Total tour distance: 200 miles
Daily tour distance: 40 miles
Difficulty: 70 / 100
The Tour de France is the biggest and arguably the greatest race on the Pro Cycling Calendar. Instead of watching it on T.V. this summer come with us and experience the decisive final week of the tour through the Pyrenees, final time trial and circuit on the Champs Elysees. Our tour will take you through quiet villages along our way sampling beer and wine at every opportunity. While we normally focus on Beer it is hard to pass up a tour with wine from Bordeaux and the racing of the Tour De France.
July 19 - Bordeaux ~20 Km / 12 Miles
After getting together at our hotel we will take a short cruise around Bordeaux and have some dinner.
July 20 - Bordeaux ~50 Km / 32 Miles
Today we will venture out on a "Wine and Wheels" adventure sampling some of the finest vineyards in the Bordeaux region of France.
July 21 - Tarbes ~ 60 Km / 40 Miles
After transferring to Tarbes in the morning we will head out to test our legs on the final climb of Stage 16 the following day. We will be riding the final 40 miles of the stage up and over the Bagneres De-Luchon.
July 22 - Tarbes ~ 44 Km / 27 Miles
We will retrace our Climb from the Previous day to find a spot near the summit to watch Stage 16 go by on the final summit.
July 23 - Tarbes ~ 50 Km / 32 Miles
We will be watching the final summit finish of Stage 17 at Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet.
July 24 - Tarbes - 84 Km / 52 miles
We will ride out from our hotel to the final climb of the day at the ski station in Hautacam. The riders will be approaching the summit after climbing the Col De Tourmalet. We will be riding that tomorrow!
July 25 - Perigueux
Today we will ride the same route the racers did on Atage 18 from Bagneres-del-Bigorre to the same summit we watched from yesterday. Except this time we will be riding the Tourmalet! This is a climb that every road cyclist wants to do. The names from the day before will still be painted on the road. After our dinner in Hautacam we will transfer to Perigueux to watch the final time trial which may decide the whole race.
July 26 - Paris
After resting today and watching the Time Trial we will transfer to Paris for the final circuit of the Tour.
July 27 - Paris
Today we will spend the day enjoying the race festivities in Paris and watching the race on the Champs-Elysees. After the race we will enjoy a nice meal out to celebrate or adventure!
July 28 - Part ways and head for home happy.