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4 Stages of Sport Cycling in the North of Navarre and the Basque Pyrenees

The option of the route starting from The Sakana Valley.

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Self-guided Package 4 stages / 4 nights BASOAK ROAD

In the rural world that our routes run through, hotel establishments are usually small. It is often difficult to book the sequence of accommodations necessary to complete a Pack, especially if the number of participants in a group is a bit high.

Booking in advance is often the key. It is not a commercial trick on our part. Many times, that reservation with enough time in advance is simply the difference between being able or not being able to reserve the Pack.

The Route


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Standar Option
Distance: 400km   Unevenness: 7.075m

Stage 1: Arbizu - Elgorriaga/Elizondo
Distance: 88km   Unevenness: 1.220m

Stage 2: Elgorriaga/Elizondo - Sant Jean Pied de Port
Distance: 110km   Unevenness: 2.310m

Stage 3: Sant Jean Pied de Port - Zubiri
Distance: 92km   Unevenness: 1.820m

Stage 4: Zubiri - Arbizu
Distance: 88km   Unevenness: 1.200m

PLUS Option
Distance: 498km   Unevenness: 10.160m

Stage 1: Arbizu - Elgorriaga/Elizondo
Distance: 104km   Unevenness: 1.375m

Stage 2: Elgorriaga/Elizondo - Sant Jean Pied de Port
Distance: 127km   Desnivel: 3.200m

Stage 3: Sant Jean Pied de Port - Zubiri
Distance: 110 km   Unevenness: 2450 m

Stage 4: Zubiri - Arbizu
Distance: 143 km   Unevenness: 2100 m

BASOAK has its own website, you can see all the information of this version of the route by clicking on the logo.


The Hotels - Day by day

1st night: ArbizuHotel Izar Ondo -

The base of PIRINEOS PUNTO BIKE in the Sakana Valley is the Izar Ondo Hotel in Arbizu

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2nd night: Elizondo Hostal Trinkete Antxitonea -

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3rd night: Sant Jean Pied de Port

Depending on availability, we will stay either at the Ramuntcho Hotel or at the Hôtel des Remparts, both in the same center of the village.

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4th night: Zubiri Hostal Gautxori -

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4 Stages / 4 Nights

466 € Price per person for groups of 6 or more people

498 € Price per person for groups of 4 or 5 people

580 € Price per person for groups of 3 people

616 € Price per person for groups of 2 people

In these proposals when the groups are odd, the accommodation is offered in double rooms and a single room.

If you want the price of the Pack to be cheaper, perhaps we can lower the level of one of the chosen hotels. And also, if the number of participants is odd; request a triple room.
- This management is only done once the Pack has been contracted -

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.


  • 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
  • 3 nights accommodation in half board
  • 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

  • Explanatory printed map-sketch of the different route options for each stage
    One per stage
  • Shower and luggage reception at the end of the last stage despite you don’t spend the night at the finalising point of the route
  • Presentation of the route and delivery of information in hand the day of the arrival of the group to the hotel or the morning of the next day
  • Telephone assistance for incidents or consultations during the days of the contracted activity


  • 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
  • Mechanical Assistance during the activity
    If possible, we will try to help you in case of a breakdown, but in many situations this help can be very limited due to lack of specific spare parts or other circumstances. The cost of the service if it can be done is € 18 per hour + € 0.40 per kilometer.
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the offer


  • Airport/station pick up
    We put you in contact with the transfer companies that provide these services. We do not include its cost in our proposal.
  • Bicycle rental
    We put you in touch with a rental service in the nearest place to the route start point
  • Hire Asistance / Accident Insurance
    and / or Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Add a night at the starting/finalising point of the route
  • Single room supplement: + 130 €
    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


  • Desarrollo: We refer here to the combination of cassette and chainring of the bike. It is absolutely advisable to go with a "generous" pair, a 34x32 better than a 34x28 or 25. The ascents are really long and demanding. Sometimes they surpass the mythical mountain passes of the Central Pyrenees in difficulty coefficient, and they do so by earning points for having steep slopes rather than for mileage.
  • Best time to go: The route can be done once the snow disappears in the highest ports of the route. From there, we dare not say that one era is better than another. It really depends on the specific weather of the days we choose.
       Do not underestimate the weather, not even in the middle of summer. The conditions -especially in the Pyrenees- can be identical to those of the Central Pyrenees. To summarize... our advice is: bring even the long culotte and if it doesn´t come out from the suitcase, all the better.
       In summer it is necessary to be aware of the possibility of storms -frequent in the afternoons-.
  • Orientation: It is highly convenient to use a GPS device, since many of the roads that ascend to the mountain passes of the northern slope are actually paved tarmacs for shepherds and we will find many unmarked crossroads in the middle of "nowhere".
  • Provisioning: In most of the stages we will find towns with water and other services without too many difficulties. However, there may be exceptions to take into account.
  • Philosophy: The philosophy of the route is to make "sport bicycle touring" but trying that at the end of the day there is still enough energy for something else besides resting until dinner. This is done to allow us at the end to have enough time to be able to learn - even slightly - where we are.
    Anyway, if what you need are kilometers and hours on bike, all the proposals have their Option PLUS


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