18th to 21st June 2016
Guaranteed entry into the 2016 Gran Fondo Quebrantahuesos, Spain's biggest cyclo sportive is now available with Sports Tours International. The 2016 Quebrantahuesos takes place on Saturday the 18th of June 2016.
As this event passes through precious 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 of applications to enter, there is a lottery and the event is vastly over-subscribed. We can offer guaranteed entry into this iconic Spanish Cyclo-Sportive however.
The race distance is 205km and there will be 3500 meters of vertical ascent on the menu. Click here for route
The route will take you over the following three main climbs:
- Col du Somport (1604m)
- Col du Marie Blanque (1035m)
- Col du Portalet (1795m)
Why not stay in the Pyrenees a bit longer after the Quebrantahuesos and join us for the Raid Pyrenean? We can take you to Biarritz on the Sunday where you will have a rest day before starting the Raid on the Monday. More info here.
Booking options with guaranteed entry:
You have the choice of 2 types of entry:
- Front pen behind the VIP riders and riders with previous top times - available at £125 per entry
- Normal entry based on rider's previous performance in another Gran Fondo or Sportive - available at £85 per entry
To enter you need a license but those who do not have a cycling license you have to take the one-day-insurance provided by the organisation (10€).
You can choose to come and join us at the hotel for 2 or 3 nights or you can use our airport transfer from Biarritz airport.
Our hotel is close to Sabinanigo, the venue of the start and finish
- 2 or 3 nights in Jaca at Barcelo Jaca Hotel and Spa
- 2 or 3 breakfasts and evening meals included
- Optional airport transfers from Biarritz airport at £100 (3 nights only)
- Services of bike guide, mechanic and transport back to hotel after finish included
Planned itinerary for the 2016 event:
Barcelo Jaca Golf & Spa:
This hotel is 17km away from Sabinanigo, the location of the start and finish. Our minibus will transport you to the start or you can do a warm up and ride downhill to the start. We will run shuttle services back to the hotel after the event finish.
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 16:
Please come and meet us at the hotel today. Alternatively we are able to provide an airport transfer from Biarritz airport but please book early as spaces are limited.
Please arrange your own flight to Biarritz airport today. There are many different airlines to choose from from the UK and other countries. 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.
Friday June 17 - Registration
After a leisurely breakfast we will build our bikes and get them ready for tommorrow's event. Also today we will have a group ride to Sabinanigo 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 18 - Quebrantahuesos 2016
We expect the start to be at 07.30 so after an early breakfast we will ride the short distance from Jaca downhill to the start of the 2016 Quebrantahuesos.
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 £125)
- All other participants (Standard entry available at £85)
- Treparriscos Medio Fondo participants
Day packs - You can wear some warmer clothes to ride to the start and we will collect these from you to have ready at the finishline.
Click here to see today's road book.
At the finishline, we will be there to welcome you in and we will run shuttles back to the hotel as you will not want to ride back to the hotel after finishing. We will enjoy a well deserved evening meal together.
Sunday June 19:
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.
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.
Price: £369 (Based on double occupancy of a twin room)
Single Room Supplement: £169 (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.
Price: £209 (Based on double occupancy of a twin room)
Single Room Supplement: £149 (Based on the single occupancy of a double or twin room)
Airport transfers: Not available
- The option to buy a guaranteed entry to the 2016 Quebrantahuesos
- 2 or 3 nights at the Barcelo Jaca Golf & Spa in Jaca
- 2 or 3 breakfasts and evening meals
- Access to the hotel's facilities
- Airport transfers from Biarritz airport at 15.00 for you and your bike (3 night package only)
- Secure bike storage at the hotel
- Sports Tours International rep's service
What's not Included?
- Travel insurance (Don't forget to insure your bike) - insurance page
- Hotel extras
- The entry fee - Available to buy at £85 (standard entry) or £125 (front pen entry)
Entry fees with travel package:
Please note that the organisers require you to buy a day's Spanish cycling license to take part in the event.
Guaranteed standard entry: £85
Guaranteed entry with front starting pen: £125 (Cycling license included)
Deposit Required: £125 plus entry fee (not refundable)
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.
Visas are not required to enter Spain. You need a passport to enter Spain. As a British passport holder you may stay as a visitor for three months. General Travel Information is available also.
For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.