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Offline Rob Fullnorth

Trans Pyrenees routes
« on: January 19, 2023, 07:51:37 am »
Hello, in May I'm planning my 9-10 days cycling trip in the Pyrenees mountains with a road bicycle.

I want to go from Mediteranien see (Llançà or Perpingian) to the Atlantic coast (San Sebastian).
By checking several sources I found several different route options and can't decide which one would be best.

Can anyone recommend a specific moderate/challenging route to go?
In addition, what is the best option to go back from San Sebastian to Barcelona? Train? Bus? Car?

Thank you!

Offline HobbesOnTour

Re: Trans Pyrenees routes
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 03:42:11 pm »
Hi Rob,
This link may help you figure out bike friendly train transport in Spain
I don't think a bus will work for bike transport although the Spanish post office will ship boxed bikes to most parts of the country. is my go to.planner. (Make sure you select 'paved only')

CrazyGuyOnABike will possibly have journals of similar trips. You may find better responses on European forums, UK ones if English is your language.

I know there's a supposedly wonderful off-road option in the foothills on the Spanish side but that probably won't work on a road bike.

If you give some more information in terms of distance/climbing you consider 'moderate/challenging ' and your accommodation preferences (camping or not) it may help generate responses.

Good luck

Offline Rob Fullnorth

Re: Trans Pyrenees routes
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2023, 03:03:21 pm »
Thanks for reply and your thoughts!
Based on it and further research I prepared an initial route
If somebody could advice on modifications, I'm open to listen :)

Offline Rob Fullnorth

Re: Trans Pyrenees routes
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2023, 01:05:38 pm »
Hello folks,

I completed my tour in the Pyrenees mountains with great success. It was one of the most thrilling trips I’ve ever taken. Drawing from my personal experience, I’ve written an article that covers the route we took, along with some recommendations and advice for future riders. If you have any specific questions or alternative route suggestions, feel free to share them here. I’m already considering another trip to the Pyrenees in a few years, so other suggestions would be greatly appreciated  ::)