Overview

Cycle from San Sebastian to Cap de Creus in 7 days

Approximately 115 km and 1,600 meters per day

Suitable for the 'Avid' Rider.

Experience “Wild Espana”. A journey through the Pyrenees Mountains in northern Spain. From the wildness of  the Atlantic to the blue warm waters of the Mediterranean. A journey with new colours at every turn. Cycle high mountain passes one day, lush green valleys the next. Quintessential mountain-top villages rising out of nowhere on the road ahead. Lose yourself as you pedal mile upon mile of quiet, smooth roads meandering alongside steep river gorges, decked with colourful flora. Enjoy warm people, wholesome food and cold beer. Each stopover different from the last. Glittering San Sebastián with its world-renowned Michelin-starred restaurants and tapas bars. Buzzing Pamplona - a meeting point for walkers enjoying the Camino de Santiago. The cosmopolitan city of Jaca. The ancient medieval city of Girona. A mecca for discerning cyclists. The unforgettable landscape of the finish - the spectacular Cap de Creus. Here you can celebrate your achievement with an authentic Spanish meal and a cold beer.

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8 Nights 9 Days 15 May, 20 Sep, and 02 Oct Hotel Hesperia Donosti, San Sebastian
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  1. Transfer to start from Bilbao Airport
  2. Transfer at finish to Barcelona Airport
  3. 8 nights bed and breakfast in good hotels
  4. Van support with snacks
  5. Spanish speaking support with local knowledge
  6. GPX files of the route
  7. Daily briefings
  8. Route profile sheets
  9. Suggested coffee and lunch stops
  10. Baggage transfer
  11. Mechanical assistance and repairs
  12. Emergency pickup
  13. Final group meal

What is NOT included in the tour

  1. Coffee breaks, lunch and evening meals (except the final meal in Girona which is included). Options and recommendations for stops will be communicated at each morning's briefing and noted on the daily route sheet
  2. Optional trips / entry fees for any excursions you arrange independently
  3. Insurance - you need to organise your own bike and travel insurance as required
  4. Gels, high energy bars, energy powder and shakes - bring your own as per what works best for you and your tummy!
  5. Bike hire (we recommend you bring your own) or hire from Girona Cycle Centre.
Highlights
  • The Basque Country - with the glittering resort of San Sebastián and lush, rolling hills. We cycle through traditional small and thriving towns, making the entire region colorful, fun, welcoming. But don’t expect ‘flat’! This is challenging cycling.
  • Pamplona, the capital of Navarre province. Known for the Running of the Bulls when bulls are led through the city streets by daredevil runners. A major stop along the “Camino de Santiago” and one of our key stopovers on the Spain Coast to Coast!
  • Climbing and descending stunning cols such as the Puerto de Serrablo.
  • Jaca - known as the "pearl of the Pyrenees" is a cosmopolitan European city. Then it’s higher still into more mountains - peaking at 4,200 ft the highest point on the tour.
  • The panoramic views amidst the mountains as we cycle through the hilltop mountain village of Ainsa and the great rock bastion of La Peña Montañesa.
  • Fabulous cycling along the Ara and Cinca rivers, which flow down from the Pyrenees.
  • A stunning finish at mainland Spain’s most easterly point - the spectacular Cap de Creus!
Itinerary

We start at the unique coastal town of San Sebastian in the Basque Country and finish at the most easterly point - Cap de Crues in Catalonia. The route traverses the southerly and central regions of the Pyrenees and is designed to appeal to cyclists capable of riding 70+ miles and 5,500+ feet of climbing per day. The date of the first tour is 1st to 9th October 2020. This filled up very quickly! We are now taking bookings for 2021! A deposit of £250 will secure your place. We recommend booking early for this popular tour to avoid disappointment.

Day One - Arrival Day (no cycling). Meet in our hotel in San Sebastian for briefing and bike fitting / prep. We provide transfers from Bilbao Airport (1 hr 15 mins)
Day Two - San Sebastian to Pamplona 67 mi 7,600 ft
Day Three - Pamplona to Jaca 76 mi 5,300 ft
Day Four - Jaca to Ainsa 56 mi 4,500 ft
Day Five - Ainsa to Balaguer 88 mi 7,300 ft
Day Six - Balaguer to Berga 85 mi 6,500 ft
Day Seven - Berga to Girona 80 mi 6,300 ft
Day Eight - Girona to Cap de Creus 54 mi 3,500 ft. Finish meal included in price!
Day Nine - Departure Day (no cycling). We will arrange convenient transfer from our hotel in Girona to Barcelona Airport for your return flight (2 hr 15 mins)

Total over seven days: 506 mi 41,000 ft
Average daily: 72 mi 5,857 ft

Pickup point
Hotel Hesperia Donosti, Zarautz Kalea, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain View on Map
Rider Type
Avid Cyclist