We will depart the Haute-Pyrenees today and travel to the Ariege department for the final Pyrenees mountain stage and spend the night overlooking the infamous La Cité Medievale – Carcassonne.
Ariege and its mountain stage
We will depart the Haute-Pyrenees today and travel to the Ariege department for the final Pyrenees mountain stage and before the second rest day. This is a cycling heaven, quiet roads in lush forest and lots of undulation.
We’ll travel a short distance before we jump on our bikes. Our short and long rides will intersect with today’s stage. After cheering on the passage of the Tour, we’ll return to our bus and make the short transfer to our 4-star hotel situated overlooking the infamous La Cité Medievale – Carcassonne.
Tonight you can explore the well preserved remnants of the old city. There are many restaurants to choose from within La Cité. As the sun sets, the lights take over creating a beautiful setting.
TODAY IN THE RACE
Stage 15: Limoux to Foix Prat d’Albis, Mountain, 185 km
Aerial pictures will capture the amazing Cathar castles during today’s stage. Riders, however will be captivated by the challenging ascents. None more than the difficult 18% slopes of Mur de Péguère before descending into Foix, which is 12 km from the final summit finish. Nearly 5,000m of vertical ascent in today’s stage.