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WORLD TOUR

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6 NIGHTS

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3* & 4* HOTELS

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LEVEL 2-3

Distance-Eat-Sleep-Cycle-European-Bike-Tour

300 KM

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8,150 M

TOUR DE FRANCE CYCLE TOUR

Experience the 110th edition of the world’s greatest bike race as it reaches the Pyrenees! This is an tour built for guests looking to test their legs on the iconic climbs of the Tour & get a taste of the action. Our first three days in the moutnains pay homeage to previous editions of the race – climb the Peyresourde, Aspin & Tourmalet & meet the race at the Stage 6 finish in Cauterets.

After the drama of Stage 6 we climb the stunning Aubisque and stay high in mountains. Wrap up the week with a stunning loop around the French Basque country & celebrate a week well spent with an evening to remember with your new found cycling friends.

In 2023 we have 4 itineraries to choose from – the Grand Depart Basque Country, the Alps & the Pyrenees & the Tour de France Femme.

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.

TOUR DE FRANCE PYRENEES

Day 1:

Arrival in Bagnèrès du Luchon
Warm-up ride, Superbagnèrès, 35 km, 1,100 m

Day 2:

Point to point ride from Luchon to Saint Lary Soulan, 44 km, 1,700 m
Test your legs on the Peyresourde, & climb the Val Louron Azet.
Optional extra climb: Lac du Cap du Long, 46 km, 1,400 m

Day 3:

Ride point to point to Argelez Gazost via the Aspin & Tourmalet, 92 km, 2,381 m
Two more giants of the Tour de France await today!

Day 4:

Stage 6 of the Tour de France! 35 km, 656 m
Today is the day! Soak up the atmosphere of the race & see the Stage Finish at Cauterets.

Day 5:

Relive Stage 18 of the 2021 race & climb the Soulour, Aubisque & Spandelles, 35 km, 1,500 m

Day 7:

Take on a breathtaking & beautiful loop in the French Basque country.
Finish in Lourdes for a spectacular last evening.

Day 6:

Departures – it’s time to say farewell!
There is a group transfer available to Toulouse Airport.

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

This is an itinerary desgined for intermediate & advanced 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.

Note that on race day the support vehicle may not beable to follow riders closely – guides will be on hand to provide additional support from the bike. Eat Sleep Cycle staff are experienced at supporting riders to achieve their goals whilst having a great time!

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • SPECTATE STAGE 6 OF THE 2023 TOUR DE FRANCE
  • CLIMB ICONIC CLIMBS IN THE PYRENEES
  • STAY IN CHARMING FRENCH TOWNS & VILLAGES

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
  • 2023 SEES THE 110TH EDITION OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE
  • 2023 SEES THE 2ND EDITION OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE FEMME

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Discover France

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.

Pyrenean Hospitality - Example Hotels

Rest and recover from the day on the bike in the charming towns of Bagnèrès du Luchon, Saint Lary Soulan & Argelez Gaszost

Hotel Etigny***, Bagnèrès du Luchon (1 night)

Charming & quintessentially French. Stay in the heart of Bagnèrès du Luchon, a traditional village in the Pyrenees.

Hotel Mir***, Saint Lary Soulan (1 night)

A family run hotel in the village of Saint Lary.

Hotel Les Rochers, Saint Savin (3 nights)

Stay in a charming guesthouse in the picturesque village of Saint Savin.

There are 5 nights accommodation included in the tour. We reserve the right to change hotels.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

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 Basso e-assist road bike, the Volta.

All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-30 or 11-32 cassettes. 

Our Bikes

BASSO VENTA RIVAL

  • Carbon Frame
  • Sram Rival 11 Speed
  • Microtech wheelset

BASSO ASTRA DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset
  • Disc brakes
  • 11-32 cassette

RIDLEY FENIX

  • Shimano Ultegra or Ultegra Di2 Groupset
  • Forza Wheelset
  • 11-30 cassette

FACTOR O2 VAM

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset
  • Black Inc wheels, finishing kit
  • 11-32 cassette

BASSO VOLTA ELECTRIC BIKE

  • Sram Rival 1 groupset
  • Microtech MX25
  • Polini E-P3 motor and battery (up to 220 Km range)

Our 2023 Tour de France waiting list is open!

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates 2023

July – dates are tbc!

Private tours available for 2023

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Example Price Per Head

€2,399

Single Supplement €499

Travel Logistics - Pyrenees Tour

Arrival: The meet point for the tour is Toulouse Airport at 12:00 noon on the first day of the tour.

Departure: On the last day there is a group transfer to arrive at Toulouse Airport by 12:00 noon, perfect for flights departing after 14:00.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 5 nights, 3* & 4* Hotel
Food: Full board – breakfast, picnic lunches, ride nutrition & evening meals (excludes drinks)
Bike Hire: Optional – save 10% on our advertised pricing.
Transfers: Group return transfers to Toulouse Airport

Group Bookings

Go Private: Private groups can book a similar trip for 2023

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.

Eat Sleep Cycle S.L. is a registered Spanish Travel Agency, registration number ESB55305734. This includes financial coverage for losses in case of insolvency by Seguros Catalana Occidente, Policy Number: 8-6.673.112-A & Civil Liability insurance by AXA Seguros, Policy Number: 81701012.

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

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.

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