Tour de France 2020 – Provence and Pyrenees

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Availability : 1 Sept to 7th Sept 2020

Tour de France: the ideal tour for the real cycling fan.

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New date, the same passion for cycling. Once again this year, Bike Spain Tours will be present at the Tour de France!

The guided bike tour of the Tour de France by Bike Spain Tours is the ideal trip for cycling fans, who are passionate about the peloton and obsessed with the Grand Tours! Living the Tour de France with Bike Spain Tours is, by itself, a once in a lifetime experience; the feeling when cycling, the fun and excitement of being able to cheer the riders during the stages in the harshest ascents or in the most dizzying descents, the possibility of giving the best of yourself ascending the emblematic climbs or, simply, to enjoy privileged views.

This trip not only promises an incredible week of road cycling but also an unforgettable journey through some of the most picturesque regions of France: Toulouse, Lourdes and the French Pyrenees. We follow the Tour in some of the most legendary stages of the country. It is the route that no one wants to miss.

The electric atmosphere of this international competition and closeness with professional cyclists and their teams make this a very special cycling experience. Accommodations in charming hotels, logistical support at all times, the best guided routes chosen from our experience and the presence of our expert guides guarantee not only a spectacular cycling adventure but also gastronomic and cultural experience. The small size of the groups of Bike Spain Tours also allows a first class experience. We can guarantee this will be an unforgettable trip!

Itinerary

Day 1: Orange

Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Welcome to France!

Arrival at the train station in Avignon on your own. We will organize 2 transfers, one at 1pm and other one at 5pm, both of them to the hotel IBIS Orange. Once checked- in, take the time to settle in the rooms and rest. We will also take this time to adjust your bikes. 

Orange, a UNESCO World Heritage city,  has an exceptional roman heritage and reserves beautiful surprises with its palaces, religious buildings, and beautiful streets.

Today’s dinner is included and will be a good time to meet the rest of the group and the guides that will accompany you throughout this week of cycling in the Tour de France.
Other PRO Cycling teams will be accomodated close to us.

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Orange Center*** –  Orange

Day 2: Orange

Wednesday, Sept 2nd 2019

Today is a intense day where we will visit the small villages of the area and its fabulous vineyards of Orange until we reach Bedoin and the we climb the mytic MONT VENTOUX, 21 kms climb with 1600 mts elevation. Do not miss the opportunity to photograph their landscapes. After, we go down to the other side to Malaucene and Vaison la Romaine from where we drive to see the end of stage in PRIVAS and return to the hotel afterwards.

http://www.otorange.fr/en. Dinner in the town not included.

Tour de France: Etapa 5   https://www.letour.fr/en/stage-5
Hotel: Hotel Ibis Orange Center ***

Day 3: Orange

Thursday, Sept 3 2020

Today we drive to Le Teil to see the start of the stage. Resting time watching the team buses, riders, shops, caravain, and all the spectacle. Afterwards we drive south to ride in the region of Gard ending our ride at Pont de Gard, another Unesco monument: https://www.pontdugard.fr/en

Free afternoon in Avignon, free dinner in the city and after transfer to the hotel in Orange.
A historic city to stroll and enjoy one of the many terraces.

Tour de France:  Stage 6 https://www.letour.fr/en/stage-6
Hotel: Hotel Ibis Orange Center*** –  Orange

Day 4: Lourdes

Friday, Sept 4th 2020

We will start early, as we have a long transfer of 5 hours to Lourdes, going directly to the base of Tourmalet in Luz Saint Saveur. 20kms climb with +1400 mts elevation. Later long down to our hotel in Lourdes.

We’ll dine together at the hotel tonight.

Tour of France: Stage 7 – https://www.letour.fr/en/stage-7

Hotel: Hotel Alba**** – Lourdes 

Day 5: Lourdes

Saturday, Sept 5th 2020

Today we cycle from the hotel to Bagneres Bigorre, to climb Ancizan and Val Louron. Later the donw to Londeville a pretty lake and town, end of the stage. After the race, we drive to the hotel.

We’ll dine together at the hotel tonight.

Tour of France: Stage 8 – https://www.letour.fr/en/stage-8
Our ride: 81.2km, +2181m

Hotel: Hotel Alba**** – Lourdes

Day 6: Lourdes

Sunday, Sept 6th 2020

Today we leave the hotel by bike again to climb another classic col, le Col de Soulor and col d’Aubisque, an experience you won’t forget. Later, down hill to Laruns to see the finish of the stage, the second mountanious stage of the Tour of France. Dinner at the hotel.

Tour of France: Stage 9 – https://www.letour.fr/en/stage-9
Our ride: 61.9km, +1470m

Hotel: Hotel Alba**** – Lourdes

Day 7: Toulouse

Monday, Sept 7th 2020

Departure and transfer to the group to Toulouse train station or airport. Later the guides drive to Madrid.

See you soon.

 

Hotels

Hotel Alba

Hotel Alba is located in Lourdes and has great views of the Gave River.

This hotel has a terrace, a large garden and air-conditioned rooms. It is located in one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Lourdes.

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Hotel IBIS Orange Center

hotel ibis orange

 The hotel is located 5 minutes’ walk from the town center and 10 minutes’ walk from the Roman Theatre. Fully renovated rooms and an enclosed car park.

A perfect base to visit the Triumphal Arch and the Roman Theater on foot, as well as the Pont du Gard or Provence from Orange, whilst further east towards Carpentras stands the mythical Mont Ventoux.

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What’s included

Included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Meals: all breakfasts and 3 dinners including wine
  • Bilingual and experienced Bike Spain Tours guide(s) to ensure a superior customer service
  • Support vehicle to provide technical assistance, offer refreshments and snacks, give you a lift uphill at the end of the day and transport your luggage from one place to the other
  • Transfer Toulouse Airport (Sept 7th)
  • Detailed document with regional maps, a day-to-day itinerary plus hotel list and regional information
  • Gratuities for baggage, restaurants and hotel service
  • Bike Spain Tours handle bar bag, water bottle,luggage tags and bike jersey
  • Bike Spain Tours travel coordinator, available to assist with all of your pre and post-trip travel plans and arrangements
  • Travel insurance with medical assistance

Not Included

  • 3 dinners and all the lunches
  • Gratuities for Bike Spain Tours guide

Options

  • Extra nights: Ask for price.
  • Single supplement of 350€

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Tour De France 2020 – Provence and Pyrenees

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Experience the passion and emotion of the Tour in the week of competition in the spectacular wine and mountainous regions of the Pyrennes of France.
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Dates

Sept 1st to 7th 2020