A stunning e-MTB adventure holiday in the Spanish Pyrenees
|INCLUDED||Transfers from Toulouse|
4 days guided riding
Transfer of bags
|5 nights B&B|
3 evening meals
4 picnic lunches
|NOT INCLUDED||Flights||Drinks with meals|
Let your electric mountain bike rather than your legs take the strain on this e-MTB holiday in the Spanish Pyrenees.
You love mountain biking but are concerned you don’t have the strength for a regular mountain biking holiday in the rugged Pyrenees? We have the solution!
Although you will require a certain level of fitness on this e-MTB holiday, the added assistance of the powerful battery on your electric mountain bike will enable you to tackle climbs that you could only dream of on a regular MTB.
Where does this e-MTB holiday take place?
The location for this e-MTB holiday is the beautiful and authentic Aran Valley area of the Catalunyan Pyrenees, close to the border with France.
It’s an area of traditional mountainside villages, romanesque churches, a deep-seated heritage and culture and fabulous gastronomy.
The hillsides are steep but, thanks to your e-MTB, the ascents will be more achievable and you’ll be rewarded with the most spectacular mountain views including some of the highest peak in the Pyrenees, Pic Aneto.
What can I expect on this e-bike holiday?
There are no technical difficulties on this e-MTB holiday but you will enjoy the trip to the max if you’re a regular mountain biker with a good level of fitness.
There are some long climbs that will require some pedalling but also some long, beautiful descents.
You’ll pass through traditional villages with quaint churches and houses built from stone and with slate roofs.
You’ll stay in traditional accommodation and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals featuring regional produce. Yum!
Distance – 46kms
Ascent – 1326m
The day starts with some beautiful woodland riding and after some good height gain you’ll be rewarded with a peak of Pic Aneto, the highest mountain in the Pyrenees. After a long descent you’ll have a welcome break before following tracks alongside the Garonne river to the village of Les Bordes where you’ll enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant. After your meal you’ll continue your ride through to the village of Bossost and then Les where you’ll see a fish farm where sturgeon are raised to provide the Val d’Aran’s caviar.
Night in Les.
Distance – 55kms
Ascent – 2425m+
Today you’ll discover the role played by iron ore mining in the history of the Aran Valley. It reached its height at the end of the 19th century and throughout today’s ride you will see evidence of the workings in the area. The riding today is varied and interesting, including wonderful paths through woodland and on up into the mountain pastures. You’ll return to Les for lunch before spending the afternoon riding up to the mountainside village of Villamos where you’ll spend the night. You’re sure to enjoy your evening meal which features local specialities and fresh, seasonal produce.
Distance – 44kms
Ascent – 1721m+
It’s a story of ups and downs on today’s ride! You’ll start the day cycling on a track through the mountain pastures before descending down to the Villamos valley from where you have a long climb up towards the Col de Varrados at 2048m alt. The views from up here are stunning, down to the Colomers valley, the area of the thousand lakes. This is where you’re heading! After a picnic lunch at Bagergue it’s another climb up to the Beret plateau and the renowned sanctuary of Montgarri. This is your base for the night!
Distance – 4okms
Ascent – 1200m+
After a hearty breakfast you head off on the final day of the trip in the direction of the beautiful Cirque de Colomers and on to the Col de Pruedo at 2050m alt. From there you’ll ride to the Val d’Arties and on down to Vielha from where your trip began. Enjoy a celebratory meal in a local restaurant (not included) before your final night at the hotel.
A sad day today as it’s time for you to head home.