We want to share our Barcelona Tourmalet trip with more friends, and we have already the dates for 2018 edition, it will be from June 30th to July 6th.
This tour is already confirmed, as we have minimum registrations garanteed. Few places still available. Do not miss this opportunity and join us! An experience you will enjoy just once in your life.
You will be able to join one of the most touristic cities in the world, Barcelona, with the most known cycling climb all over the world. Cycling history has been written in Col de Tourmalet, and also in other cols you will climb in this adventure.

 

DATES FOR NEXT SUMMER 2017 ARE: Arrival to Barcelona: friday June 29th
DEPARTURE TIME June 30th, you choose starting time. Usually 9AM every day
PRICE 1.800 euros per person in double room
 INCLUDED
8 nights / 7 stages trip.

Hotels mix of 4-star and 3-star accommodations in half board (breakfast and dinner) at Barcelona-Montseny-Puigcerdà-Rialp-Bagneres de Luchon-Campan (2)

Food and drink each day during the route, at the top of the main climb of the day
All luggage transfer
Support vehicle in case of any problem
Daily maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles
Transportation back to Barcelona by van on 2018 July 7th
NOT INCLUDED
Any lunch
Bike rental

This will be the trip of your life. Do not worry about any other thing but cycling.
Our guide will lead you to the nicest roads, and your goal is reaching Col du Tourmalet 7 days and 13 cols after we began in Barcelona. Our van will transport your luggage, and you will have it at the end of every stage. You will like our hotel choice, the best hotels to stop by, to rest and to have dinner. Breakfast, dinner and some quick lunch at the top of some climb, all that is in our side.

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Day 1: Departure

Barcelona-Montseny. About 100 km to get out of Barcelona taking the bike lane beside river Besos, and afterwards leading to Montseny area, where you will climb the nicest col in the area: Coll Formic. Solitaire road, great views, ideal for cycling.

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Day 2

Montseny-Joanetes. After crossing Les Guilleries range of mountains, you will lead to Coll de Condreu, leaving behind one of the nicest villages in Catalunya: Rupit. Afterwards you will get the vulcanic area of La Garrotxa which capital Olot.

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Day 3

Joanetes-Puigcerdà. Today you will climb a precious col, not very known, although Volta a Catalunya pro race has been there several times. Coll de la Creueta, an espectacular mountain road with great views. Afterwards we will get to Collada de Toses, a long, beautiful and not very steep climb. Arrival to Puigcerdà, capital of Cerdanya area. We are already in the Pyrenees.
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Day 4

Puigcerdà-Rialp. This is not a very long stage, from the pretty Puigcerdà we will lead to Rialp climbing a serious 1st category climb: Coll de Cantó. Wide, nice road, but also steep! Stop at Rialp, but on the way  you will cross Sort town (translation: “Luck”). Maybe it is worth stopping to buy some lottery?

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Day 5

Rialp-Bagneres de Luchon. This is really high mountain. Port de la Bonaigua is one of the classic climbs in the Pyrenees, reaching over 2000 mts. With a ski resort at the top, Bonaigua is the first road to be closed for snow in winter and the last one to be open in spring. Amazing lanscape. On arrival to Bagneres de Luchon, the strongest riders may climb to Superbagneres, a true hors category climb included in Tour de France several times.

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Day 6

Bagneres de Luchon-Campan.The classic approach to Tourmalet would be climbing Peyresourde and Aspin. Our stage is a bit longer including Peyresourde, also Val Louron-Azet (the climb where Miguel Indurain started to win the 1991 Tour de France) and finally the very nice and solitaire Hourquette d’Ancizan instead of the more known Col d’Aspin.

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Day 7

Campan-Col du Tourmalet-Campan. This is the D day. You will conquer Col du Tourmalet from Sta Marie de Campan. At the top, it is worth to spend some time at the souvenir shop and at the bar, with big pictures of the old times, with old bikes hanging from the ceiling. If weather is fine and you are strong enough, we recommend to descent to Luz St Sauveur and climb also from the other side. Tourmalet: a dream come true.

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Day 8: Return

Transportation back to Barcelona: saturday July 7th. About 5 hours drive to Barcelona.

“2016 custom 7 day tour – girona into the pyrenees (and back)”

Last July (2016) Claudio arranged an amazing 7 day, supported tour for me and 7 members of my Canadian cycling squadra – all avid, competitive cyclists. We began in Girona, and did a big loop north into the Pyrenees including a night in France (aix les thermes) and Andorra.- averaging about 110-120 km per day. A week later we ended our ride at Mar de Tossa, a beauty seaside resort on the Costa Brava near Girona. Claudio worked out all details of our route, meals, hotels etc. while providing support on the road/moving our baggage from town to town. We have previously done several bike tours in pyrenees and alps with other cyclo-tour organizers (including Duck tours, cyclo mondo) but in most respects Claudio was absolutely the best! Incredibly attentive and kind, but obviously he knows the coolest roads, and nicest off the beaten track hotels in northern Spain.. .esp. Catalonia & Basque regions. For no extra charge he also picked up everyone + our bikes at Barce airport and transported to Girona. Then arranged to get everyone back to Barce to make our various flights when the tour was over . We wouldn’t hesitate to ride w/ Montefusco Tours again and are already thinking about arranging a similar tour w/ Claudio in the basque

Visited July 2016

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Thank biobassman
“Amazing group tour of Catalan with an incredible tour guide in Claudio”

Claudio put a week tour together for our group of 8. Started in Girona, into the Pyrenees and into France, Andorra and ended on the Costa Brava. 100km plus per day. Great hotels and meals were arranged. The support van was always in the places it was needed. Highly recommended. Thanks Claudio

Visited July 2016

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Thank Stuart J

“This was a fully supported trip and Montefusco Cycling organised everything for me including hire of an excellent Orbea bike, all accommodation and meals and support on the ride such as water, food and spare parts. The distance was around 100km per day with a lot of climbing, so it was a tough ride. Claudio and Macià looked after us all the way with one driving the van and one riding with us. Right from the start I knew I had made the right decision as Claudio just went out of his way to make everything work, from organising storage of my luggage in Barcelona to picking me up from the train station before I had the bike for transport. We were all very happy with the standard of the hotels and the standard of the food. In 7 days, eight people (plus Claudio and Macià) who were initially strangers, became good friends. If I return to Barcelona I would certainly look up Claudio and Montefusco Cycling again.”

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