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Duration

7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, French

About this tour

The Tour Start In Toulouse And Finishes In Toulouseūüß≥‚úąÔłŹ Embark on an exhilarating journey through the breathtaking Pyrenees on the Tour de France 2024 route! ūüöī‚Äć‚ôāÔłŹ Starting in Toulouse, the tour covers the central to eastern Pyrenees, offering a perfect opportunity to discover the region’s stunning beauty. Prepare for an epic adventure as you conquer iconic mountain passes like Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourde, Port de Bales, Ment√©, Portet d’Aspet, and the renowned Col de Pailheres.

As a VIP participant ¬†you’ll enjoy exclusive privileges, including crossing the finish line ahead of the pros, sipping champagne at a privileged viewing spot during a stage finish, and engaging in conversations with former pro riders. Your intimate group, limited to a dozen people, will be accompanied by knowledgeable guides, ensuring an unforgettable experience both on and off the bike.

The Tour de France, established in 1903, stands as the world’s third-largest sporting event. Spanning three weeks in July, this epic race attracts elite cyclists from across the globe, with 20 to 22 teams covering approximately 3,500km. Join the 12 million enthusiastic spectators along the route, cheering on the cyclists and reveling in the excitement of the famous Publicity Caravan. Don’t miss out on the global spectacle, as 3.5 billion viewers from 190 countries tune in to witness the cyclists’ thrilling adventures! ūüĆćūüŹĀ

#TourDeFrance #PyreneesAdventure #CyclingEpic #VIPExperience #BucketListJourney #MountainPassChallenge #ProRiderEncounters #EpicFinishLine #DirectFlights

For Enquiry of this Tour, please contact Direct Flights
Kindly send us your email to: bookings@directflights.com.au

Package expires at on 30th, June 2024

Highlights

  • ūüŹĀ Experience VIP Access at the Izoard finish line area in Saint Lary Soulan
  • ūüöĶ‚Äć‚ôāÔłŹ Explore the breathtaking Col du Tourmalet, the scenic Col d'Aspin, and the charming Saint Lary Soulan in the Pyrenees!
  • ūüĆĄ Discover the picturesque Aure valley and the stunning Col de Pailheres on your cycling adventure!
  • ūüöź Support for Biking Tour with Van: Our vans comfortably accommodate the driver and 8 participants.
  • ūüóļÔłŹ Van Tour Guide Assistance: Daily route planning, bike preparation, picnics, snacks, and expert guidance during excursions

Included/Excluded

  • 4 nights stay in Loudenvielle at Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle - 4* or similar
  • 2 nights stay in Couiza at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse - 4* or similar
  • All transfers during the trip
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 5 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
  • 4 dinners
  • Snacks and drinks when biking with 1 energy pack
  • VIP Access Podium day Pla d'Adet in Saint-Lary-Soulan
  • VIP access to the Relais Etape
  • VIP Access Izoard finish line in Plateau de Beille
  • Tour de France gift
  • 1 bike jersey
  • A certified guide
  • Van assistance
  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing, and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

Itinerary

Embark on our Pyrenees and Tour de France 2024 journey commencing at Toulouse airport or train station in the early afternoon. Upon arrival, we'll warmly welcome the group and embark on a 2-hour transfer to our hotel in Loudenvielle, nestled in the heart of the Pyrenees. This picturesque village serves as the perfect base for exploring the region's legendary passes. Following a brief orientation and bike fitting, you can explore the village on foot or set out on bike adventures from the hotel. In the evening, join us for a delightful dinner (no drinks) at the hotel restaurant, where we'll raise a toast to the beginning of this exceptional adventure. Overnight stay in Loudenvielle at Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle or similar.

Dinner

Begin your first day in the Pyrenees with a picturesque cycling loop featuring the Col de Peyresourde (1569m - 5147 feet), Bagnères de Luchon, and Port de Balès (1755m - 5758 feet). The journey kicks off with a 10 km (6.2mi) ascent from Peyresourde, offering breathtaking views of the wild Pyrenean landscapes. Descend to Bagnères de Luchon, a charming spa village typical of the Pyrenees, before traversing the valley to reach the 18 km-long (11mi) Port de Balès. Conclude the route by climbing the Col de Peyresourde from the other side, arriving back in Loudenvielle. Return to the hotel to catch the thrilling finish of the day's stage in Villeneuve sur Lot on television, likely to culminate in a sprint. Explore Loudenvielle's restaurants in the evening and enjoy a delightful at leisure. Overnight stay in Loudenvielle at Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle or similar.

Breakfast, Lunch

Following a hearty breakfast, brace yourself for an exhilarating day of cycling featuring the ascent of two iconic cols: Col d'Aspin (1489m - 4885 feet) and Col du Tourmalet (2115m - 6939 feet). Depart directly from the hotel, starting with the ascent of the first pass, Col d'Azet (1580m - 5184 feet). Roll through the picturesque Aure valley to reach the base of Col d'Aspin, where a scenic road winds through Pyrenean pastures, offering breathtaking views and encounters with freely roaming farm animals. Transition to Sainte Marie de Campan and ascend the renowned Col du Tourmalet, a challenge feared by all Tour de France racers. The Tourmalet will be tackled from the opposite side by the Tour de France peloton the following day. Return to the hotel by van to relax in the late afternoon and catch the day's stage in Pau on television. Overnight stay in Loudenvielle at Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle or similar.

Breakfast

On this extraordinary day, you will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live a dream experience like a Tour de France rider. You will have the chance to cross the finish line and stand on the podium just a few hours before the professionals. It will be an unforgettable experience! You will start the day with a hearty breakfast, and then your guide will take you to the final 30 kilometers of the Tour de France course. You will ride the last few kilometers and live your dream of crossing the finish line of the Tour de France just moments before the professional cyclists. For this special occasion, the roads will be closed, and you will be escorted by an official vehicle. You will be cheered on by hundreds of Tour de France fans, so don't forget to bring your camera. After crossing the finish line, you can then cheer on the pros from the backstage of the world's largest cycling event. You will then head to the podium day in Saint Lary Soulan, where you will tackle the last 40 kilometers of the day's stage by climbing up to Pla d'Adet, a picturesque ski resort in the Pyrenees. Once you reach the top, you will cross the finish line and stand proudly on the TDF podium to capture this unforgettable moment. You will then head to the VIP finish area of Saint Lary Soulan, where you can watch the professional peloton arrive in VIP style, with a glass of champagne in hand. From this area, you will have an exceptional view over the end of the stage, and all the comforts you need to wait for the pros to arrive, including drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Our team will be at your entire disposal, taking care of everything you need. With live broadcasting of the race on plasma screens, you can follow the stage's progress and the arrival. Overnight stay in Loudenvielle at Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle or similar.
Breakfast, Dinner

Embrace the spirit of Tour de France cyclists as you venture into the lesser-known Ariege Pyrenees, a region boasting numerous advantages for cyclists, including wildlife, scenic small roads, and exceptional views. In the morning, a van transfer will bring you to St Béat before tracing the Tour de France route ahead of the peloton to St Girons. Ascend the magnificent Col de Menté (1349m - 4426 feet) and Portet d'Aspet (1069m - 3507 feet), soaking in the atmosphere and breathtaking scenery. Descend to Saint Girons and relish exclusive VIP access to the Relais Etape, positioned in the heart of the day's stage. Here, follow the race on a large screen, savour a delightful lunch with the group, and soak in the festive atmosphere. After the riders pass through, journey back to your next hotel in Couiza, a quintessential village in southwest France. Overnight stay in Couiza at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse or similar.

Breakfast, Dinner

On your final day of cycling, a delightful loop awaits you on the narrow and untamed roads of the Eastern Pyrenees. Traverse the stunning Gorges du Rebenty to reach the day's initial pass, Col du Pradel (1673m - 5488 feet), followed by the ascent of Col de Pailheres (2001m - 6565 feet) with its winding turns and breathtaking vistas. The concluding leg of the journey is predominantly downhill as you trace the scenic Gorges de l'Aude. This charming road nestled between two cliffs is truly splendid, so relish this moment of joy. Upon returning to the hotel, savour your last evening with our guides and the group, sharing anecdotes from the trip and enjoying a delightful moment together. Overnight stay in Couiza at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse or similar.

Breakfast, Dinner

It's departure day, so make the most of the last few moments with the group and return home with your head full of memories. Your guides will transfer you to Toulouse in the morning.

Breakfast

Hotel Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle

Loudenvielle The Mercure Peyragudes Loudenvielle Pyrénées is located in the village of Loudenvielle, in the heart of the Louron Valley just minutes from Lake Génos, and opposite the Skyvall cable cars. It combines charm and conviviality in harmony with the architectural spirit of the Louron. An ideal location for mountain lovers at any time of theyear.

Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse

Couiza Explore France's history at Ch√Ęteau des Ducs de Joyeuse for a unique experience! The castle, resonating with the valiant spirit of the Joyeuse family and their lavish parties spanning five centuries, is a captivating destination. The scenic route to the Aude's upper valley holds surprises for history enthusiasts. Upon reaching Couiza, be enthralled by the unfolding spectacle.

Durations

7 Days 6 Nights

Languages

English
French

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Road Bike: Scott Addict 20 Disc

 

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 20 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel. Available sizes : S, M, L, XL

FEATURES:

  • Frame : Addict Disc HMF Carbon technology Endurance geometry
  • Shifters : Shimano 105 ST-R7020
  • Crank : Shimano FC-R7000 50-34
  • Cassette : Shimano CS-R7000, 11-32, 11 speeds
  • Disc Brakes: Shimano BR-R7070 Hyd Disc, 160 mm
  • Wheels : Syncros RP2.0 Disc 28 Front
  • Tires : Schwalbe ONE Fold, 700x30C
  • Weight : 8,40 kg / 18,52 lbs
Prices are dynamic based on travel dates. Please proceed to Book Now for  details.

 

Road Bike: Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2

 

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next road. Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL
 
FEATURES:
  • Frame : Torayca T600 UD
  • Shifters :Shimano 105 Di2 12V
  • Crank : Shimano 105 - 50-34T
  • Cassette :Shimano 105 CS-R7100, 11-34, 12 speed
  • Disc Brakes: Shimano 105, rotor 160mm
  • Wheels : Fullcrum Racing 800
  • Tires : Pirelli P7 Sport
  • Weight : 9,15kg
Prices are dynamic based on travel dates. Please proceed to Book Now   for details.

 

Road Bike: Trek Emonda SLR 7

 

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise. Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
 
FEATURES:
  • Frame : 800 Series OCLV Carbon
  • Shifters : Shimano Ultegra R8170 Di2
  • Crank : Shimano Ultegra R8100, 50-34
  • Cassette : Shimano Ultegra R8100, 11-34, 12 speeds Disc
  • Brakes : Shimano MT800, centerlock, 160 mm
  • Wheels : Bontrager Aerolus Pro 37
  • Tires : Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, 700x25C Weight : 7,76 kg / 17,11 lbs
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DF/ETG-13695

  • 10- July -2024

  • AUD$10441 Per Person/Twin Share

Tour's Location

Toulouse, France
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