Tour de France legendary climbs-Stage 3-the Pyrenees

The layout of each course has been carefully crafted by our team. 3 versions allow you adapt to the shape and the desires of each day: Short version: 50km +1500m, Medium version: 70km +2000m or Long version: 100km +2000m

The itineraries are inspired by the routes taken by the Tour de France. You will ride on mythical routes marked by more than a century of the Tour de France history.

You will have the privilege of following several parts of the route of the 2021 Tour de France. You will climb the Portet-d'Aspet pass only 1 day before the riders. Like them, you will grit your teeth to conquer the cols d'Aubisque and Tourmalet. You will have earned the right to take your picture at the summit. A very special moment, where the real hero will be you

Your VIP Pass at the finish of the Tour de France at St Lary Soulan: We invite you to follow the final of the 17th stage of the Tour de France 2021 in St Lary Soulan. A magical and deserved reward. You will experience the finish as close as possible to the race, enjoying a glass of champagne in VIP conditions.

Resolutely premium services: Benefit from a premium quality of service throughout your stay: reception, transfers, hospitality, supervision, assistance during the stages, concierge service.

Price from : 2900€
Region : Pyrenees
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Level : or
Type : On the way
Category : Biking
Trip : Guided With VIP Access
Activity : Road Bike
Dates : -07/10/2021 to 07/15/2021 :
(Available)

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Day 1 :   Arrival in Toulouse and set up

Meeting at Toulouse airport or train station in the mid-afternoon. Your guides will take you to your hotel located in Lourdes in the heart of the Pyrenees to make you comfortable.

Take the opportunity to discover this cosmopolitan Pyrenean city.

Your guides will adjust your bikes to your morphology so that you are in the best possible conditions for the days to come. A short briefing will then follow which will tell you a little more about the organization of these few days.

The riders of the 2021 Tour will be in the Pyrenean foothills for a stage with an uneven profile.

We will end this day with a friendly dinner, the opportunity to share our memories of the Tour.

Day 2 :   Climb Col d'Aubisque and Soulor

Option 1 : 34 Miles - 55 Km  Option 2 : 37 Miles - 59 Km  Option 3 : 68 Miles - 110 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1580 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1900 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 1960 Meters 

For this day, you will discover the Pyrenean passes, these majestic landscapes and its roads so pleasant to drive.

Today, the long option will take you on a loop from Lourdes, heading East and towards the foothills of the Pyrenees to reach Laruns, gateway to the Ossau Valley where you will successively climb the Col d'Aubisque and the Col du Soulor and then finally come back to Argelès Gazost and Lourdes. The Col d'Aubisque is a great pass of the Tour, climbed nearly 50 times since the first edition, this ascent is one of the must see of the Tour.

For the medium option, you will start from Argelès Gazost and you will climb a nice little pass to reach the top of the Col du Soulor and then go back down to Argelès.

The short option will climb the Col du Soulor and then go down to the Lac d'Estaing, a beautiful short loop with a start and finish in Argelès Gazost, a spa town.

Why not take advantage of Pic de Jer funicular in Lourdes to get some height and enjoy a magnificent view of the Pyrenean mountain range on one side and the plain on the other?

In the evening, take the time to discuss and share your anecdotes and predictions for the upcoming stages of the Tour de France. You'll have plenty to talk about because the stage of the day will certainly be very interesting with the real first mountain stage on the Pyrenees.

Day 3 :   Discovering the Ariege Pyrenees

Option 1 : 35 Miles - 56 Km  Option 2 : 48 Miles - 77 Km  Option 3 : 66 Miles - 106 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1580 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1270 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 1550 Meters 

Today, you will ride on the roads of the Tour de France via the Col du Portet d'Aspet and the end of the stage to Saint Gaudens.

A transfer will be organized to Saint Gaudens. The long option will make a loop that will allow you to discover the natural beauty of the wild Ariege Pyrenees. You will then join the route du Tour to climb the Col du Portet d'Aspet and continue to Saint Gaudens. The Col du Portet d'Aspet has been climbed more than thirty times by the Tour riders, it is always an interesting ascent.

For the medium option, you will be transferred to the valley of Saint Girons and then reach the end of the stage and take the famous Col du Portet d'Aspet.

The short option will exclusively do the ascent of the Col du Portet d'Aspet.

You will then be transferred to Lourdes to enjoy a beautiful evening with plenty of memories in your head.

Day 4 :   The mythical Col du Tourmalet

Option 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km  Option 2 : 39 Miles - 63 Km  Option 3 : 53 Miles - 85 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1650 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 2640 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 2900 Meters 

Conquer the Tourmalet! Climbing the Tourmalet is an unforgettable experience that will remain a superb memory! This mythical pass of the Tour de France has seen dozens of champions, more than 60 passages of the Tour and above all incredible emotions for every climber with its 17km and more than 10% inclination.

On the long option, you will start from Lourdes to reach the Campan Valley and the foot of this Pyrenean giant, now it's up to you! Once you reach the top, don't forget to take a picture at the foot of the famous cyclist statue before starting the descent. In Luz Saint Sauveur, you will attack the last difficulty of the day with the ascent to Luz Ardiden, arrival of the pros' stage a few days later.

For the medium option, your guides will transfer you to Bagnères de Bigorre to start the ascent of the Tourmalet and ride on the last part of the stage to Luz Ardiden.

The short option will start from Bagnères de Bigorre and will exclusively climb the Col du Tourmalet. Your guides will take you back to your hotel in Lourdes to rest after this intense day.

Take advantage of your evening to watch the stage of the day on TV from your hotel. The riders will arrive in Saint Gaudens. You were there the day before at col du Portet d'Aspet, observe the strength and power that the runners bring on their bikes.

Day 5 :   VIP Access Saint Lary Soulan: Experience a VIP arrival of the Tour de France

In the morning, for the most motivated, a short loop ride will be organized to climb Hautacam, this well-known Pyrenean stage finish where in 2014 the Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali had shone.

After a good lunch, your guides will drive you by van to Saint Lary Soulan to enjoy the passage of the runners in the Pyrenean resort.

This day will be the consecration of your stay in the heart of the Tour, as the Official Tour Operator of the Tour de France, you will have the immense privilege to access the Izoard VIP area which will be ideally located at the foot of the last ascent of the day's stage.

Your afternoon is reserved for your VIP access, the Espace Izoard has a privileged view on the finish of the Stage of the day, petits fours and cold drinks will be served. At the same time, enjoy the access to the live broadcast of the stage on the numerous TV screens of this VIP area. This is truly the place to be if you are a Tour de France enthusiast. The atmosphere is electric.

Who will be in the lead? Who will be the winner of this stage? Place your bets! This stage will surely be decisive for the outcome of the 2021 Tour and you will be on the front line.

At the end of the day, your guide will drive you back to your hotel where you can share your last memories of the Tour for the last evening!

Day 6 :   Departure

After a last good breakfast, your guides will drive you back to Toulouse.

Enjoy these last moments in the Pyrenees and in this atmosphere of the Tour.

Meanwhile the riders will start their last mountain stage with the successive ascent of the Tourmalet and Luz Ardiden that you know well.

We let you dream about the Podium du Tour in Paris and maybe the VIP Tour de France 2022!

Why not start the stay with stage 1 at The Alps ? and stage 2 in The Mont Ventoux?

Average / Day : Distance : 71.22 Km / 44.33 Miles - Elevation gain : 1892.22 Meters

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Road bike - Standard
SCOTT ADDICT 20 - ( or equivalent)
with supplement (210€)

The SCOTT Addict 20 was redesigned from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With new geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 20 will be your go to when you're looking to put the miles.

  • All sizes available: S, M, L, XL.XS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XLX

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 but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Swag


INCLUDED

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Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

Included

  • 5 nights in 4 star hotels (Hotel of premium quality selected with care, hygiene measures respected) 
  • All breakfasts
  • 4 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
  • 5 dinners
  • VIP ACCESS IZOARD in St Lary Soulan
  • Certified Guide
  • Van assistance 
  • All transfers
  • 1 Discover France bike jersey
  • 1 energy pack
  • Snacks and drinks when biking
  • Road book and tourist information
  • Tour de France gift

What's not included

  • Bike rental
  • Transportation before and after the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal expenses

Informations & Recommendations

A unique concept

TOUR DE FRANCE LEGENDARY CLIMBS is a new series of 3 premium cycling trips, in the heart of the Tour de France during the 2021 edition:

In the saddle, 3 days of challenge on legendary stages

The exceptional chance to experience the finish of a stage of the Tour 2021 as a VIP guest, close to the riders.

Resolutely premium services

limited-edition for 40 passionate cyclists

Alps, Ventoux, or Pyrenees: the most difficult will probably be to choose.

And why not 2 stays, since the stays follow on from each other?

And why not all 3!

Tour rates

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 2900 € 250 €
    Pre-tour Night 95 € 50 €
    Post-tour Night 95 € 50 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates
Price from & per person
No cyclist850 €

Activities

Category Activity Price
Tour de France VIP ACCESS : Espace Izoard Included
in St Lary Soulan

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

Swag

Swag
Discover France Jersey Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 210 €
    Performance 290 €
    Premium 340 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 175 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 175 €


Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.