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The Pyrenees stages with the Premier Official Tour Operator

LIVE race-viewing of the key Pyrenees stages during Week 2 of the Tour de France. Witness the Tour LIVE on the iconic climb to Pla d’Adet and enjoy VIP access to the Stage Finish in Pau. Ride the Col d’Aspin, Col de Peyresourde, Port de Bales – and of course the Tourmalet!

Thomson Tour de France K/QOM Challenges are the trips of choice for avid cyclists of all abilities looking for a unique blend of LIVE race-viewing and challenging riding.

Be there on Pla d’Adet to experience the Tour de France LIVE on this iconic climb. Mingle with pro riders and Tour celebrities with our privileged VIP access to the Departure Village and Team Paddock at the start of Stage 15 in Loudenvielle. Experience a memorable day in Pau with an official ride across the Finish Line before the peloton, a photo shoot on the Official Podium, then witness the Finish of Stage 13, LIVE from the Official VIP Lounge.

Riding is also a key feature of every Thomson Tour de France trip and on this trip you’ll have the opportunity to conquer numerous famous climbs including the legendary Col du Tourmalet, the Col d’Aspin, the Col de Peyresourde, the Port de Balès (where Andy Schleck dropped his chain in the 2010 TDF),  and one of our favorite climbs, the little-known but super-challenging climb to Cap de Long on the Spanish border. 

Next Departure

July 9th 2024


Rental Bike

USD $550


From

USD $7,695


Duration

7 days / 6 nights


Non-Rider Friendly

Yes


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Tour de France
Fantastic honeymoon, and we cannot wait to do another trip with Thomson Bike Tour! Every detail was thought through and we were able to ride ...

Christine Luo, USA — 2023

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What an AMAZING week. Thomson continues to demonstrate why you are simply unmatched in the business. The riding was out of this world, the staff ...

Seth Kaufman, USA — 2016

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This was an amazing experience. Challenging, exciting, beautiful with exceptional access to a major sporting event. Our week in the Pyrenees was a lifetime event! ...

Thomas DeVita, USA — 2016

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Daily itineraries

Only with Thomson: a choice of 3 fully supported rides each day. With daily rides from 25km to 150km (15 miles to 90 miles), no matter your fitness level, we’ve got you covered!

 

Your partner doesn’t ride but is a Tour de France fan: no problem, our Non-riding Companion program features daily activities and Tour de France viewing for those who prefer not to ride.

 

Check out our Sport, Performance, Epic and Non-Riding Companion itineraries below.

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01 Bienvenue en France! Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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01 Bienvenue en France! Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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01 Bienvenue en France! Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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01 Bienvenue en France!
02 Port de Balès (Chaingate) Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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02 Port de Balès (Chaingate) Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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02 Ainsa visit Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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02 Le Col d'Aspin
03 The Tourmalet Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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03 The Tourmalet Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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03 Pic du Midi Observatory Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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03 The Tourmalet
04 Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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04 Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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04 Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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04 Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish
05 LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Pla d'Adet Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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05 LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Pla d'Adet Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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05 LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Pla d'Adet Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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05 LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Pla d'Adet
06 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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06 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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06 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
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06 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access
07 Au revoir et à bientôt!
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Day 1

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Bienvenue en France!

Your trip starts at Toulouse Blagnac Airport where our staff will meet you before the transfer to your hotel in St Lary.

After a brief orientation meeting, lunch and bike build-up, you’ll head out on our warm-up ride, a magnificent ride through the rolling hills that surround the Aure Valley. Serene roads and spectacular mountain landscapes set the scene for the week to come!

Bienvenue en France!

Your trip starts at Toulouse Blagnac Airport where our staff will meet you before the transfer to your hotel in St Lary.

After a brief orientation meeting, lunch and bike build-up, you’ll head out on our warm-up ride which takes you high into the hills above the Aure Valley over the Col de Ris. Serene roads and spectacular mountain landscapes set the scene for the week to come!

Bienvenue en France!

Your trip starts at Toulouse Blagnac Airport where our staff will meet you before the transfer to your hotel in St Lary.

After a brief orientation meeting, lunch and bike build-up, you’ll head out on our warm-up ride over the famous Cat.1 climb to the Col de Val Louron-Azet, a spectacular climb with stunning views of the high peaks that mark the border with Spain.

Bienvenue en France!

Your trip starts at Toulouse Blagnac Airport where our staff will meet you before the transfer to your hotel in St Lary. In the afternoon we’ll organise a walk around the small town of St Lary, a very quaint mountain town with lots of lovely cafés where we can enjoy a coffee.

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Port de Balès (Chaingate)

Your first big ride in the Pyrenees and we’ve picked the legendary Tour de France climb, the stunning Col d’Aspin, as your first test. The Aspin was the favorite climb of Thomson Bike Tours co-founder, the late Paul Rogen – and Paul never missed an opportunity to ride this climb whenever he left his home in Connecticut for a trip in the Pyrenees!

You’ll ride from the hotel and enjoy a 15km warm-up before reaching the town of Arreau where you’ll start the climb to the Aspin. Enjoy the ride and don’t forget to stop along the way to marvel at the highest peaks in the Pyrenees off to your left as you’re climbing!

Port de Balès (Chaingate)

First big ride in the Pyrenees and we kick things off with one of our favorite Pyreneeen climbs. The Port de Bales was first introduced to the Tour de France in 2007 when a gravel forestry trail was asphalted allowing a connection between two valleys. It’s probably best remembered for the “chaingate” incident in 2010 when Alberto Contador attacked Andy Schleck after Andy had dropped his chain.

Stunning scenery, no traffic, great pavement, fantastic views from the summit, and on a par with the Tourmalet in terms of difficulty all combine to make the Port de Bales one of our all-time favorite climbs. It’s a long ride so our staff will advance you 50km in the vans, to the village of St Bertrand de Comminges. From St Bertrand you’ll have a 10km warm-up before reaching Mauleon-Barousse and the start of the climb. From the summit, enjoy the great descent before the final climb of your trip, the iconic Col de Peyresourde.

Port de Balès (Chaingate)

First big ride in the Pyrenees and we kick things off with one of our favorite Pyreneeen climbs. The Port de Bales was first introduced to the Tour de France in 2007 when a gravel forestry trail was asphalted allowing a connection between two valleys. It’s probably best remembered for the “chaingate” incident in 2010 when Alberto Contador attacked Andy Schleck after Andy had dropped his chain.

Stunning scenery, no traffic, great pavement, fantastic views from the summit, and on a par with the Tourmalet in terms of difficulty all combine to make the Port de Bales one of our all-time favorite climbs. From the summit, enjoy the great descent before the final climb of the day, the iconic Col de Peyresourde.

Ainsa visit

Our hotel in St Lary is very close to Spain and today we’ve organised a day-trip over the border into Spain to visit the beautiful town of Ainsa. Sitting on a hlll-top above the new town, the medieval town is a real gem to visit. Enjoy tapas and wine in the Plaza Major which dates back to the 12th century then discover Ainsa’s narrow medieval streets on a walk around the old town.

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The Tourmalet

Today’s your chance to ride the most famous of all Pyreneen climbs – the legendary Col du Tourmalet.

After breakfast you’ll jump in one of our support vans for a short, 30-minute transfer to the Hourquette d’Ancizan where you’ll start the ride. The descent through the vast prairies that surround the Hourquette is one of the prettiest rides in the Pyrenees. The village of Sainte Marie de Campan signals the start of the climb to the Tourmalet. The summit lies 17km ahead at an altitude of 2115m. Bon courage!

The Tourmalet

Today’s your chance to ride the most famous of all Pyreneen climbs – the legendary Col du Tourmalet.

Setting out from the hotel your first challenge is in the form of the Cat.1 Hourquette d’Ancizan. The descent of the Hourquette takes you to Ste Marie de Campan and the start of the Tourmalet. Enjoy a snack at the famous cafe on the summit before heading back down to Ste Marie and the start of the magnificent ride over the Col d’Aspin and back to your hotel in St Lary Soulan.

The Tourmalet

Today’s your chance to ride the most famous of all Pyreneen climbs – the legendary Col du Tourmalet. And trust Thomson to add an extra twist, and have you climb it not once, but twice – from the Ste Marie de Campan side and from the Luz St Sauveur side. Only with Thomson!

Setting out from the hotel your first challenge is in the form of the Cat.1 Hourquette d’Ancizan. The descent of the Hourquette takes you to Ste Marie de Campan and the start of the Tourmalet. Enjoy a snack at the famous cafe on the summit before heading down to Luz St Sauveur where you’ll turn around and head back up for your 2nd “Tourmalet” of the day.

Pic du Midi Observatory

Today, your cycling partner will be climbing the most famous climb in the Pyrenees, the Col du Tourmalet. You’ll also head towards the Tourmalet, stopping at the ski station of La Mongie where you’ll take the spectacular cable car to the Pic du Midi summit and observatory. After visiting this famous site, we’ll continue on to the Col du Tourmalet where we may time it right to have a coffee with your partner at the café on the summit.

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Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish

A unique opportunity today to ride your bike across the Official Finish Line just a few hours before the peloton – followed by a photo shoot on the Official Podium. You’ll round off an amazing Tour de France day by witnessing the Race Finish from the VIP Tribune at the Finish Line in Pau.

We’ve secured access to the VIP Tribune located at the Finish – and to get there you’ll enjoy a beautiful ride through the French countryside on the actual race route of today’s Tour de France stage, so you can expect to be cheered on by thousands of passionate fans.

Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish

A unique opportunity today to ride your bike across the Official Finish Line just a few hours before the peloton – followed by a photo shoot on the Official Podium. You’ll round off an amazing Tour de France day by witnessing the Race Finish from the VIP Tribune at the Finish Line in Pau.

We’ve secured access to the VIP Tribune located at the Finish – and to get there you’ll enjoy a beautiful ride through the French countryside on the actual race route of today’s Tour de France stage, so you can expect to be cheered on by thousands of passionate fans.

Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish

A unique opportunity today to ride your bike across the Official Finish Line just a few hours before the peloton – followed by a photo shoot on the Official Podium. You’ll round off an amazing Tour de France day by witnessing the Race Finish from the VIP Tribune at the Finish Line in Pau.

We’ve secured access to the VIP Tribune located at the Finish – and to get there you’ll enjoy a beautiful ride through the French countryside on the actual race route of today’s Tour de France stage, so you can expect to be cheered on by thousands of passionate fans.

Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish

Our cycling group will be riding across the Official Finish Line just a few hours before the peloton where you’ll be invited to join them for a photo shoot on the Official Podium. You’ll round off an amazing Tour de France day by witnessing the Race Finish from the VIP Tribune at the Finish Line in Pau.

Day 5

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LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Pla d'Adet

A summit finish today on the famous climb to Pla d’Adet where george Hincapie won the Tour de France stage back in 2005. Pla d’Adet is situated directly above our hotel in St Lary Soulan so you’ll ride from the hotel on a short warm-up before meeting up with the Tour de France race route and the final climb to Pla d’Adet. Riding this legendary climb on race day will be an experience you’re unlikely to forget. Enjoy!

Our Logistics Team will have set up our Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on the climb to Pla d’Adet which will be buzzing with thousands of passionate fans excited to see the stage finish on this legendary climb. Enjoy the atmosphere from the comfort of our Private Hospitality Marquee. Food, drinks, and satellite TV race coverage will keep you entertained as you wait for the peloton to approach.

LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Pla d'Adet

A summit finish today on the famous climb to Pla d’Adet where george Hincapie won the Tour de France stage back in 2005. You’ll ride from the hotel over the Col d’Azet Val Louron then along the valley where you’ll meet up with the Tour de France race route before the final climb to Pla d’Adet. Riding this legendary climb on race day will be an experience you’re unlikely to forget. Enjoy!

Our Logistics Team will have set up our Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on the climb to Pla d’Adet which will be buzzing with thousands of passionate fans excited to see the stage finish on this legendary climb. Enjoy the atmosphere from the comfort of our Private Hospitality Marquee. Food, drinks, and satellite TV race coverage will keep you entertained as you wait for the peloton to approach.

LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Pla d'Adet

A summit finish today on the famous climb to Pla d’Adet where George Hincapie won the Tour de France stage back in 2005. You’ll ride from the hotel over the classic Col d’Aspin where you’ll meet up with the Tour de France race route on the climb to Hourquette d’Ancizan then along the valley before the final climb to Pla d’Adet. Riding this legendary climb on race day will be an experience you’re unlikely to forget. Enjoy!

Our Logistics Team will have set up our Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on the climb to Pla d’Adet which will be buzzing with thousands of passionate fans excited to see the stage finish on this legendary climb. Enjoy the atmosphere from the comfort of our Private Hospitality Marquee. Food, drinks, and satellite TV race coverage will keep you entertained as you wait for the peloton to approach.

LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Pla d'Adet

A big mountain stage in the Pyrenees with the Stage finishing in Pla d’Adet, directly above our hotel in St Lary. Our staff will drive you to close to the summit where our Logistics Team will have set up our Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee where you’ll join thousands of passionate fans excited to see the stage finish on this legendary climb. Enjoy the atmosphere from the comfort of our Private Hospitality Marquee. Food, drinks, and satellite TV race coverage will keep you entertained as you wait for the peloton to approach.

Day 6

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LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access

After breakfast you’ll head over to Loudenvielle to experience the start of Stage 15 of the Tour de France. You’ll have privileged access to the VIP Departure Village and Team Paddock, a great place to mingle and meet the riders as they relax and warm-up before the start of today’s stage.

In the afternoon join our ride leaders for a magnificent final ride to one of our favorite Pyreneen climbs, the Col de Val Louron Azet, with it’s spectacular views of the high peaks that form the border with Spain.

After the ride, we’ll meet up in the Hotel Bar to toast a sensational week in the Pyrenees with a few celebratory drinks before dinner.

LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access

After breakfast you’ll head over to Loudenvielle to experience the start of Stage 15 of the Tour de France. You’ll have privileged access to the VIP Departure Village and Team Paddock, a great place to mingle and meet the riders as they relax and warm-up before the start of today’s stage.

In the afternoon join our ride leaders for a magnificent final ride which features the spectacular climb to Cap de Long, rated one of the most beautiful (and challenging) climbs in the Pyrenees.

After the ride, we’ll meet up in the Hotel Bar to toast a sensational week in the Pyrenees with a few celebratory drinks before dinner.

LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access

After breakfast you’ll head over to Loudenvielle to experience the start of Stage 15 of the Tour de France. You’ll have privileged access to the VIP Departure Village and Team Paddock, a great place to mingle and meet the riders as they relax and warm-up before the start of today’s stage.

In the afternoon join our ride leaders for a magnificent final ride which features the spectacular climb to Cap de Long, rated one of the most beautiful (and challenging) climbs in the Pyrenees.

After the ride, we’ll meet up in the Hotel Bar to toast a sensational week in the Pyrenees with a few celebratory drinks before dinner.

LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access

Today the Tour de France leaves the region and heads out on a challenging mountain stage to the Plateau de Bielle. We’ll head over to Loudenvielle to experience the start of the Tour de France stage. You’ll have privileged access to the VIP Departure Village and Team Paddock, a great place to mingle and meet the teams and individual riders as they prepare for the start of the stage. In the evening, we’ll meet up in the Hotel Bar to toast a sensational week in Italy with a few celebratory drinks before dinner.

Day 7

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Au revoir et à bientôt!

Sadly, your Tour de France trip in the Pyrenees has come to an end.

Our private shuttle will drop you off at Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

Au revoir et à bientôt!

Sadly, your Tour de France trip in the Pyrenees has come to an end.

Our private shuttle will drop you off at Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

Au revoir et à bientôt!

Sadly, your Tour de France trip in the Pyrenees has come to an end.

Our private shuttle will drop you off at Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

Au revoir et à bientôt!

Sadly, your Tour de France trip in the Pyrenees has come to an end.

Our private shuttle will drop you off at Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

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Climbs

Stage 10

Orléans > Saint-Amand-Montrond


Heading through the Sologne forest, it’ll be difficult to predict the outcome of this stage, as the weather may play a significant role. After leaving Issoudun, the riders will find themselves on roads exposed to the crosswinds that scattered the peloton a decade ago. With three changes of direction in the last 30 kilometres, there’s a real chance of echelons forming.

Stage 11

Évaux-les-Bains > Le Lioran


There’s only one stage across the rugged Massif Central, but what a stage it is! With 4,350 metres of vertical gain, the riders will have to be on their mettle at all times, and particularly in the final 50 kilometres, when the degree of difficulty rises a level with a series of very challenging obstacles: the climb to the Col de Néronne, then to the Puy Mary Pas de Peyrol with its fearsome final two kilometres, then continuing on to the Col de Pertus, the Col de Font de Cère and the ascent to Le Lioran. They provide all manner of opportunities for eager climbers to attack.

Stage 12

Aurillac > Villeneuve-sur-Lot


The aesthetic landscapes of the Cantal and Lot regions won’t distract the baroudeurs (breakaway specialists) from the knowledge that there’s something for them to play for. The terrain here is all hills, with the climb to Rocamadour standing out – it’ll be tackled in the opposite direction to the route taken by the 2022 Tour time trial. The second part of the stage is more suited to the sprinters’ teams that are set on chasing the break down. However, on two previous and similar stages into Villeneuve-sur-Lot, the breakaway managed to hold off its pursuers.

Stage 13

Agen > Pau


The Lot-et-Garonne serves up some lovely balcony roads early in the stage, when the formation of the breakaway will be closely monitored by the sprinters’ teams, who will have studied the route carefully. If they judge their effort correctly, they won’t be caught out by the day’s escapees. However, amidst the hilly terrain approaching the finish, the Blachon and Simacourbe climbs could pose a problem for those sprinters who don’t feel comfortable in the hills.

Stage 14

Pau > Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d´Adet


The dynamic format of the first Pyrenean stage is accentuated by the fact that battle is unlikely to commence until the riders have gone through Lourdes. From that point, with 80 kilometres remaining, there’ll be a festival of climbing, featuring the Col du Tourmalet, the Hourquette d'Ancizan and the climb to Pla d'Adet. Fifty years on, the finish line will be exactly where it was when Raymond Poulidor celebrated victory in the 1974 Tour.

Stage 15

Loudenvielle > Plateau de Beille


The third Sunday of the Tour could prove crucial. Whatever’s happened on the previous days in the mountains, the terrain on this stage is ripe for revenge or confirmation, with 4,850 metres of vertical gain on the menu over almost 200 kilometres of racing. All manner of scenarios could play out, and it’s not unrealistic to imagine that team-mates of the GC contenders will attempt to infiltrate the breakaway climbing the Peyresourde. That would prove invaluable given what lies ahead, especially in a finale that features the climbs of the Col d’Agnes and the Port de Lers followed by the final haul up to Plateau de Beille.

Stage

Rest Day: Gruissan


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Dates and prices

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2024
July 9 to 15
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    Hotels

    Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan

    The top hotel in the Pyrenees for cyclists and the Thomson Pyrenees HQ every year! The Mercure is located in the quaint, Pyrenees village of St Lary Soulan, surrounded by phenomenal rides and iconic climbs. The Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourde, Pla d'Adet, Portet, Port de Balès, Hourquette d'Ancizan, Val Louron-Azet, Super-Bagneres are all within riding distance of the hotel.  The hotel itself is a gem, absolutely fantastic food, great rooms, a wonderful bar and the most welcoming staff. A home-from-home for the Thomson staff! 

    Pick-up and Drop-off

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Time

    Toulouse Blagnac Airport

    July 9th at 8:30am

    OR

    Pullman Toulouse Airport Hotel

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    July 9th at 8:30am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Time

    Toulouse Blagnac Airport

    July 15th at 10:00am

    What's included

    What's Included What's Not Included
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    • TDF Stage 13: VIP ride across the Finish Line, Podium photo op, and access to the VIP Tribune at the Finish Line in Pau
    • TDF Stage 14: access to our Private Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on the climb to the Summit Finish in Pla d'Adet
    • TDF Stage 15: access to the VIP Departure Village in Loudenvielle
    • Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 7 days / 6 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • 3 x sit-down lunches
    • 3 x picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick-up & Drop-off at Toulouse Blagnac Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Overall Staff to Guest ratio: 1 to 3
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the rides arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    • Merchandising arrow
    • Tour de France Gift Bag
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours merchandise pack
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      Tour de France Viewing arrow
    • TDF Stage 13: VIP ride across the Finish Line, Podium photo op, and access to the VIP Tribune at the Finish Line in Pau
    • TDF Stage 14: access to our Private Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on the climb to the Summit Finish in Pla d'Adet
    • TDF Stage 15: access to the VIP Departure Village in Loudenvielle
    • Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 7 days / 6 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • 3 x sit-down lunches
    • 3 x picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick-up & Drop-off at Toulouse Blagnac Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Overall Staff to Guest ratio: 1 to 3
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the rides arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    • Merchandising arrow
    • Tour de France Gift Bag
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours merchandise pack
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities

    Rental bikes

    Specialized Aethos Expert

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    Frame

    Aethos FACT 10r Carbon

    Groupset

    Di2 Shimano Ultegra

    Weight

    699g (size 56)

    Wheels

    Roval C38

    Chainrings

    52/36T

    Cassette

    11-36t (12-speed)

    Sizes

    49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61

    Rental Fee

    USD $550

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    Guest Experience

    Elevate your riding experience to new heights as you conquer legendary ascents that have tested the mettle of cycling's elite. Picture yourself pedaling through panoramic vistas, tackling hairpin turns and steep gradients, all while astride top-tier bikes meticulously fine-tuned by professional mechanics. With a support crew unparalleled in their dedication, every mile becomes a triumph, every summit a personal victory. Fulfill your lifetime riding goals and immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of the pro peloton, where the passion for cycling meets the grandeur of the mountains. This isn't just a trip—it's a unique opportunity to challenge yourself and ride the same paths as cycling legends.

    VIP Experience

    Embark on the ultimate cycling pilgrimage with our exclusive VIP trip to witness the Tour de France in unparalleled style. Immerse yourself in the thrilling energy of the race with spectacular access to the start and finish lines, as well as prime vantage points along major climbs like the legendary Col du Tourmalet and the Col du Galibier. Rub shoulders with cycling royalty as you meet the pro riders up close, savoring the electrifying atmosphere of the world's greatest cycling event. Indulge in the epitome of luxury with our VIP areas, where the finest champagne and cuisine await you. Experience the Tour like never before – you'll be as close to the pros as a Directeur Sportif, creating memories to last a lifetime. Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, meticulously supported by the Thomson team, and elevate your passion for cycling to new heights.

    Legendary Climbs

    Get ready to ride your way into cycling history! Join us on an exhilarating adventure that puts your climbing skills to the ultimate test along the legendary routes of the Tour de France. Channel your inner pro cyclist as you conquer iconic climbs such as the formidable Tourmalet and the breathtaking Galibier. Feel the rush of ascending these famed Cols, surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes that have witnessed cycling greatness. This isn't just a ride; it's a chance to immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of professional cycling, supported by a dedicated team ensuring you tackle each ascent like a champion. Grab your bike, bring your determination, and let's ascend to new heights together!


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