2198 £2198 Book Now
6 Nights: 13 - 19th Sep 2021
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2198 £2198 Book Now
6 Nights: 20 - 26th Sep 2021
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Single Room £1299 £1299 Book Now
Raid Pyrenean
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Raid Pyrenean registration
Ride support
Return transfers from Toulouse (TLS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2198 £2198 Book Now

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