15th to 18th June 2017
The Gran Fondo Quebrantahuesos or “la Quebranta” or the ‘Bone Breaker’, as this event is commonly called is Spain’s most popular Cyclo-Sportive. You will not get an entry for this event as it sells out within hours each year but we have guaranteed entries available. The event takes place on Saturday the 17th of June 2017 in the Spanish and French Pyrenees.
Spain’s largest Cyclo-Sportive starts and finishes in Sabiñánigo and our 4 star Spa hotel is in the nearby Jaca.
You can extend your time in the Pyrenees with our Raid Pyrenean which takes place straight after from June 19th until June 25th. (Full details coming soon).
Guaranteed entry into the 2017 Gran Fondo Quebrantahuesos, Spain’s largest Cyclosportive is now available with Sports Tours International. The best Cyclosportive that you have never heard of! A must-do event.
As this event passes through spectacular protected areas of natural beauty and for the participant’s safety, the number of cyclists is limited to a relatively small field. For this reason and given the high demand to enter, there is a lottery and the event is vastly over-subscribed so is extremely difficult to get into. Hotels in the area are also very difficult to get. That’s where we come in!
Gran Fondo Quebrantahuesos: Event Details
- Ride Spain’s biggest cyclo sportive
- Stay in the 4* Jaca at Barcelo Jaca Hotel and Spa
- Guaranteed entry available with Spanish day licence included
- Help and support from the Sports Tours International Reps included
- Extend your time in the Pyrenees with our Raid Pyrenean which takes place straight after from June 19th until June 25th
The race distance is 205km and there will be 3500 meters of vertical ascent on the menu. You can find the route map here. The route will take you over the following three main climbs:
- Col du Somport (1604m)
- Col du Marie Blanque (1035m)
- Col du Portalet (1795m)
Planned itinerary for the 2017 event:
Barcelo Jaca Golf & Spa:
The Barceló Jaca Golf & Spa hotel**** is situated in the heart of the Pirineo Aragonés, near its main ski resorts, Astún, Candanchú, Formigal and Panticosa. The hotel boasts a natural setting of astounding beauty and is ideal for those who love sports and relaxation. In this paradise you can practise adventure sports or golf, as the hotel has its own 18-hole course. In addition, you can enjoy a fabulous water circuit and the various health and beauty treatments in the U-spa of this fantastic mountain hotel.
As you would expect, one of the hotel’s priorities is your comfort and that is why the rooms are spacious and equipped with the best facilities for you to enjoy your stay in this magical place.
Thursday June 15th:
Please arrange your own flights to Biarritz airport. We are able to provide an airport transfer from Biarritz airport but please book early as spaces are limited. At time of booking, please let us know your flight time. We will depart the airport at 1500 and we expect the transfer to take about 3.5 hours.
On arrival at the Hotel in Jaca we will enjoy a nice evening meal together. We will be staying at this hotel for 3 nights on a half board meal basis so with breakfast and evening meal included. 2 nights are also available but without transfers
Friday June 16th – Registration:
After a leisurely breakfast we will build our bikes and get them ready for tomorrow’s event. We will have a group ride to Sabiñánigo to register and pick up race numbers. In the afternoon, there is time to go for a ride together and recce some of the course. Evening meal at the hotel followed by a race briefing by our bike guide.
Saturday June 17th – Gran Fondo Quebrantahuesos 2017:
Today is the day. After an early breakfast we will ride a short distance from Jaca downhill to the start of the 2017 Quebrantahuesos. We expect the start to be at 07.30 . We can offer you start numbers in the front grid or normal start numbers.
The order of starts will be:
- Riders with the best recorded times in the last 3 editions
- VIP riders in the front grid (We have these entries available at £155)
- All other participants (Standard entry available at £115)
- Treparriscos Medio Fondo participants
We will welcome you in at the finish line and will run shuttles back to the hotel, giving you time to rest. The evening will be spent enjoying a well deserved evening meal together.
Sunday June 18th:
After an early breakfast we will return back to Biarritz for flights after 1500 to connect with our airport transfer. Alternatively, check out of the hotel and make your own way home.
Extend your time in the Pyrenees with our Raid Pyrenean which takes place straight after from June 19th until June 25th. If you want to do this then we will transport you to Hendaye today and you will spend one night here before starting the 6 day Raid Pyrenean from Henday on the Atlantic coast to Cerbere on the Med.
Click here for full details of the Raid Pyrenean.
3 nights – Thursday to Sunday:
At the Barcelo Jaca Hotel and Spa with breakfasts and evening meals and access to the pool and SPA facilities. Includes a guided ride and the services of our staff and transport to and from the start and finish.
£399 based on double occupancy of a twin room
£219 single room supplement (based on the single occupancy of a double or twin room)
2 nights – Friday to Sunday:
At the Barcelo Jaca Hotel and Spa with breakfasts and evening meals and access to the pool and SPA facilities.
£229 based on double occupancy of a twin room
£190 single Room Supplement (based on the single occupancy of a double or twin room)
- 2 or 3 nights at the 4 star Barcelo Jaca Golf & Spa in Jaca
- 2 or 3 breakfasts and evening meals
- A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini – More information
- All hotel taxes
- Access to the hotel’s facilities including Spa and pool
- Guided bike ride on Friday (3 night package only)
- Secure bike storage at the hotel
- Sports Tours International rep’s service includes: services of bike guide, mechanic and transport back to hotel after finish
- Airport transfers from Biarritz airport at 15.00 for you and your bike (3 night package only). Return transfer is at 08.00 for flights after 15.00. Airport transfers from Biarritz airport available at £100 per person
- Travel insurance (Don’t forget to insure your bike) – please visit our insurance page
- The entry – Available to buy at £110 (standard entry) or £155 (front pen entry)
Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another traveller (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.
You have the choice of 2 types of entry:
Both entries include a Spanish day license worth €10 which is obligatory to take part in the event.
- Front pen behind VIP riders and riders with previous top times – available at £155 per entry
- Normal entry based on rider’s previous performance in the Quebrantahuesos or another Gran Fondo or Sportive – available at £110 per entry
HOW TO BOOK:
Click on the green button below.
At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
To take part in the 2017 Gran Fondo Quebrantahuesos you need a Spanish day license (included with entry fee) and a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date. For an example copy of the kind of form have a look here, Medical certificate example cycling. Alternatively our partners offer online medical certification. A UCI recognised national cycling licence which includes the medical certificate is also acceptable.
General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page.General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events if you will be doing so. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.