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Do you want to enjoy 3 days of enduro MTB staying overnight in nature?

Forget about hotels and completely disconnect from outside world in this unique enduro trip with magic nights and unforgetable dawns. Arriving at sunset with your bike to remote places, and waking up in nature to proceed riding amazing trails will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Each day you’ll ride the best trails of each spot with the support of our guides and 4WD vehicles, but you’ll also have to strive in order to climb up to the huts where we’ll stay overnight. There, the support vehicle will be waiting with our luggage and food.

3 days of pure mountain bike between…

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Date01/Jul/2019
Days 3
Price 480 €
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Highlights

High Mountain Journey

Stay overnight at nature

100% Enduro Route

Amazing Pyrenean Trails

Nights by the fire and under a sea of stars

Unforgettable dawns in a wild enviroment

Do you want to enjoy 3 days of enduro MTB staying overnight in nature?

Forget about hotels and completely disconnect from outside world in this unique enduro trip with magic nights and unforgetable dawns. Arriving at sunset with your bike to remote places, and waking up in nature to proceed riding amazing trails will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Each day you’ll ride the best trails of each spot with the support of our guides and 4WD vehicles, but you’ll also have to strive in order to climb up to the huts where we’ll stay overnight. There, the support vehicle will be waiting with our luggage and food.

3 days of pure mountain bike between Tena Valley and Tierra de Biescas.

Are you a group of at least 4 people? We can arrange a private tour just for you. Contact us!

Next dates:

  • July 1st – 3rd
  • August 26th – 28th

ITINERARY

Day 1:

Meeting in Biescas at 9:00 am. Briefing before starting the activity.

Deliver of bagagge and personal belongings to the support vehicle. Sleeping bag is mandatory.

The tour begins with a long 4WD shuttle to the starting point of the stage, high in the mountains. During the morning we’ll ride some amazing and mostly downhill trails with the help of our vehicles until lunch time (picnic).

In the afternoon we must climb up by ourselves to the base camp that our team will set in the mountain hut. This climb can last some hours as we’ll cross some mountain passes higher than 2000 m. The activity ends when we arrive to the refuge, now it’s time to relax and enjoy the magnificient views.

Day 2:

After waking up we’ll have breakfast by the lake and then ride down by singletracks to the bottom of the valley. Again with the support of our 4WD vehicles we’ll enjoy the best trails of the area till the midday picnic.

The plan for the afternoon is very similar to the previous day: climbing by fire roads and singletracks with some hike-a-bike in between, until reaching the second refuge where to spend another pleasant night by the fire. Our support vehicle will be waiting no far from there with the luggage.

Day 3:

Following another striking dawn, we’ll charge batteries with a good breakfast and start to ride again some amazing trails through wild valleys. Our car will be waiting at the bottom to take us to another high mountain pass. Another series of beautiful alpine singletracks will follow, this time with some tough climbs and the last huge downhill trail to Biescas, with more than 1000 m of elevation loss.

This day we’ll finish a bit earlier (16-17 h) to allow the participants return home, surely with a grin in their faces.

* The organization reserves the right to modify the itinerary depending on the weather conditions. Contact us to confirm the itinerary.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Local guide 
  • Daily 4WD shuttles
  • Support vehicle during the whole tour.
  • Liquid and solid refreshment (picnic mea) on every stage.
  • 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts in the huts.
  • Technical assistance.
  • Luggage transfer to the huts.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation and meals before and after the MTB activity.

* The departure will be confirmed with a minimum group of 4 people.

F.A.Q

1. What’s the size of the group?

MTB PYRENEES works only with small groups. Our main goal is to provide the best quality. Departure will be confirmed with a group size of minimum 4 and maximum 6 people.

2. What’s the age of the people joining MTB PYRENEES tours?

Tours are usually done by 30-60 years-old people. Depending on the tour, anyone having a good shape and bike handling skills can join. People under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

3. What kind of tour is HUT TO HUT?

HUT TO HUT (3 DAYS) is an Enduro guided tour that includes several daily lifts with our support vehicles to maximize the km of singletrack per day. Although there are several good descents each day, the climbs are physically demanding and require a good physical condition (average of +1000 m per day).

To face these trails it’s also recommended to have good handling skills so you can take the most of the tour. Every day we’ll face some sections of hike-a-bike, not longer than 30 min.

4. What’s the distance to cover each day?

Average distance is about 30 kilometers and average elevation is +1000m / -2000m.

5. Do we have to carry our luggage during the tour?

No. You’ll just carry a day pack whilst riding. It must include some spare parts as well as water & food. Our support vehicle will bring your luggage to the huts where we’ll stay overnight.

6. What if I come across a section I can’t ride?

Don’t worry, just walk. You’ll probably not be the only one. The main goal is to enjoy so, relax!

7. Who will be guiding us?

Our local guides are experienced professionals and have a great knowledge of the area. Your safety is the most important for them. They will always be happy to answer your questions.

8. What sort of accommodation is included?

We’ll stay at non-guarded huts, with sleeping bags and mats. It’s also possible to sleep in our tents if you feel like that. There’s no tap water as we’ll be in nature, but our team will provide a cold water tank and a portable shower.

9. Are meals included in the price?

Yes. During the stages we’ll provide a picnic meal at midday and water and soft drinks will be available at our 4WD shuttle car. Breakfast and dinner at both huts are also included in the tour price. 

IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL NEED OR INTOLERANCE, let us know and we’ll adapt to your needs. 

10. What type of bike is recommended for the trip?

A full suspension mountain bike (140 – 170 mm) is needed. You’ll face long climbs and demanding descents where trails are usually dry and loose. Full suspension bikes will make you feel comfortable.

We encourage you to travel with your own bike. It is easy, cheaper and comfort is guaranteed. Don’t worry! We’ll help you to set up your bike before the start.  

Downhill bikes are not allowed! The tour takes place on public roads shared with hikers and other users. You must respect everybody and avoid aggressive driving. Remember, the main goal is to enjoy the trails and landscape. Please, respect environment. 

11. What will the weather be like in Spain?

This tour takes place in an alpine terrain where temperatures might vary greatly. Even in the summer season temperatures over 2.000m might be extremely cold. Remember to bring warm and waterproof clothes so you can adapt to those temperatures at any time.

We have scheduled all tours at the best times to enjoy riding in Spain. Daytime riding temperatures will be around 25C/72F in the valleys.  At night temperature drops and storms are frequent in the afternoon. Remember to bring warm clothes.

12. Where do I park my car during the tour?

Cars will be parked in a “safe place” located at the town where the tour starts (Biescas). MTB PYRENEES will not be responsible of the posible damages caused by third parties.

Aragonese Pyrenees are a very safe place. However, you must watch your valuables and keep your equipment stored in a safe place. Bring a copy of your personal documents and keep them separate from the original ones.

You’ll not have access to the car during the tour. Be sure you don’t forget any equipment. 

13. What clothes / gear should I bring?

Temperatures vary greatly in Spain. Be sure you take some layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you can always adapt to the rising/dropping temperatures. You must also bring a waterproof & windstopper jacket.

Remember: Tours take place in mountain areas where climate change fast.

Read the full list to find out what you need to pack for your cycling holidays in Spain.

List of equipment

On the bike:

  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Glasses
  • Cycling shoes
  • Elbow pads (Recommended)
  • Knee pads (These are mandatory)
  • Breathable T-shirts
  • Cycling shorts
  • Breathable socks
  • Arm & leg warmers
  • Energy tablets/bars
  • Water

In the backpack:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Windstopper
  • Fleece
  • Plastic bag
  • Sunscreen

Tools

  • Multitools
  • Hand Pump
  • Tyre lever set
  • Inner tubes + puncture repair set
  • Lubricant
  • Clamps
  • Derailleur Hanger replacement
  • Brake pads replacement
  • Chain

MTB PYRENEES will carry some maintenance kit & tools that will be avaliable in case of damages. However, due to the differences between brands they might be not suitable for your bike. It is recommended to bring your own replacements.

After riding you’ll need

  • Swimsuit
  • Flip-flops
  • Towel
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Wet wipes
  • Soap
  • First aid set

ABOUT DESTINATION

Entry requirements & Visas

All travelers need a valid passport or ID. Some travelers (Out of EU) might need an entry visa.

Currency

The official currency in Spain is Euro. During the trip, you’ll find ATMs located in some of the towns. You’ll be able to pay with a Credit card in most establishments (be aware of the fees charged by the different banks). Since we will travel through a mountain territory, we recommend bringing a minimum amount of cash.

Travel insurance

In order to travel with MTB PYRENEES it is mandatory to have a health insurance with care coverage for any type of illness that may appear during the trip. For people coming from European countries European Health Card is enough.

In addition, it is recommended to obtain federative / sports insurance for the practice of cycling covering the costs of an accident while practicing this sport.

REMEMBER THAT SOME OF THE TOURS ARE DONE IN A WILD ENVIRONMENT. In many places, helicopter rescue is needed. RIDE CAREFULLY AND REMEMBER, THIS TOUR IS NOT A COMPETITION.

If you have no insurance, contact us and we will study the different ways of obtaining health insurance during the tour.

Vaccines

Visit your medical center and ask what do you need when travelling to Spain. IF YOU ARE INTOLERANT TO ANY MEDICINE, tell us and we will tell the doctor in case you need health care.

In case of emergency

In Spain, emergency number is 112. It is mandatory to know this number. In case of accident, our guides will contact authorities.

Remember that the dialing code in Spain is (+34).

Safety

Spain is a very safe place. However, do not forget to take care of your luggage and sports equipment, watch your valuables and keep your equipment stored in a safe place. Bring a copy of your personal documents and keep them separate from the original ones.

Wifi / Internet

Wifi will be available in some of the accommodations. However, consider that we are moving through very isolated areas so it is possible that sometimes we do not even have mobile coverage.

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY

You can make the reservation for any of our bike tours of this website paying 50% of the tour price (240€). In this case, is a cycling related service combined with accomodation and meals which is managed by our partner travel agency.

Cancellation policy is the following: 

- Cancellations made at least one month in advance will have a cost of 30€. The rest of the amount payed when booking will be refunded to you via bank transfer.

- Cancellations made between 15 and 30 days before the start of the trip will have a cost of 60€. 

- If cancellation is made in the last 15 days before the start of the trip there will be no refund. 

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