Experience the 109th edition of the world’s greatest bike race as it reaches the Pyrenees. Spectate stages 17 & 18 of the 2022 Tour de France & ride iconic climbs in the region, including the Aspin, Tourmalet, Aubisque & Hautacam. Ride out of three charming bases, the French towns of Bagnèrès-du-Luchon, Saint Lary Soulan & Saint Savin.
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 Bagnèrès du Luchon
Warm-up ride, Superbagnèrès, 35 km, 1,100 m
Point to point ride from Luchon to Saint Lary Soulan, 51 km, 1,700 m
Test your legs on tomorrow’s Stage finish, the Peyragudes, & climb the Val Louron Azet.
Optional extra climb (or relax in the hotel Spa!): Lac du Cap du Long, 46 km, 1,400 m
Stage 17 of the Tour de France
Watch the tour as it crosses the Aspin en route the stage finish
Ride point to point to Saint Savin via the Tourmalet, 91 km, 2,500 m
Stage 18 of the Tour de France
Watch the stage roll out in Lourdes them climb the Hautacam to witness a spectacular stage finish
72 km, 1,500 m
Relive Stage 18 & climb the Soulour, Aubisque & Spandelles, 82 km, 2,700 m
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 days 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!
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.
Rest and recover from the day on the bike in the charming towns of Bagnèrès du Luchon, Saint Lary Soulan & Saint Savin.
Hotel Alti****, Bagnèrès du Luchon (1 night)
A smart hotel in the centre of a buzzing town.
Mercure****, Saint Lary Soulan (1 night)
Relax & unwind at the Spa!
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.
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.
BASSO VENTA RIVAL
BASSO ASTRA DISC
FACTOR O2 VAM
BASSO VOLTA ELECTRIC BIKE
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.
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
Go Private: Private groups can book a similar trip for 2023
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
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