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  • Pyrénées 
  • Spain 

Collioure to Cadaques by mountain bike

Balconies of the Mediterranean

From
760€/person

Presentation of your trip

For 20 years, this region of the Pyrenees has been a favourite of walkers and cyclists. Today, La Rébenne has created for you this mountain biking circuit. On the menu, Mediterranean ambience, high quality trails, beautiful landscapes... 
Between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the famous Catalonian coast you'll ride along paths and tracks perfect for mountain biking in this land of sunshine. A cocktail of rolling tracks, descents and technical trails, each mountain bikers will find pleasure in this thrilled-filled trip.
Riding through the Mediterranean countryside past the village of Catalonian Spain, the valleys, cols and sea greet you on each stage.
From that point on you can hop on your bike and follow the map or your guide.

  • DestinationPyrénées, Spain
  • TypeFree
  • Length of trip6 days and 5 nights
  • ActivitiesMountain Biking
  • Physical level
  • Technical level

Possible periods for this trip

  • Jan.
  • Feb.
  • March
  • Apr.
  • May
  • June
  • Jul.
  • August
  • Sep.
  • Oct.
  • Nov.
  • Dec.
Description of the tripProgramTravel conditionsDates and price

Trip details

Highlights

  • Very varied terrain: tracks and trails... rolling and technical
  • Beautiful Mediterranean landscape
  • Our first offer of a route going from mountains to seaside
  • Accommodation in hotel and flat, in double

Complementary informations

  • 6 days 5 nights with 6 days of mountain biking

Program

  • Day 1

    Through the French and Spanish Albères

    • Distance : 41 km
    • Elevation gain : 1000 m
    • Negative gradient : 825 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Depart Collioure for the first section through the vineyards to reach the foot of a 14th-century signal tower: panoramic view of the sea. You continue on a 3km single track with views of the Massif des Albères. Then it's downhill on a beautiful single track through the vineyards to the seaside town of Banyuls.
    From Banyuls, it's a gradual climb on beautiful tracks lined with cork oaks and flowers to reach a ridge, the highest point of the day. Crossing into Spain, we cross the nature park on beautiful tracks. The final descent is on a shady path and track, ideal for finishing the day in style. 
    Overnight in a hotel**** for 2 nights in the heart of the olive groves in a village typical of the region.
     

    2 options : 
    N3: 41 km Difference in altitude: + 1000 /- 825 (without the descent to Banyuls)
    N5: 55 km Difference in altitude: + 1400 /- 1250 (with the descent to Banyuls)
     

  • Day 2

    A beautiful loop through the Spanish Alberas

    • Distance : 60 km
    • Elevation gain : 1290 m
    • Negative gradient : 1290 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Ride in the shade of holm oaks and enter a wild world on the edge of the Muga nature reserve. This is the pampas and it's beautiful. You then reach a beautiful medieval village before plunging into the Boadella lake. A rolling stage on ochre earth amidst dolmens and vestiges of the Roman era. Overnight at the same hotel**** in the heart of olive groves in a village typical of the region.

  • Day 3

    Through the Catalan villages, a rendezvous with the deep blue sea

    • Distance : 42 km
    • Elevation gain : 800 m
    • Negative gradient : 1000 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    We set off along Spanish tracks through holm oaks and hamlets. Passing through small villages, we can refresh ourselves at the fountains. We walk along paths lined with dry stone, before tackling a good climb in a setting worthy of the Moroccan High Atlas, and then the big blue reveals itself as we pass a pass. 
    Change of plateau for a 500m descent: pure pleasure before arriving at the beach for a well-deserved swim. We then follow the beaches and head for the large bay of the ribera de Llança. Overnight in a double room in a 3-star hotel by the sea.

  • Day 4

    Coves, beautiful single track and fishing village

    • Distance : 36 km
    • Elevation gain : 950 m
    • Negative gradient : 820 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    A loop where the sea spray accompanies us above the creeks carved by the sea, before we set off to attack the mountains. Once again, a Moroccan landscape, with its characteristic vegetation and oases where you can sometimes catch a glimpse of a tortoise. At every bend, a new scenery surprises us.
    We climb a pass, passing close to an imposing monastery that dominates the entire coastline. We catch a glimpse of the sea, before plunging at speed down a magnificent single track on a 400m descent.  Then, along a very pleasant cycle path alongside the sea, there is a succession of beaches and coves with turquoise waters. Overnight in a hotel**** in a beautiful fishing village on the seafront in a double room.

  • Day 5

    Through the Cadaquès massif, Roses and the town of Dali

    • Distance : 36 km
    • Elevation gain : 950 m
    • Negative gradient : 950 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Today's option is a lovely loop to discover the cape and its forest, with a very technical and fun single-track descent (N5).
    Then it's a good steady climb that allows us to gain altitude. We overlook the valleys, leaving the sea behind us. We reach a ridge via a technical path at the top of which we overlook the sea. A sensational descent to the beach. The approach of Cadaquès is obvious, with its coves, maritime pines and exceptional scenery... Overnight in a hotel** in a double room.
     

    2 options :
    N3: 36km Difference in altitude: + 950 /-950 
    N5: 48km Difference in altitude: +1260 /-1260 (with the loop) 

  • Day 6

    2 great loops from Cadaquès

    • Distance : 22 km
    • Elevation gain : 600 m
    • Negative gradient : 600 m

    A stage in a magnificent setting, we set off on a track to discover the Cap de Creus nature reserve. We climb back up to admire the Pyrenees fading into the sea. It's like being at the end of the world, with turquoise coves contrasting with the white houses of Cadaquès. And why not visit the home of the famous artist Salvador Dali before putting away the mountain bikes...
    Transfer back to Collioure, then the group disperses.
     

    2 options :

    • 22km Difference in altitude: + 600 /- 600
    • 10km Difference in altitude: + 410 /- 410 (optional, but not to be missed!).
  • End of trip

Travel conditions

  • Formalities

    • Passport or ID is compulsory
    • We recommend getting a European Health Insurance card (check with the NHS) 
    • Repatriation insurance is compulsory
  • Luggage

    You only carry the business of the day and the picnic. Luggage is carried by vehicle (or assistance vehicle). 1 piece/person and limited to 15kg/piece.

  • Accompanying

    Four formulas to choose from:

    Mountain bike in freedom with carrying luggage by taxi: From 2 people.

    Equipped with the orientation material we give you: digital topo-guide and GPX tracks, you go alone to discover circuits designed by our team. You are guided by carefully prepared directions, for maximum precision.

    ATV with assistance vehicle (from 6 people):
    The assistance vehicle joins you at different times during the day’s stage, and transports your picnic, water, extra clothes and a complete toolbox in case of mechanical problems. Enjoy your day with a light bag. The driver of the vehicle also gives you advice for each step, helps you manage your effort, and can most of the time answer your questions about the region visited.

    Mountain bike with state certified instructor with luggage carrying by taxi (from 6 people):
    Accompanied by a professional mountain bike certificate, you ride without worrying about the route to follow. Our instructor, specialist of the region, guides you and gives you, if you wish, the right advice to make you outstanding mountain bikers. Thanks to his knowledge of the route, he adapts to your group to manage schedules and effort throughout the day. Freed from group management, your only concern is to please you on your mountain bike.

    ATV with state certified instructor and assistance vehicle (from 8 people).

  • Attendees

    • Departure from 2 people for the freedom formula with luggage carrying by taxi.
    • Departure from 6 people for the formula freedom with assistance vehicle.
    • Departure from 6 people for the formula with mountain bike instructor with luggage carrying by taxi.
    • Departure from 8 people for the formula with ATV instructor and assistance vehicle.
  • DEPARTURE AND MEETING POINT

    Departure from Collioure

    How to get there:
    By car: To Perpignan by highway A9. Then take the direction of Collioure D914.
    By train: Perpignan or Collioure train’s stations.
    By plane: Perpignan airport and shuttle to the train station.
     

  • Food

    No question of dieting during your stay but it is rather an opportunity to taste the local cuisine. We attach great importance to the quality of food: dietary balance, energy intake and specialty of the country are the ingredients of each meal.
    Picnics (lunch) are not included.

  • Accommodation

    2 nights in hotels ** or *** and 3 nights in hotels **** in the heart of the olive trees in a double room with HALF BOARD.

  • Options

    • Formula 3 or 4 days: tailor-made program from the 3 or 4 steps you choose yourself. Free departure: the conditions are the same as for the 6-day tour.
    • Extra night accommodation before or after the stay.
    • Single room supplement.
    • Free GPS loan and GPS carrier on request and subject to availability,

Dates and price

Information

Free departure dates: you choose your own departure dates according to your availability.
For constituted groups, we adapt the level, duration, price and program on demand.

Free departure from

Price TTC per person

Freedom package with luggage transport by cab
Registration at 2 people950
Registration at 3 people870
Registration at 4 people820
Registration at 6 people760
Formula with assistance vehicle and luggage carrying
Registration at 6 people1200
Registration at 8 people1100
Formula with qualified instructor and luggage carrying by taxi
Registration at 6 people1090
Registration at 8 people1050
Formula with qualified state instructor and assistance vehicle
Registration at 8 people1350

Options

Single room supplement: +150€/pers
Departure in July and August: +90€/pers

The price includes

  • The reservation of accommodation in half board from the dinner of the J1 until the breakfast of the J6,
  • The maps, the map holder, the topo-guide, the GPS with recorded tracks, a GPS gate (formulas freedom),
  • The transport of luggage,
  • The transfer back from Cadaquès to Collioure.
  • For the formula with assistance vehicle: 1 vehicle 9 places follows the group throughout the stay.
  • For the formula with guide: no more orientation, the qualified guide takes care of everything during the entire stay.

The price does not include

  • Drinks,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Picnics,
  • Personal mountain bike equipment (helmets, gloves),
  • Mountain bikes,
  • Transportation to the meeting point,
  • The visit of monuments,
  • Insurance,
  • The parking lot.

The destination

  • Pyrénées

    The Pyrenees! To summarize their beauty and diversity in a few lines would be vain ... From the green mountains of the Basque Country, to the wild lands of Ariège to the Catalan mountains with the scent of the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees are an invitation to travel.

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