Around the Pyrenees

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Around the Pyrenees

Post by tam » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:15 pm

Hi,

I'm planning a trip around the Pyrenees like shown on the map down below. The red track is spanish TET, the blue the french TET, magenta is a fast transfer between them. Start would be near Refuge des Salines, so west through Spain, and back east through France. Two or three exprerienced (old farts) offroad riders,
  • What time of the year do you recommend?
  • 2350 km total, are two weeks ok?
  • Is it possible to find accommodations along the trail? I really like to do this trip without my camping gear.
  • Better take a light bike like EXC/DR350 or is something like a TransAlp ok?
  • What else would you recommend?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Around the Pyrenees

Post by Simon_100 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:02 am

Hi, point by point:
  • What time of the year do you recommend?
May - June or September - October
  • 2350 km total, are two weeks ok?
2350/150 = 15.7 days, so no according to averages reported by riders, but that doesn't take you fast routes into account, nor the average for French trails, which only Ben knows.
  • Is it possible to find accommodations along the trail? I really like to do this trip without my camping gear.
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  • Better take a light bike like EXC/DR350 or is something like a TransAlp ok?
How long is a piece of string? Answer about half as much as big versus small bike debates!
  • What else would you recommend?
Take it easy ...

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