Grade

Moderate

When

4th-7th July

Accommodation

4**** Hotels

Price

€ 1385

Single room

+150 euro

1,385

Description

TDF Pyrenees Riding & Spectating 2023

TDF Pyrenees Riding & Spectating 2023
Cycling dates are from 4th July until 7th July

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The 2023 Tour de France peloton will arrive in France on Monday 3rd July 2023 following the Grand Depart in Bilbao. These 2023 stages get you close to the action. You will also get a front seat of the action as official Tour VIP access and hospitality are included. The peloton will transfer to the French Pyrenees for Stages Five, Six, and Seven. Join this fabulous midweek of four days of top-class cycling from your hotel base in Lourdes. The travel package to the French Pyrenees stages of the 2023 Tour will be for 3 nights. This cycling trip includes exclusive VIP access and hospitality.

Watch & Ride two or three stages in the Pyrenees

Stage Five sees the mountains begin and a chance to see the form of the General Classification contenders with a 165km ride through the Pyrenees from Pau to Laruns with the Col de Soudet and Col de Marie Blanque featuring ahead of the run into the finish.

The race continues in the Pyrenees on Stage Six from Tarbes to Cauterets Cambasque. Rafal Majka was the last winner in Cauterets in 2015 after he distanced his breakaway companions on the Tourmalet. The stage climbs the Col D’Aspin and the 2115m high Col du Tourmalet before a long descent to the valley and the 16km climb up to the finish. The average gradient is only 5.4% but the final three kilometers are above 10%.

Stage Seven takes the Tour away from the Pyrenees to Bordeaux with a start in Mont-de-Marsan, the adopted hometown of 1973 Tour winner Luis Ocana. Bordeaux hasn’t hosted a Tour stage finish since Mark Cavendish won in 2010 and the pan-flat profile may surely offer him an opportunity to break the record of Tour stage wins.

Day 1
Tuesday, 4th July 2023 - Arrival Day
Airport transfers will be available from Toulouse at set times. Please choose a departure time of either 11:00 or 16:00 from the arrival hall. Alternatively, make your own way to Hotel Padoue in Lourdes. The mechanic will assist you with building your bikes, an evening meal, and a briefing on the activities to come.
Day 2
Wednesday, 5 July, 2023 - Stage 5 – Pau to Laruns– 165km
Today you will be transferred to view Stage 5 from Pau to Laruns at the Relais Etape hospitality venue. This evening you will return to the Hotel Padoue in Lourdes for your evening meal. Relais Etape Hospitality Today you have the ‘Relais Etape’ experience. Enjoy lunch in a comfortable setting with a large screen to watch today’s stage. The ‘Relais Etape’ is an area on the course of a Tour de France stage which takes the form of a small village in a prime position along the route, just a few kilometers from the finish line. This inspiring package mirrors the excitement of the race and includes:
  • A clubhouse to accommodate all guests
  • Welcome aperitif and unlimited buffet
  • Entertainment and live coverage of the race on a giant screen
  • Champagne celebration of the day’s action
  • Tour de France gift
Day 3
Thursday 6th July, 2023 - Stage 6 - Tarbes to Cauterets Cambasque - 145km
Stage Six sees the race continue in the high Pyrenees, with climbs over the Col D’Aspin and 2115m high Col du Tourmalet before a long descent to the valley. The average gradient for the climb to the finish line is only 5.4% but the final three kilometers are over 10%. Today you will ride across the finish line hours before the professionals arrive. Those not riding will be transferred directly to the hospitality venue. Following the ride, you will have a prime position for the day at the official ‘Izoard’ finish hospitality venue. Watch the course on big TV screens before watching them finish LIVE from your prime viewing position near the finish. Izoard finish line hospitality The Tour de France sets up a limited number of areas located on the course within the final portion of the stage. These have names like Izoard and Galibier. Access to these areas is usually reserved and by invitation only. You will see famous ex-cyclists, sponsors, and team guests. Typically these areas are within 200 meters or so of the finish line. There is also a spectator-friendly elevated viewing area. You will be served drinks and snacks and there is a big screen to watch the LIVE action as it unfolds. After watching the finish, you will celebrate the victory with Champagne. You will return to the Hotel Padoue where a Champagne tasting will be arranged for you before your evening meal.
Day 4
Friday, 7th July, 2023 - Departure day - Stage 7 – Mont-de-Marsan > Bordeaux, 179 km.
Today after breakfast you will be transferred to Toulouse Airport at either 06:00 for flights after 10:30 or 11:00 for flights after 15:30. Or extra cycling day: Stage Seven takes the Tour away from the Pyrenees to Bordeaux with a start in Mont-de-Marsan, the adopted hometown of 1973 Tour winner Luis Ocana. Bordeaux hasn’t hosted a Tour stage finish since Mark Cavendish won in 2010 and the pan-flat profile may surely offer him an opportunity to break the record of Tour stage wins

Airport

  • Toulouse Airport is the main airport serving the trip. There will be airport transfers to your centrally located Hotel in Lourdes. This transfer will take approximately 2 hours



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  • Price 1385 euro including the below
  • 3 nights at centrally located hotels Padoue in Lourdes
  • Transport as per the tour itinerary
  • Daily breakfasts and evening meals
  • All hotel taxes
  • Tour de France welcome pack and road book
  • Access to Izoard finish hospitality area on one of the stages
  • Access to the Relais Etape mid-stage hospitality area on one of the stages
  • Exclusive Tour de France merchandise; cap, poncho, and water bottle (pictures below)
  • A safe pair of hands
  • A comprehensive itinerary
  • Bike Storage
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Any hotel extras (room service/ telephone/ mini-bar etc)
  • Also available: Airport transfers including bike transfer to/from Toulouse(TLS) Airpor
  • Single supplement + € 150

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