google-site-verification=ZCmTGQSPtqllSTOsC4u47alX5ManlsLlfRecXB9wYNk Pro Race | Tour De France | Pyrenees

START/FINISH

BAGNERES DE LUCHON

PARIS

DURATION

8 - 10 DAYS

TBC July

AVG.DISTANCE

120 KM

AVG.ELEVATION

2'000 MT

DIFFICULTY

HIGHLIGHTS

Without a doubt, the Tour de France is the most important bike race in the world. Our tour departs from the mountain town of Bagneres du Luchon in the heart of the Pyrenees, where we’ll spend 3 nights, and then finishes in Paris. We’ll watch up to 5 stages live on the road, including the mountain finishes atop Col du Portet and Aubisque, and the last spin on the Champs Elysees!

Everyday we’ll spend time with Simon and get a fresh report of the stage! We’ll visit the team bus, meet the riders, and more. Don’t miss this great opportunity; there are only a few spots available!

Regions visited: French Pyrenees and Paris

Famous climbs: Col D’Aspin, Col D’Aubisque, Col D’Azet, Portillon, Portet, Col du Tourmalet, and many others!

5 TDF Stages: 16-17-18-19-21

DETAILS

  • Level: Intermediate-Advanced

  • Terrain: Mountainous

  • Daily Distance: Approx 120k

  • Daily Ascent: Approx 2000m

  • Main Route km 650

  • Total Ascent: Approx 12000

  • Duration: 8 days/7 nights

  • Recommended Arrival-Departure Airport: Toulouse - Paris

  • Cost: € 3450 in Twin Room (Single +€550)

Climb the legendary cols of the Pyrenees, follow Simon’s race, and experience the exciting atmosphere of the most important bike race in the world!

 YOUR 

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WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?

The experience is built for all riders able to ride for 4-5 hours. This is not a race or high intensity riding, but a true insider’s experience of the epic Tour De France and its legendary cols.

We will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the climbs, so that everyone will enjoy the ride. On top of each major climb we will regroup to watch the peloton suffering and enjoy the descent together. As a team, we’ll support each other during the ride and make sure everyone finishes safe and happy!

All cyclists interested in cycling races, legendary climbs, and magnificent scenery will enjoy this incredible experience!

THE TOUR INCLUDES

  • A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea

  • Regular meetings with Simon Clarke during the race

  • All hotel accommodations in beautiful hotels, generally 4-star, in twin-double room

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch, and all dinners except one

  • 2 professional guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)

  • Van support throughout the tour

  • All in-tour transfers

  • Snacks and food supplements including electrolytes, gels, and energy bars during rides by OTE Sport

  • Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour

  • 1 top quality cycling kit made by DOT OUT (jersey, knicks, socks, and gloves)

  • 1 SCICON Race bag with your name and nationality

  • 1 NRC X sunglasses

  • Free use of a DOT OUT Cabrio helmet

  • Detailed printed tour information booklet

  • Extra activities besides cycling

  • Small group of max 12 riders.

MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN

We have selected some of the best stages, offering a mix of all terrains, but there will be a lot of climbing!

The start from the Bagneres de Luchon is a perfect warm up, as we’ll have some valley road before we tackle the first long climb of the week. Most of the cols are long and steady with a relatively easy gradient, generally around 6-7%.

 

The descents are generally technical but well-paved and safe. There will be some rolling terrain as well, but honestly not much!

ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED

  • Single room (+€ 500)

  • High-end rental bike Wilier ZERO 7 with ULTEGRA Di2 for €600 or GTR Ultegra Mech for € 450

  • Massage at hotel

  • Personal airport transfer

  • Alcoholic drinks

 PYRENEES TOUR DE FRANCE ITINERARY

This is 2018 Itinerary as an example, 2019 course will be announced in November  

Day 1 – Bagneres de Luchon warm-up ride

Main Route: 50km – 25mi 
 | Total Ascent: 350m – 1100ft

We commence in the beautiful town of Bagneres De Luchon, where the Tour will finish the following day’s stage.  After a light lunch, we’ll test our bikes on an easy loop heading along the valley!

Day 2 – Bagneres loop to Col du Portillon - TDF Stage 16th

Main Route: 80km – 55mi | Total Ascent: 1900m – 6300ft

On our first real test for this tour we’ll climb the Col du Portillon a couple of hours before the race comes through! It’s a long and steady climb with fantastic views of the Pyrenees, and it will be decisive for the stage!

Day 3 – Bagneres loop to Col de Azet - TDF Stage 17th

Main Route: 60km – 38mi 
 | Total Ascent: 800m – 3000ft

Today we’ll spend the day watching the race, going down to Saint Lary du Soulan, then climbing back before the peloton. We’ll move along the course and pick out the best spot to enjoy this fascinating stage! This is a tough stage for the pros…who will take the Yellow Jersey?

Day 4 – Bagneres du Luchon to Argelest Gazost

Main Route: 130km – 80mi | Total Ascent: 2500m – 9000ft

The Tour has a flat day, so we’ll take it easy as well! We’ll ride to Argelest Gazost and relax before the challenging next stage..the Col du Tourmalet!

Day 5 – Argelest loop to Col Du Tourmalet - TDF Stage 19th

Main Route: 90km – 63mi | Total Ascent: 1800m – 6000ft

One of the hardest days of the week for the pros. This is a long stage with a lot of cols, including the iconic Tourmalet! After a nice warm-up, we’ll climb the legendary Col du Tourmalet, “le giant des Pyrenees” with its 2115 m of elevation. Are you ready for the challenge??

Day 6 – Argelest Gazost to Bordeaux

Main Route: 90km – 63mi | Total Ascent: 1800m – 6000ft

We leave the race and ride towards Bordeaux for a great early celebration dinner in one of the most famous wine regions in the world. But don’t worry—we’ll rejoin the pros for the Grand Finale in Paris!

Day 7 – Bordeaux to Paris

Main Route: 90km – 63mi | Total Ascent: 1800m – 6000ft

The Grand Finale in Paris! We’ll catch the fast train to Paris on the Sunday morning and be in there by lunch time.  In the afternoon we’ll watch and cheer on the pro riders as they complete the spectacular sprint stage on the Champs Elysees.  Final night dinner celebrations in the wonderful city of Paris!nt stage on the Champs Elysees.  Final night dinner celebrations in the wonderful city of Paris!rations in the wonderful city of Paris!

Day 8 – Au revoir!

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