Sun 06 May - Sat 12 May 2018

OVERVIEW

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ITINERARY

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Sun 06 May 2018

International departure from London

Meet the rest of the team and a Charity Challenge representative at the airport in Bilbao where you will be transferred to San Sebastian where you spend the first night in a hotel to rest for the week ahead. Please check with us first before booking flights. You will have a chance to explore before the first dinner and a pre-ride briefing. Overnight hotel.

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Day 2, Mon 07 May 2018

San Sebastian to Orlon St Marie - 150km/94 miles (climbing approximately 2,630m)

And we’re off! Begin by riding out of the beautiful coastal city which gives the day its spectular views overlooking the Atlantic. Test yourself on the first day in the Pyrenees where you will cross into France. Recharge overnight in a hotel before the push on southwards tomorrow.

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Day 3, Tue 08 May 2018

Orlon St Marie to Tarbes - 121km/74 miles or 160km/100 miles

Today you have the option of a flatter and shorter or longer route with a mountain pass. Both will have stunning views of the Pyrenees and takes in roads made famous by the Tour de France. Today you will have the chance to tackle the world famous Col du Tourmalet. Overnight hotel.

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Day 4, Wed 09 May 2018

Tarbes to Saint Girons - 122 km/75 miles (climbing approximately 1,121m)

You will continue along the Pyrenees where you will climb to sensational vistas which makes the pain worthwhile! Today you will again take on mythical roads from the Tour de France.  Overnight hotel.

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Day 5, Thu 10 May 2018

Saint Girons to Quillan - 110km/68 miles or 158km/99 miles (climbing approximately 2,713m)

Today is another split day, drawing riders east along the spine of the Pyrenees.  You will have the option of a shorter easier route, or a tougher hillier ride. If you choose the tougher route, you will attach the famous Col du Port. Overnight hotel.

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Day 6, Fri 11 May 2018

Quillan to Girona - 155km/96 miles (climbing approximately 1,455m)

A fantastic last day of riding where you will head to gorgeous Girona to finish off this memorable week. Overnight hotel.

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Day 7, Sat 12 May 2018

Transfer to Barcelona airport or city centre

After breakfast you will be transferred to Barcelona airport or the city centre if you decide to spend some time in the Catalana capital before flying home.

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Important information

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, the strength of the group, and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say.

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