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When the snow covers the higher Pyrenees is the right moment to discover the lower mountain ranges. In this tour we show you the best of the lower Southern Pyrenees in just one weekend at the northern Sierra de Guara, a rocky trail paradise in a pristine enviroment.

In order to maximize your time, we've designed a tour with several 4WD shuttles each day trying to avoid all paved and dirt roads and focusing just in what we like: a 100% of stunning singletracks. Slabs, drops, turquoise water pools, forests, ghost villages... the privileged enviroment and the trail quality will leave nobody indifferent.

Low Mountain Trails will allow you to enjoy…

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Days 2
Price 200 €
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Highlights

Nocito, the enduro hidden gem

Ancient paths and uninhabited villages

4WD uplifts

100% singletracks

Pristine landscapes and techy trails.

Guara Canyons & Sierra Natural Park

When the snow covers the higher Pyrenees is the right moment to discover the lower mountain ranges. In this tour we show you the best of the lower Southern Pyrenees in just one weekend at the northern Sierra de Guara, a rocky trail paradise in a pristine enviroment.

In order to maximize your time, we've designed a tour with several 4WD shuttles each day trying to avoid all paved and dirt roads and focusing just in what we like: a 100% of stunning singletracks. Slabs, drops, turquoise water pools, forests, ghost villages... the privileged enviroment and the trail quality will leave nobody indifferent.

Low Mountain Trails will allow you to enjoy the best trails of the lower Pyrenees without wasting a minute in paved roads. Only for skilled riders with eagerness for adventures.

Next dates:

  • March 30th - 31st
  • April 13rd - 14th
  • April 27h - 28h

ITINERARY

Day 1: Saturday

Meeting in Nocito at 9:00 am. Short briefing of the tour.

Pick-up at your hotel available if you stay in Biescas, Huesca or Arguis.

A shuttle to the top of the mountain will introduce us to a deep and wild territory called Guara, where the empty ancient villages are linked by dreamy trails which seem like they were made just for riding them with out bikes. The first descent will leave you speechless, and from then on we’ll enjoy a series of amazing trails with slabs, drops, tight switchbacks, some climbs and breathtaking landscapes.

The activity finishes when the clients want, there are enough quality trails to satisfy the most demanding rider.

Dinner and accommodation in Nocito (not included).

Day 2: Sunday

Meeting in Nocito at 9:00 am. Pick-up at your hotel available if you stay in Biescas, Huesca or Arguis.

Today we’ll ride again through a pristine territory with plenty of forests, waterfalls and pools, enjoying endless singletracks with no trace of human beings. After the picnic and a last 4WD uplift, Los Niños trail waits for us to round off the tour in style. The activity finishes about 17 p.m. to allow everybody return home 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 shuttles
  • Liquid refreshment and picnic meal every day
  • Technical assistance

NOT INCLUDED:

  • 2 nights of accommodation in Nocito
  • Other meals (breakfast & dinner)

* The departure will be confirmed with a minimum group of 5 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. The maximum amount of riders per guide is 6. Departure will be confirmed with a minimum group of 5 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 LOW MOUNTAIN TRAILS (2 DAYS)?

LOW MOUNTAIN TRAILS is an Enduro guided tour that includes several daily lifts with our support vehicles to maximize the number of descents per day. There are also several small climbs by singletrack every day so a minimum physical form (average of +500 m per day) is needed. It's very advisable to have good handling skills in order to enjoy this tour, as the trails are always techy and rocky here.

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

Average distance is about 35 kilometers and average elevation is +500m / -1.600m.

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. 

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?

Your 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?

Accommodation is not included. You can hire the accommodation through our partner travel agency. Contact us.

9. Are meals included in the price?

No meals are included in the tour price. However, we'll set up a picnic station at midday with food and drinks, as there are no restaurants nor shops in the area were we'll be riding. 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 demanding climbs and descents where trails are usually rocky and techy. 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 trails 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 1.500m 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 are usually around 10-15ºC at that time of the year, but sometimes they can drop las low as 5ºC. 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. 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. 

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

  • Flip-flops
  • Towel
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Wet wipes
  • Soap

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 this tour through the website (100€). Our services include cycling related services but not any other service such as accommodation.

If you wish to buy the package including transfers, accommodation and meals we'll contact our partner travel agency in order to make the reservation.

Cancellation policy is the following: 

- Cancellations made at least one month in advance will have a cost of 25€. 

- Cancellations made between 10 and 30 days before the start of the trip will have a cost of 50€. 

- If cancellation is made in the last 10 days before the start of the trip there will be no refund. 

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