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Pure Mountain bike Cycle Tourism through the Forests of Kintoan Barna, Roncesvalles and Irati in the Western Pyrenees

style - mtb - ALL MOUNTAIN

SELF-GUIDED CYCLING ROUTE

2 - 3 - 4 Stages

EREMUA - IRATI - Mountain Bike

EREMUA - IRATI is an All Mountain in stages cycling route. It is located in the West of the Pyrenean mountain range, in what is known as the Basque Pyrenees, and joins the MTB and Trail Center EREMUA, located in the valley of Esteribar, with the Irati Forest.
The track consists essentially of mountain trails of medium difficulty with several sections that can be classified as Enduro and for which there are more Trail style alternatives.
The PIRINEOS PUNTO BIKE proposal to pedal the route is in broad strokes, a Self Guided Pack which includes the Half Board Accommodations, the Tracks of the route and the Luggage Transport from hotel to hotel.
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Spectacular "cencellada" in the North face of Adi Peak.
Cimbing down to Urepel
If we add the stage through the Irati Forest we will reach the top of Okabe mountain
Among forests and pastures EREMUA - IRATI is progressing
We do not force anyone to go jumping through the track, but if you want, you can.
Day-to-day scenes
"Flow" Pyrenees Navarrensis Style
Descent on the Nafar-Whistler Track of the EREMUA MTB Center. Last kilometers of EREMUA-IRATI.
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Stage 1:Eugi - Larraun - Distance: 49 km   Unevenness: 2.160 m

Stage 2:Larraun - Eugi - Distance: 53 km   Unevenness: 2.420 m

The Route in 2 stages
Distance: 102 km   Unevenness: 4.580 m

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Stage Irati:Larraun - Larraun - Distance: 56 km   Unevenness: 1.900 m

The route adding the stage through the Irati Forest
Distance: 160 km   Unevenness: 6.930 m

Stage 1:Eugi - Larraun - Distance: 49 km   Unevenness: 2.160 m

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Forest roads, usual in valley bottoms

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"Fauna" typical and abundant in the environment. With us we are all already.

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Maximum expression of the Navarre "flow" on the northern face of the Adi Mountain

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Col de Aratun, geographical reference of the Adi massif.

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Path along the eastern slope of the Adi. We are at the highest point of the route.

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Demanding climb between the Sorogain Lodge and the Txasperro summit

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The Colegiata de Roncesvalles in its environment.

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We leave Roncesvalles and head back towards the Irati Forest, crossing the southern slopes of the Pyrenees.

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Sections of "flow" on the descent to the old weapons factory of Orbaitzeta.

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Weapons Factory of Orbaizeta, we are very close to the end of the stage, so we can "get lost" for a while between its ruins and its history.

   
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Stage 2:Larraun - Eugi - Distance: 53 km   Unevenness: 2.420 m

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Collegiate church of Roncesvalles, one of the most important places in the history of Navarre.

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Ibañeta Mountain Pass between Orreaga-Roncesvalles and la France. Its condition of natural passage used since prehistory between the two slopes of the Pyrenees make it the collective imaginary in a place linked to the Battle of Roncesvalles.

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Ascent to Col de Lindus from Ibañeta. We move away from the Way of St. James...

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... and we continue through our "deep" Navarrese Pyrenees.

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Between the Col de Lindus and Aldaparri the landscape will not be wasted.

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Descent of enduro style on the slopes of Aldaparri. For those who prefer "softer" emotions, the route will descend to Urepel on a more relaxed track.

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We enter the forests of the Quinto Real

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Sections of "flow" in the Txasperro meadows before the long descent to Urepel, one of the stars of the day.

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Powerful descent towards Urepel

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Interiors of the northern slope of the Basque / French Pyrenees. Paths of the territory known as Quinto Norte.

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Epic finale through the marked traces of the Nafar-Whistler route of the Eremua btt Center. As in the enduro section of Aldaparri, for those who prefer to avoid this demanding section, we have another, more relaxed alternative.

   
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Stage +: Larraun - Larraun - Distance: 56 km   Unevenness: 1.900 m

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This stage that we add here to enter the Selva de Irati shares track with the last stage of BASOAK MTB, the route in stages in line that crosses in 4 days the North of Navarra from West to East joining with the track the Sierra de Aralar with the forests of Irati.

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The route alternates wooded areas with others of a more pastoral nature.

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Daily scenes on the slopes of Okabe Peak.

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One of the most impressive megalithic complexes of the Pyrenees. The 26 cromlechs of Hilarrita in the vicinity of the top of Okabe.

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Some technical trails bordering the lake of Irabia.

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We reached the top of the Okabe without getting off the bike. When the fog does not prevent it, its 1466 meters of altitude and its location in the center of the Pyrenean axis make up a spectacular viewpoint.

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Descent of the Okabe Peak.

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Dam of the Irabia reservoir in the heart of the SELVA de IRATI.

   
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  • Day 1

    in preparation
  • Day 2
    • Stage 1: Eugi - Larraun - 49 km - 2.160 m
    • Dinner in: Restaurant Mendilatz
    • 2nd night: Larraun - Hostal Rural Mendilatz
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  • Day 3
    • Stage 2: Larraun - Eugi - 49 km - 2.420 m
    • Pick up luggage and Shower: Same hotel of the 1st night
  • If we decide to include the stage through the IRATI FOREST we will add one more stay in this last hotel.

  • Extra Day
    • Stage: Circular route Irati Forest 56 km - 1.900 m
    • Dinner in: Restaurant Mendilatz
    • Extra night: Larraun - Hostal Rural Mendilatz

   
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  • Best time to go: The route can be done at any time of the year except in winter.
       Summer and autumn are usually the most pleasant seasons; in the spring there may be mud at certain points of the route. In any case, we have to say that the punctual weather of the days in which we are going to make the route is more important than the time itself.
  • Type of tracks: In general, trails and tracks with more physical than technical demand, both uphill and downhill.
  • Ideal bike: Any mountain bike.
  • Orientation: The route is followed by a GPS track.
  • Ciclability: Depending on the technical skills and the strengths of each one, the route is 95% cyclable.
  • Philosophy: The route is designed so that the stages can be completed and we still have a large part of the day to enjoy the place where we are.
  • Provisioning: Both in the 1st and in the 2nd stage we have intermediate points where we provide food and water.

   
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TARIFFS

2 Nights / 2 Stages

280 € Price per person for groups of 2 or 3 people

240 € Price per person for groups of 4 or 5 people

220 € Price per person for groups of 6 or more people



3 Nights / 3 Stages

350 € Price per person for groups of 2 or 3 people

325 € Price per person for groups of 4 or 5 people

310 € Price per person for groups of 6 or more people



4 Nights / 4 Stages

475 € Price per person for groups of 2 or 3 people

430 € Price per person for groups of 4 or 5 people

415 € Price per person for groups of 6 or more people

Rates for the whole year, subject to availability.
The prices may vary when the dates coincide with the Easter holidays or with the Patron Festivities of any of the places of accommodation.


In this propositions, accommodation is offered in single beds in the rooms each hotel assigns. These may be for 2, 3 or more people.

INCLUDED

  • 1 night of accommodation with breakfast
    Corresponds to the 1st night as usually the groups prefer to choose themselves where to dine during the arrival trip to the destination
  • 1, 2 or 3 nights accommodation in half board
    Depending on the chosen Pack
  • Transport of luggage between hotels
    1 bag or package of a maximum of 20 kg per person
    If not needed, the cost of this service will be deducted from the proposal

  • Tracks of the route in GPX format for mobile phones or GPS devices
    Warn us if you prefer them in another format
  • Telephone assistance for incidents or consultations during the days of the contracted activity

   
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NOT INCLUDED

  • Beers or other consumptions outside the proposed menus in the dinners or during the stay in hotels
  • Meals in restaurants at the time of the noon, unless it has been agreed previously to replace dinner with meals
  • Any kind of sports material, helmets, shoes, etc
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the offer

OPTIONS

  • Hire cycling tour guide
  • Hire assistance vehicle during the route
  • Airport/station pick up
  • Bicycle rental
    We put them at the starting point of the route together with a mechanic to adjust them to your sizes
  • Hire Accident Insurance
  • Single room supplement: + 65 € (2 Nights) + 85 € (3 Nights)
    When the group is made up of an odd number of people, will be equally necessary an odd number of requests to access this supplement
  • If your need is different from what we propose here, if for example, you have fewer days than the required ones for the route and do not know how to trim off, or if instead, you have more days and you want to stay a whole day in one of the lodges, pedaling or touring the area and continue the next day, do not hesitate to contact us. We will send you options and alternative routes for these or any other variable you can think of.

   
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