Before le Tour
July 10, 2013 - 12:00
10 -17 July 2014
You have always wanted to ride the same roads and the same climbs as the Tour de France’s riders?
Ride through the same stages as Tour de France’s pretenders like Froome, Nibali or Quintana? Bike Basque offers you this opportunity.
What we offer you during this cycling trip is to ride the Pyrenean Tour de France’s stages a week before the pro-riders, a perfect way to ride like a pro or even prepare the « Etape du Tour » which will take place 3 days after the end of this trip.
The 2014 Tour de France schedules 3 stages through the Pyrenées:
-Carcassone to Bagneres de Luchon
-St Gaudens to St Lary Soulan - Pla d’Adet
-Pau to Hautacam
In order to remain enjoyable and be open to as many riders as possible, we have decided to divide each stage into 2 rides, for an average of 85km a day over 6 days.
What’s the program?
July 10: Arrival in Carcassonne, picking up of all the guests from airport or train station, setting of the bikes, meeting with the team and presentation of the rides day by day, a road book will be handed out to each participant before a welcome dinner in the city of Carcassonne.
11 July: Carcassonne to Saint Girons - 122km
12 July: Saint Girons to Bagnéres de Luchon - 115km
13 July: Saint Gaudens to Bagnéres de Luchon - 68.5km
14 July: Bagnéres de Luchon St Lary Soulan- Pla d'Adet - 56.5km (Lunch at the top of the Pla d'Adet)
15 July: Pau to Bagnéres de Bigorre - 65km
16 July: Bagnéres de Bigorre to Hautacam - 80km (Lunch at the top of Hautacam)
17 July: Departure from Argeles Gazost after the last breakfast, we could drop you off
at your departure spot
For a clear and virtual view of the tour, go to http://www.bikebasque.co.uk/en/before-le-tour-routes,44.html
-8 days/7 nights
-Half-board (breakfast and lunch)
-2 professional guides
-2 support vehicles
-Transportation from your arrival spot* to your departure spot**.
-Transportation of your personal belongings throughout the 8 days
-Snacks and drinks during your rides