Race across the Pyrenees... and back again

The Trans Pyrenees Race (TPR) is a self-supported ultra distance cycling event, which traverses the Pyrenees from coast to coast, and then back again. The race covers up to 2000 km of the most spectacular and remote scenery in the Pyrenees.

Upcoming race:
#TPRNo4
Race date:
September 27, 2024
Rider applications open:
January 19, 2024
Rider application deadline:
February 29, 2024

Self supported

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A race across regions

The race criss-crosses the Pyrenees, blending between national and regional borders, each with their own fiercely distinct identity and culture. Here's a run down of the regions the race will be visiting in 2024

Girona, Spain
Start/Finish

Girona, Spain

Making a change from previous editions of TPR, the fourth edition of the Race will start near the Mediterranean coast, in Girona. The Catalan city boasts a lively cycling culture, alongside its rich historical and cultural heritage. Girona has earned a name as a cycling mecca, as a home to many professional cyclists and a popular destination for cyclists of all types, thanks to the varied terrain on offer here.

A short parcours will lead riders out of the city and into the hills towards Canet d’Adri, a small village overlooked by the Rocacorba massif.

Espui, Spain (passive)
CP1

Espui, Spain (passive)

Nestled near the head of a dead-end valley, surrounded by 3000 m peaks, the tiny village of Espui consists of a smattering of old stone houses and cobbled streets. The site of failed construction projects just after the millennium, the population of 70 is surrounded by skiing and industrial infrastructure that punctuates the landscape, telling the story of what could have been for the the surrounding area.

Col d'Aspin, France
CP2

Col d'Aspin, France

Nestled between the Col de Peyresourde and the infamous Col du Tourmalet, the Col d’Aspin is written into cycling history. Featuring in the inaugural mountain stage of the Tour de France, the summit has since been visited by the race over 70 times, and once more in 2023’s inaugural Tour de France Femmes. As a feature of the Raid Pyrénéen Parcours, the climb has been visited on every edition of the Trans Pyrenees Race, regularly being stated as a highlight by riders.

Torla-Ordesa, Spain
CP3

Torla-Ordesa, Spain

CP3 sits in Torla-Ordesa, located just south of the border with France, under the watchful eye of Pico Mondarruego (meaning red mountain). The small town, characterised by its stone buildings and narrow winding streets, serves as a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park. A chain of 2500m+ peaks in the National Park lay between Spain and France here, meaning the village can only be accessed by road from the south.

Zugarramurdi, Spain
CP4

Zugarramurdi, Spain

CP4 is situated in Zugarramurdi — a village typified by its traditionally Basque architecture, adorned with wooden facades and red-tiled roofs. The settlement gained notoriety as the site of the Zugarramurdi Witch Trials, where numerous locals were persecuted for practising witchcraft. The Cave of Zugarramurdi served as an alleged gathering place for witches and became a focal point of the trials.

Previous Races

TPRNo3

September 29, 2023

Winner:
Lucas Becker
04 // 20 // 51
Fastest
Woman
Millie Gibbons
06 // 12 // 50