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Casual Inns: $4500
Take on all the big names plus some other local favorites on this challenging but rewarding Pyrenees 8-day adventure. Enjoy the stunning jagged landscape as you conquer climbs daily. Greet each day with new challenges and ride the legendary Pyrenean climbs of Port de Larrau, Portillo de Lazar, Col de Pourtalet, Col d’Aubisque, Col du Soulor, Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin, Col de Peyresourde, Col du Portillon, Col de Portet, Col de Port and Col de Pailhères, that are so frequently chosen to test the pros in the Tour de France. This France & Spain Pyrenees trip offers scenic beauty, spectacular riding and the trip of a lifetime Escape Adventures style.
With daily routes through France and Spain, averaging over 58 miles and 7750 vertical feet, this cross-country bike tour offers avid cyclists an invigorating combination of riding and cultural experience. Challenging climbs and alpine passes await you in between the gorgeous French and Spanish countryside. Conquer majestic mountain passes and relive epic race battles as you pedal across the Pyrenees.
We will enjoy many rich, tasty dishes on our journey. The region boasts fresh products such as mountain French cheese, truffles and walnut oil, Pescado Asado a la Vasca, Paella, Duck Confit, Garbure (thick vegetable and bacon soup) Cassoulet (a rich, slow-cooked bean stew) and of course, foie gras. You will find outstanding wine in all the small towns and villages we will visit. So get your climbing legs on and come join us, as we cycle the some of the most famous roads in Europe.
44 Rue Bourg-Vieux, 64300
Orthez, France 33 5 59 67 00 76
You cannot be more authentic than this hotel located in the heart of Orthez. La Reine Jeanne is, in fact, housed in an old typical Bearnaise building full of character and which houses a pretty patio in the center of the property. The hotel offers comfortable rooms, a wellness area, a restaurant and a bar. You will appreciate the classic and cozy style of these elegant rooms where you can relax and enjoy this charming hotel in the Basque Country.
Paseo Ctra. de Oza, 40, 22720
Hecho, Spain 34 974 37 50 33
Casa Chuanet is family run surrounded in a mountain environment. They are in the Pyrenees of Huesca, in the town of Hecho, very close to the jungle of Oza and the medieval monastery of San Pedro de Siresa. The house was built in 1960 and completely renovated in 2002.
Rue louis Barthou 64440
Les Eaux Bonnes 05 59 62 01 98
Hotel Richelieu is an Empire style hotel, built in the early 20th century. It has been completely renovated keeping the 1900 atmosphere with its large living rooms and high ceilings. It’s located in the Ossau Valley rich in history, folklore, and of course, culinary traditions.
41 Rue du Général de Gaulle, 65200
Bagnères-de-Bigorre 33 5 62 36 47 38
Villa Bonvouloir is located a few steps from the city center of Bagnères-de-Bigorre and less than a 10 minute walk from the Grands Thermes Aquensis. In the 19th century, Earl Henry de Bonvouloir, a renowned entomologist, owned the property as a holiday resort, which hosted the greatest scientists of the world at the time in the field of natural sciences.
Pietat 34, 25550 Bossòst
Lleida, Spain 34 973 64 82 02
The beautiful Hosteria Catalana provides its guests with comfortable rooms with views of the mountains. The hotel was opened in 1962 in the 4-story French-style building and renovated in 1997.
4-6 Avenue de la Résistance, 09200
Saint-Girons 33 5 61 66 66 64
Imagine yourself in the early nineteenth century in this elegant bourgeois house, “The Castle Beauregard”, where you are welcomed in a historic setting surrounded by a park just a few minutes from the center of Saint-Girons. You will stay in rooms with unique character and antique furniture with modern comfort and king size beds.
The restaurant welcomes you to the setting of an authentic Gasconne inn of the 19th century, where you will find the flavors of the past of a real kitchen over a wood fire. The chef prepares before you a cuisine made from fresh local produce: Garbure, prime rib and other tasty dishes to the delight of your taste buds.
4 Avenue Albert Durandeau, 09110
Ax-les-Thermes 33 5 61 64 24 31
The hotel Le Chalet with its quiet location, just outside the center of town, welcomes you in a cocoon of greenery. Situated on the L’Oriège River a relaxing night awaits you.
While every Escape Adventure trip is designed to appeal to active adventure seekers, and in many cases, particular skill levels, there is always a different idea of what that exactly means. That is why we have designed the chart below to help make sure you join the proper tour. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companions’ may differ as well. We present a range of mileage options on each tour as well as provide support vehicles as much as possible. That way you can take a break and do as little or as much as you would like each day.
|Miles||Feet Gain||Miles||Feet Gain||Miles||Feet Gain|
|Day 1||Road Biking||Easy: 17 Miles||400 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 40.4 Miles||1914 Ft. Gain|
|Day 2||Road Biking||Easy: 20 Miles||Ride down only Ft. Gain||Moderate: 39.2 Miles||4539 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 90 Miles||12,256 Ft. Gain|
|Day 3||Road Biking||Easy: 19.2 Miles||1667 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 61 Miles||5317 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 81 Miles||8349 Ft. Gain|
|Day 4||Road Biking||Easy: 33 Miles||Ride down only Ft. Gain||Moderate: 40 Miles||5531 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 66.7 Miles||11,227 Ft. Gain|
|Day 6||Road Biking||Easy: 24 Miles||Ride down only Ft. Gain||Moderate: 40 Miles||2697 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 46.4 Miles||5427 Ft. Gain|
|Day 7||Road Biking||Easy: 16 Miles||Ride down only Ft. Gain||Moderate: 47.7 Miles||5834 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 57.7 Miles||7865 Ft. Gain|
|Day 8||Road Biking||Easy: 21 Miles||Ride down only Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 32 Miles||5655 Ft. Gain|
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You will be riding at elevations over 4,000 ft. for this trip. Weather predictions in this area are often unreliable due to the elevation, so it is best to be prepared for cold evenings and inclement weather. There can be extreme temperature differences on this tour due to the elevation gain from the towns to the summits. Please use the cities and climbs listed in the itinerary for specific weather.
All internal land expenses and services are covered in the cost of your tour. This means from the time we pick you up at our meeting point, until we drop you back off to head home, all transportation, food preparation, meals (except where noted on itineraries), snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, group supplies and community gear (portable chairs, large awnings, coolers, utensils, etc.) are included. Backcountry permits, licenses, park fees, reservations, and accommodations (lodging) are also included, along with at least two professionally trained trip leaders, a mobile first aid and mechanic station, spare bikes, and a support vehicle(s). Trip price does not include airfare, lodging prior to trip start or bicycle rental and/or camping gear (if on a camping tour) unless otherwise noted on itinerary or website.
Not only do we run an international bike tour business, but we also own and operate two premiere bicycle stores – www.LasVegasCyclery.com and www.MoabCyclery.com. We have learned over the years that every cyclist is different and prefers different types of bikes for different types of terrain. That is why we offer the best bicycles for rent in the business. If for some reason you are not happy with the quality of your rental, we will refund the cost of your entire bike rental. If you are bringing your bike with you, check with your airline’s baggage policy in advance and be sure to pack your bike accordingly. If you are shipping your bike to your destination, confirm the address with our office and allow enough time for your bike to arrive. We’re happy to help you ship your bike. Whatever you need to get the most out of your tour, we are here to make it happen.
When you join an Escape Adventures tour in 2021, you will receive a FREE custom sublimated Limited Edition Jersey!
For over 25 years, the hallmark of an Escape Adventures tour is personalized, hands-on service. Before, during, and after each trip. We are a company of honesty and integrity and we stand behind our product 100%. From the moment you learn of our trips, to the time you return home and start planning your next trip, we are here to bring you the best possible experience. From our Guaranteed Trip Departure Confirmation Policy, making sure your trip is never cancelled*, to our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy, backing the unrivaled consistent quality of all our tours, our commitment to you is never compromised. * Scheduled Domestic trips only.
Our environmental commitment is second to none. We run our tours the same way we run our company, with an eye on the triple bottom line: People, Profit & Planet. At Escape Adventures, we elected to pursue a more comprehensive approach to actually reduce our carbon footprint, rather than just offset it. We overhauled our entire operation — from our vehicles, to our buildings, to our procedures — to become an outdoor industry leader in the charge to help our people and our planet.
Leading tours naturally followed from our passion of exploring our favorite places with our friends. Our support staff includes our reservation team who is there to answer your questions about the tours, our service team who prepares your bike and gear for the tour, and our guide team – the ones who take you into the great outdoors. The highest level of responsibility, good nature, integrity, and dedication are standard traits of all those who work at Escape Adventures. We our proud of it and we think you should know it.
Having custom-made vehicles allows us to take you to places few other outfitters can, or will go. Every Escape Adventures tour is accompanied by at least one support vehicle, trailer, and in some cases a second and third transfer van. After purchase, we custom engineer our trucks, vans, and trailers by our on-staff mechanic to meet the unique needs of different tours. For example, certain vehicles are specifically designed for the Canyonlands region of Utah, while others are designed for The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Each of our Trip Leaders is required to be trained in safe vehicle operation, 4X4 driving, and basic maintenance. Our experienced Trip Leaders make it look easy, transporting you and up to 12 guests, along with their bikes, fresh food, gear and plenty of drinking water to any location.
Make your trip as comfortable as possible on the body, as simple as possible for traveling, and hassle-free on tour. By choosing to rent a bike from us, we will fit you with the newest, highest quality gear in the industry. Escape Adventures provides only high-end bicycles from Specialized. We replace our rental fleet each season to ensure all our rentals meet our high standards. All of our bikes are equipped carbon fiber frames and disc brakes designed for a smooth, comfortable ride. For those who are touring with a companion who may not be as fit or need a little help up the hills, we now have ebikes (electric pedal assist) available on select tours.
Our food isn’t just good, it’s good for you.
Food represents a big part of the Escape Adventures experience. On our inn tours most dinners and breakfasts unfold at local favorite restaurants. We also have energy snacks aboard our support vehicles. Don’t be surprised if your guides purchase fresh fruits and healthy snacks throughout the day while you’re enjoying a ride. They may just show up on the trail with a local treat! An increasing number of our guests are vegans or vegetarians, whom we not only accommodate but also pleasantly surprise. Should you possess special diet requirements and/or limitations, just let us know at sign-up. We’ll work with you to meet those critical needs.
Casual Inns: $4500
The idea of taking your friends or family somewhere cool and amazing is actually pretty easy. Tell us what you’re thinking. We’ll make it happen.
Any trip in this catalog, any specific time frame, any group size, we can custom-fit if not comfortably accommodate. A Custom and Private Escape Adventures trip affords the ultimate bonding, or team-building experience for:
To shape a Custom or Private Trip, we begin a dialogue: first, to develop a group specific itinerary, tailored to respective abilities and preferred tempo. Next we schedule, bookmarking and working in your optimum or ideal getaway dates. Size-wise, we can build a multi-day trip for as few as two people, scaled up to as many as 30 plus. Contact us today to start the custom trip building process.
All Private Escape Adventures Trips are priced in the structured method below. Some Custom tours are priced differently if they vary from the Classic Escape Adventures itinerary and price. In this situation we will provide your group with a custom itinerary and price.
* Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details.
Since 1992, we at Escape Adventures have been blessed to shape and lead adventure travel vacations through some of the most awe-inspiring natural destinations in the world. Each successive season, our passion for adventure grows through memorable moments with our guests. Fresh air, faith, fitness and friends are the building blocks for our ventures, the treasured experiences that keep us moving forward. For those of you who have trekked and traveled with us over the past quarter century, Heather and I express our sincerest gratitude. The memories are priceless.
For those who have yet to tour with us, we appreciate the opportunity to introduce you to our family-run company and guiding principles of sustainability and adventure. Our portfolio specializes in Western North America and is rapidly growing internationally. Building on over 100 destinations, we cater to the full spectrum of active traveler, respective to fitness level and activity type. From road cyclist to mountain biker to electric biker, hiker, and multi-sport enthusiast, and from first-timer to friends and family groups of all ability levels, on behalf of our Escape Adventures family, we look forward to many new and exciting adventures with you.
With much gratitude, and happy trails,
Jared and Heather Fisher
Founders and Owner-Operators