MTB Ainsa and the Pyrenees
Aínsa, Benasque, Sierra de Guara, Valle de Aragón, Valle de Arán… The best singletrack of the Spanish Pyrenees. Curated trails on the most breathtaking landscapes for a week breaking away from civilization.
Ainsa, the Benasque and Aragón valleys, backcountry at Sierra de Guara in Huesca or Valle de Arán in Catalonia harnor a vast trail network that looks created by the gods of Enduro Mountain Biking.
Tens of thousands of meters of thrilling descents through dreamy landscape, riding over rocky hillsides, alpine singletrack and endless greenrooms into deep forests getting to know the guts and culture of the south face of the Pyrenees.
So much to choose from and so little time to loose that we decided not to fix a program that might keep our hands tied in case of bad weather or rides that might not be in perfect shape.
Of course we won’t skip the essential rides of the Enduro World Series in Ainsa or Spain’s most famous descent Integral del Gallinero. We’ll choose the trails that ensure the best adventure possible for the week of our lives.
We’ll stay in charming rural hotels/houses, sharing double rooms during the week.
This trip is perfect for experienced mountain bikers seeking an adventurous week 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)
- June 13-20, 2020
*Not the dates you are looking for?, contact us and we’ll try to propose a custom date.
Arrive to Madrid Saturday before 2pm. You will be picked up at Madrid-Barajas airport or thereabouts.
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.
You will be dropped off at Madrid-Barajas airport or thereabouts the following saturday before 2pm.
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. Temperatures shoud be in the 20ºC-30ºC range. Though we’ll do everything to avoid it, there might be unexpected rain.
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.
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
- 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
- 2 lunches / 7 dinners
- 6 days guided rising uplift assisted
- Professional guides and skills coaching if needed
- Airport and all week transfers