19th to 22nd June 2014
Entry into Quebrantahuesos 2014 now available. Guaranteed entry into the 2014 Quebrantahuesos, Spain's biggest cyclo sportive is now available with a travel package through Sports Tours International. Book your place now for the 2014 Quebrantahuesos which takes place on Saturday the 21st of June 2014.
As this event passes through precious areas of natural beauty and for the participant's safety, the number of cyclists is limited. For this reason and given the high demand of applications to enter, there is a lottery. Only one entry into the ballot per person is allowed.
To enter you need a licence but those who do not have a cycling license you have to take the one-day-insurance provided by the organisation (10€).
The Chainreactioncycles.com Quebrantahuesos or “la quebranta”, as this granfondo or cyclosportive is commonly called takes place the third Saturday of June in the Pyrenees, starting from and finishing in Sabiñánigo. This is a relatively long and hard cyclo-sportive in the Spanish and French Pyrenees.
The race distance is 205km and there will be 3500 meters of vertical ascent on the menu.
The route will take you over the following three main climbs:
- Col du Somport (1604m)
- Col du Marie Blanque (1035m)
- Col du Portalet (1795m)
Usually direct entry into this event is not possible as you have to try and get in through a lottery.
At Sports Tours International we can now offer you the 2 following entry options to take part in this event:
- Guaranteed entry with front starting grid
- Guaranteed entry without front starting grid
Our travel package includes guaranteed entry plus transport to and from Barcelona airport plus hotel accommodation near the start and finish in Sabinanigo.
Gran Hotel Jaca:
The Gran Hotel in Jaca is a comfortable 3 star hotel with good facilities like an on site restaurant, free WIFI in public areas, an outdoor swimming pool, bike storage, parking and air conditioning.
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.
Planned itinerary for the 2014 event:
Thursday 19 June 2014:
Please arrange your own flight to Barcelona 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.
The airport transfer from Barcelona airport to Sabinanigo is included in the price of the travel package but you can choose to make your own arrangements and come and meet us at the hotel if you wish. Should you do this, please let us know so we are not waiting for you at the airport.
On arrival at the 3 star Grand 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 20 June 2014:
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 guides.
Saturday 21 June 2014 - Quebrantahuesos 2014
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 2014 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 (entries available)
- All other participants (entries available)
- 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.
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 22 June 2014:
After an early breakfast we will return back to Barcelona for flights after 1500 to connect with our airport transfer.
Price: £399 (Based on double occupancy of a twin room)
Single Room Supplement: £99 ( Based on the single occupancy of a double or twin room)
Deposit Required: £150 plus entry fee (not refundable)
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 entry with front starting pen: £150 (Cycling license included)
Guaranteed entry with normal starting pen: £90 (Cycling license included)
- The option to buy a guaranteed entry to the 2014 Quebrantahuesos
- 3 nights on half board at the 3 star Grand Hotel in Jaca
- Bike storage at the hotel
- Airport transfers from Barcelona airport at set times for you and your bike
- Transport after the finish back to the hotel
- Sports Tours International rep's service
What's not Included?
- Travel insurance (Don't forget to insure your bike)
- Hotel extras
- The entry fee
HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit of £100 per person. 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.
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