Tour de France 2019 (week 1)

Saturday 13th to Saturday 20th July 2019

Ride the roads and experience the atmosphere of the 2019 Tour de France

Our 2019 Tour de France holiday package will run from Saturday 13th to Saturday 20th July 2019 (or the following week). This is a friendly low-key tour based at Le Pistoulet cycling in the heart of the French Pyrenees. From picking up from Toulouse airport, home cooked 3 course meals and very comfortable accommodation, we will look after you throughout.

We know what goes on at the TDF after living here for 13 years and this tour will allow you to watch 2 of the 2019 stages, one in the mountains and Individual Time Trial around Pau. Lots of riding if you want to or just ride to the viewing points along the way.

Tour Details

Day 1 – Saturday 13th July 2019

Transfer from Toulouse

Airport transfers from Toulouse (arrival 13h30 French time) back to our base in ARGEIN, in the heart of the Pyrenees. We will help you build up your bikes, then it is time for a nice spin, nothing too strenuous… A quick briefing on the terrace with welcome drinks, before a fantastic home cooked evening meal with plenty of wine and chatter.

Day 2 – Sunday 14th July 2019

Leg tester
70 km 1240m+

Leaving Le Pistoulet rolling straight up La Col du la Core (west side), descend in to Seix (optional café & cake stop), return to Le Pistoulet via St Girons.
Optional extension loop taking in Col de la Trappe 35km 700m+

Day 3 – Monday 15th July 2019

Cycle the last part of Tour du France Stage 15 Prat d ‘Albas Last part.
90km 2000m+

Cycle from Le Pistoulet around to Massat, climb the Mur du Peguere, descend to col de Marros and Foix before climbing Prat d’Albas. Transfer back to chez le Pistoulet.

Day 4 – Tuesday 16th July 2019

Punchy climbs day.
85km 1440m+

Le Pistoulet, St Girons, Mur du St Lizier, Cote de Mercenac, Col de Larrieu, Aspect (café stop), Col de Portet de Aspet before descending to Chez le Pistoulet.

Day 5 –Wednesday 17th July 2019

4 Big Cols day.
90km 2500m+

Rolling out from Argein heading up the valley to Col du Portet du Aspet (west side), Col du Ares, (café stop), Col du Mente (East side), Col du Portet du Aspet (East side) and descend to chez Pistoulet.

Day 6 – Thursday 18th July 2019

Port du Bales
45km 1500m+

Today we head west to watch the riders take on the first Pyrenean stage. The support vehicle will take you part of the way. The plan is to cycle up the north side of Port du Bales, lunch on the top, then descent towards route du Peyresourde to catch the caravan and the tour. If time permits and for those who wish they can ride up to the col an extra 10 km.

Day 7 – Friday 19th July 2019

Individual Time Trial – Pau STAGE 13

A full day off the bike today as you get to experience the pro riders one by one as they tackle the 27Km individual time trial of Stage 13. We will transfer you to Pau and you are free to watch the stage wherever you wish. We will meet up to return to base after the race leader has finished.

Day 8 – Saturday 20th July 2019

Transfer back to Toulouse

We will transfer you back to the airport just after breakfast (for 14h00 flight departure).

€480 per person (based on 4 persons sharing our ensuite bunk room). Enquiries & Bookings →

Tour Summary

  • Tour Dates: 13th to 20th July 2019
  • Start Location: Toulouse
  • End Location:  Toulouse
  • Total Tour Distance: 395 Km
  • Total Climbing gain: 8,680m+
  • Days of riding: 6
  • Accommodation : Le Pistoulet Cycling

FULL PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation at Le Pistoulet Cycling 7 nights
  • All Breakfasts & Evening Meals (3 courses with wine)
  • Post ride snack
  • Airport Transfers
  • Accompanied rider where possible
  • Vehicle support when mentioned
  • Daily GPS Route files available
  • Watch 2 Tour de France stages!

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Holiday insurance
  • Flights
  • Lunches at café stops (picnic can be supplied)
  • Extra transfers to locations in minibus, other than those included above
  • Dinner on last night (to be taken in local restaurant)
  • Drinks, snacks in minibus cooler or honesty fridge