Bike from Barcelona city to Le col du Tourmalet

Climb one of the most famous summits in the cycling world. Do you dare with this challenge?

Experience

Medium level.
Road cycling holidays out of Barcelona

Touring Catalonia

June 29th to July 7th

Scheduled group in July.
Skills and days trip customization.

Highlights

Barcelona city.Girona region,
Pyrenees and Costa Brava

I wanted to thank you for the nice trip you arranged to us. For me, climb the Tourmalet it was the best experience of cycling I've experienced in life. The roads, hotels, food, friends- all things were excellent.

BRIAN G.

Climb the Tourmalet it was the best experience of cycling I've experienced in life!

This is a very special road bike tour Barcelona Tourmalet. An experience you will want to repeat.
You will be able to join one of the most visited cities in the world, Barcelona, with the most well-known cycling climb all over the world, Le Col du Tourmalet. Cycling history has been written about Col de Tourmalet, and also about other cols you will climb in this adventure.

We will make sure you enjoy this fantastic road bike tour, taking care of special needs so you only have to think about the pedaling and the views.
Our guide will lead you to the nicest roads, in order to reach Col du Tourmalet 7 days and 13 cols after our start in Barcelona. Our van will transport your luggage, so you will have it at the end of every stage.

Scheduled JULY 15th

Scheduled AUGUST 20th

PACKAGE DETAILS

STAGE DISTANCE POSITIVE ELEVATION  MAX. ELEVATION
Barcelona to Viladrau 99,86 Km + 1556 m 1128 m
 Viladrau to Ripoll 110,18 Km + 1836 m 1118 m
Ripoll to Puigcerdà 97,23 Km + 2048 m 1918 m
Puigcerdà to La Seu d’Urgell 92,38 Km + 1678 m 2402 m
 La Seu d’Urgell to Esterri d’Aneu 84,64 Km + 1488 m 1708 m
 Esterri d’Aneu to Bagneres de Luchon  75,46 Km + 1692 m 2073 m
Bagneres de Luchon to Col du Tourmalet 75,64 Km + 3139 m 2102 m

DAY 1 - Settle down in Barcelona

Arrival at Barcelona. Settle down in the hotel and briefing at 18h about the Barcelona Tourmalet Challenge. Then welcome dinner with all the participants.

DAY 2 - Barcelona to Viladrau

Barcelona-Viladrau. About 100 km to get out of Barcelona taking the bike lane beside river Besos, and afterwards leading to Montseny area, where you will climb the nicest col in the area: Coll Formic. Solitaire road, great views, ideal for cycling.

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DAY 3 - Viladrau to Ripoll

After crossing Les Guilleries range of mountains, you will lead to Coll de Condreu, leaving behind Rupit: one of Catalonia’s nicest villages. Afterwards you will get the volcanic area of La Garrotxa and its capital Olot where the second important climb of the day: Coll de Canes begins.
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DAY 4 - Ripoll to Puigcerda

Today you will climb a precious col, not very known, although Volta a Catalunya pro race has been there several times. Coll de la Creueta, an espectacular mountain road with great views. Afterwards we will get to Collada de Toses, a long, beautiful and not very steep climb. Arrival to Puigcerdà, capital of Cerdanya area. We are already in the Pyrenees.
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DAY 5 - Puigcerda to La Seu d'Urgell

This is not a very long stage, but it is really challenging. The main goal is to reach Port d’Envalira, 2407 mts, the  highest asphalted pass of whole Pyrenees, (understanding pass as a climb between two valleys, not a ‘cul de sac’ climb). Long and fast descent to Andorra, the buyers paradise, and arrival at La Seu d’Urgell.
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DAY 6 - La Seu d'Urgell to Esterri d'Aneu

This one is definitely not a rest stage… Coll de Cantó is a tough climb, but once at the top, the main difficulties are done. Once in the valley you will cross Sort Village (translation: ‘Luck’). Maybe it is worth stopping to buy some lottery?
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DAY 7 - Esterri d'Aneu to Bagneres de Luchon

Two very different but both demanding climbs: La Bonaigua is a long ascent, over 2000 mts high, long but steep. Portillon is the pass connecting Spain to France, short and very steep. Arrival to France. We are getting closer the final challenge.
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DAY 8 - Bagneres de Luchon to Col du Tourmalet

Just 77 km, but such an epic stage. History of Tour de France was written here. The trilogy Peyresourde-Aspin-Tourmalet has been a classic in Tour de France. Tourmalet is the final destination of our trip, the final challenge. After reaching the summit you can descend by bike or in the van, as you already got the end of the trip. This night you will sleep again in Bagneres de Luchon where you can have a relaxing and well deserved dip in the town’s thermal baths.
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DAY 9 - Sweet Godbye!

After breakfast, transfer back to Barcelona.

  • 8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION YES
  • 8 BREAKFAST YES
  • 8 DINNERS YES
  • VAN SUPPORT YES
  • WELCOME MEETING YES
  • DETAILED MAP ROUTE YES
  • REFRESHMENT POINT & LUNCH ON THE ROUTEYES
  • LUGGAGE TRANSPORT YES
  • BIKE OR E-BIKE RENTAL OPTIONAL
  • GPS TRACKS OPTIONAL
  • TRANSFER TO START POINT OR FROM END POINT OPTIONAL
  • TOURISTIC TAX (0,50 EUR/DAY) NOT

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