AINSA ENDURO MOUNTAIN BIKE HOLIDAY
14,000m or 45,000ft of Incredible Descending
Escape to the sun with our Ainsa Enduro mountain bike holiday. Enjoy some hidden Pyrenees magic as well as the now famous World Enduro trails in Zona Zero. We have been guiding in Zona Zero longer than anyone and know the secrets to make sure that you get the most mountain biking using our unlimited van shuttles.
If you want to ride the famous Zona Zero trails with the best guides, enjoy our fantastic picnics and get some winter sunshine then this is the mountain bike holiday for you.
“What can I say, I was blown away!”Nick (via TripAdvisor)
330 Days of Sun a Year, EWS Trails and Unlimited Shuttles
Are you looking to ride some fantastic mountain bike trails in the Pyrenees, with around 70% of the climbing taken care of with our unlimited shuttles? Look no further! Our Ainsa Enduro mountain bike holiday is the perfect way to escape your wet, 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 our vans for uplifts we will ride some of the best trails in and around Zona Zero (Ainsa), made famous by the Enduro World Series in 2016 and 2018.
basqueMTB have been riding in this area longer than anyone and nobody knows this area better than us. Using our van we can show you the best trails in the Zona Zero, with plenty of uplift, as well as the surrounding trails that few people ever visit.
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DETAILS | AINSA ENDURO MOUNTAIN BIKE HOLIDAY
- 7 Nights Accommodation
- Breakfasts + 2 Packed Lunches
- 6 Days Guiding
- Transfers from Barcelona Airport
- Small Groups of 6, occasionally 7
- Local Guides
- All Shuttles and Van support
- Guaranteed Single Room €250
“Perfect guiding, perfect company in perfect surroundings on perfect trails, simply cannot wait to go back”Pete (UK)
Ainsa / Zona Zero
Ainsa is home to Zona Zero, 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 jacket and by 10:00am be riding in short sleeves. The mountain biking in Zona Zero is fantastic with long, flowing singletrack descents with plenty of variety. BasqueMTB have been involved with Zona Zero since it´s start and are official guides for the area. No other company has so much experience guiding in this area and 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 Ainsa, 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 4 days within the Zona Zero area and another 2 days outside the main area, meaning you get to see the best of the area and get the biggest variety of trails possible.
Enough About Ainsa, Tell Me About The Mountain Biking!
Having groups with similar levels is key to our mountain bike holidays and something we spend a lot of time sorting before you arrive.
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.
Ride With Groups At Your Level
We rate our holidays for fitness and skill levels and, to find out more about how we do this and an overview of the grades we use, check out our mountain bike holiday skills and fitness guide.
Ainsa Enduro | Skill Level
The terrain on our High Pyrenees mountain bike holiday is really only suited for high intermediate to expert. The terrain on this holiday will generally be rough with plenty of rocks and long, technical descents. We will also be riding many trails from the Enduro World Series.
Ainsa Enduro | Fitness
A good level of fitness is required and some climbs will be sustained and technical. Some days my require some pushing or carrying of the bike. This is one of the most physically demanding of our mountain bike holidays.
Riding plenty of techincal EWS trails, with uplift assist. The riding is challenging and fun, in equal parts.
LOGISTICS | AINSA ENDURO MOUNTAIN BIKE HOLIDAY
For our Ainsa Enduro mountain bike holiday we need you to arrive to Barcelona airport. We pick up there at 14:00 on the Saturday so you need to arrive before 13:00.
If you are coming by car then you can drive directly to Ainsa and we can help with instructions for that if you contact us.
We will get you back to Barcelona airport for around 12:00 on the last Saturday. You can arrange a flight from around 13:00 onwards.
What is the Accommodation Like in Ainsa?
For this trip we will be staying in a lovely hotel, right in the center of Ainsa. The high standard of our accommodation is something that people usually comment on
All accomodation has secure bike storage, WiFi, clothes washing facilities and a small kitchen.
Eating out in Ainsa
We pride ourselves on 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!
Lunches will cost around €10-20 each day if we decide to eat in a restaurant, we will offer picnics of local products for around €10 and dinners will cost from €15 to €25 each night.
TRIP DATES | AINSA ENDURO MOUNTAIN BIKE HOLIDAY
This trip will run in November, March and April. For a detailed schedule please check out our calendar.
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 These Dates To Run These Trips?
There are a few reasons. We try and choose the right time for each trip: the Basque Coast when the summer heat comes, The High Pyrenees in Autumn before the snow comes and the Backcountry Pyrenees in Spring when the temperatures are nice. The trails in Ainsa stay dry and it´s generally sunny with cold nights and mild days. We think that this is perfect biking weather and we think that there are many people it would appeal to. These trails are way too hot in summer but at this time of year they are generally in perfect condition and the snow capped Pyrenees mountains offer the perfect backdrop to your mountain bike holiday!
Do you have an itinerary for your Ainsa Enduro Mountain Bike Holidays?
We don’t have set itineraries for any of our mountain bike holidays, we believe that the trails should be matched to the guests. We know weeks and weeks worth of riding in these areas and each day we will be selecting trails to match what you are looking for. Here is an indication of how these trips have worked in the past though and if you would like to read some reports from previous trips with guests comments you can read a holiday report here.
I don’t want to do a week’s mountain bike holiday, can I do a shorter break?
Unfortunately for our Ainsa Enduro holidays we can’t offer shorter tours unless you organise your own transfers.
What are the group sizes on a typical mountain bike holiday?
Our Ainsa Enduro mountain bike holidays run with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 12. Up to 6 guests we would operate with one van and trailer and either one or two guides depending on the make up of the group. There would always be the option of adding another guide if we needed to split the group up. With 7 or more guests we would run with two vans, two drivers and two guides. Some days we don´t need the drivers and they would be acting as back markers.
My partner doesn’t mountain bike but would like to join our holiday, is this possible?
This is a focused mountain bike holiday and isn’t really suitable for non-bikers. We would really recommend our Basque coast mountain bike holidays, near San Sebastian, if you want to come with non biking partners.
What is the weather like in that part of Spain?
The weather in the Spanish Pyrenees allows year round mountain biking. In winter the days are generally cold, however the skies are generally clear and this is a very dry part of Spain with around 330 days of sunshine a year. You should expect temperatures around freezing over night with temperatures rising to around 15ºC during the day. Typically days start with a warm top on and by ten or eleven in the morning we are riding in short sleeves.
What bike / tyres / brake pads do you recommend for this part of Spain?
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Our Ainsa Enduro bike holiday is a a single center trip taking in the best of the Zona Zero (Ainsa) area of the Pyrenees. This is a great playground where the days stay clear and crisp late in the year. A lot of the trails here are marked however what basqueMTB offer is a way of linking up the trails using our dedicated shuttle vans so you can enjoy 6 days of the best riding possible in the area. It is quite an intense mountain bike holiday, the perfect way to keep your fitness and technique sharp when your home trails are muddy or snowy.
If you like the idea of a single centre holiday over winter, riding amazing singletrack in an area which has hosted the EWS twice now, this could be the mountain bike holiday for you!
Voted the best EWS venue in 2016. Endless, high quality and technical trails. There are many trails around Ainsa made famous by the Enduro World Series which has visited twice. Using our uplift we can ride them all, plus many many others, over the course of your holiday.
Voted Spain´s most beautiful village, Ainsa has lots to enjoy besides the biking. We stay right in the centre of the medieval village.
Riding in Ainsa it is complicated to run effective shuttles. BasqueMTB has this all worked out and we can really make the trip fun without being too exhausting. With around 60% uplift you get some climbing and a lot of descending.
With over 330 sunny days a year, the weather when we run these trips is usually crisp and dry. The trails are perfect at these times of the year, more forgiving than when they have been baked by the summer heat.
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