Pyrenean crossing amazing tour

PYRENEAN CROSSING AMAZING TOUR


Departure from Bordeaux


Self-drive motorcycle tour

See guided motorcycle tour


Length: 8 days


Day 1: BORDEAUX / GAILLAC (300 km)

Formalities for motorcycle delivery in our local office then road to South-East by the Bordeaux vineyard of the Grave and Entre-deux-mers.

We leave the vineyards of Bordeaux to get into the one of Southwest and specifically the oldest vineyard in France, Gaillac.

The must Gaillac reminds to the wine lovers the southwestern lands, the variety of names (red, rosé, white, sweet, sparkling, beaded ...), and for the connoisseurs, a history that dates back to the first century, when the Gallo-Romans began to cultivate this vineyard. In this infinitely large (the vineyard extends over 70 villages), the quality and Gaillac's trademark, however, based on detailed and accurate methods, the result of know-how built and handed over several centuries. Here, Syrah, Gamay, Merlot, Cabernet and Sauvignon are names sound familiar ... And if you were to meet them?

Good opportunity to discover or rediscover all the wealth of heritage and Southwest gastronomy.

The Southwest is a major tourist region where gastronomy has a great reputation. Foie gras, cassoulet, chicken casserole, confits ... are all recipes that combine flavor, quality and authenticity.


Day 2: GAILLAC / PRADES (259 km)     

Departure to the Corbieres massif that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Pyrenees.

Toponym Corbieres derives from the Occitan Corbiera (where ravens and crows congregate), itself derived from the Latin corvaria, "crow’s nest”

Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to see the many Cathar castles, sentinels of stone, silent witnesses of the military past of the Corbières. The Corbières are also known for their vineyards.

Make stops wherever you want, Peck pleasure, here and there. Let us guide you.

You risk nothing. Except falling in love with this southern land, lilting accent and its winegrowers with an ingrained authenticity.


Roads Corbieres take you to the pretty town of Prades, Conflent capital, natural region of the Eastern Pyrenees at the foot of Mount Canigou.

The peak of Canigou is top eastern summit of the Pyrenees, the Canigou and peaks at 2 784.66 meters. Its location offers views of the Roussillon plain and south, allows even on a clear day, to see Barcelona.


Day 3: PRADES / LUCHON
(292 km)

Ready to go for the first stage in the heart of the Pyrenees.

To warm up, you start with the Puymorens pass 1920 meters.

You will leave (temporarily) France for Andorra.

This is one of the smallest sovereign states in Europe, with an area of 468 km2 and a population estimated at 85,458 inhabitants in 2014.

After going through the "Pas de la Casa" high place of "shopping" for border, You attack the highest road pass in the Pyrenees. The Port d'Envalira with its 2409 meters.

Back in France and drive to your step in a two thousand year old city nicknamed "the Queen of the Pyrenees", which prides itself on having the oldest spa in the Pyrenees. Bagnères-de-Luchon.


Day 4: LUCHON / VALLEE D’OSSAU
(150 km)

A new day with beautiful landscapes and twisty mountain roads with the mythic Passes of Tour de France, Peyresourde, Aspin, Tourmalet. Fortunately, you are on bike ...

After these passes that made the finest hours of the Tour de France in the Pyrenees, you will discover as a jewel in a case, the Gavarnie circus. One word comes to mind: Grandiose!

You are at the heart of the Pyrenees National Park. There, straddling the Spanish-French border, stands the Mont Perdu which exceeds 3000 m.

You are in front of the prodigious wall 1,700 meters high and 14 kilometers in circumference. This orchestration of concentric steps in a striking symmetry is framed by a procession of giants: Mont Perdu (3352m), Peak Marboré (3248m), Taillon (3144m) and the renowned Roland breach, place of so many legends. You can see Europe's largest waterfall with 413 m free fall.

Day 5: VALLEE d’OSSAU/ SANGUESA
(210 km)

New tour outside of France, it is in Spain you will spend the day with completely different landscapes.

Direction North Bardenas

The Pyrenean Mountains so close, were gradually cleared to give way to vast arid and inhospitable land.

Strange land, pure product of erosion, geological anomaly stuck true to the Pyrenees, the Bardenas Reales are a land of escape par excellence.

Monasteries and stone villages will be the backdrop for your journey today.

One night in a medieval city of Aragon will be ideal to end your day and refresh yourself with a wine from neighboring Navarre.


Day 6: SANGUESA / CAMBO les BAINS
(150 km)

North Direction to return to France where new sights await you.

« ONGI ETTORI »
Welcome to Pays Basque.

You will leave the High Pyrenees to discover the beauties of the Basque Country slightly less steep but with singular panoramas.

Proceed to your day's stage. Cambo les Bains.

Known since the middle ages for its healing waters, Cambo les Bains was frequented by the greatest, both for its thermal activity, but also early twentieth to the reputation of its institutions of convalescence and care for respiratory diseases.



Day  7: CAMBO les BAINS / BORDEAUX
(230 km)

Farewell Mountain roads towards the Atlantic coast and the Basque coast.

The turns are less and less pronounced according to approach the Landes forest.


Ride back to Bordeaux

Arrival late in the afternoon and motorcycle drop off.


Day 8: BORDEAUX

Back to your home, it is time to say Goodbye

 
Starting from: 3.200 € p/p (2 persons, 1 motorbike & 1 double room)


For detailed itinerary, contact us.

Bikes available for this tour:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
: Electra Glide, Road Glide, Street Glide, Road King, Softail.

BMW: R1200 GS Adventure, K1600 GTL, R1200 RT, R1200 GS.

 

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