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Canigou Cycling Girona & Pyrenees Road Bike Vacations

Eastern-Pyrenees Tour

Eastern-Pyrenees

The grand tour around Andorra with the highlights of the Eastern Pyrenees in one week.

Date 2019:
August 24 - September 1

Distance:
600km/373mi, 12,000m climb/39,400ft climb
Six stages, one rest day

Price:
1945€ for 8 nights in a double room including all services.
Single room supplement: 355€.

Participants and booking:
The Eastern-Pyrenees tour is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Up to 8 single rooms are available.
We recommend early booking – usually the tours are fully booked soon.

For bookings and further information:
Please use our request from.

Pyrenäen Karte

Highlights:

Many beautiful and less traveled roads as well as these:
Arcalis (2249m/7378ft), Port d'Envalira (2407m/7897ft),
Plateau de Beille (1747m/5732ft), Port de Pailhères (2001m/6565ft).

Tour concept

The Pyrenees:
The mountain range extends about 500km/310mi from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean (West to East). About 1/3 of the Pyrenees are in France and 2/3 in Spain. The northern part is generally steeper and this is where most of the famous Tour-de-France cols are located. On the southern Spanish side, the slopes are generally milder and there is even less traffic.

The Eastern-Pyrenees Tour:
This was the first Pyrenees Tour offered by Canigou Cycling in 2005. For the first two stages we cycle the southern slopes of the Pyrenees in a westerly direction. Being less steep, these roads are ideal for the first few days. Then we enter Andorra and climb Arcalis and Ordino before having a well deserved rest day. The next two stages are dedicated to the challenging Tour-de-France cols on the northern, French side. Cycling in an easterly direction, we will conclude the tour close to the Canigou mountain.

Further information and contact

Read our Service & FAQ page. Many common questions are answered here and you can get a good feeling for how the tours work.

If you still have questions, please fill in our request from. We will get back to you within 48 hours. If you like, we can also schedule a phone conversation.

Schedule and Airport Transfer

Opening get-together: August 24, 2019. at 6:30 pm Sant Esteve den Bas/Spain
First stage: August 25, 2019
Final stage: August 31, 2019
Final stage ends in Céret/France
Departure day: September 1, 2019

AIRPORT TRANSFER
Aug 24 - Sep 1, 2019
Airport Girona (GRO) Airport Barcelona (BCN)
August 24 - arrival day departure at 15:00 departure at 13:00
September 1 - departure day arrival at 11:00 arrival at 13:00

Price per person for two-way transfer: 85€. Trip time about 2 hours.
Bike transport for non-rental bikes: 35€. Please book your flights with at least 1:30h time before/after the transfer. If you are arriving from outside of Europe, you might want to schedule extra days as a buffer. Other transfers upon request.

Rental bike

We have a selection of various Cervélo rental bikes. All of which you may rent for our Pyrenees tours.

We recommend the Cervélo C3 climb rental bike with 50/34 with 11-34 gears and Continental GrandPrix GT 28mm tires (rental price: 268€).

On the arrival day your rent bike will be set up for you and adjusted to best match your position and requirements. You may bring your own pedals and saddle and we will attach these to your rent bike. If you bring your own computer or GPS you may attach this system to the bike.

Bringing your own bike

If you are bringing your own bike in a bike-case and are taking our airport transfer, please let us know in advance and we will bring your bike-case to the starting location (bike transport price: 35€).

For the bike set-up, we have most standard tools (including a torque wrench) available for you. So, unless your bike has special requirements, there is no need to bring extra tools. During the tour your bike-case will be stored and brought to where the tour ends. There, you may repack your bike in the evening before the departure day. During the tour you will not have access to your bike-case and your bike might need to be transported by us on the roof of our vehicle.

While we offer tools for setting up your bike, please be advised that correct and timely bike set-up remains your responsibility. During the tour we carry spare parts for Shimano 11-Speed components. If you have anything other than this, we recommend bringing some basic spare parts as you see fit.

Coming by car

If you are coming with your own car, you may park it for the duration of the tour at the starting location. To pick up your car, we offer a transfer in the afternoon after the final stage back to the starting location (price: 65€ per person). We will then return together to the finishing location for dinner.