TOUR DE FRANCE 2021
10-17 July, 2021 sold out
EXPERIENCE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST RACE
Undoubtedly, this is the ultimate Tour de France experience. Watch the race from the roadside on multiple days, drink in the incredible atmosphere, and combine it with guided, supported rides on the same roads as the pros race.
The route for 2021 is a Pyrenean feast, with four stages within riding distance of our location, including the two crucial summit finishes of stages 17 and 18. We will ride out together, stopping for lunch on the way, watch the race, and either ride back or jump in the car.
On your other riding days you will ride famous climbs and stage routes from Tour de France history, accompanied by our guides. You will be fully supported on the road, so all you need to carry is one bottle and your next homemade energy bar. Everything else you need will be in the follow car. The routes each day will have easier and harder options, depending on how your legs feel.
Routes include Cols d’Aubisque and Soulor, Hautacam, Luz Ardiden, Col d’Aspin, Col du Tourmalet and more.
€1475 sold out
Stage 16: Pas de la Case - St-Gaudens
13 July 2021
Falling between a rest day and the climactic mountain stages, this route from Andorra to the pretty town of St-Gaudens in the foothills is made for a breakaway so expect furious racing among the baroudeurs over three categorised climbs.
We will ride out to St-Gaudens on a stunning route over the epic Cols du Tourmalet and Aspin, arriving in plenty of time to watch the finale on the big screens of the buzzing race village. You can change into comfortable shoes and clothes from the support car, leave your bikes safely with our crew, grabs snacks and drinks, and enjoy the world's biggest race. Afterwards, the car drives you back to our place for a fabulous dinner.
Stage 17: Muret - Col de Portet (St-Lary-Soulan)
14 July 2021
It's GC time, with the first of a pair of back-to-back summit finishes. The race will begin near Toulouse and roll south to Bagnerès de Luchon like a ocean wave, apparently calm for hours yet propelled by an energy that will inevitably explode dramatically as it breaks upon the Pyrenees. First comes the Col de Peyresourde, then the Col d'Azet, each tough, before a summit finish on the mighty Col de Portet. The contenders will be under immense pressure and attrition will be high.
We will drive around to near the finish, then ride a loop and up the Col de Portet, where we will have everything ready for you to enjoy a comfortable spectating experience as the race nears, before the GC war is waged before your eyes!
Stage 18: Pau - Luz Ardiden
15 July 2021
Last chance for the climbers! This second consecutive summit finish (and third of only three in total) is a critical fulcrum upon which the climbing specialists can seek to tilt the race in their favour ahead of the deciding 31km TT two days later. It's a modern, short TdF mountain stage that's certain to provide fireworks. The action will begin on the Col du Tourmalet, testing the ability of the yellow jersey's team to control the attacks, and then really kick off on the writhing climb to Luz Ardiden. The final 4km are packed into a huge natural amphitheatre so the atmosphere will be incredible.
Luz Ardiden is a short ride from our guest house so we are perfectly placed to enable a fantastic spectating experience after a morning ride.
Stage 19: Mourenx - Limbourne
16 July 2021
This stage, starting from Mourenx near Pau, is our chance to see the riders signing on and rolling out. It's the penultimate opportunity for the sprinters before Paris and essentially a recovery ride for the GC leaders before the next day's TT. While they'll be stressed, expect to see lots of riders delighted to have survived the mountains and be almost assured of reaching the Champs-Élysées.
We will drive to Mourenx, watch the stage Départ, then grab our bikes to ride home via the testing Col de Marie Blanque and the mighty Cols d'Aubisque and Soulor, all famous features of Tours past. From there, it's a spectacular descent nearly all the way back to the house.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR
Airport transfer from Lourdes, Pau or Toulouse
Six days of guided riding
Support vehicle with food, drink, spare clothing, tools and spare wheels
Accommodation, sharing a twin room
Breakfast, with lots of options
Homemade ride snacks and drinks
Homemade post-ride snacks and drinks
Evening meal, three-courses, table wine
Use of secure garage, tools, track pump, cleaning kit
Laundry, as needed
Use of foam rollers and yoga mats
Option to rent a bike and/or Garmin
And we have loads of spare gear you can borrow if you forget something
Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Note: This is an unofficial spectating experience at the Tour de France. No official partnership is implied (see letour.fr for official events).