Experience the world’s greatest bike race as it reaches the majestic Pyrenees. Enjoy epic climbs, thrilling descents and spectate the 107th edition of the race.
Now is your chance to test yourself on some of the most iconic climbs in cycling: the Port du Bales, the Col du Mente, the Peyresourde, Aubisque, Soulour & the Col du Marie Blanc.
Ride out of two charming bases, the French towns of Bagnères de Luchon & Oloron Sainte Marie.
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.
Arrival in Bagnères de Luchon
Optional warm-up ride, Superbagnères, 35 km, 1,100 m
Ride Stage 8 of the 2020 Tour de France!
Col du Mente, Port de Bales, 126 km, 3,400 m
Stage 8 of the 2020 Tour de France
Watch the race on the Col du Peyresourde, 37 km, 1,200 m
Stage 9 of the 2020 Tour de France
Morning transfer from Luchon to Lourdes (90 mins)
Ride the Col du Soulour & the Col du Aubisque, watch the stage finish in Laruns, 64 km, 1,700 m
Ride Stage 9, the Col de la Hourcère, Soudet & Col du Marie Blanc, 131 km, 2,900 m
Departure to Toulouse Airport
This is an itinerary desgined for intermediate riders who are up for a challenge! Guests are invited to take all climbs at their own pace, and the support vehicle will be near the group at all times. Guides will outline options to shorten the daily rides each day. Eat Sleep Cycle staff are experienced at supporting riders to achieve their goals whilst having a great time!
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.
Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel to prepare for a long day in the saddle.
Stay fuelled on the road with ride nutrition from the support vehicle & enjoy a nutritious picnic served by your guides.
Evening meals are enjoyed at the hotel or in our favourite local restaurants. These are not included in the tour.
Rest and recover from the day on the bike in the beautiful spa town of Bagnères de Luchon & the French village of Oloron-Sainte-Marie.
Perfectly located in the centre of town. Enjoy mountain views an an indoor swimming pool.
Enjoy elegant rooms, spa & swimming pool, as well as the gastronomic restuarant of Le Pastoral.
There are 5 nights accommodation included in the tour.
Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.
Choose from a state-of-the-art Factor bike, an Italian-made Basso, or a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium.
Need a boost? Why not hire our Orbea e-assist road bike, the M20 Gain.
All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes.
RIDLEY FENIX SL 105
BASSO ASTRA DISC
BASSO VENTA DISC
FACTOR O2 VAM
ORBEA M20 GAIN
Arrival: The meet point for the tour is Toulouse Airport at 14:00 on Day 1 of the tour.
Departure: On the last day there is a group transfer to Toulouse Airport arriving at 12:30, perfect for flights out after 14:30.
Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 5 nights, 3* & 4* Hotel
Food: Breakfast & roadside lunch
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Return group transfer to Toulouse Airport
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.
Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.
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
Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.
Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.
You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.
Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.