Summit to Sea trips- £650 per week
A mountain biking holiday with a difference. Have you ever fancied going on a journey knowing that every descent is going to be a classic and that every day will be full of amazing trails and sights. We did too! Luckily for us we can see the Med' from our base in the mountains and it gave us the idea of a multi-day trip through the mountains to the sea. After a number of voyages of discovery we have come up with a journey which will challenge you physically and technically all along its 200km route. Total climbing 5920m, total descent 7485m.
Book a Summit to Sea trip for a group of 5 or more riders at any time of the season. Alternatively look at our price list for dates where you can join a scheduled trip. This multi-day trip is part of a weeks holiday. A Saturday arrival is followed by a Sunday warm-up ride and equipment check. Monday we depart from the "Mouli" starting right away with a 1hr 45minute singletrack rollercoaster descent. For the next 4 days we climb and descend (always descending on testing singletrack trail) to finish at a beautiful beach at the end of the mountains. Each night is spent in a comfortable mountain gite/bunkhouse with hot showers and comfortable beds. Evening meals are taken at local restaurants to fill you up ready for the next days epic installment. On Thursday evening we return to our mountain base for a celebration dinner. Friday is a choice of a well earned day off at the hot springs or doing one of a number of other activities...
Summit to Sea stats:
Day 1- St Pierre to Taurinya. 52km ride, 1520m climb, 2310m descent.
Day 2- Taurinya to Baillestavy, 32km ride, 1250m climb, 1405m descent.
Day 3- Baillestavy to Las Illas, 69km ride, 1930m climb, 2000m descent.
Day 4- Las Illas to Racou Plage, 52km ride, 1220m climb, 1770m descent.
Total Distance - 195km
Total climbing - 5920m
Total descending - 7485m, 80% on singletrack!!
The Trans Pyrenees Mountain Bike Challenge...
So you are looking for a challenge...
780km of riding, Hendaye Plage (Atlantic) to Racou Plage (Med') a true "Coast to Coast"
20,000 meters of climbing
8 days of riding (10 day trip)
Some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe.
Still interested? Read on.
We run this trip for groups of a maximum of 10 people (minimum of 5). The trip is a guided traverse of the length of the Pyrenees using a mixture of roads and tracks for the climbs and incredible singletrack for the descents. Two guides ride each stage allowing the ride to flow whilst retaining a high level of rider security in some very remote areas. It is supported by 2 vehicles at strategic points to provide lunch stops and in stage refueling.
Accommodation is at campsites with good facilities (proper showers etc.) and each rider has their own tent. All meals are provided. The evening meal is 3 courses of tasty energy filled food, breakfast is fruit, cereals, breads etc. and lunches are picnic style and evening drinks are included.
The trip can be run for groups, at any time from mid June to mid September provided we have a booking for the minimum number of participants, or individuals can book onto one of our two pre- organised crossings in July and August.
The price is £1125 per person for all of the above excluding flights. Contact us for flight details.
To check out more photos from this (and other) trips click HERE
Glen- "That was the best days riding I have ever done in my life" Day 4 Hautacam.
Ian - "a massive thank you to you both and of course the flipflop crusader Yann for a fantastic trip. It was very obvious that you had sweated out the details as the
smooth running of the whole show was impressive to say the least and meant we could all just get on with the riding, sweating, fiddling, leg rubbinng and not forgetting dropping bits of tomato down our fronts!
You will be pleased to know I have managed to consume my body weight in custard creams and haven't been able to bring myself to ride in the mud although a wet weekend beckons."
Ed - " Hard... That was the hardest thing I have ever done..."
Mark- "where did that bit of tomato go?"
Grant- "That was just TOTALLY AWESOME!!"