Tour de France 2018

 

 

Itinerary for the Tour week 21 - 28 July 2018

Sat 21st: If you are flying into Lourdes or Pau then its an early flight, we will be there to meet you with the team from Pyrenees Cycling for the short transfer to Bareges. Time to get your bikes set up on arrival and get out for an afternoon ride. Transfers can also be made from Lourdes train station.

Sunday 22nd: A ride around the Tourmalet, the Col a 100km round trip ride, vehicle support as always will be on hand should there be any mechanicals or tired legs(hopefully not at this early stage)! Your ride leaders will point out intersting points of view and answer any questions you may have along the ride. Back in time to see the Tour finish on the TV in the afternoon.

Monday 23rd: A ride up to Cauterets stage of the 2015 Tour through main square in Cauterets, we will be tackling the short but steep climb of Cambasque scene of the Lemond - Fignon battle of the 1989 Tour, returning for those that would like to do an extra climb of Luz Ardiden always a favourite of the Tour sadly not this year.

Tuesday 24th: Starting to climb from of Luz St Sauveur we head up the valley past the Pic du Bergons as we ride close to the edge of the Gave du Gavarnie towards the village of Gedre this is the easy part once into Gavarnie village we swing a right and head up the Port du Boucharo 2230m up to the Spanish border a total of 32kms. On our return should those of you that want to do the last climb of the week the Cirque de Troumouse is waiting for you a quiet but tough climb getting you up to above 1900m is a great finish on one of the not so well known climbs of the Pyrenees.

Wednesday 25th: Today we catch our first glimpse of the Tour finishing in St Lary an early start for those that want to ride out can, across the ride out the Toumalet from Bareges the Aspin or the Hourquette, this ride has a support vehicle to pick you up or drop you off further towards St Lary if you prefer not to ride the full 115kms, this can be arranged with your guides on the day depending on how you are feeling and if the weather is good you can ride back ;-).

Thursday 26th: We will be riding across to watch the finish in Pau via the Col du Soulor and the Col d'Aubisque for those that . Alternatively we will be running vehicles across  We also get a support vehicle to pick you up on route back to Bareges this can be arranged with your guides on the day depending on how you are feeling and if the weather is good.

Friday 27th: A short ride to the top of the Tourmalet to watch them come up and over then back to Les Sorbiers hopefully in time to watch the finish on TV in Laruns.

Your week in in the Pyrenees includes

  • Half board accomodation.
  • Breakfast every day and a 3 course evening meal every day except Wednesday our night off.
  • Transfers to and from Lourdes, Pau airports and Lourdes Train Station.
  • Vehicle back up / assistance should you need it.
  • Energy bars and drinks for your rides.

Does not inlcude:

  • Flights to and from the Pyrenees.
  • Any lunches during the day or coffee stop drinks
  • Any bar drinks or wine on a evening in the Hotel.

The price for the week per person based on room share please see our prices page for further details.

Please contact us via our email info@lessorbiers.co.uk or via our contacts page we look forward to riding the roads of the Pyrenees with you.