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Highlights

On this VIP TDF guided tour, you'll be totally immersed in a mountain atmosphere. From Loudenvielle in the central Pyrenees to Couiza in the eastern Pyrenees, this program is ideal for discovering this Region in all their richness and beauty. You'll climb the most famous passes in this massif: Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourde, Port de Bales, Menté, Portet d'Aspet and the famous Col de Pailheres. And you'll have theprivilege of being immersed in the heart of the Tour de France, with VIP access where you can cross the finish line before the pros, watch a stage finish line with a glass of champagne in hand in a privileged area, or chat with former pro riders. Throughout your stay, your group of no more than a dozen people will be accompanied by several of our guides, who will always be on hand to accompany you on the bike, in the VIP areas or to share convivial moments.

Total Distance : 390km (245mi)
Total Elevation Gain : 10700m (35000ft)

To see

Pyrenees, Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Aspin, Aure valley, Saint Lary Soulan, Col de Pailheres

Gastronomy

Gateau à la broche, Pyrenean soup: garbure, Pyrenean cheese

Wine

Saint Emilion, Madiran, Gaillac, Jurançon, Cahors

Testimonials

PROGRAM

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Arrival in Toulouse and transfer to the Pyrenees


Our adventure of the Pyrenees and the Tour de France 2024 route starts at Toulouse airport or train station in the early afternoon. At this meeting point, we'll welcome the group before a 2-hour transfer to our hotel in Loudenvielle. Nestling in the heart of the Pyrenees, Loudenvielle reveals its charm as a picturesque village, offering the ideal starting point for discovering the region's legendary passes. After a brief orientation and bike fitting, take the time to explore the village on foot or venture out by bike along some superb routes starting directly from the hotel. That evening, we'll gather for a convivial dinner at the hotel restaurant, where we'll toast the beginning of this exceptional adventure.


Accommodation : Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle **** - Loudenvielle show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),Jersey,snacks & drinks,Energy bars and power bar powder,bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks),local guide on a bike,guide in van support,van support with driver

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Loudenvielle loop Peyresourde, Bales


On your first day in the Pyrenees, you'll set off on a beautiful cycling loop via the Col de Peyresourde (1569m - 5147 feet), Bagnères de Luchon and Port de Balès (1755m - 5758 feet). You'll start off at Peyresourde for a 10 km (6,2mi) climb, admiring the wild Pyrenean landscapes. You'll then descend to Bagnères de Luchon, a small spa village typical of the Pyrenees, and pass through the valley to reach the 18km-long (11mi) Port de Balès. Finally, you climb the Col de Peyresourde on the other side to reach Loudenvielle. Return to the hotel to watch on TV the finish of today's stage in Villeneuve sur Lot, which will surely come down to a sprint. Take advantage of your evening to discover the restaurants of Loudenvielle and spend a lovely evening with your friends.

Distance 1 : 107 km (66 mi)

Elevation 1 : 2900 m (9520 ft)

Distance 2 : 56 km (35 mi)

Elevation 2 : 2000 m (6560 ft)

Distance 3 : 35 km (22 mi)

Elevation 3 : 1200 m (3970 ft)


Accommodation : Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle **** - Loudenvielle show
Included : bedroom and breakfast,picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),Dinner on your own (Global included)

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Loudenvielle loop Aspin & Tourmalet


After a good breakfast, a great day's cycling awaits you today with the ascent of two mythical cols: Col d'Aspin (1489m - 4885 feet) and Col du Tourmalet (2115m - 6939 feet). You'll set off directly from the hotel to climb the first small pass: Col d'Azet (1580m - 5184 feet), then roll into the Aure valley to reach the foot of Col d'Aspin. This little road winding through the Pyrenean pastures is quite simply splendid. The views are breathtaking, and you're sure pass by farm animals roaming freely along the road. You'll then switch to Sainte Marie de Campan, and head straight up the Col du Tourmalet, so famous and dreaded by all Tour de France racers. This year, the Tourmalet will be climbed from the other side the following day by the Tour de France peloton. Back to the hotel by van to enjoy the late afternoon and watch the day's stage in Pau on TV.

Distance 1 : 86 km (53mi)

Elevation 1 : 2700 m (8860ft)

DIstance 2 : 47 km (29 mi)

Elevation 2 : 1300 m (4265 ft)


Accommodation : Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle **** - Loudenvielle show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast,Dinner on your own (Global included)

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Podium day in Pla d'Adet & VIP Access Izoard finish line


On this exceptional day, you'll have the unique opportunity to live an experience worthy of a Tour de France rider. What could be more exciting than crossing the finish line and standing on the podium a few hours before the professionals? That's exactly what you'll experience on this unforgettable day! Start by tackling the last 40 km (25mi) of the day's stage by climbing up to Pla d'Adet, a picturesque ski resort in the Pyrenees. Once at the top, you'll cross the finish line and stand proudly on the TDF podium to capture this memorable moment. Then head to the VIP finish area at the foot of the climb, where you can watch the professional peloton arrive in VIP style, with a glass of champagne in hand. An extraordinary day for all cycling fans, not to be missed!

Distance 1 : 38 km (24 mi)

Elevation 1 : 1000 m (3280 ft)


Accommodation : Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle **** - Loudenvielle show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),Tour de France access - VIP Access cross the finish line, and mount the official podium,Tour de France access - Espace Izoard (Final),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

PODIUM-DAY - CROSS THE FINISH LINE

Live your passion !

After a filling breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the final thirty kilometers of the Tour’s course. You will ride the last kilometers and ride a dream - cross the finish line of the Tour de France moments before the pros.

Like the pros, the roads are closed for the occasion and you will be escorted by an official vehicle. You will be cheered along by hundreds of Tour de France fans. Don’t forget your camera.

Then cheer the pros from the backstage of the world’s largest cycling event.

IZOARD FINISH LINE AREA ACCESS

From this area you have an exceptional view over the end of the stage and all the comforts needed to wait for the pro to come : drinks and hors d'oeuvre are at your disposal. Our team will be at your entire disposal, taking care that you have everything you need. With live broadcasting of the race on plasma screens, you can follow the step and the stage arrival with a glass of champagne in your hand !


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Col de Menté, Portet d'Aspet & Relais-Etape VIP access


Like the Tour de France riders, you'll be heading for the Ariege Pyrenees, a part of France less known to the general public, but with many advantages for cyclists: wild life, small roads, exceptional views. A van transfer will be organized in the morning to St Béat, before taking the Tour de France route a little before the peloton to St Girons. You'll climb the magnificent Col de Menté (1349m - 4426 feet) and Portet d'Aspet (1069m - 3507 feet), enjoying the atmosphere and the magnificent scenery all the way up. Descend to Saint Girons and enjoy exclusive VIP access to the Relais Etape. This VIP area, located in the middle of the day's stage, allows you to follow the race on the big screen, have a wonderful lunch with the whole group and enjoy the festive atmosphere. After the riders have passed through, you'll return to your next hotel in Couiza, a typical village in south-west France.

Distance : 56 km (35 mi)

Elevation : 1350 m (4430 ft)


Accommodation : Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse**** - Couiza show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),Tour de France access - Relais Etape,dinner (no drinks)

ACCESS RELAS ETAPE

Having the best places in the stadium isn’t that what everybody wants? Now you can have the best places along the course. This whole experience gives you a great view on the race and more. You’ll start off with a aperitif at the bar and a seated lunch.

After the lunch it will be time to watch the caravan pass by and then of course the peloton. During the whole stage you will enjoy the coverage by a former pro rider. To end the day you will receive a nice Tour de France gift.


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Couiza loop Col de Pailheres


For your last day of cycling, a beautiful loop awaits you on the small and wild roads of the Eastern Pyrenees. You'll ride through the magnificent Gorges du Rebenty to reach the first pass of the day: Col du Pradel (1673m - 5488 feet), followed by the ascent of Col de Pailheres (2001m - 6565 feet) with its winding bends and breathtaking views. The last part of the day is mainly downhill, as you follow the superb Gorges de l'Aude. This small road between two cliffs is magnificent, so take advantage of this moment of happiness. Once back at the hotel, it's time to enjoy your last evening with our guides and the group, to discuss anecdotes from the trip and have a nice moment together.

Distance 1 : 104 km (65 mi)

Elevation 1 : 2750 m (9000 ft).

Distance 2 : 74 km (46 mi)

Elevation 2 : 1850 m (6070 ft)

Distance 3 : 57 km (35mi)

Elevation 3 : 1100 m (3600 ft)


Accommodation : Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse**** - Couiza show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),dinner (no drinks)

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Departure day & transfer to Toulouse


It's departure day, so make the most of the last few moments with the group and return home with your head full of memories. Your guides will transfer you to Toulouse in the morning.


Included : breakfast,Itinerary (no cue sheets)

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Early afternoon on the first day, at the Toulouse airport or train station

In the morning on the last day, at the Toulouse airport or train station

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM
Double occupancy *
4900 €
Single supplement **
600 €
Solo traveler ***
5500 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Road Bike - Standard
300€
Road Bike - Excellence
480€
Road Bike - Premium
550€
Electric Assisted Bike - Standard
250€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

- 6 nights in hotel of premium quality

MEALS

- All breakfasts
- 5 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
- 4 dinners
- Snacks and drinks when biking
- 1 energy pack

ACTIVITIES

- Podium day Pla d'Adet in Saint-Lary-Soulan
- Izoard Pla d'Adet in Saint-Lary-Soulan
- Stage relay Loudenvielle in PLateau de Beille
- Izoard in PLateau de Beille

GEAR

- Tour de France gift
- 1 Discover France bike jersey

SUPPORT

- Road book and tourist information
- Certified Guide
- Van assistance

TRANSFER

- All transfers during the trip are included

Not included


- Bike rental
- Transportation before and after the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Dinner drinks
- Personal expenses
- insurrance Multirisk

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

BIKES


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Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT Road bike Addict 2 Disc (or equivalent)

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 20 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel.

Available sizes : S, M, L, XL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :



Saddle bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 spare tubes /1 hand pump. + Rear pannier :

• Helmet

• Odometer

• Lock

• 2 souvenir water bottles

• Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in (with a pedal wrench)

Note: "Please notice that every bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost."




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Road Bike - Excellence

More info

Bike rental description :

PINARELLO Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2 (Excellence) (or equivalent)

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next road.

Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

• Saddle bag containing:

• Toolkit

• Tire levers

• Patch kit

• 2 spare tubes

• 1 hand pump.

• Rear pannier

• Helmet

• 2 souvenir water bottles

• Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Premium

More info

Bike rental description :

TREK Emonda SLR 7 (Premium) (or equivalent)

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise.

Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

• Saddle bag containing:

• Toolkit

• Tire levers

• Patch kit

• 2 spare tubes

• 1 hand pump.

• Rear pannier

• Helmet

• 2 souvenir water bottles

• Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."




optional

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB TOUR ELECTRIC-RIDE 30 unisex (or equivalent)

All the fun of cycling in an electric version. The SCOTT Sub Tour eRide 30 will assist you in all your rides in town or in the countryside thanks to its 500 Wh Bosch battery.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."



Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle **** - Loudenvielle

Located in the LOURON valley, the charming village of LOUDENVIELLE is easily accessible from the A64. Charming little village in the Hautes Pyrénées, Loudenvielle is located at an altitude of 900 m. An establishment of character, built in a mixture of local stones, wood and slate, the Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle Pyrénées is inspired by Pyrenean chalets and retains the authenticity of the village of LOUDENVIELLE.
http://www.mercure.com/fr/hotel-1072-hotel-mercure-saint-lo/index.shtml

Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle **** - Loudenvielle

Located in the LOURON valley, the charming village of LOUDENVIELLE is easily accessible from the A64. Charming little village in the Hautes Pyrénées, Loudenvielle is located at an altitude of 900 m. An establishment of character, built in a mixture of local stones, wood and slate, the Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle Pyrénées is inspired by Pyrenean chalets and retains the authenticity of the village of LOUDENVIELLE.
http://www.mercure.com/fr/hotel-1072-hotel-mercure-saint-lo/index.shtml

Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle **** - Loudenvielle

Located in the LOURON valley, the charming village of LOUDENVIELLE is easily accessible from the A64. Charming little village in the Hautes Pyrénées, Loudenvielle is located at an altitude of 900 m. An establishment of character, built in a mixture of local stones, wood and slate, the Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle Pyrénées is inspired by Pyrenean chalets and retains the authenticity of the village of LOUDENVIELLE.
http://www.mercure.com/fr/hotel-1072-hotel-mercure-saint-lo/index.shtml

Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle **** - Loudenvielle

Located in the LOURON valley, the charming village of LOUDENVIELLE is easily accessible from the A64. Charming little village in the Hautes Pyrénées, Loudenvielle is located at an altitude of 900 m. An establishment of character, built in a mixture of local stones, wood and slate, the Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle Pyrénées is inspired by Pyrenean chalets and retains the authenticity of the village of LOUDENVIELLE.
http://www.mercure.com/fr/hotel-1072-hotel-mercure-saint-lo/index.shtml

Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse**** - Couiza

The Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, built in 1540, is located at only one hour from Toulouse, south of Carcassonne, close to Limoux where the famous “Blanquette” (sparkling wine) comes from. Set in a lovely park through which the river Aude flows, this fortified castle, classified as an historical monument, offers a legendary hospitality. Its modern comfort is skillfully combined with the splendor of its past. The bedrooms and junior suites are perfectly associated with the medieval decoration; all of them with private bathrooms, some with a four-poster bed or a Renaissance fireplace. The restaurant is decorated with medieval tapestries and shields; in this felted atmosphere you can taste dishes and wines, symbols of our regional gastronomy.
http://www.chateau-des-ducs.com/

Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse**** - Couiza

The Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, built in 1540, is located at only one hour from Toulouse, south of Carcassonne, close to Limoux where the famous “Blanquette” (sparkling wine) comes from. Set in a lovely park through which the river Aude flows, this fortified castle, classified as an historical monument, offers a legendary hospitality. Its modern comfort is skillfully combined with the splendor of its past. The bedrooms and junior suites are perfectly associated with the medieval decoration; all of them with private bathrooms, some with a four-poster bed or a Renaissance fireplace. The restaurant is decorated with medieval tapestries and shields; in this felted atmosphere you can taste dishes and wines, symbols of our regional gastronomy.
http://www.chateau-des-ducs.com/