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104th Tour de France 2017 Stage 12 - Pau › Peyragudes (214km)
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104th Tour de France 2017 Stage 8 - Dole › Station des Rousses (187km)
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Stage 8 - Dole › Station des Rousses (187km)

Tour de France - Pyrenees VIP Access

Behind-the-Scenes Team and Race Access

Join us to celebrate 100 years of the yellow jersey as Trek Travel proudly presents the ultimate Tour de France 2019 experience. As the Official Tour Operator for both the Tour de France and the Trek-Segafredo racing team, only Trek Travel can offer this exclusive VIP trip with unparalleled behind-the-scenes access to the team in the heart of the world’s premier cycling race. The Pyrenees are among the most distinctive climbs in the world, with famously steep pitches and jagged vistas. At the Tour de France, they provide a battleground for a true test of competitive will. Whether it’s the mighty Col du Tourmalet, or the sprint finish into Bagnères-de-Bigorre, we'll take you to where the yellow jersey will be lost and won again. Enjoy a behind the scenes event with Trek-Segafredo and challenge your legs to the same history-making mountains as the peloton, all with privileged VIP access to the race. With first-class, professional support, a wealth of local knowledge and the best bikes in the business, there’s no better way to celebrate the passion and drama of this exhilarating event.
Official Tour Operator of the Tour de France 2019

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Exclusive Trek Segafredo Team access—get behind the scenes with the pros you know and love
Official VIP race access passes to finish of stage 12 in Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Official VIP race access passes to the exclusive “Relais Etape” hospitality zone of Stage 14
Experience this year’s TDF featured climbs of Col du Soulor and Col du Tourmalet
Climb Col d'Aubisque, Hautacam and into the stunning Cirque de Garvanie
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Your Trek Travel race adventure begins in the legendary scenery of the Pyrenees where the pros will battle each other on world-famous climbs that have made and shattered champions. Meet your guides at the Pau TGV Train Station this morning and shuttle 60 minutes to the heart of the Pyrenees and the pilgrimage town of Lourdes. You are free to enjoy lunch at the hotel at your leisure while your guides ensure a perfect fit to your race-ready Trek Domane. This afternoon’s ride is a short loop through the foothills of the Pyrenees where narrow, forested roads lead from one mountain village to the next. With your Trek Travel guides supporting you throughout the ride, a quick refreshment, snack or van boost is just a hand signal away. It is the perfect way to shake out your travel legs, ensure your bike is the right fit and get primed for the week ahead. This evening, you’ll become better acquainted with your travel companions over cocktails and dinner at our hotel.

Today's Ride:

Lourdes to Astuges
Approximately 23 miles with 1,800 ft of climbing

Today's Activity:

Welcome & Bike Fit

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage: Rest Day Albi

Hotel:

Grand Hotel Belfry

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

It's only day 2, but we're about to jump into one of our signature race experiences, complete with a ride on the race course just 48 hours before the peloton powers through! After a hearty breakfast, the hors categorie Col du Soulor awaits. You’ll soon appreciate the true grit and sheer determination of the pros. It's the penultimate climb of Stage 14, and sure to cause some separations in the field, as they battle over 22 kilometers at an average grade of almost 5%. The real climbing, however, comes at Ferrières where it kicks up to a severe 9% grade. This northern ascent was last featured in the 2010 Tour de France, where Andy Schleck triumphed and was also the eventual champion of the entire Tour. At the summit, we'll take a break for lunch at an alpine bistro, or you can choose to climb the epic sister of Soulor, the hors categorie Col d’Aubisque crossed over 70 times by the Tour since 1910. From the top, enjoy a well-earned sweeping descent and scenic ride all the way back to Lourdes. Tonight, you’re free to explore Lourdes for dinner at one of its colorful bistros.

Today's Ride:

Lourdes to Col du Soulor loop
Approximately 53 miles with 5,100 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Lourdes to Col du Soulor and Col d'Aubisque loop
Approximately 64 miles with 7,300 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 11: Albi to Toulouse

Hotel:

Grand Hotel Belfry

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today is your VIP day at Le Tour. Rise early this morning to climb Hautacam, the ascent that even Alberto Contador said is "particularly hard." Afterward, we'll freshen up back at the hotel before we shuttle into Bagnères-de-Bigorre for a VIP afternoon at the finish of Stage 12. There, we'll watch the arrival of the racers from a unique vantage point aboard an official VIP luxury open-top bus near the finish line. This exclusive viewing location is head and shoulders above the crowd and fully equipped with an open bar and plasma screen TVs so you don’t miss any of the action. This evening, we'll get an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes during a private event with Trek- Segafredo. You'll mingle with team representatives during our cocktail hour Q&A session, take a tour of the team bus, and meet the team mechanics to talk specs, tech and get up close to the ultimate Trek bikes. Take it all in and prepare for the ascent of the legendary Col Du Tourmalet tomorrow, just a day ahead of the peloton!

Today's Ride:

Lourdes to Hautacam return
Approximately 39 miles with 4,500 ft of climbing

Today's Race Access:

VIP Access to the open-top bus at the Stage 12 finish

Today's Team Access:

Behind the scenes with Trek-Segafredo
Team cocktail hour and bus tour

Hotel:

Grand Hotel Belfry

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

This morning you confront one of the Pyrenees’ legendary mountain passes—the mighty Col du Tourmalet. Approaching 7,000 feet, this giant is the highest pass in the central Pyrenees. Since its debut in 1910, Tourmalet has been climbed the most in the history of the Tour, 82 times to be exact. We'll warm up with a 12.5-mile cruise along the valley floor following the river to Pierrefitte-Nestalas before a gentle climb through the Gorges de Luz. With dramatic jagged cliffs above and a lively bubbling stream below, this section of the ride is incredibly picturesque. You'll then begin your ascent of Tourmalet from the Barèges side as the pro's will tomorrow. With an average grade of 7.9% over 11.8 miles, this HC climb is sure to test even the strongest of climbers. Once you’ve reached the top, linger for a bit on this famed summit and pay homage to rider Octave Lapize, the first pro to summit this climb in the Tour de France over a century ago. After refueling at the cafe of your choice, you’ll descend in time to see the final riders cross the finish line of today's time trial in Pau on TV. Tonight, relax with a delicious mountain style dinner at our hotel, set in the picturesque village of Gèdre and perfectly located for more live race action tomorrow!

Today's Ride:

Lourdes to Col du Tourmalet to Luz Saint Sauveur
Approximately 43 miles with 6,500 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Lourdes to Col du Tourmalet to Gedre
Approximately 50 miles with 7,400 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 13: Pau to Pau

Hotel:

La Breche du Roland

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Today is another VIP Tour day! Choose to rise early for a beautiful climb up to the Cirque de Gavarnie, a UNESCO World Heritage site that boasts the Gavarnie Falls—the second highest waterfall in Europe—or sleep in and relax over breakfast. Later this morning a short shuttle takes us to our destination for the day, the exclusive Relais Etape hospitality zone of Stage 14. Complete with live broadcast of the race on a large-screen TV, a sumptuous lunch and open bar. It's the perfect place to watch the Tour de France in style. You'll bear witness to live race action on the course as the pros battle toward the finish line on the Col du Tourmalet. After the dust has settled, we'll return to our hotel and gather for a gourmet dinner with newfound friends and raise a toast to the Pyrenees, their epic ascents and the riders who conquer them!

Today's Ride:

Gedre to Garvanie return
Approximately 21 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing

Today's Race Access:

VIP access to the Relais Etape hospitality zone on Stage 14

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 14: Tarbes to Tourmalet Barèges

Hotel:

La Breche du Roland

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel or take the chance to ride once more up into the Cirque de Gavarnie and close to the Spanish border. You'll say goodbye to your guides at 11:00 AM at the la Breche du Roland, then board a private shuttle back to Pau TGV train station.

Today's Ride:

Gedre to Garvanie return
Approximately 21 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 15: Limoux to Foix Prat d'Albis

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Grand Hotel Belfry

Lourdes, France

Nestled in a private park in the historical heart of Lourdes, the Grand Hotel Belfry is the perfect blend of contemporary, cosmopolitan and classical. Rooms are recently updated with modern amenities and style, and the food options are divine, with Michelin-starred chefs preparing world-class cuisine available through the restaurant, bar, room service and tea room.
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La Breche du Roland

Gèdre-Gavarnie, France

This family-run hotel has cornered the market on cozy, with elegantly appointed finishes and a rich, modern design. The restaurant serves all locally sourced Pyrenean classics, from hand caught trout to BBQ mountain lamb chops.The heritage of the region is around every corner, and you'll enjoy the romantic feel of another time and place in the guesthouse and the surrounding mountains.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019 we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events
  • Official VIP Race Access passes to finish of stage 12 in Bagnères-de-Bigorre
  • Exclusive Pro Team Access: Get behind the scenes with the Trek-Segafredo team
  • Official VIP race access passes to the exclusive Relais Etape hospitality zone of Stage 14

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 4 - Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
36 miles
TOTAL MILES:
218 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
4,650 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
28,000 feet
TERRAIN: MOUNTAINOUS
The terrain is challenging, with stunning views and quiet roads. You will be invigorated by the fresh mountain air and will take in wonderful vistas. See day by day itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Official VIP race access passes to the open top bus at the finish of Stage 16 in Bagnères-de-Bigorre
  • Exclusive pro team access—get behind the scenes with the Trek-Segafredo team
  • Official VIP race access passes to the exclusive “Relais Etape” hospitality zone of Stage 14

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride/Avid Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Pau Pyrénées Airport (PUF)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Pau Train Station, Pau, France

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Pau Pyrénées Airport (PUF)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:30 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Pau Train Station, Pau, France

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.

We recommend that you fly into Pau Pyrénées Airport (PUF). From Pau, take a bus or taxi to Pau TGV station where you will meet your guides.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Pau Train Station (Avenue Jean Biray, 64000 Pau, France) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. A 60-minute shuttle through the Pyrenees foot hills will bring you to our hotel in Lourdes for lunch and a bike fitting. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.

If you will be late for the pick-up or will miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Le Grand Hotel Belfry (+33(0)05 62 94 58 87), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. You may take a taxi from the train station to your first hotel for approximately 100 Euros.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM from La Breche du Roland. A private shuttle will take you back to the Pau Train Station where trains run directly to Paris. Please consult the SNCF website to review the train schedule and book a ticket ahead of time. Please do not arrange any connections from the station before 1:00 PM.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

The summer months can bring warm days, ranging from the mid-60s to low-80s, with evenings dropping to the mid-50s to mid-60s. When traveling in the mountainous regions of France, it is best to be prepared for variable conditions, as weather can change very quickly, and there is always the chance of snow and rain. We recommend always traveling with rain gear, as well as plenty of breathable layers to provide warmth should the temperature drop. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: Pau, France

Pau, the capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantique, is situated near the border of Spain, between Toulouse and the Côte Basque. It offers spellbinding views of both rolling hills and snow-capped mountains. Don’t miss the Pau Castle, the birth place of King Henry IV, and the fortress of the Viscounts of Bearn, a royal residence during the Renaissance. Parts of the castle look quite austere, but the main entrance is lovely. You’ll find exceptional museums, including the Bernadotte Museum and the Musée des Beaux-Art, which house works by Rubens and Dégas among many others. Pau-Pyrénées also has the best shops in the Bearn region. From antiques dealers to souvenirs and from bars to restaurants to haute-couture, this region offers it all. Plus, enticing markets with lively, colorful and varied selections that are sure to please the senses. We recommend the following for your pre-trip accommodations:

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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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