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8 Day Fantastic Pyrénées Guided Motorcycle Tour in France, Andorra, and Spain

Biarritz - Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Lourdes - Vernet les Bains, France; Andorra; Vielha - Rosas, Spain;

Pyrénées Motorcycle Tour

Crossing the Pyrenees from the Atlantic coast to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea remains an unforgettable experience that every biker dreams of accomplishing one day. This tour will allow you to discover the large variety and treasures of this mountain range, from the Basque country to the Catalan region. You will alternate the French and Spanish sides to get the best of the motorcycle roads of the Pyrenees. You will be able to visit the most beautiful villages of this mountain: Ainsa, Villefranche de Conflent, Espelette, and its pepper, Ainhoa but it’s mainly on the roads of its passes that the pleasure of driving will be at its height. Finally, in the evening, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the local gastronomy so rich and tasty.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW models)
  • Mileage: 1,414 km / 878 miles
  • Daily rides: 162 - 310 kilometers / 100 - 192 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmet, jacket, gloves, etc.
  • Meals: daily breakfast, welcome and farewell dinners

Meet the guides

Laurent
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Highlights

  • Starts in Biarritz, France and ends in Rosas, Spain
  • Ride along Basque coastal road and mountain passes
  • Cross the Pyrenees from the Atlantic Coast to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea
  • Discover the mountain range from the Basque country to the Catalan region
  • Visit the medieval village of Ainsa and explore the old town of Andorra
  • Admire Montsegur and Peyrepertus castles
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


6 riding days
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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Accommodation

During the tour, you will stay in various two and three-star hotels. They are family or independently-run hôtel with secure parking and a restaurant (or in a walking distance).

Program

Day 1, July 4: Biarritz

  • Arrival in Biarritz and hotel check-in
  • Tour briefing and welcome dinner

Day 2, July 5: Biarritz - St Jean Pied de Port (233 kilometers / 145 miles)

  • Basque coastal road
  • Beautiful village of Ainhoa
  • Village of Espelette and its famous pepper
  • Valley of the Bidassoa river
  • Ispéguy pass
  • Village and citadel of St Jean Pied de Port

Day 3, July 6: St Jean Pied de Port - Lourdes (162 kilometers / 101 miles)

  • Santiago trail road
  • Iraty forest
  • Pass of Bagargui
  • Lourdes and the virgin basilica

Day 4, July 7: Lourdes - Vielha (310 kilometers / 193 miles)

  • Tourmalet pass
  • Observatory of Pic du Midi
  • Aspin pass
  • Medieval village of Ainsa
  • Pic of Aneto

Day 5, July 8: Vielha - Andorra (240 kilometers / 149 miles)

  • Aneu and Aran valleys
  • Village of Salardu
  • Bonaigua pass
  • Principality of Andorra
  • Old town Andorra

Day 6, July 9: Andorra - Vernet les Bains (219 kilometers / 136 miles)

  • Envelira pass
  • Montsegur and Peyrepertus castles
  • Roads of Cathars country
  • Gorges of Galamus
  • Fortified village of Villefranche de Conflent
  • Classified village of Eus

Day 7, July 10: Vernet les Bains - Rosas (250 kilometers / 155 miles)

  • Cerdagne valley and the yellow train
  • Seaside resort of Cadaques
  • Vauban fortress of Montlouis
  • Solar oven of Odeillo in Font Romeu
  • Spanish Catalan Pyrénées
  • Pass of Toses
  • Natural park of cap de Creus

Day 8, July 11: Rosas, departure

This is the end of the tour. You will return home with beautiful memories.

Motorcycles available for this tour

On this tour, you can bring your own motorcycle or rent one from Ride in Tours. If you decide to rent, the price includes motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and insurance. Ride in Tours is a French tourism authority licensed motorcycle travel operator (license No. IM037150002).

Category A

  • BMW LC 1200 GS
  • BMW R 1200 RT

Category B

  • BMW F700 GS
  • BMW F650 GS

All of the bikes comes with side panniers and top case box.

  • Lowered frame version available (F700 GS)
  • Low seat available

Skill level required for this tour: Beginners with experience or intermediate

Beginner:

  • can ride for 2-3 hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Guides

Laurent DOZIAS

Location

This tour covers various locations in France, Andorra, and Spain. From Biarritz, you will ride through the Pyrenees before the tour ends in Rosas.

Food

Daily continental breakfast is provided at the hotels.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and insurance
  • A professional bilingual guide on a motorcycle leading the group
  • 7 hotel nights in 2 and 3-star hotels with continental breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Information kit and road-book

What's not included

  • Any other meals not included in the tour
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Fuel, parking
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ) or Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Transfer from and to the airport on arrival and departure days are not included in the price. For more information on how to reach the meeting point, please send an inquiry. On the departure day, you may fly to your country of origin via Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (PGF) or Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Availability

Start: Sunday July 4, 2021
End: Sunday July 11, 2021

Pricing information

Please note that a single supplement applies if you wish to have your own, private single room:

  • Personal bike: 270 EUR
  • BMW F650GS / BMW F700GS: 545 EUR
  • BMW R1200RT / BMW LC1200GS: 732 EUR

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