Total tour distance: 348 miles
Daily tour distance: 116 miles
Difficulty: 100 / 100
Would you like a Hard-Core ride in the Pyrenees that will challenge you to the max?
This HC Bike Tours ride features 8 of the most important climbs of the Tour de France all in just 1 day! The ride distance encompasses 260 km (161 miles) and 8767 m (28 760 ft) of total ascent!!!! Our best result is 13 hours. Are you up for the challenge? If so, don’t hesitate and sign up with us today!
1.Portet d’Aspet (with the Casartelli memorial) + 2.Col de Mente + 3.Port de Bales + 4.Col de Peyresourde + 5.Col d'Aspin + 6.Col du Tourmalet + 7.Co du Soulor + 8.Col d'Aubisque
Sorry, but only hard-core cyclists allowed on this one! Are you one of us?
Although we welcome non-riders, family members, and fans of riders. The non-riders can take the ride with the riders in a comfortable van and support you during this challenge.
The following is a breakdown of what to expect while on this awesome Pyrenees Hard-Core ride:
*Fully supported and guided ride (ride leader + van support)
*The owner of HC Bike Tours will be your ride leader and a professional coach will drive a *SAG van. They both will provide you with advice, on-road coaching, and professional support, and guide you through this challenge
*On road supplements including local fresh bread, cheese, meet, fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks – all you need to keep going and reach your goal!
*If you become tired at any point, you have an option to ride with the support vehicle
*An experienced mechanic will be available to assist in any repairs if required
*We ride in a small group with a maximum of 6 riders
*Transportation to and from airport including your luggage
*Full access to HC Tours professional staff Q & A
*3 days / 2 nights guided and a van supported tour
*All accommodations in 2-3 star hotels
*On road supplements including fresh bread, cheese, meet, fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
*All transfers and ground transportation
*All luggage transfers
*Support vehicle during the ride
*Services of professional English speaking staff – ex Pro riders, cycling insiders, professional coaches
*Pre-tour training and holiday preparation advice
*Professional support, on-road coaching, experienced mechanic, the best service of our expert guides
*Welcome package including a HC Bike *Tours pro-jersey, 2 water bottles, recovery drink, maps and other goodies
*Photos of your tour provided at the end of the tour
*We welcome and cater towards non-riders and your supporters
*Travel and personal insurance
*Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities, laundry
*Carbon rental bike (available for an additional fee)