Join us for a week to remember in the Pyrenees – conquering some of the famous Pyrenean cols and experiencing the thrill of the decisive stages of the 2018 Tour de France first hand.
In 2018, in addition to our regular Pyrenean Cols and Tour de France trip, we will be offering a four-night package in the Alps, based in Alpe d’Huez to watch the Alpine stages of the 2018 Tour de France and ride some of the iconic Alpine climbs. Further details below. Dates and prices are as follows:
We will be staying at our usual base in Lortet in the Haute Pyrenees, 12km from the base of the Col d’Aspin.
This leaves us ideally placed to stretch our legs on some of the giants of the Tour. Col du Tourmalet, Hourquette d’Ancizan, Col d’Aspin, Col d’Azet, Port de Balès, Hautacam, Portet d’Aspet, Col de Peyresourde, and Pla d’Adet are all within easy riding distance. And if that isn’t enough for you, there are many other lesser-known and often fiendishly-steep climbs.
There is something for everyone, from novice to experienced climbers, and more than enough to ensure that the legs of even the fittest rider will know they’ve had a holiday to remember!
We usually spend the first three days cycling and the last three days watching the Tour, accessing it by bike wherever possible so that you have a full week’s riding while also getting to experience the best of the Tour’s Pyrenean stages first hand.
We have been watching the Tour de France since 1971 and so have unparalleled experience of where best to watch the various stages to get the most out of the day – whether mountain top finishes, stages starts, feeds or sprints. Our aim is to capture the intoxicating thrill of the Tour de France – the adrenalin, excitement and unique atmosphere that can only be appreciated by being there when the riders come past.
Airport transfers are provided from Toulouse airport. For an additional cost of £70 we are also able to transport your bike by road from London so that you can avoid the additional hassle of flying with your bike.
Come and experience the excitement of the Alpine Tour de France stages for yourself. During this four-night package, you should get to see all four 2018 stages, including a stage start and mountain-top stage finish. The stage finishing with an ascent of the Alpe d’Huez, after riders have climbed both the Col de Madeleine and Col de Croix de Fer, is probably one of the toughtest mountain stages seen in the Tour in recent years and will definitely be something to remember. We will be based in Alpe d’Huez at a lovely family-run hotel with great food.
Please contact me for more details.