Discover the French Pyrenees
In partnership with Cafe Cadence
Experience CLassic roads
Join us on our first Pyrenees tour in partnership with Cafe Cadence.
Ride the Col du Tourmalet - the climb most regularly used in the Tour de France, the iconic Hautacam, and explore the beautiful Pyrenees.
Once you land at the airport everything is included* and you are fully supported so all you need to do is ride, enjoy the amazing views and the typical local food.
As always our qualified bike mechanic will check your bikes when you arrive and service them every day to ensure you get the best from the tour.
The rides are led by experienced riders and accompanied by support vehicles with everything you need to mean that all you have to do is ride and enjoy it. Because we can run more than one group each day The tour is ideal for a wide range of riders from those who have completed a couple of sportives to those who want to work on their technique and fitness for racing.
The tour includes the iconic Tour de France climbs of the Pyrenees and you will stay at the foot of the Tourmalet which has been visited by the Tour more than any other climb since it’s start in 1903. The roads are very good and you will find the road users polite and respectful. There are hidden gems to be discovered in this paradise - the Pont Napoleon, spa towns, local breweries, fantastic cheese and salami, a permanent luge in a ski station - all to be discovered with the help of our knowledgeable guides.
A typical day starts with a breakfast of locally sourced produce which will fuel you for the day. The groups leave with their experienced group leaders and followed by the support vehicles which have mechanical support and can carry extra clothing for You which is ideal for a cooler descent after a warm climb. We provide a light lunch on the road usually accompanied by beautiful scenery. We then ride on after lunch and return to freshly made cake and the excellent Cafe Cadence coffee while your bikes are serviced to ensure they are ready for the next day. You will then have time to relax or visit the local area. The area is famous for its local spa’s so we can take you there where you can treat yourself to a sauna or a massage*.
Dinner is full of good local produce which will literally give you a flavour of the food of the region washed down with a glass of wine.
After dinner you can relax in the lounge and discuss the day or we can take you into the local town if you like.
6 nights all inclusive accommodation with all meals.
Transfers from and to airport (Toulouse or Lourdes).
Mechanical support and servicing.
Guided rides, tailored to your ability.
Great local food
And of course, great coffee and cakes!
Dates: 16-22 September 2018
All this for just £775
Early bird discount of £699 available until March 2018
*Flights are not included but transport to and from Lourdes or Toulouse airport is.
*Spa is not included in the price
*A glass of wine or beer is included and more is available to buy at cost
*Price is based on two people sharing a large en-suite room with separate beds