Quebrantahuesos, the Spanish bone-crusher!

June 15-18 2017

The Event

Quebrantahuesos  is one of the best cycling events in Europe, the Quebrantahuesos an iconic challenge for even the most serious cyclist. Spain’s biggest and best sportive, application is normally by lottery application.

Train in Spain has worked closely with the organisers for the past nine years and, once again, has allocated places, so don’t leave it to chance, join us and experience one of the world’s greatest and most challenging sportives! Places are at a premium and with over 20,000 riders chasing one of the 9000 spots, so why not join us and get your guaranteed spot?

The Route

The ride is 200 kms in length, with 3500 metres of height gained, on closed roads. You will pass through a stunning mix of Spanish and French Pyreneen scenery as you cross from one country to the other through the awe-inspiring mountain passes used in La Vuelta and the Tour de France.

The start takes place in the Spanish town of Sabiñánigo and the route passes over the Col du Somport (1,640m), France ‘s Col du Marie Blanque (Cat 1) and Col du Portalet (Cat 1, 1,795m) before finishing back in Sabiñánigo.

Trepariscos Route

If you or someone in your party would prefer to do a shorter sportive, then Trespariscos is the answer. This is a 85 kms challenge with 970 metres of climbing and is also hugely popular with over 2000 riders taking part. Like QBH, Trespariscos starts and finishes in Sabiñanigo but follows a different route. Riders receive all the same levels of support and are able to enjoy all of the same facilities as the QBH riders (showers, food, refreshments, beer, massage etc.).

The Support

Over 1000 local volunteers helping with inscriptions, marshalling and cleaning up afterwards. Emergency helicopters and a fleet of ambulances and paramedic motorbikes are on standby to assist with any injuries.

Many motorbikes and cars patrol the route with professional mechanics on board. An unparalleled provision of food and drink stations with energy bars, cakes, bananas, dried fruit, nuts, sandwiches, sports drinks, Coca-Cola and water. Also there is a post race massage zone. Electronic chip timing ensures accurate timing.

The graphic below shows the route profile and the blue dots represent where the food and liquid stops are.

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Check out the Cycle Weekly review here!

Three-night package includes:

Airport transfers to and from Zaragoza (Thur & Sun). Flights can be booked now via Ryanair site. Flights are from Stanstead with Ryan Air. Three nights in four star accommodation in the Hotel Oroel, Jaca.With bed and breakfast including an early breakfast before the event. Guaranteed entries and commemorative maillots and bidons. Transport to and from the bike fair on the Friday afternoon and the event on Saturday. The event uses electronic chips to guarantee accurate timing and all riders receive a diploma and a gold, silver or bronze medal. Times and diplomas are available within 30 minutes of the finish. Plenty of food and drink, first aid, massage, showers and bike storage and physio are available.

Price per person

  • €695 (shared room)
  • €795 for double room for single use
  • 30% Discount for non-riding guests

Flights & Transfers

  • Please book Thursday afternoon 15th June, on the Ryan Air flight from Stanstead to ZARAGOZA for our transfer to Jaca. This transfer is approximately 1.5 hours.
  • We return to ZARAGOZA airport on Sunday 18th June, morning for the afternoon flight back to Stanstead.
  • If you prefer to make your own way to and from the hotel just let us know. Other airport that guests have previously used include Barcelona, Pau and Bilbao.

Riding

  • There will be a guided ride on Friday normally up the Somport climb which features in the Sportive.
  • On the Saturday we will transfer all riders and bikes to the start after a very early breakfast. (5.30am)
  • We will go through the ride in detail on the Thursday evening before going out for dinner.
  • Bike Hire Available – Carbon bikes with compact Ultegra group set, only €50!

Accommodation

  • Hotel Oroel, 4**** – Jaca, Spanish Pyrenees (17kms from start village of Sabináñigo)
  • Not included – Flights, Travel insurance, health and bike insurance.

Quebrantahuesos

Promo Video 2015