Pyrenean Challenge 2016

Pyrenean Challenge 2016

Published on Wednesday 16th March 2016

CAC are delighted to announce this years induvial challenge traversing the Pyrenees from The Atlantic (Biarritz) to The Med (Roses).

Day Zero: Friday 10th June

Arrive Biarritz & prepare for the adventure ahead. Welcome Drinks, Bike Building & Dinner at Leisure in the elegant Seaside French Basque town.

Day One: Saturday 11th June

Biarritz to Pamplona.

A 70 mile warm up crossing the border into Spain at 3057 feet passing Lake Lugi and dropping into Pamplona Category 1 3 5 Climbs (6837 feet gain)

Day Two: Sunday 12th June

Pamplona to Baztan

We climb though beautiful countryside back towards France through the Parc Natural Del Senorio De Bertiz on quiet roads. 54 miles with 7 categorised climbs and 8231 feet of ascent.

Day Three: Monday 13th June

Baztan to Jaca

112 miles. A big day out with over 12000 feet of climbing through glori-ous countryside.

Day Four: Tuesday 14th June

Jaca to Benasque

81 Miles , 7601 feet. We follow the quiet N260 peaking at 5200 feet at Fiscal and enjoying lunch on the Lake at Ainsa.

Day Five: Wednesday 15th June

Benasque to Le Seu d’Urgell

Onwards into Catalonia, 97 miles of unspoilt Countryside with some Category 2 and 4 climbs to warm the legs before the big ascent tomorrow.

Day Six: Thursday 16th June

Le Seu d’Urgell to Ribes De Freser

A big 34 mile climb today to our high point Colle De Canto (1725m).

Day Seven: Friday 17th June

Ribes De Freser to Roses

70 miles downhill to the sea, put your swimmers in the day bag!

Day Eight: Saturday 18th June

Transfer to Girona (included) for your flight (or taxi to Barcelona 200 Euros for four sharing).

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