THE TRACKS OF THE ENDURO WORLD SERIES
3 or 4 days mountain biking in the lower Pyrenees riding natural loamy singletrack and passing by abandoned and charming stone houses villages. Fully guided with airport transfers, 2 or 3 nights accommodation with breakfast and welcome dinner with Spanish assorted specialties.
Not for nothing the Enduro World Series came to race in the trails of Ainsa. Located in the hearth os the Spanish Pyrenees with +500km of ancient trails used to link villages with mules for trade and smuggling, the Middle Age stone village of Ainsa shines over the valley. Now recovered for mountain biking, the trails provide a wide range of choices to have a mountain biking adventure with the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere as you ride by old abandoned stone villages that will haunt you forever.
For our 2017 season we have scheduled two trips in which you can come, but if you are thinking of different dates, please let us know and we’ll help you customize a trip.
Get any flight arriving the night before or before 10am to Madrid Barajas Airport and meet your transfer for a 5hour drive to rural apartment in Ainsa.
Warm up with a short 3 hour ride around Ainsa and enjoy our tour briefing while you enjoy a typical Spanish “Picoteo” a light dinner with assorted Spanish cheese, Chorizo, Ham and pork specialties.
Let’s race! Not… but let’s see why the Enduro World Series raced in Ainsa. Let’s spend the day riding world class trails during 40km and 1550mts climbing. At our pace, no hurries.
Have breakfast and be ready at 9 for a transfer to our starting place. We’ll ride for some 30km and climb 1500mts, but don’t get the numbers wrong. We’ll spend the day riding alpine meadows and trails, forest singletrack, abandoned ancient villages and lots of flow.
Have breakfast and be ready to start loading your bike for a uplift at 10am at the charming Ainsa middle age main square. We’ll go to the top of Peña Montañesa and ride back down by the course of the Maxi Avalanche race. Riding impressive singletrack by the woods, ridges and the famous Pyrenees loam.
You will stay at a rural apartment in Ainsa on double rooms, the place has a full kitchen and wifi.
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)
- May 12th to 15th. 2017
- Oct 13th to 15th. 2017
Not the days you are looking for? Ask for a custom trip filling the contact form, we are open!
Your hassle-free trip includes:
- 2 or 3 nights accommodation at a rural apartment
- 3 or 4 days guided mountain bike riding
- Professional, experienced, English-speaking guide
- Welcome dinner and drinks. 2 or 3 breakfasts
- Airport transfers to and from Madrid and during the weekend
- Cold beers after Sunday’s ride
3d 350€ p/p – 4d 450€ p/p
Book a trip to Ainsa!
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 lower Pyrenees is usually warm during days and cool by night. It doesn’t rain much but remember we are in the mountains.
Pack your usual mountain biking equipment, as well as knee and elbow pads (some trails are rough), a light rain jacket, and a spare tube and other quick-fix repair items.