CYCLING 2016-17 p064-065

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Raid Pyrenean Coast to Coast Ride 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 This unique route is a must-do for any road cycling fan, it will take us on a journey over eleven of the most famous climbs in the Pyrenees, including the Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Osquich and the Col d'Aubisque. We traverse the mighty peaks hugging the Spanish border as we follow a route that was made famous by riders trying to complete the distance in less than 100 hours. On this trip you will have more time to take in the stunning jagged landscape as we conquer the challenging mountains on our way to the Mediterranean Sea for a celebratory swim. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT INC LAND ONLY 2016 25 Jun 02 Jul 1129 949 23 Jul 30 Jul 1149 949 13 Aug 20 Aug 1179 949 10 Sep 17 Sep 1149 949 2017 17 Jun 24 Jun 1169 979 22 Jul 29 Jul 1179 979 12 Aug 19 Aug 1219 979 09 Sep 16 Sep 1189 979 Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £230 • Land only start Hendaye day 1, end St Cyprien day 8 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • Scott CR1 aluminium road bike £220, paid on booking • Carbon road bike £260, paid on booking Hendaye Toulouse Premium departure S P F Polo FdeparturPe F Family departure DROP BARS • FRANCE 65 8 days inc. flights from £1129 Cycling in the Pyrenees France Activity Level TOUGH Trip Code MSP At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Biarritz; transfer to Hendaye. 2 Ride over the Col du St Ignace and the Col d'Osquich before a long descent into Licharre. 3 Ride through the Basque hills before taking on the Hors category Col d'Aubisque and the Col de Soulor followed by a long descent to Arrens-Marsous. 4 Today we ride the mighty Hors category Col du Tourmalet followed by the first category Col d'Aspin; overnight in Cadeac. 5 Cycle over the Col de Peyresourde, Col des Ares and the Col de Portet d'Aspet before stopping in St Girons for the night. 6 Ride the Col du Port with amazing views over the Ariege Valley before climbing the Col de Chioula then descending to Ax les Thermes for the night. 7 We follow the river that flows through the Gorges de l'Aude all the way to the Mediterranean sea at St Cyprien. 8 Free morning in St Cyprien before flying to London. Cycle from the Atlantic to the Med l Ride famous Pyrenean Cols l Conquer Tour de France climbs • 6 days cycling with 100% vehicle support (limited seats) • 100% paved roads • Hilly route with mountain passes • Group normally 4 to 16 plus leader in support vehicle Min age 16 yrs • 7 nights hotels • All breakfasts included FRANCE SPAIN ANDORRA Luz-Saint-Saveur Cadeac Mauleon-Licharre Saint-Girons Ax-les-Thermes St Cyprien Pyrenees ACCOMMODATION We stay in good quality 2-star hotels, all with private facilities. The hotels are comfortable and ideally located in towns along the route with a good choice of restaurants serving delicious food to ensure you get a good meal and a good night sleep ready for the next day's ride. Daily Distance (km) 2 110 3 125 4 60 5 107 6 97 7 130 Call 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code


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