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Mountain Bike Holidays > Winter Enduro Holiday

I’ve ridden in BC (Canada), French Alps and Sierra Nevada, but these Pyrenean gems outshine even those at times
Mike via TripAdvisor
A fabulous holiday (again!) with BasqueMTB! Stunning riding and a real, tangible desire to make it the best holiday EVER adds up to something very special
Sarah
What can I say. I was blown away
Nick via TripAdvisor
Come with an open mind. Blown away by the trails, the scenery, the food.
Nick via Tripadvisor
A great trip in fantastic surroundings, huge choice of challenging trails. A great start to the year
Craig
Perfect guiding, perfect company in perfect surroundings on perfect trails, simply cannot wait to go back.
Pete
I genuinely cannot recommend this trip enough, if you like mountain biking book on it now
Peter
The quality of your hosting and guiding along with Antonio’s was also second to none. Every day felt different and enjoyable. I cannot wait to return!
Andy
Price€895
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All breakfasts and 2 lunches

Overview

“Get Some Winter Sun While Enjoying A Fantastic Enduro Mountain Bike Holiday

Are you looking to escape the winter and ride some fantastic trails in the Pyrenees, with around 60% uplift? Look no further! Our Winter Enduro trip is the perfect way to escape your muddy or snowy trails and enjoy a fantastic mountain bike holiday, riding the foothills of the Pyrenees where the winters are crisp and dry. Using vans and specially arranged uplifts we will ride some of the best trails in Zona Zero, home to the Enduro World Series, and the surrounding areas over the course of a week. This is what the guides at basqueMTB do during their off season and now we want to open it up to guests for a special week this year.

What’s Included

 7 Nights High Quality Accommodation  
 Breakfasts  
 6 Days Guiding  
 Transfers from Barcelona Airport  
 Small Groups of 6 or less  
 Local Guides  
 High Quality Photos of Trip  
Uplift and Van Support
There is no better mountain bike trip in the winter Roman

Zona Zero

Zona Zero is a natural trail center, sitting in the southern foothills of the Pyrenees, and is regularly touted as one of the best areas in Spain for mountain biking. The climate is very dry with over 300 sunny days a year, and winters are generally dry with cold nights which give way to cool days. Typically we would expect to start the day with a warm jacket and by 10:30am be riding in short sleeves. The trails in Zona Zero are fantastic with long, flowing singletrack descents ideal for mountain biking.

BasqueMTB have been involved with Zona Zero since it´s start and are official guides for the area, with our local connections you will really see the best the area has to offer in a way you never could by yourself. We use our vans to link up the best trails, and usually some local secrets, letting you see the best of the area during your weeks holiday.

Surrounding Areas

Surrounding Zona Zero the Pyrenees offer a whole range of fantastic mountainbiking which, sadly, most of the mountain bikers who travel to ride the trails in Zona Zero never see. The aim of this holiday is to use Zona Zero as a base and explore many of these trails. We aim to ride around 3 days within the Zona Zero area and another 3 days outside the main area, meaning you get to see the best of the area and get the biggest variety of trails possible.

Dates

  Zona Zero Enduro Mountain Bike Holiday Dates  

Our Winter Enduro mountain bike holidays are available during December, January and February..

Biking

All our weeks are tailored to the guests and during the booking process we will discuss your requirements and make sure you are put in with a suitable group. Each week we aim to run two groups with a guide, driver, van and trailer each to allow people to choose the group which best suits their level.


“Winter Enduro” Mountain Bike Holiday: Technical Level
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The terrain on this trip will generally be rough with plenty of rocks and long, technical descents. There are plenty of trails and we can tailor our mountain bike holidays to different levels but due to the fact that we will be riding many trails from the Enduro World Series this holiday will suit high intermediate to advanced riders. The climbing will be challenging in places, although we will use plenty of van uplift, and there will be technical climbing on singletrack throughout the week. The sort of rider who will get the most from this tour will be very comfortable on all of the trail centre trails in the UK.
Fifth time is the charm. Each of my trips with BasqueMTB have somehow found a way to outdo the previous ones. During my drive home after the trips, I am always in a state of wonder and euphoria of how great the week was Chris talking about the Winter Enduro holiday, his 5th with us.
“Winter Enduro” Mountain Bike Holiday: Required Fitness
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A good level of fitness is required although we will use van uplift to help with the climbs. Some climbs will be sustained and technical and some days my require some pushing or carrying of the bike. What is most tiring though are the descents, some of which are very long. This is the most physically demanding of our mountain bike holidays.
Really great trip. Epic trails, fantastic weather and superb guiding from basqueMTB. Felt blessed really. Peter (Talking about our 1st Winter Enduro mountain bike holiday)
“Winter Enduro” Mountain Bike Holiday: Uplift
This trip will offer around 50-60% of uplift, meaning that you will enjoy more than twice the amount of descending than climbing. Some of the climbing will be on singletrack, meaning it is much more physical than a fire road climb.

“Winter Enduro” Mountain Bike Holiday: Riding Areas

This trip will be based around, but will definitely not be confined to, Zona Zero in the Spanish Pyrenees.

Logistics

Arrival

 

We will offer a transfer to and from Barcelona airport. This will be arranged once a day and you should aim to arrive before mid afternoon so that you get to your hotel in time. The return transfer will be around 9am, meaning there is plenty of time to get a flight around 1pm or later.

 
 

If you are coming by car then the ferry to Bilbao or Santander is a good option.

 
 

From Paris you can take the TGV direct to Hendaye and we will take you from there.

 

For our Winter Enduro trips we will arrange transfers from Barcelona using a private bus. You should arrive no later than mid afternoon and depart no earlier than early afternoon.

Transfer

 

We pick up on Saturday in Barcelona. Please get in touch to discuss your travel before booking flights.

 

The Winter Enduro trip starts and finishes on Saturday. Due to the logistics shorter trips aren´t possible.

Accommodation

“Winter Enduro” Bike Holiday Accommodation

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Accommodation

For this trip we will be staying in appartments right in the center of Ainsa. The high standard of our accommodation is something that people usually comment on.

Eating

We pride ourselves of the high quality of eating that you will experience on our mountain bike holidays! We love to eat and also enjoy trying the good wines and we relish the chance to share the great traditional Spanish places that we have found with our guests. We can’t guarantee that you will lose weight on our trips!

We include two packed lunches, on other days lunches will cost around €5-10 each day and dinners will cost from €10 to €20 each night.

Visiting Spain Alone?

All of our prices are calculated on the basis of two people sharing a room. We don’t charge a single person supplement, however we will aim to put two single people, of the same gender, into the same room. If you really don’t want this then we need to charge a single person supplement, please get in touch to ask about this. If you are traveling as an odd numbered group we will try to offer you the option of 3 to a room rather than sharing with a stranger, if we do that we will make sure there is a room large enough to make this comfortable! Depending on availability we can also offer an individual room, however due to the quality of the accommodation we use this isn’t a cheap option, full details are on the booking page.

Facilities which are Common to All Our Holiday Accommodation

 

2 People Sharing a Room

Workshop Area and Tools

WiFi

Clothes Washing Facilities

Secure Bike Storage

Booking

€895
Breakfasts and 2 packed lunches.
Guaranteed single room €200.

Winter Enduro: Facilities Common to All Accommodation

2 People Sharing a Room

WiFi
4 Nights

Bike Tools / Dedicated Workshop

Clothes Washing Facilities
2 Nights

Secure Bike Storage

Basque Coast: Extra Holiday Information

Due to the logistics day trips or shorter breaks are not available on this trip.

Bike hire details are available on the mountain bike hire page.

Non Biking

Our best holiday if you would like to take a non riding partner is the fantastic riding on the Basque Coast. Having said that the Winter Enduro trip could be suitable for an independent non-rider. There are lovely walks from the town we will stay in and if they have their own transport then they could often ski during the day while we are biking. Due to the winter day length we are often back in the town by 5:30pm, meaning there is plenty of time to spend with your partner during the evenings.

If someone wanted a day off biking then that is something we can do on this mountain bike holiday. We stay in a beautiful medieval town with a lovely spa and we can organise a really nice day off the bike if anyone fancies it.

FAQs

Here are some of the questions we are regularly asked about our mountain bike holidays. If you have any questions we are delighted to answer them, just get in touch.  
Why Choose Winter To Run These Trips?
Do you have an itinerary for your Winter Enduro Mountain Bike Holidays?
I don't want to do a week's mountain bike holiday, can I do a shorter break?
What are the group sizes on a typical mountain bike holiday?
My partner doesn't mountain bike but would like to join our holiday, is this possible?
What is the weather like in that part of Spain?
What bike / tyres / brake pads do you recommend for this part of Spain?

Photos

Photos from our “Winter Enduro” Mountain Bike Holidays in the Spanish Pyrenees

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