Raid Pyrenean

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  • Duration: 6 days
  • Price: £1,299

The Raid Pyrenean is without doubt one of the world’s greatest bike rides. Starting on the shores of the Atlantic in the Bordeaux wine region the aim is to ride across the Southern most mountain range in France finishing on the Mediterranean coast. With some of the most scenic and challenging roads in Europe every cyclist should be considering this trip. A true classic. For more information please scroll down the page.

About this Trip

The Raid Pyrenean is without doubt one of the world’s greatest bike rides. Starting on the shores of the Atlantic in the Bordeaux wine region the aim is to ride across the Southern most mountain range in France finishing on the Mediterranean coast.  To add a bit of competition the organisers of the Raid Pyrenean have also put a 100 hour time limit on the journey!  11,000 metres of climbing in 100 hours.   During the Raid Pyrenean you will experience French scenery and hospitality at its very best.  You will also ride some of the most famous climbs from the Tour de France.  Historic battle grounds for some for the sports greatest victories.  The Just Pedal team will be in the Pyrenees supporting you all the way making sure you get the most from this iconic European journey.

Trip Dates

September 13th – 19th 2015 

For groups of 8 or more we can run a Raid Pyrenean anytime from May 1st until October 20th and have accommodation options to suit all budgets.  Please email us or use the ask a question form at the top of this page to book.

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Trip Details

  •  6 night’s accommodation (3 & 4*)
  •  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  •  Fully supported 5 day ride of the Raid Pyrenean route
  •  Full support crew include qualified mechanic, sports therapist and guides. All first aid trained.
  •  Vehicular support on all stages.
  •  Luggage transfer.
  • Bike Transfer from the UK.
  •  Airport & train station transfer (Pickup in Bordeaux, Drop-off in Toulouse)
  •  Official Cyclo-Club Béarnais ‘Raid Pyrenean’ route card & medal
  •  Detailed stage info, maps, gps data, & route profiles.
  •  All on-ride snacks and energy products.
  •  Trip photographer and full set of photo’s for all riders.

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Day 0:  Arrive Hendaye

Day 1: Hendaye – Lurbe 158km / 2200m climbing

Day 2:  Lurbe -> Aste 129km / 3530m climbing

Day 3:  Aste ->  Massat  176km / 3110m climbing

Day 4:  Massat ->  Prades 145km / 3151m climbing

Day 5:  Prades ->  Cerbere 95km / 420m climbing

Day 6:  Depart

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Accommodation & Food

At Just Pedal our choice of accommodation is what sets us apart from the competition.  On the Raid Pyrenean we use three star and four star hotels, some with spa facilities, ensuring all riders  enjoy a relaxing evening after a long day in the saddle.   All locations have a great attitude to cyclists with secure bike storage and laundry facilities available on route.

For dinner each night food will be plentyful and ideal for hungry cyclists preparing for another day of cycling in the Pyrenees. There will also be plenty of local cusine on offer giving you a real taste for this region of France.

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Testimonials

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Just Pedal who have made our trip both enjoyable and an adventure. Rob, your cycling routes are masterpieces in cycling challenges, Jon – your magic hands have been proved to be nothing short of miraculous on our aching limbs; Keith – you kept us fuelled, watered and motivated. Superb job guys, thank you!  Sarah Berry, UK

The professionalism, attention to detail and friendliness of Rob and the team made Raid Dolomite a truly unforgettable holiday. Thank you.  Ronan Carter, UK 

Raid Dolomite was superbly run by Just Pedal.  I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a cycling challenge.  Danielle Toutoungi, UK

Raid Dolomite was such an amazing week and we would like to say a really big thanks to all at Just Pedal for making it so memorable.  Rob Sears, The Netherlands