From £600 per person
5 days AQR guiding + mechanical support.
Buffet breakfasts + 6 evening meals, picnic lunch is an optional extra.
Based on 7 nights half board accommodation
Transfers to and from Toulouse Airport.
1-8 people per guide/maximum 16 people with 2 guides and vehicle support.
Trips available May-October
Non-cycling loved ones and even your pets can be catered for on our holidays.
...please note that we don't stick to a set itinerary as AQR choose the best ride for the group and weather conditions. However this will give you an idea of what you can expect on an Algarve-Portugal Mountain Bike week...
SATURDAY: Airport Transfers... to our base in Luchon from Toulouse Airport. There will be a welcome evening meal and an opportunity to ask your guides any questions or concerns you may have about the week ahead.
SUNDAY: The Valley Ride...a gentle start to the week with a beautiful ride down the valley which will include the Col des Ares.
MONDAY: The Spanish Ride...today we will head into Spain for a tapas lunch starting with the Col de Portillon. We will then make our way on a gentle undulating road back into France where we will take on the challenging Col de Mente which is a spectacular ride with fabulous views all the way. We will then make our way through some local mountain villages with beautiful views all the way back up the valley towards Luchon.
TUESDAY: The Tourmalet-Luchon Challenge...The Tourmalet is the highest col in the French Pyrnees and one of our favourites. We will transfer you to Luz-Saint-Sauveur so you can start the Tourmalet with fresh legs. The ride will then continue on to Col d'Aspin and Col de Peyresourde which will drop us back into our base in Luchon.
WEDNESDAY: Day Off
THURSDAY: Port de Bales-Superbagneres-Hospice de France...Today starts off gently, but then takes on three of the most challenging, but rewarding climbs in the Pyrenees.
FRIDAY: The Col des Ares Tour...Today we don't ride the higher cols in the area, but will take you on a beautiful tour of the rural Pyrenees.
FAREWELL MEAL: Join AQR for a well deserved celebratory meal at one of our favourite Luchon restaurants.
SATURDAY: Time to head back home...AQR airport transfers to Toulouse Airport.