Classic Cols Trip
Tour de France 2019

13 days | 16th to 28th July

Experience our epic cycling challenge following the 2019 Tour de France. Our cycling tour is for the experienced cyclist and ride routes cover more miles and vertical metres than our other trips.
Highlights

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

Bucket List climbs
Port de Bales, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col de la Madeleine and the big 3: Col du Tourmalet, Mont Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez

Secret Roads
Ariege Mountains, Gorges de la Nesque, French Alps balcony roads, Lacets du Montvernier

Touristic Opportunities
Provence Villages, Lavender Fields of Provence, the City of Lights – Paris

Experience the TDF Live
Stage 12: Toulouse to Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Mountain, 202 km
Stage 14: Tarbes to Tourmalet Barèges, Mountain, 117 km
Stage 15: Limoux to Foix Prat d’Albis, Mountain, 185 km
Stage 16: Nîmes to Nîmes, Flat, 177 km
Stage 20: Albertville to Val Thorens, Mountain, 131 km

Details

Duration: 13 Days

Dates: July 16, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Start: Toulouse, France
Finish: Lyon, France

Group Size: 20 guests – 4 staff
Price:
 AUD$7,850 (US$5,550)
Single Supplement: AUD$1050 (US$740)

Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare and based on two persons per room. If travelling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying the single supplement.

Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.

Rides
RIDE RATINGS

Our trips allow you to choose a suitable ride each day. Alternative ride options are available on most days. We use a consistent ride rating to help you choose your ride. We rate each ride on various factors; distance, total climbing, intensity and altitude. The table below is a guide to our ride rating system.

Unfortunately, we can’t forecast the weather when designing our rides, but your trip leader will advise you on any precautions. 

DistanceSHORT: less than 30km
MEDIUM: between 30km and 80km (depending on the total climbing).
LONG: more than 80 km
AscentTotal climbing (ascending) for the day, anything over 2000m is a big day
IntensitySome rides may have time constraints. Our rides vary from EASY, MODERATE to HARD.
AltitudeSome of our rides may go into alpine areas where thinner air affects your intake of oxygen.
Suitability
Spectators and Off the Bike

Sorry this trip is for experienced cyclists. We have other trips available for spectators and non-cycling partners.

Social Riding and Leisure

This trip has limited support (for slow riders), support vehicles operate to refuel riders rather than as a sag wagon.

A reasonable amount of training is required!

Experienced Riders

Your cycling holiday is all actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge rides seek more vertical metres and longer miles.

Inclusions
Tour cost is per person twin share and includes:
  • Transport throughout by custom mini vans or luxury coach
  • Services of our experienced tour guides, mechanics and drivers
  • 9 nights accommodation 3 & 4 Star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 course evening meals on 5 nights
  • Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
  • Scheduled arrival transfer on day one from Brussels Airport
  • Scheduled departure transfer on final day to Lyon Airport
  • Mechanical assistance with your bike
  • Ride files and Bikestyle guide to the 2019 Tour de France
  • Full Bikestyle Tours kit including knicks, cycling jersey, cap and musette bag
Bike Hire

Note: All bike hire costs include 2 water bottles for you to keep. We also provide a saddle bag with a spare tube, pump, tyre-levers and multi-tool. The pump and saddle bag with its contents must be returned with the hire bike at the end of hire.

AT A GLANCE

TWIN SHARE
  • 13 Days
  • 10 Dinners
  • 5 Stages
  • Luxury Transport
  • High Staff Ratio
  • Experienced
  • 3 & 4 Star Hotels

Epic cycling challenge – more K’s more VM’s

Experience our epic cycling challenge following the 2019 Tour de France. Its the most sought after victory for a professional rider and has marked more famous summits than any other grand tour. Our cycling tour is for the experienced cyclist and ride routes cover more miles and vertical metres than our other trips.

It really is about the bike. However, incorporate the worlds biggest annual sporting event with our carefully mapped ride routes that intersect with the race. We’ll only pause from our own riding momentarily for the race and witness the professional riders experience their own suffering on the climbs.

Tick off the bucket list of the most famous cycling routes, enjoy the sensation of climbing more than 10,000m in a week and sharing the experience with other like minded cyclists. You’re escorted by a former cycling professional and supported by a professional bike mechanic.

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