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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
https://showmethejourney.com/travel-on/train/129-md-media-distancia-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.

https://cycle.travel/map 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 https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?hl=en&mid=1BdpqK-HkfQ1jWxQ28R6otAo0dvCAxQs
If somebody could advice on modifications, I'm open to listen :)

Offline adflyonovereq

Re: Trans Pyrenees routes
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2023, 06:20:12 am »
thank you krub.