Classic Climbs of the Pyreneés

Scheduled

5 nights

Advanced

410 km

11700 m

FranceClassic Climbs of the Pyreneés

Summary

Conquer the Classic Climbs of the Pyrenees on this 6 day tour. Enjoy epic climbs, thrilling descents and exquisite, ever-changing scenery. The Pyrenees are known for hosting historic battles between the world’s best cyclists every year in the Tour de France.

Now is your chance to test yourself on some of the toughest climbs in cycling. The Tourmalet, the Peyresourde, the Aspin, the Hautacam, Luz Ardiden and more. Ride out from three Pyrenean bases – the pretty town of Bagnères de Luchon, Saint Lary Soulan and Saint Savin. Climb the iconic cols of cycling and tick them off your bucket list.

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.

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

DISTANCE

410 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

France

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Advanced

Average Distance X DAY

68 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 25 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 2.999

TOUR highlights

The Col du Tourmalet

Crepes on top of the Peyresourde

The Col du Soulour & Aubisque

The French villages of Luchon, Saint Lary & Saint Savin

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Advanced

Rated 3 out of 4 our Advanced tours are designed for people who ride regularly and want back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to the Pyreneés!

A group transfer will depart from Toulouse to the Pyrenean village of Bagnéres de Luchon. Enjoy a light lunch on arrival then it's time get set up and ready to ride!

EAT

Light lunch on arrival, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Etigny

CYCLE

Superbagnères, 35km, 1,100m

Day 1

Ares to Mente!

Enjoy a picturesque loop taking on the cols of Ares and Mente.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Etigny

CYCLE

Ares, Mente, 94km, 2,200m

Day 1

A HC kind of day!

Ride the roads in which Tour de France History has been made! The Port de Bales is another beautiful yet tough climb.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Etigny

CYCLE

Port de Bales, 70 km, 1,700 m

Day 1

All the way to the top!

Today say farewell to Bagnèrès du Luchon and ride north over the Peyresourde - a climb on the bucket list of everyone in cycling! Top at the cafe at the top for fresh crepes and enjoy a sweeping descent. The Val Louron Azet is up next. Listen to cow bells as you climb! Our resting place is down the other side in the spa town of Sant Lary Soulan.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Mercure

CYCLE

Bagnères de Luchon to Saint Lary Soulan Peyresourde, Val Louron Azet, 42 km, 1,600 m

Day 1

Homage to The Tour de France

This is one is a classic July afternoon at the Tour de France. A big challenge ahead which inlcudes the infamous slopes of the Col d'Aspin and the Tourmalet.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Rochers

CYCLE

Saint Lary Soulan to Saint Savin, Aspin, Tourmalet, 88 km, 2,400 m

Day 1

Col du Soulour & Aubisque

These roads have witnessed some epic cycling battles and moments that made it into Cycling's history book. (The most recent being that between Pojacar & Vingegaard in the 2022 Tour) Today is breathtakingly beautiful - enjoy the climb to the Solour, ride the Cirque du Litor road to the Aubisque and return. For riders wishing to leave it all on the road there's an option to add an ascent of the Spandelles - a stunning little-known climb which made Tour de France headlines in 2022.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Rochers

CYCLE

Soulour, Aubisque, Spandelles, 82 km, 2,700 m

Day 1

Departures from Saint Savin

Sadly, it's time to say goodbye! A group transfer departs for Tolouse Airport.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy full ride support from our professional guide team & support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides 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.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Filante SLR

Pure Road

The Filante SLR is an extremely lightweight aerodynamic bicycle used by World Tour team Astana. Enjoy a Shimano Ultegra Si2 groupset and DT Swiss ERC 1400 wheelset.

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Wilier Filante SL Hybrid Road E-Bike

Pure Road Electric

Our top of the range road e-bike from Wilier. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame, carbon wheelset and Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. The Filante Hybrid has a range of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. Range extenders are avialable to hire which doubles this range.

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Wilier Garda Hybrid Road E-Bike

All Road Electric

A comfortable e-road bike with a lightweight carbon frameset and a clean-cut design featuring fully integrated cable routing. The Garda Hybrid uses the proven and reliable Mahle X35+ drive unit with 250 Wh motor inserted in the rear hub while the battery is housed in the down tube. The groupset is Shimano 105 Di2. The Garda has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs - it's possible to rent a range extender to double the range for an additional fee.

Electric

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

Basso Diamante

Pure Road

The ultimate bike for climbers. The Diamante features a lightweight fully integrated frameset, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and a carbon ERC 1400 wheelset from DT Swiss. The Diamante has gearing for climbing - a 50/34 chainset and an 11-34 cassette.

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THE GUIDES

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Arrive to Toulouse Airport

MEETING POINT

Toulouse Train Station

TIME

10:00

DEPARTURE

Saint Savin - group transfer provided to Toulouse

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Fully supported

ACCOMMODATION

3* Hotels

FOOD

Breakfast, picnic lunches & 3 evening meals

TRANSFERS

Group transfers included from/to Toulouse

BIKE RENTAL

Included

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC France

Lavendar, croissants and café au lait… Mont Ventoux, the Gorges du Verdon and the Cote d’Azur. Need we say more?! The South of France offers unique and contrasting landscapes to experience on two wheels. From the picture-perfect lavender fields of Provence, to the iconic Mont Ventoux, to the wild, remote Cevennes & Ardeche mountains, the South of France offers incredible rides for cyclists of all abilities. The region’s warm Mediterranean climate makes the South of France the ideal location for year-round riding.

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RESERVATION
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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €499
Tuesday

25 June 2024

Sunday

30 June 2024

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Tuesday

23 July 2024

Sunday

28 July 2024

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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