WORLD TOUR

5 NIGHTS

COMFORT

LEVEL 2-3

364 KM

10,300 M

TOUR DE FRANCE CYCLE TOUR

Experience the world’s greatest bike race as it reaches the majestic Pyrenees. Enjoy epic climbs, thrilling descents and spectate the race as the Yellow Jersey celebrates its 100th year.

Now is your chance to test yourself on some of the most iconic climbs in cycling: the Tourmalet, the Peyresourde, the Aspin, Port du Bales & Col du Mente. Ride out of a charming base, the French town of Bagnères de Luchon.

On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. Our trip support is second to none and we pride ourselves on a high staff-guest ratio. We take care of everything so you can savour the ride of a lifetime. This is a flexible itinerary offering riders the opportunity to extend or shorten the ride depending on their fitness level.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Bagnères de Luchon
Optional evening warm-up ride.

Day 2:

Portillon,  61 km, 1,200 m
Make it epic: Superbagnères, 96 km, 2,300 m

Day 3:

Port de Bales (from Luchon), Peyresourde, 50 km, 1,600 m
Stage 12 of the 2019 Tour de France

Day 4:

Col de Mente, Col des Ares, 92 km, 2,000 m
Make it epic: Col de Portet d’Aspet, 101 km, 2,500 m

Day 5:

Peyresourde, Aspin, Tourmalet, 117 km, 3,800 m
Stage 14 finish on the Col du Tourmalet
Make it epic: Ride the return! 150 km, 5,300 m

Day 6:

Departure

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

This is a flexible itinerary for riders of a range of abilities. Guests are invited to take climbs at their own pace, and the support vehicle will be near the group at all times. Eat Sleep Cycle staff are experienced at supporting riders to achieve their goals whilst having a great time!

MAP

Tour de France Pyrenees Cycle Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • COL DU TOURMALET
  • STAGE 12 & STAGE 14 OF THE 2019 TOUR DE FRANCE
  • COL DU ASPIN
  • COL DU PEYRESOURDE
  • BAGNÈRES DE LUCHON

TOUR DE FRANCE CYCLING TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Rides are fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. On longer days the team will serve a roadside lunch – a time efficient pit stop with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fruit & veg to keep you energized and feeling healthy all week.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of Cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime. Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.

Mechanical support will be close by at all times.

Quick Facts
  • IN 2019 THE YELLOW JERSEY CELEBRATES ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY
  • THE 2019 ROUTE IS THE ‘HIGHEST IN HISTORY’
  • THE ROUTE FEATURES OVER 30 CATEGORISED CLIMBS

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Full Board

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and ride nutrition tailored especially for cyclists.

Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel to prepare for an epic day in the saddle. Then on the road eat a time-efficient lunch served by the support team and stay fueled all day with ride nutrition from the support vehicle.

Refuel for the next day with dinner in Bagnères du Luchon. Three evening meals are included in the tour. Guests are free to explore the town’s restaurants on the remaining four nights.

Pyrenean Hospitality

Rest and recover from the day on the bike in the beautiful spa town of Bagnères de Luchon.

Stay in the comfortable Hotel Alti * * *, perfectly located in the centre of town and equipped with mountain views an an indoor swimming pool.

There are 7 nights accommodation included in the tour.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, or a state-of-the-art Factor bike.  All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. 

Our Bikes

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY HELIUM X

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY FENIX DISC

  • Disc Brake Road Bike
  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • DTSwiss R24 DB wheelset.

FACTOR O2

  • State-of-the-art lightweight frameset
  • Black Inc. carbon wheels & finishing kit
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

16th – 21st July 2019

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,799*

Single Supplement €199

Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: The meet point for the tour is Toulouse Airport at 14:00 on Day 1 of the tour.

On the last day there is a group transfer to Toulouse Airport arriving at 12:00, perfect for flights out after 14:00.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 5 nights, 3* Hotel
Food: Breakfast, lunch & 3 evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Return group transfer to Toulouse Airport

Group Bookings

Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Tour Guides

EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

Classic Climbs of the Alps 5 star reviews

5 STAR REVIEWS

You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Local Knowledge

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

The first time I encountered Eat Sleep Cycle it was for a week long bike hire in Girona. I was so impressed by the bike, the company, and their staff that a year later when I was looking for a bike tour around the Tour de France I immediately thought of them [...] The entire week long trip was excellently supported on all levels. Nothing was too much to ask and Brian, Boris, and Caitlin did it all with a cheery disposition and a smile. Not only did they do an excellent job guiding and feeding us, it felt like they were mates along for the trip too.

Dawn Andres

If your looking at this wondering whether to call Eat Sleep Cycle then I urge you to do it. The trip we had with them was superb, couldn't fault it. All the guides stuck the perfect balance of being absolutely professional but by the end of your trip, good friends, I'll be back.

Ed English

When we were looking for an outfit to guide us through a cycling adventure through Pyrenean cols, [...]ESC were perfect. They personalized every aspect of the trip, from the routes to the hotels to the food.[...] ESC's local knowledge created a cycling trip that we won't soon forget. You just can't get this kind of attention and personalized catering from larger tour companies. I highly recommend booking your next cycling adventure with ESC. We're already looking forward to being with ESC in 2018. Chapeau, ESC!

Steve Derringer

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