Pyrenees Tour - September 8-16, 2023
Join OutThere Adventure Travel Pyrenees Road Cycling Tour–Amazing rides, unsurpassed scenery, charming ski towns and villages await you. Our routes will accommodate the moderate to the serious cyclist. The rides will average between 30-50 miles a day and of course with the ascending and descending which comes with the mountain passes. Daily options for shorter of longer distances available. Not sure you want to ride everyday or at all? This trip is still for you if you prefer shopping, spa day or a hiking day with endless options in each location can be arranged.
Join OutThere Adventure Travel on the exciting roads of the Pyrenees and the stunning beauty. The tour is designed for multiple levels of cycling fitness and experience, ideal for couples, individuals, seasoned and novice riders. The tour is more challenging, so cycling experience is needed. Our goal is for each person to enjoy the trip and the areas we travel through. The smaller size of our group and the option for E-bikes, allows for tailoring to varied levels of ability. We can shorten a day for some and add more challenge and length to a day for others. We like to budget time for cultural, historical and the region’s spectacular sites–as well as fun off the bike adventures.
4 nights in Luchon
‘Queen of the Pyrenees’, Bagnères-de-Luchon –more commonly called simply Luchon –this the pretty and welcoming spa town and epicenter for outdoor enthusiasts. The Tour de France has included Luchon on the route 68 times, our routes will include Col-de-Peyresourde, Port de Bales & Col du Portillon.
The historic grandeur of Luchon is present, although the majesty has been a little diluted over time. The rough-edged regality is where its great appeal lies. Plenty of activity along the tree lined avenues with shopping and dining. Luchon is home to the famed thermal spa; there are treatments with respiratory and rheumatology benefits. Don’t miss the exotic underground vaporarium.
3 nights in St Lary
Located at the heart of the Pyrenees mountains and a few kilometers from Spain, the lovely village of Saint-Lary-Soulan –St Lary is also a well known spa resort and a dream destination for all those wishing to tackle the climbs of Col du Portet, Col d’Aspin and the granddaddy--Col du Tourmalet. A friendly atmosphere awaits you in St Lary’s streets, shops, bars and restaurants.
The tour wraps up with a final night in Toulouse--proud of its artistic and musical traditions. Toulouse is a lively and effervescent city with more than 1,000 events on average every year and summer evenings that are particularly animated!
Dates: Arrive in Bagnères-de-Luchon, France by September 8th. Depart Toulouse, France on morning of September 16th.
Ride days: September 8th—September 15th will be ride days with day off determined by the weather.
Price: $4400 based on double occupancy. Single options available
Tour Size: Our tour size is up to 15 guests. There will be at least 4 support personnel.
The price includes all breakfasts and all dinners. Wine and beer at dinner and selected days for après biking.
All transportation from starting town to the finish town. We are happy to help arrange transports from/to airports to starting and finishing hotels
Hotels: We have done extensive research to find great accommodations. We believe the hotels are integral part of the experience of the tour. Single supplements available as well as upgrades.
Does not Include:
Airport transfers. We will help arrange the transfers and assist in sharing the transfers with other guest with similar travel times.
Lunch stops at mountain or village cafes during the rides. The cost of these will be guest’s responsibility.
Bike rentals: The bikes we arrange for you to rent will be high end road and E-bikes with appropriate gear ratios. The rentals are not included in the price.
Airports: Toulouse (TLS) is approximately 1.5 hours for arrival. The last evening will be spent in Toulouse for easy departure.
Deposits/Payments: $1000 non-refundable deposit due upon confirmation and final $3400 due June 15, 2023
Oktoberfest Extra Credit: Since some of the flights to/from Toulouse connect through Munich and Oktoberfest opens on September 16th, it is only logical to add an overnight or two in Munich on the way home. Mike and Emily are planning on attending as well as adding a night or two outside of Munich to hike and enjoy Bavaria. The Oktoberfest add-on will not be included in the price and is on or own with coordination for times and hotel suggestions, etc.