Experience this unforgettable Pyrenean adventure with us; In six stages you will experience all the beauty of the Pyrenees. We start in the afternoon of the arrival day with a prologue in the picturesque Basque coastal village of Hendaye, on the Atlantic sea (the west). The next morning the tour starts with which you cycle from west to east through the Pyrenees in 6 stages. For the evenings we have our regular restaurants with good menus and there is time to exchange the stories of the day and the briefing for the next day.
For groups of up to 13 people, one of our Coast to Coast guides will accompany you and for groups of 14 or more, two caretakers will accompany you. Our enthusiastic caretakers organize a coffee stop and a lunch stop every day, the necessary encouragement during the stages, moving the luggage and organizing breakfast and dinner. You don't have to worry about the organization and just enjoy the incredibly beautiful mountain landscapes and the suffering on the cols.
A good condition is required for the 6 stages in the mountains (ask us for advice if necessary).
You will receive the route book with the GPX tracks from us in advance (with possibly a loaner Garmin). For most days we have two route versions where you take one extra col with route "black". You can choose which route you take per day.
We advise you to travel by train to the starting point and also from the end point back to the Netherlands by train. These are comfortable journeys and both the hotel in Hendaye (starting point) and Cerebere (ending point) are close to the train station where the TGV goes. In Hendaye, your Bianchi rental bike is ready and waiting for you and you return it at the end of the week.
Be on time to book as we work with small hotels that have limited availability. Suitable months (because of the temperature in the high mountains) for this trip are June, July, August and September.
Day 1: Outward journey and a prologue/tour in the afternoon. 45 km & 600 altimeters
Day 2: Hendaye – Oloron Sainte Marie. Route: 134 km & 2.330 hoogtemeters (één route-optie)
De eerste etappe gaat door Frans Baskenland. Het is een pittige eerste rit, met drie korte klimmetjes en vooral heuvelachtige wegen door een groen landschap.
Day 3: Oloron Sainte Marie – Argeles Gazost. Optie A: 83 km & 2.400 hoogtemeters, Optie B: 106 km & 3.095 hoogtemeters
Etappe 2 brengt je naar de eerste bekende cols. De lange route gaat over Col de Marie Blanque, Col d’Aubisque en Col de Soulor. De korte route slaat de eerste col over.
Day 4: Argeles Gazost – Bagneres de Luchon. Optie A: 112 km & 2.530 hoogtemeters, Optie B: 121 km & 3.800 hoogtemeters
De koninginnenrit van de Coast to Coast. De lange route gaat over Col du Tourmalet, Hourquette d’Ancizan en Col de Peyresourde. De kortere route gaat via Lourdes om de Tourmalet heen.
Day 5: Bagneres de Luchon – Biert. Optie A: 101 km & 2.400 hoogtemeters, Optie B: 123 km & 3.200 hoogtemeters
De vierde etappe start voor beide routes gelijk met de Col de Mente en Portet d’Aspet. De lange route neemt je daarna nog mee naar de onontdekte Col de la Core.
Day 6: Biert – Quillan. Optie A: 114 km & 2.200 hoogtemeters, Optie B: 138 km & 3.000 hoogtemeters
Vanaf de start stijgen we naar Col de Port en de Pas de Souloumbrie. De lange route neemt je daarna mee naar de top van de Col de Marmare en Col de Pailheres (2001 meter).
Day 7: Quillan – Cerbère. Route: 140 km & 2.200 hoogtemeters (één route-optie)
De laatste etappe heeft één route-optie naar de finish. De col van de dag is Col de Jau en na de afdaling rijden we over relatief vlakke wegen naar de Middellandse Zee.
Day 8:: Terugreis.
Coast to Coast weeks for individual enrollment
Group bookings are allowed all year round and twice a year we organize a joint Coast to Coast where you can register individually. These are incredibly fun and pleasant weeks where you go on this adventure with other (still unknown to you) cyclists. Small groups are of course also welcome.
For 2023, these are the weeks:
- 10 to 17 June 2023
- 9 to 16 September 2023
To book, go to the reservation form below and enter the dates of the week you would like to join.
The price is € 1.530 per person. Both for our connection weeks and for group bookings from 8 people. This includes:
– 7 hotel nights in beautiful bicycle-friendly hotels
– Full board: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and cycling nutrition (energy bars and gels).
– Bianchi Infinito rental bike
– Our guide during the entire trip, two guides for groups of 14+ people.
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
– Route and information book
– Borrow a Garmin (bicycle GPS) with the routes
The price does not include the journey between the Netherlands and the Pyrenees (ask us for options) and drinks during the week.
For additional options, go to the reservation form below.