Our 2019 Tour de France holiday package will run from Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th July 2019 (or the previous 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 we will allow you to watch 1 of the mountain stages. Lots of riding if you want to or just ride to the viewing points along the way.
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 chat on the terrace with welcome drinks, before a fantastic home cooked evening meal with plenty of wine and chatter.
Tour du France Stage 15 Port du Lers
Early start for those wishing to cycle to Port du Lers heading to Aulus- les-Bains, before tackling Col d’Anges (HC) then on to Port du Lers. Lunch on the col before waiting for the caravan and tour to come past. Return to chez Pistoulet by bike or support vehicle.
Cycle the end of the previous days Tour du France Stage 15 Prat d ‘Albas.
Cycle from Le Pistoulet around to Massat, Col du Peguere, descend to col de Marros and Foix before climbing Prat d’Albas. Transfer back to chez Pistoulet.
Port du Bales and Peyresourde
The support vehicle will take you part of the way. The plan is to cycle up the north side of Port du Bales, then descent towards route du Peyresourde and ride up to the col de Peyresourde before descending back to Luchon.
The harder way round
Cycling out from Le Pistoulet, St Girons, Col du la Trappe (East side), Col du la Core (East side) and descend to Le Pistoulet.
4 Big Cols day.
Rolling out from Argein heading up the valley to Col du Portet du Aspet (west side), Col du Ares, (café stop optional), Col du Mente (café stop optional), Col du Portet du Aspet (east side) and descend to chez Pistoulet.
Big Fun Friday
155 km 4408m+
If your legs aren’t already tried, they will be tonight! Col du la Core, Guzet Neige, Col de la Trappe (Optional cafe stop), Col de Agnes (optional cafe stop), Col de Saraille, Col da la Core are on the menu today.
Transfer back to Toulouse
We will transfer you back to the airport just after breakfast (for 14h00 flight departure).