Day 1 - Arrival in Biarritz
Arrival of participants and hotel check-in. Visit of Biarritz.
Tour briefing and welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Biarritz - St Jean Pied de Port
To start the tour we will ride the most beautiful roads of the Basque county on both french and spanish sides and stop at its most beautiful villages : Ainhoa, St Jean Pied de Port and of course Espelette and its famous pepper. We will end the day near St Jean Pied de Port on the Santiago trail.
Day 3 - St Jean Pied de Port - Lourdes
We will take the backroads of Bearn county that follow the Santiago trail to start this day that will take us to the famous Aubisque and Soulor pass amoung the eight pass of the day. We will stay in the center of Lourdes where you will discover the Basilica and the cave of the Virgin.
Day 4 - Lourdes - Vielha
We leave Lourdes for the Tourmalet pass climbing, one of the most emblematic pass of the Pyrénées, known as a Tour de France classic.We will go back on the spanish side and visit the medieval village of Ainsa that will take us then to Vielha in the heart of the Aran valley.
Day 5 - Vielha - Andorra
On this day we will follow the Aran valley until the Aneu valley which are separated by the Bonaïgua pass and reach the Aragon Province of the Pyrénées. We will arrive in the old town of Andorra where you will be able to do some tax free shopping if interested. We will stay in the Andorra Principality.
Day 6 - Andorra - Vernet les Bains
The Orient valley that cross the Andorra principality will take us to the Envelira pass where we will reach the french side towards the Cathares country and its famous castles like those of Montsegur and Peyrepertuse. Through the impressive gorges of Galamus we will reach the dry plateaux of the Catalan Pyrénées and arrive in the spa resort of Vernet les Bains at the feet of the Canigou summit.
Day 7 - Vernet les Bains - Roses
After a visit of the fortified village of Villefranche de Conflent we will follow the Cerdagne valley that is also the track of the famous yellow train. We will then cross on the spanish side and reach Ripoll through the Toses pass and its 40 km of curves. On our way to the coast we will discover some of the most beautiful villages of Catalunya province like Castellfollit de la Roca and Besalu. The curvy roads of the Creus peninsula will take us to the mediterrean see for the last ride of the day.
Crossing the Pyrenees on motorcycle from the Atlantic coast to the shores of the Mediterranean sea remains an unforgettable experience that every biker dreams of accomplishing one day. Our tour will allow you to discover the large variety and treasures of this mountain range, from the Basque country to the Catalan region. We will alternate the French and Spanish sides to get the best of the motorcycle roads of the Pyrenees. You will be able to visit the most beautiful villages of this moutain : Ainsa, Villefranche de Conflent, Espelette and its pepper, Ainhoa but it’s mainly on the roads of its passes that the pleasure of driving will be at its height. Finally in the evening we will have plenty of time to enjoy the local gastronomy so rich and tasty.
Day 1 ARRIVAL IN BIARRITZ
Day 2 BIARRITZ - ST JEAN PIED DE PORT (233 km / 145 miles)
Day 3 ST JEAN PIED DE PORT - LOURDES (162 km / 100 miles)
Day 4 LOURDES - VIELHA (310 km / 192 miles)
Day 5 VIELHA - ANDORRA (240 km / 149 miles)
Day 6 ANDORRA - VERNET LES BAINS (219 km / 136 miles)
Day 7 VERNET LES BAINS - ROSES (250 km / 155 miles)
Day 8 DEPARTURE FROM ROSES
Motorcycles available in category A : BMW R 1200 RT / BMW LC 1200 GS / BMW LC 1250 GS
Motorcycles available in category B : BMW F 700 GS / BMW F 750 GS / Moto Guzzi V85TT
Motorcycles available in category C (quote on request) : Yamaha MT07 Tracer / Honda 750 NCX
All motorcycles comes with side panniers and top case box
Lower seat and lower frame version available on request.
This motorcycle tour in the Pyrénées is also available in self-guided formula at the dates of your choice.
Rates in guided tour formula (in € P/P) :
*This is the prices category when riders join the tour with their own bikes
The price of this guided motorcycle tour includes :
- Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and insurance
- A professional bilingual guide on a motorcycle leading the group
- 7 hotel nights in 2,3 & 4 star hotels with continental breakfast
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Information kit and road-book.
Not included in the price of this guided motorcycle tour :
- Any other meals not included in the tour
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Fuel, parking
- Riding equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves)