Put simply this part of Spain has everything you need with the Pyrenees, the Basque culture, and Spain’s stunning coastline. It really is a dream mountain bike destination. The mountain biking is very varied, from big mountain trails in the Pyrenees to stunning singletrack along the Spanish coast, each day we will choose something special to suit you.
Over the week take the opportunity to learn from experienced coaches, ride some of the best singletrack in Spain and relax and unwind with Pilates classes specific to cycling.
“Luxury” Accommodation based in Hondarribia
Our “luxury” accommodation is based in a modern house in Hondarribia. It has its own small swimming pool in a large garden, stunning rooms and breathtaking views along the French coast. You can walk into the center of Hondarribia in around 10 minutes to visit the lively local bars. If you don’t fancy eating out then there is also a guest kitchen where you can cook your own dinner. There is an area to store and work on bikes along with tools. This is a very high quality accommodation package and is the main place we use. Breakfast is included in the price.
Who would it suit? Bikers who want top quality accommodation with huge views, swimming pool, self catering facilities and easy access to Hondarribia and the beach.
All our mountain bike holiday weeks are tailored to the guests and during the booking process we will discuss your requirements.
Basque Coast Mountain Bike Holiday: Technical Level
The terrain in the Basque Country is very varied and we can offer mountain bike holidays for almost all levels, although due to the terrain here it isn´t suitable for beginners. The Basque Coast holiday offers a wider range of technical difficulty than our weekend breaks and will be tailored to meet the needs of the group.
Basque Coast Mountain Bike Holiday: Required Fitness
To enjoy our mountain bike holiday on the Basque Coast you will need a moderate level of fitness, there is very little flat ground in this part of Spain so every holiday we offer has some climbing. We have two dedicated vans and trailers offering uplift most days though, and we offer from 30 to 80% uplift depending on the group meaning daily climbs of between 300m and 1000m and descents of up to 3000m.
Basque Coast Mountain Bike Holiday: Uplift
Typically we offer between 30% and 80% of uplift, this definitely isn´t a DH holiday though and we climb through the day and the trails are natural singletrack. Typically two days out of the holiday we offer a couple of uplifts of around 400-600m, one before lunch and the other after. The other 3 days we can offer as much as people would like. Often we opt to do a big, van assisted point to point rather than running shuttles and that involves more climbing but offers a more backcountry experience.
Basque Coast Mountain Bike Holiday: Riding Areas
Thanks to the help of local mountain bikers who have shared their local trails with us we have a massive area we can choose to ride in. The majority of our rides will be 10 to 30 minutes from our base in Hondarriba, however we have a huge variety of rides within an hour of our base and we often choose to do a day or two with a slightly longer drive to show off the variety in this part of Spain. Of course, if you don’t want to spend time in the van we have weeks and weeks worth of fantastic mountain biking close to our base!