Toulouse to Girona
The challenge of the Pyrenean cols
Our cycle tour from Toulouse to Girona combines stunning scenery and the challenge of riding Pyrenean Cols. This tour is not for the faint-hearted but among its many rewards it offers breath-taking views. The very first day starts with an ascent of the Cols de Peyresourde which has frequently featured in the Tour de France We finish in Girona, home to many professional cyclists attracted by its climate and the fantastic training opportunities offered by the surrounding countryside, including the famous Rocacorba climb which presents an enjoyable extra option for your last day.
This tour is now scheduled from 19-24 September 2019. Click the Book Now button below to join this tour. To enquire about this tour, email us by clicking the Learn More button or fill in the contact form below.
“Many thanks for a really great week. Spectacular climbs, great views and good company,all well organised and marshalled by our DS, Dyll!” Charles Packshaw
Given the already demanding itinerary, the tour ‘proper’ begins in Saint Lary Soulan rather than Toulouse itself which avoids 160 kilometers of largely flat roads and cuts straight to the chase of the Pyrenees. If anyone is keen to ride every pedal stroke of the way though just let us know and we can add this to your trip! And for those who’d prefer not to rush home at the end of the tour there is the option of an overnight stop in Girona.
Day -1: Arrive Toulouse: Transfer to Saint Lary Soulan
Day 1: Saint Lary Soulan to Saint Girons via Cols de Peyresourde, Menté and Portet d’Aspet
Day 2: Saint Girons to Ax-les-Thermes via Massat, Saurat and Tarascon-sur-Ariège
Day 3: Ax-les-Thermes to Puigcerda
Day 4: Puigcerda to Olot via Massela y La Molina
Day 5: Olot to Girona with option to climb the Rocacorba Depart Girona/Barcelona
Day 6: Depart Barcelona
You can find out more details of the exact route in our online brochure.
Quality accommodation in distinctive hotels*
Transfers from Toulouse airport (inbound) and to Girona or Barcelona airport** (outbound)
Full vehicle support to transfer your baggage to each overnight stop
A qualified mechanic to support you
Our experienced ride leaders to guide you all the way
Full itinerary and route information (including the major climbs) in advance
GPX files on request
*As with all Viva Velo trips we endeavour to use 3 and 4 star hotels wherever possible and where not we do our best to choose the characterful and charming.
** Flights from Girona airport can be limited/expensive so we have added an option of transferring to Barcelona if you’d prefer. PLEASE NOTE: When booking flights you should ensure that you arrive in Toulouse no later than 12.00 midday and depart from Girona or Barcelona no earlier than 19.30
Cost: From £1050
This is based on two sharing a room on a bed and breakfast basis and does not include flights, drinks or evening meals although the following are available on request:
Single room supplement - £245 pp
Halfboard option on nights 1, 2 and 4 - £35 pppn
Barcelona transfer - £50 pp
Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 8 participants. If you are enquiring as an individual or smaller group then we are always happy to introduce you to others to make up the required party size.