Join us for a week to remember in the Pyrenees – conquering some of the famous Pyrenean cols and experiencing the thrill of the 2017 Tour de France first hand.
Legs feeling strong? Start with 5 days cycling in the Alps first, and bag a few of the famous Alpine cols too!
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 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.
Add 5 days in the Alps to the start of this Pyrenean itinerary for a complete experience of the French mountain climbs against the backdrop of the Tour de France.
Fly into Geneva on 3 July for an afternoon pick-up and transfer to your hotel. We will be staying in Alpe d’Huez and then Chantemerle providing the opportunity to ride a number of famous climbs including the Alpe d’Huez (1,860m), col d’Ornon (1,360m), col de la Bonnette (2,715m), col d’Izoard (2,630m), col Agnel (2,744m) and col de Vars (2,108m).
Please contact me for more details.