Pyrenean Challenge 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).