Big mountains await at Benasque. Our more demanding physical and technical Mountain bike adventure will take us to ride on lost trails over high alpine hillsides that will make us feel tiny.
Peaks, ridges… everything in Benasque is huge. Let’s enjoy true All Mountain riding unreal trails and enjoying the spirit of the Spanish Pyrenees.
Your hassle-free trip includes:
- 2 nights accommodation half pension rural apartment
- 3 days guided 5 shuttles mountain bike riding
- Professional, experienced, English-speaking guide
- Airport transfers to and from Madrid and during the weekend
Book a trip to Benasque!
It was until 1916 when the road by Congosto del Ventamillo (a deep canyon) was finished you’d spend a whole day by feet to get out from Benasque, not strange they call it the hidden valley.
In the hearth of the Spanish Pyrenees bordering with France the Benasque valley rises vertical and untamed. Its trails, formerly used to take livestock to pastures, go over 2000mts over the sea level and go down by alpine hillsides with red loam, narrow steep singletracks and deep green woods.
Get any flight arriving the night before or before 10am to Madrid Barajas Airport and meet your transfer for a 5,5 hour drive to rural apartment in Benasque.
Warm up with a short 3 hour ride around Castejón de Sos and enjoy our tour briefing while you enjoy dinner.
We’ll use the shuttles to go over 2000 mts. To make some of Spain’s most powerful and varied descends. But don’t get it wrong, not climbing doesn’t mean less demanding! At the end of the day your arms and tights will be crying to cool down.
Gear will suffer its toll also. It’s highly reccommendable that in case of bringing your bike you perform a full maintenance, with new brake pads and bring with you some spare parts like a hanger. Also bring protection for your knees and elbows and a good hydration backpack.
Let’s take it “easy” and shuttle twice to be back for lunch and be able to pack and go back home.
We’ll enjoy a couple of fun, varied descends and will finish with a good glass (or two) of cold beer!
Riders will stay at Linsoles rural apartments fully equipped for 5/6 people with one bathroom.
The accommodation has a pool (open in summer) and a room/workshop for bicycles locked and protected. Bikes are NOT allowed in the apartments.
Half pension includes breakfast and dinner for two days.
This trip is perfect for experienced mountain bikers seeking an adventurous weekend getaway in the Spanish Pyrenees. The riding is suitable for mountain bike riders with a moderate to advanced skill level and moderate fitness level. Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.
- Accommodation before and after the tour
- Mountain bike and associated gear – can be arranged by your host €50 per day
- Dinner on the second night
- Travel insurance that covers mountain biking
- Personal expenses
- Tips for your guides (optional)
25 – 27 May. 2018
13 – 15 Jul. 2018
Not the days you are looking for? Ask for a custom trip filling the contact form, we are open!
Arrive to Madrid the day before the trip or the same day before 10am. You will be picked up at a hotel (not included) close to Madrid-Barajas airport or the airport itself around 10am on Friday. We’ll be in touch before the trip to finalize details. There are many flying options to Spain that could fit this trip, but the total transfer time doesn’t differs much and Madrid’s airport is one of the biggest and with more flights in Europe. On Sunday you will be dropped off at Madrid-Barajas airport or hotel. You are free to book any flight after 20:00. We’ll be in touch before the trip to finalize details.
Madrid-Barajas is served by frequent, inexpensive flights, including well-timed direct flights from Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Geneva, London, Lyon, Munich, Paris, Zurich… You can get any flights that suit you, but make sure they fit the times above to take advantage of the included transfers. We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.
This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 6. Please note, if there are not 4 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled. Sure can come on your own! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.
The usual breakfast includes bread and anything for a toast or sandwich, cereal, yoghurt, juice, coffee or tea. Other meals depend on the choosen restaurants. Can my dietary needs be accommodated? Absolutely! Just let us know at booking.
Weather in the Pyrenees is typical high mountains weather. Starting autumn it might rain and be cool/cold in higher areas.
Pack your usual mountain biking equipment, as well as knee and elbow pads (some trails are rough), a rain jacket, and a spare tube and other quick-fix repair items.