Starting from the stunning Bagnères-de-Luchon, the finish of stage 16 of this year’s Tour de France, the day will start with an ITT to seed riders into 1 of 3 speed groups before tackling 3 iconic Pyrénéen climbs: Col de Mente, Col des Ares, Port de Bales. We will then return to the Event HQ in Luchon for a local dinner.
Stage 2 (131 km, 3705 m)
The second stage of the event sees us journey to our second location, the picturesque Pyrénéen spa town of Bagnères de Bigorre via 4 well known Cols: Superbagneres, Col de Peyresourde, Col de Val Louren-Azet and Col d’Aspin, the latter of which has been featured in the Tour de France more than 70 times since 1910! Your bags will be transported from Luchon during the day and will be ready for your arrival at the second event hotel.
Stage 3 (132 km, 3732 m)
No cyclist’s visit to the Pyrenees would be complete without a visit to The Giant. We’ll be rounding off our Pyrénéen adventure with the spectacular Tourmalet (after warming up the legs with the Hautacam, of course). After a quick stop and plenty of photo opportunities, we’ll descend back into town for well deserved, cold beers followed by a celebratory dinner.