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Velo Peloton's Coast to Coast Tour 2014

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Velo Peloton – Pyrenees Coast to Coast 2014. – 3 and 4 star accommodation.
7 days riding – Average of 110km per day with the option to add on extra kms each day.

http://www.strava.com/routes/105689

Saturday 5th July to Sunday 13th July 2014.
And
Saturday 13th September to Sunday 21st September 2014

Collection and return to airport or train station, near start and finish.
8 nights b&b and evening meal with drinks. 3 and 4 star accommodation.
Velo Peloton cycling jersey.
Full route guiding and broom wagon support.
Luggage transfer.
Flights not included.

7 days cycling across the Pyrenees through France, from Saint Jean de Luz to Argelés-sur-Mer.
We will average 110km per day using quiet back-roads where possible and will also climb the mighty cols of the Tour de France.
Ride the whole route or take a lift on the parts you want to miss. You can also add on extra climbs or takes shortcuts, this trip is flexible, you are on holiday after all.
Price €1890 for 2 sharing or €2190 for single room. Deposit of €400 with the balance one month before the trip.
Booking request: paddy@velopeloton.com

I do the Coast to Coast tour a couple of times a year, usually June and September. It is an 8 night trip with 7 days of cycling, averaging 110km per day. The biggest day is 130km and the shortest is 60km (rest day). In total it is 650km with approx 16000m of climbing. I started doing this as an alternative to Raid Pyrenees which I will no longer be running. The official route of the Raid is on some very busy and dangerous roads, best avoided. For the Coast to Coast I choose quiet roads and the best hotels I can find. Last week I had a group of 10 riders from England and Australia complete the route. This is a look at how they got on.

View the full Photo Gallery of Pyrénées Coast to Coast Cycling Tour.

Send me an email for more info on next years trip or for the full trip itinerary in pdf. paddy@velopeloton.com

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz on the beautiful Cote Basque. Our first night was by the beach on the Bay of Biscaye. Ahead was 659km with 16000m of climbing.

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The beach at Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Day 1:

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119km through the beautiful Basque Country, crisscrossing the French/Spanish border. It was warm and damp, really great conditions for some fast riding.

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Avoiding main roads we cycled through bucolic landscapes. These roads are so quiet the locals are very curious of any passing strangers.

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The Basque Country, could it be any more beautiful.

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Mike and Peter from Australia riding through the Spanish Basque Country. Mike did the trip last year also. I think he must have enjoyed it.

Day 2:
110km crossing Col de Marie Blanque, Col d'Aubisque and Col du Soulor.

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Chris from England climbing high on Col d'Aubisque.

Posted ImageNev, Peter and Perry on Cirque du Litor.

Posted ImageWolfgang from Australia on the very steep climb of Col de Marie Blanque.

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Keeping cool in the heat of summer.

Day 3:
Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Aspin and Col de Peyresourde.

Posted ImageOn day 3 we started with a diversion as the Col du Tourmalet was closed due to the floods a week before. We still made it to the summit on the otherside but with an extra 34km to the day for a total of 134km.

Posted ImageGordon and Mike climb Col du Tourmalet as the day gets hot.

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Mike in some trouble at the summit. Apparently he was speeding.

Day 4:
Col de Menté and Col de Portet d'Aspet. 75km.

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Today was short but with two 1st cat climbs, not exactly a rest day.

Day 5:
Col de Port and Route de Corniche. 100km

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The view from Route de Corniche.

Day 6:
Col de Pailhéres and Col de Jau. 90km

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Today starts with a bang. Out the door of the hotel and stright up the Cat HC Col de Pailhéres. Le Tour de France would be up here one week later so there were lots of cyclists having a look.

Posted ImageHue and Chris on Col de Jau. From the top you can see the Mediterranean sea.

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We stayed in some very nice hotels along the way.

Posted ImageAnother great meal.

Day 7:
102km through French Catalonia to the Mediterranean Sea.
Col de Palomere, Col de Xatard, Col de Fourtou and Col de Llauro.

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Coast to Coast complete.
Front L-R. Perry, Mike, Nigel and Peter. Back L-R. Nevan, Gordon, Chris, Andy, Wolfgang and Huw.

View the full Photo Gallery of Pyrénées Coast to Coast Cycling Tour.

Send me an email for more info on next years trip or for the full trip itinerary in pdf. paddy@velopeloton.com


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