Tour de France - Pyrenees (7 days, including 5 TDF stages)

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Join us and ride on the famous climbs of the wild Pyrenees where the pros will battle for the lead and for cycling glory.

 

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Date
From

Tuesday 16 July 2019

to

Monday 22 July 2019

From

€ 3535,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Tour de France - Pyrenees

7 days & 5 TDF stages

The Tour de France features the Pyrenees in its second week, but before tackling the high mountains stage 11 travels from Albi to a likely sprint finish in Toulouse. Following climbs up the Col de Peyresourde and La Hourquette, a downhill finish in Bagnères-de-Bigorre is included in the 12th stage before. The 13th stage is a rolling ITT of 27 kilometres in Pau.

The last two days in the Pyrenees are sure to turn the overall classification upside down. Stage 14 is only 117 kilometres and features a summit finish at the Col du Tourmalet after a 19.4 kilometres climb at 7.4%, while stage 15 travels to a an arrival in the mountains above Foix. The race takes in the Port de Lers, Mur de Péguère and ends at the Prat d’Albis after a 11.8 kilometres climb at 6.9% with its steepest kilometre an astonishing 14.5% (average!).

Date
From

Tuesday 16 July 2019

to

Monday 22 July 2019

From

€ 3535,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Join us to ride on the famous climbs of the wild Pyrenees where the pros will battle for the lead and for cycling glory.


Tuesday, July 16th: Meeting point at Toulouse international airport

  • 13:00: meeting @ Toulouse International Airport and transfer to our hotel.
  • After the check-in we will start with the fitting of our world-class rental bikes. For those bringing their own bikes, our staff will help to assist with assembling your bike.
  • 17:00: Short ride (bike fitting)
 in the region.
  • Welcome dinner included.  The itinerary and the program for the following days will be explained.
  • The next 2 nights we will overnight near Toulouse.

Wednesday, July 17th : Stage 11 Tour de France "Albi - Toulouse"

  • Following the first rest day, the Tour de France continues with stage 11 from Albi to Toulouse. The 167 kilometres route meanders through the south of France against the backdrop of the Pyrenees. The roads are gently rolling though, so a bunch sprint is the most likely outcome. Lilian Calmejane is born in Albi. Possibly this inspires the French attacker to try his luck in the last stage before the Pyrenees.
  • Yet, chances are arrival place Toulouse will roll out the red carpet for the fast men in the peloton. As was the case in 2008. Following a rain-soaked race, the sprint teams finished off the escape at 3.5 kilometres out before Mark Cavendish sprinted to his second-ever stage win on the Tour de France. The finish is near the enormous Capitole de Toulouse in the city centre. 
  • Early morning will see us making a loop ride in the region.
  • In the afternoon we will witness today's Tour de France stage finish in Toulouse. 

Thursday, July 18th : Stage 12 Tour de France "Toulouse - Bagnères-de-Bigorre"

  • At 202 kilometres, the Tour de France serves its first high altitude stage on the 12th day of action. Following the start in Toulouse the riders head into the Pyrenees for a race with a downhill finish in Bagnères-de-Bigorre.
  • The last time Bagnères-de-Bigorre was included as a stage finish on the Tour de France was in 2013. The race led over the Col de Portet-d’Aspet, Col de Menté, Col de Peyresourde, Col de Val Louron-Azet and La Hourquette d’Ancizan before ending with a descent of almost 30 kilometres. Daniel Martin bested Jakob Fuglsang in a two-up sprint, while the GC-contenders finished 29 seconds behind. 
  • The 12th stage of the 2019 Tour de France is not as tough as that race. Following the start in Toulouse the route travels flat to rolling roads for more than 120 kilometres before the first mountain appears. The Col de Peyresourde is crested at kilometre 138 and the riders plunge down to the valley. Up next is La Hourquette d’Ancizan, which is a 9.9 kilometres climb at 7.5%. The race ends with the same 30 kilometres downhill as five years ago.
  • The 2008 Tour de France saw another stage from Toulouse to Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Featuring four minor climbs, Col de Peyresourde and the Col d’Aspin, the race ended with a descent to the finish. It was a dark periode for cycling and Riccardo Riccò soloed to the win. When it appeared the Italian was fueled by dope, and was subsequently banned, runner-up Vladimir Efimkin became the winner.
  • After breakfast we will intercept today's stage by bike.  From our viewing location along the course, at one of the decisive climbs, we will witness the fight for the Yellow Jersey in this first Pyrenees stage.
  • The next 3 nights we will stay in Lourdes.

Friday, July 19th: Stage 13 Tour de France "Pau - Pau" ITT

  • Stage 13 on the Tour de France is an out-and-back ITT in Pau. It is the only chance for time trialists to shine this edition. The distance is limited though - only 27 kilometres.
  • Pau and La Grande Boucle belong to each other like a dog to its boss. It is the most visited location in Tour de France history. In the past nine editions, the race visited the town in the Pyrenees’ foothills nine times. The last two arrivals both boiled down to a bunch sprint with Arnaud Démare (2018) and Marcel Kittel (2017) storming to victory.
  • No bunch sprint this time though. The Tour de Frances serves its only ITT on a course of 27 kilometres that’s marked by a number of uphills. The climb to the village of Mazères-Lezons and the punchy Côte d’Esquillot stand out. The first is crested at kilometre 6,5, the second at kilometre 16.
  • Pau was home to an ITT on the Tour de France only once. In 1981, Bernard Hinault took the 6th stage and the yellow jersey in a race against the clock. He retained in yellow all the way to Paris.
  • Our ride today will brings us up to Col du Soulor and back down to Pau where we will watch the ITT at our viewing spot along the course.
  • Col du Soulor (elevation 1,474 m) is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees which has been regularly used in the Tour de France cycling race, normally in conjunction with the Col d'Aubisque.

Saturday, July 20th: Stage 14 Tour de France "Tarbes - Col du Tourmalet"

  • The Tour de France serves its first high altitude finish in the 14th stage. The riders set off in Tarbes for a day in the Pyrenees. The 117 kilometres route takes in the Col du Soulor as an intermediate ascent before a final haul up on the Col du Tourmalet. 
  • The Col du Tourmalet is a Tour de France staple with 57 inclusions since 1947, yet the race finished on only two occasions at the summit. Jean-Pierre Danguillaume won the Tourmalet stage in 1974 and in 2010 Andy Schleck crossed the line in first with yellow jersey Alberto Contador following his wheel.
  • The 2019 Tour de France ascends the giant in the Pyrenees from Luz-Saint-Sauveur. This climb amounts to 18.6 kilometres with an average gradient of 7.5%, while its last kilometre slopes at 10.5%. This section also features the steepest ramp of 13.5%.
  • Tarbes was last included in the 2014 Tour de France, also as a departure place. The stage went to La Pierre Saint-Martin. It was the first high mountain stage of that edition and Chris Froome soloed to victory with a clear 1 minute margin over his rivals.
  • Today we will also climb up to Col du Tourmalet. We will have a viewing spot along the course and after the race we will ride back to our hotel with our bikes. 

Sunday, July 21st: Stage 15 Tour de France "Limoux - Foix"

  • At 185 kilometres, the 15th stage of the Tour de France is the second race in the Pyrenees. Following the start in Limoux the route takes in a number of intermediate climbs before a summit finish at the unprecedented Prat d'Albis.
  • Limoux hosted the Tour twice, both as departure place. In 2011 the race went to Montpellier, where Mark Cavendish sprinted to victory, while Luis León Sánchez won the Limoux-Foix stage in 2012.
  • Once again the riders go to Foix, although the route now continues to the foot of the Prat d’Albis for the final haul up on a narrow and twisting road. The climb amounts to 11,8 kilometres at 6.9%, although that statistic is biased. The first half of the Prat d’Albis is much tougher than the average suggest. The fourth kilometre goes up at 14.5% (average!) and the sixth at 11%. 
  • Before tackling the final climb the riders face the Col de Montségur, Port de Lers and the illustrious Mur de Péguère with its steepest ramps at 18%.
  • Today we will leave Lourdes behind us and drive towards Foix where we will make a local loop and watch the riders at one of the final climbs. 
  • After the race we will drive to Toulouse for our final night of this Tour de France experience.

Monday, July 22nd: Goodbye from Go4Cycling - Transfer to Toulouse international airport

  • We will transfer you to the Airport.  Then it is “Au Revoir!” from Go4Cycling until the next trip!

 

Please contact us if you would require more riding details or to discuss any other airport pick up or drop off that would be more suitable to your flight connections and travel plans.

Spectators (non-cyclists) will be able to follow the same itinerary. Our luxury minibus follows during all rides. We provide 5% discount for non-cyclists : contact us !

Go4Cycling is all about flexibility:

Contact us to combine Tour de France packages or start your tour on a date that suits your travel and holiday plans. This gives you fabulous flexibility to get the cheapest flights, start the day you fly in or perhaps tag a city break onto the start of end of your tour.


References: Take a look at our Facebook page or read our Testimonial page regarding our previous Tour de France-trips.

Date
From

Tuesday 16 July 2019

to

Monday 22 July 2019

From

€ 3535,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Price per person 

€ 3535 (twin share)

Option single room: € 480

Option BMC rental bikes: 420€ with Shimano Di2 (Teammachine / Roadmachine) or 300€ with Shimano 105 (SLR03 / GF02)


Payment Policy

Booking: 50% deposit
90 days prior to the tour departure date: 25%
60 days prior to the tour departure date: balance due

You will also have the option to pay the full charge at once while booking.

Date
From

Tuesday 16 July 2019

to

Monday 22 July 2019

From

€ 3535,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

What’s included in this package
  • 7 days / 6 nights (double occupancy, upgrade single room available) at 4 star hotels
  • Airport transfers and all other scheduled transfers
  • Our accommodation is selectively chosen to ensure that the transfers between the stages are at a minimum!
  • Daily breakfast & 3 dinners
  • Drinks, fruits and nutrition’s during all rides
  • Assistance to assemble and disassemble your bike
  • Detailed road book with interesting statistics of the climbs
  • Go4Cycling jersey + bibs
  • Professional support vehicle with spare parts and your spare clothing
  • Professional bilingual bike guides

NOTE: Our trips are suitable for everyone. Go4Cycling is known to adapt the services to accommodate the different levels of their customers' capabilities. All distances are approximate and subject to change

 What’s not included
  • Airfare 
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch & 3 diners
  • Hotel incidentals (room service, phone, laundry, etc)
  • Optional VIP-access during the stages (start or finish)
  • Rental bikes
Date
From

Tuesday 16 July 2019

to

Monday 22 July 2019

From

€ 3535,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

BMC - World Class rental bicycles
Experience to ride a world-class and highly efficient carbon road bike. 
BMC swiss cycling technology.
You only need to bring your cycling shoes, helmet and pedals.

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2

 

The Teammachine has won them all; the Tour de France (Yell Cadel!), the Olympics (Greg VA!), World Championships (Fast Phil!), and grueling Classics. Despite its success, BMC has not been resting on their laurels: to stand still means being overtaken – to remain at the top, even the best must evolve. The new Teammachine pushes the boundaries of advanced cycling technology. Its creation has been all-encompassing. The result is the pinnacle of performance in competitive cycling: the world’s raciest balance of light weight, stiffness and compliance, perfected with maximal integration and Swiss design; a jet on wheels.

Your bike will be fitted with disk brakes, with the latest 2018 electronic shimano ultegra di2 shifting with a 50/34 front and 11/28 rear cassette giving you the right gear at the speed of light. The 40mm high-profile carbon DT swiss wheelset is mounted with 25mm clincher tires to offer you the lowest rolling resistance.

The SLR01 is available in sizes 54 - 56 - 58.

Rental prize: 70€/day

Rider's HeightInside LegMan frame size suggestedLadies frame size suggested
feed and inchescminchescmcmsizecmsize
4'11"-5'1" 150 - 155  26" - 28"   66 - 71  46 - 47 XXS 44 - 46 XXS
5'1" 155 - 160  27" - 29"  69 - 74 48 - 49 XS 47 - 49 XS
5'3" - 5'5"  160 - 165   28" - 30"  71 - 76  50 - 51  XS/S 50 - 52  S
5'5" - 5'7"  165 - 170   29" - 31"   74 - 79 52 - 53 53 - 54  M
5'7" - 5'9"  170 - 170   30" - 32"   76 - 81  54 - 55  M  55 - 56   M/L
5'9" - 5'11"  175 - 180  31" - 33"   79 - 84  56 - 57  M/L  57 - 58   L
5'11 - 6'1  180 - 185   32" - 34"   81 - 86  58 - 59   L  58 - 59   XL
6'1 - 6'3"  185 - 190   33" - 35"  84 - 89  60 - 61   XL  60 - 61  XL 
6'3" - 6'5"  190 - 195   34" - 36"   86 - 91  62 - 63   XXL  62 - 63   XXL

 

BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2

BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2

Who said you couldn’t have it all? The Roadmachine challenges the traditional road bike categories. From axle to axle, this bicycle delivers sleek, integrated technologies and hints at free speed from every angle. Brilliant pedaling efficiency and the ideal level of compliance for legendary long days of riding leave you with no doubts; this bike has it all.

The roadmachine 01 is an all but perfect bicylce. It’s a study in what road bikes for the non-racer are becoming: disc-equipped, light and compliant, fully integrated and versatile, thanks tot the tire clearance. It is one of the most striking bikes that BMC has ever produced.

Your bike will be fitted with disk brakes, with the latest 2018 electronic shimano ultegra di2 shifting with a 50/34 front and 11/28 rear cassette giving you the right gear at the speed of light. The light carbon 3T wheelset is mounted with 28mm clincher tires for added riding comfort.


The Roadmachine is available in sizes 58 - 56 & 54.

Rental prize: 70€/day

Rider's HeightInside LegMan frame size suggestedLadies frame size suggested
feed and inchescminchescmcmsizecmsize
4'11"-5'1" 150 - 155  26" - 28"   66 - 71  46 - 47 XXS 44 - 46 XXS
5'1" 155 - 160  27" - 29"  69 - 74 48 - 49 XS 47 - 49 XS
5'3" - 5'5"  160 - 165   28" - 30"  71 - 76  50 - 51  XS/S 50 - 52  S
5'5" - 5'7"  165 - 170   29" - 31"   74 - 79 52 - 53 53 - 54  M
5'7" - 5'9"  170 - 170   30" - 32"   76 - 81  54 - 55  M 55 - 56   M/L
5'9" - 5'11"  175 - 180  31" - 33"   79 - 84  56 - 57  M/L 57 - 58   L
5'11 - 6'1  180 - 185   32" - 34"   81 - 86  58 - 59   L 58 - 59   XL
6'1 - 6'3"  185 - 190   33" - 35"  84 - 89  60 - 61   XL 60 - 61  XL 
6'3" - 6'5"  190 - 195   34" - 36"   86 - 91  62 - 63   XXL 62 - 63   XXL


BMC SLR03 Shimano 105

BMC SLR03 Shimano 105

With an identical racing inspired geometry as the team machine 01, the 03 is an allround carbon racer that cannot hide its origins from the bike that stormed Philippe Gilbert to his world championship title or Cadel Evans to win the Tour de France.

Your bike will be fitted with rim brakes and a solid shimano 105 groupset with a compact 50/34 front chainring and 11/28 rear cassette in order to be able to tackle the steepest ‘cols’ or ‘cime’ that will cross your path during your journey.

The shimano wheelset is mounted with all round 25mm clincher tires.


BMC teammachine SLR03  - Shimano 105 is vailable in sizes 47 - 51 - 54 - 57.

Rental prize: 50€/day

Rider's HeightInside LegMan frame size suggestedLadies frame size suggested
feed and inchescminchescmcmsizecmsize
4'11"-5'1" 150 - 155  26" - 28"   66 - 71  46 - 47 XXS 44 - 46 XXS
5'1" 155 - 160  27" - 29"  69 - 74 48 - 49 XS 47 - 49 XS
5'3" - 5'5"  160 - 165   28" - 30"  71 - 76  50 - 51  XS/S 50 - 52  S
5'5" - 5'7"  165 - 170   29" - 31"   74 - 79 52 - 53 53 - 54  M
5'7" - 5'9"  170 - 170   30" - 32"   76 - 81  54 - 55  M 55 - 56   M/L
5'9" - 5'11"  175 - 180  31" - 33"   79 - 84  56 - 57  M/L 57 - 58   L
5'11 - 6'1  180 - 185   32" - 34"   81 - 86  58 - 59   L 58 - 59   XL
6'1 - 6'3"  185 - 190   33" - 35"  84 - 89  60 - 61   XL 60 - 61  XL 
6'3" - 6'5"  190 - 195   34" - 36"   86 - 91  62 - 63   XXL 62 - 63   XXL


BMC GF02 Shimano 105

BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Enjoy a relaxing ride with this bike. The comfort of the Granfondo combined with the durability of the Shimano Ultegra. The GF02 is available in sizes 48 - 51 - 54 & 58.

Rental prize: 50€/day

Rider's HeightInside LegMan frame size suggestedLadies frame size suggested
feed and inchescminchescmcmsizecmsize
4'11"-5'1" 150 - 155  26" - 28"   66 - 71  46 - 47 XXS 44 - 46 XXS
5'1" 155 - 160  27" - 29"  69 - 74 48 - 49 XS 47 - 49 XS
5'3" - 5'5"  160 - 165   28" - 30"  71 - 76  50 - 51  XS/S 50 - 52  S
5'5" - 5'7"  165 - 170   29" - 31"   74 - 79 52 - 53 53 - 54  M
5'7" - 5'9"  170 - 170   30" - 32"   76 - 81  54 - 55  M 55 - 56   M/L
5'9" - 5'11"  175 - 180  31" - 33"   79 - 84  56 - 57  M/L 57 - 58   L
5'11 - 6'1  180 - 185   32" - 34"   81 - 86  58 - 59   L 58 - 59   XL
6'1 - 6'3"  185 - 190   33" - 35"  84 - 89  60 - 61   XL 60 - 61  XL 
6'3" - 6'5"  190 - 195   34" - 36"   86 - 91  62 - 63   XXL 62 - 63   XXL


Date
From

Tuesday 16 July 2019

to

Monday 22 July 2019

From

€ 3535,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room

Bike rental

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Disc & Ultegra Di2
BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

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Date
From

Wednesday 3 July 2019

to

Tuesday 9 July 2019

From

€ 2785,00/person

Remarks

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Date
From

Monday 22 July 2019

to

Monday 29 July 2019

From

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Remarks

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Date
From

Saturday 6 July 2019

to

Sunday 28 July 2019

From

€ 1000,00/person

Remarks

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