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Duration
7 days / 6 nights

2014 Trip dates
July 21 › 27

Start location
Toulouse Blagnac Airport

Ending location
Toulouse Blagnac Airport

Accommodations
6 nights in St Lary (****)

Rental Bikes Available
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Price per person
$4,895 (double occupancy)
Single supplement: $950

Non-riders
Open to non-riders
(same price)


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Pyrenees Stages

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Details of our 2015 TDF trips will be available in November.

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Hugely popular with avid riders, our King of the Mountains trips provide the perfect mix of LIVE race-viewing and challenging rides over the toughest climbs of the Tour de France.

Join us in the Pyrenees for LIVE viewing of the 3 final mountain stages of the 2014 Tour de France. Ready to reach new heights? Our King of the Mountains trips take on the most ambitious and magnificent routes across the Pyrenees. Join our expert ride leaders on legendary climbs such as the Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Aspin and the Col de Peyresourde.

Trip Highlights

      • Witness all the action in the Pyrenees, LIVE on the mountainside:
                • Stage 16 - Port de Bales
                • Stage 17 - Pla d'Adet Summit Finish
                • Stage 18 - Hautacam Finish
      • Ride key segments of the Tour de France route just hours before the peloton.
      • Climb Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Aspin and Col de Peyresourde – 3 of the most legendary Tour de France climbs!

New for 2014

      • NO Hotel Changes! Stay in just 1 hotel in St Lary Soulan! No more tiring hotel changes - we've booked the most central and bike-friendly hotel in the Pyrenees.
      • Choose your ride every day! We will offer a fully supported Extreme and Performance ride each day of the trip. The Extreme will test even the most hardcore cyclist and the Performance, while still challenging, is slightly less daunting. See the full ride program below.
      • New for Non-Riding Partners - share accommodations with your partner - but join in the daily cultural and VIP race-viewing opportunities on our Spectator trip.

Our Race-Viewing Hospitality Areas

Enjoy your afternoon on the mountainside in the comfort and safety of our Race-Viewing Hospitality Areas:

      • Prime viewing spots - our teams are in place several days before the race ensuring that we secure strategically placed viewing locations close to the summits of the climbs
      • Large marquis tents
      • Catered lunch and refrigerator stocked with cold drinks
      • LIVE Satellite TV race coverage in English: This is a Thomson specialty. No other Tour operator has pulled off this feat on the mountain!

Click here for more pictures of our Race-Viewing Hospitality Areas

The Rides

Day
EXTREME PERFORMANCE
Ride Details Stats Ride Details
Stats
1

Cap de Long

29 miles
4593 ft

Mont Gaillard

20 miles
1476 ft
2
LIVE TDF Viewing
Port de Bales
66 miles
4600 ft
LIVE TDF Viewing
Port de Bales
38 miles
4209 ft
3
LIVE TDF Viewing
Pla d'Adet Finish
41 miles
6260 ft
LIVE TDF Viewing
Pla d'Adet Finish
14 miles
2749 ft
4
LIVE TDF Viewing
Hautacam Finish
40 miles
4596 ft
LIVE TDF Viewing
Hautacam Finish
26 miles
3720 ft
5

Col d'Aspin › Col du Tourmalet (both sides) › Hourquette d'Ancizan

87 miles
13481 ft

Col d'Aspin › Col du Tourmalet (La Mongie side) › Hourquette d'Ancizan

64 miles
9062 ft
6
Col de Val Louron-Azet › Col de Peyresourde › Superbagneres › Col de Peyresourde
86 miles
10361 ft
Col de Val Louron-Azet › Col de Peyresourde
36 miles
4669 ft
  TOTAL: 341 miles › 45,577 feet
TOTAL: 196 miles › 25,886 feet

* Please note that rides before and after TDF race-viewings are subject to change due to road closure schedules.


The Climbs

In just 1 week climb many of the legendary cols in the Pyrenees! Here's the complete list of cols included in both our ride programs, sorted by difficulty index:

Climb
Elev.
Gain
Av.
Grade
Length
Profile
Difficulty
Index
EXT
PERF
Col du Tourmalet (from Luz)
4,606 ft
7.4%
11.8 miles
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1076
 
Col du Tourmalet (La Mongie)
4,160 ft
7.4%
10.7 miles
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1013
Cap de Long
4,400 ft
5.9%
14.1 miles
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1012
 
Port de Bales
3,888 ft
6.3%
11.7 miles
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971
Hautacam
3,839 ft
6.8%
10.7 miles
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959
Superbagneres
3,839 ft
6.3%
11.5 miles
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941
 
Pla d'Adet
2,825 ft
8.0%
6.7 miles
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788
Col de Peyresourde (east)
3,081 ft
6.1%
9.5 miles
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674
 
Col de Val Louron-Azet (west)
2,559 ft
7.3%
6.7 miles
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656
Col de Val Louron-Azet (east)
2,034 ft
8.3%
4.6 miles
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561
 
Hourquette d'Ancizan (north)
2,966 ft
4.0%
14.0 miles
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540
Col d'Aspin (east)
2,556 ft
6.5%
7.4 miles
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538
Col de Peyresourde (west)
2,149 ft
6.6%
6.2 miles
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533
Mont Gaillard (from Arreau)
1,568 ft
8.8%
3.4 miles
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487
 
Mont Gaillard (from Borderes)
1,093 ft
5.8%
3.6 miles
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332
 

 

The Top Support

Quite simply, we provide the best support in the industry - guaranteed!

      • As VIP Official Tour Operator we have the constant support and assistance of the Tour de France organizers - this opens many otherwise closed doors...
      • Staff to client ratio of 1:4
      • The best staff in the industry - check out our testimonial page...!
      • Small Ride-groups - we split the overall group into ride-groups of approximately 10 riders. This allows us to have riders of similar ability within the same ride-group and provides a far superior cycling experience with full support but less waiting
      • 1 TBT experienced ride leader and 1 SAG van per ride-group
      • Experienced Mechanic
      • Top-of-the-line rental bikes

What's Included

      • 7 days / 6 nights fully accompanied trip
      • All accommodations (4-star hotel)
      • Free access to our Race-Viewing Hospitality Areas on Stages 16 & 18
      • All breakfasts
      • All but 1 dinner
      • 3 lunches
      • Pick-up at Toulouse Blagnac Airport
      • Drop-off at Toulouse Blagnac Airport
      • All ground transportation
      • All luggage transfer
      • Services of our expert guides
      • Experienced mechanic
      • Support vehicles
      • Thomson Bike Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles

What's Not Included

      • Airfare
      • Travel and personal insurance
      • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities

Bike Rental

The Bianchi Sempre Pro is available for rent on all our trips. Click here for full details of our rental bike program.