We start at the rooftop bar in the Spanish coastal seaport of Bilbao overlooking the city skyline at twilight. You may make some time on your arrival to visit the 2nd of the famous Guggenheim Museums. From Bilbao, we begin our journey to France along the rugged Basque coastline through small fishing villages to arrive at the iconic seaside town of San Sebastian for Tapas and Sangria in the old town. Our green route inland toward the Pyrenees is carefully chosen for smooth quiet roads all the way with the option to bag the trophy climb of Col d’Aubisque on arrival to Lourdes.
This route was chosen to offer exceptional landscape and cultural experiences on a route that is not too challenging.
San Sebastian Old Town
Col d’Aubisque, Col du Soulour
Coastal Roads and views
5th June 2020
Fly into Madrid or Barcelona then fly or fast train to Bilbao. We suggest arriving a day early to recover and to visit the Museum.
11th June 2020
if not continuing: Fly from Pau or Tarbes or train from Lourdes to Toulouse or Paris airport.
Our 6 tours for 2023 from Avignon to Venice
For nearly 20 years we have been planning the best rides through Europe, we strive to make every day the greatest day of cycling of your life. We are renowned for delivering personalised and professional service tailored to every cycling ability.
Our attentive and supportive approach prioritises the inclusion and enjoyment of our guests. We aim to go above and beyond to create trips with the optimal balance of challenge and indulgence.
The map below is an overview, for more information on each day, choose the 'Tours' tab above, you will find all the information you need.
Our life is only more than 30,000 days and nights. In fact, every night of falling asleep is worth cherishing, whether it is in a familiar home, a temporary rental house, or a hotel on the road. We selected the most unforgettable rooms for your journey.
*Reservations are subject to availability and actual pricing upon booking.
La Folie Douce, Chamonix
Pernes les Fontain, France
Limone Sul Garda
Villa Moron, Italy
Our boutique tours are designed perfectly to suit a wide variety of rider abilities. We pride in our customers feeling the route is planned around them; here are a few client reviews.
I loved the bikeNOW Team support, but what was especially remarkable is how bikeNOW managed different abilities in the group; they usually had everybody arriving at the top or end at the same time and loved the Tarmac Disc.
Warren is just some simply great.
BikeNOW goes over the top to deliver; they are an honest and great team. I am very proud of what they do, how they do it and how humble they are. I am a huge fan!
I keep coming back because it is a complete break: foreign country, radio t.v. or news, different language, no city and European countryside with polite drivers, warm weather, sunshine and good company.