Fine Single Trails of the Pyrenees

Southern Pyrenees, Spain

Summary

Discover some of the best Enduro/XC trails of the Central Pyrenees with a tailor made route. Be impressed by the variety of beautiful landscapes of the Spanish “Pirineos”, from green forests and snowy peaks to desert prairies. Enjoy three MTB centers in one week with more than 70 different routes to choose from.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy some of the best enduro routes of the Pyrenees with warm sunny-weather guarantee.
  • Tailor-made routes according to your skills and likes: from “introduction to singletracks” to “downhill for adrenaline junkies”
  • Be impressed by the variety of beautiful landscapes of the Spanish “Pirineos” from green forests and snowy peaks to arid and dry sand slopes.
  • Feel the experience of being a pro riding 3 stages of the Enduro World Series in the 2015 Enduro Race of the Year (Pinkbike).

 

Call us: 01989 477011
Price from
£892pp

Price includes:

  • Price Based on Two Adults Sharing (min group 8)
  • Book this holiday for just £99 pp Deposit 
  • Single supplements apply

**Flights are not included but can be added and Atol protected**

Information

Type: Gravity Enduro/XC/All Mountain (Guided & Non Guided Options)
Dates: May-October
Duration: 7 Nights
Suitable for: Intermediate & Advanced 
Daily Distance (km) 12-40
Daily Climbing (m) 200-700
Location: Ainsa, Benasque, Southern Spainsh Pyrenees
Bike included: Optional
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic & Dinner
Groups/Singles: Both

 

Also Included

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • Airport Return Transfers (Zaragosa)
  • Hotel Luggage & Bike Transfers
  • 6 Fully Supported Guided MTB Rides
  • 4WD lifts & Stage Assistance
  • Mollydoo Cycling Jersey

What's Not Included

  • Flights (We Can Arrange)!
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals outside of the hotel arrangements
  • Mountain Bikes (Hire options, enquire)

Itinerary

Arrival/Transfer

The closest airport is Zaragosa, which is situated just south of our MTB centres. You will be greeted by one of our team at the airport and you and your bike will be transported to Castejón de Sos. The transfer takes approx 2 hours.

Your Accommodation

These accommodations have been visited and carefully selected by Mollydoo and offer the best accommodation in and around our three valleys tour and showcase this beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty. 

Take a look through the gallery and view these amazing hotels which are perfectly located for our MTB adventure.

  • Hotel Pirineos, Castejon de sos
  • Dos Ríos Hotel, Ainsa 
  • Hotel Casa Ruba, Biesca

If you would like any further information about the accommodation or have somethng else in mind, please do not hesitate to ask.

DAY 1: MTB Centre - Benasque Valley

Distance (12 KM) – 200 M CLIMB 

The MTB Center is located in the beautiful Benasque valley. Depending on the flight arrival times, we will make an evening ride that will be short and easy, just to warm up our legs. We will pass the lake Eriste and on beautiful, quiet trails head towards picturesque villages of the Spanish mountains, the pearl of which is the small town of Anciles.

DAY 2: MTB Centre - Benasque Valley

Distance (28 KM) – 700 M CLIMB 

After a quiet day at the bottom of this beautiful valley we will climb to one of the nearby passes to enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the massif Maladeta and the peak of Aneto (3.404 m), the highest summit of the Pyrenees. A long and spectacular descent through meadows and forests will be our reward for the climb, with more than 1,000 metres of single track descent. There cannot be anything better than to end our tour in the Benasque valley with a hearty dinner in our favourite restaurant with local food.  Our overnight stay is in the traditional twon of Castejón de Sos.

 

DAY 3: MTB Centre - Ainsa Valley

Distance (24 KM) – 500 M CLIMB 

Ainsa Valley was one of the Enduro World Series spots in 2015 and was awarded by Pinkbike “Best world race of the year”. It has also been awarded best MTB Center of Spain in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Its headquarters are located in Aínsa, one of the most beautiful places in the Pyrenees with its superb medieval old part. Here we will enjoy two days of the best enduro trails Spain can offer: smooth single trails and old traditional mountain villages off the beaten path. This southern part of the Pyrenees is surrounded by many clear rivers and lakes, so why not enjoy an afternoon swim? 

We stay Overnight in the beautiful town of Aínsa.

 

DAY 4: MTB Centre - Ainsa Valley

Distance (32 KM) – 725 M CLIMB 

The second day at Ainsa Valley will be a bit more demanding. Once we get used to the particular rocky paths of this area, we are prepared to climb some of the legendary  slopes that are sometimes tough, but always rewarding with the most spectacular landscapes. Depending on the season, we will go north or south of Aínsa, where there is a route for every single day of the year thanks to its mild weather. Throughout these 2 days we will descend at least 3 stages of 2015 Enduro World Series. The afternoon should be dedicated to a must-visit UNESCO World Heritage: the nearby Ordesa valley and the Monte Perdido National Park. 

Overnight in Aínsa/Biescas

 

DAY 5: MTB Centre – Tena Valley

Distance (40 KM) – 700 M VERTICAL CLIMB 

The Tena Valley, the third MTB center we will visit, has its own character with two different areas: the Tena valley with 3.000 m high mountains and alpine routes and the Sobremonte, an isolated and uninhabited area of easier slopes and Romanesque churches. Today we will climb up to Sierra de Partacua, a stunning valley over 1800 m above sea level, with huge limestone walls. We end our day at a hospitable family hotel. In the evening we will discover a local gastronomic gem, a hidden restaurant with the best culinary delicacies.

Overnight in Biescas

 

DAY 6: MTB Centre – Tena Valley

Distance (29 KM) – 400 M CLIMB 

The Tena valley is well known for its ski resorts and blue lakes, but just a few people have heard of their incredible single trails and MTB routes which will satisfy every biker’s dreams. After a long week of riding we will design the last stage of the tour according to your preferences and physical shape. We are sure that you will not be disappointed by the quality of the route and the amazing landscapes of the highest routes in the Pyrenees.

Overnight in Biescas or transfer to the airport.

 

Departures

Our team will transfer you, your luggage and your bike back to Zaragosa airport which takes approax 1.5 hours..

Esera River Rafting - Optional Activity

As an optional activity to give the legs a rest and explore the area, we can offer a half day rafting activity for an additional £40 pp. You will join a group, no experience required and its really fun, along with an experienced guide.

The Esera is a river in the north of Aragón, a Pyrenean river fed by the Aneto glacier and the rain between Benasque and Eriste. It is born in the mountains of Maladeta, at 2.500 meters of high, in the natural park of Posets Maladeta. The river is held on Lake Barasona, Graus, before emptying into the river Cinca.
His time at Campo, where our headquarters is, is a classic for kayaking and rafting: rapids, pools with hot water in the summer and the big canyon of “Piramides”!

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Call us: 01989 477011