Bilbao > Pyrenees

Experience the excitement of the Tour de France as it makes it’s way through the Basque region and into the wondrous Pyrenees. The Bilbao > Pyrenees experience will give you the best of both worlds as you experience the madness of the first 2 stages in Bilbao and cross over into the Pyrenees while following the pros as they get ready for some unforgiving mountain stages. Experience the thrill of riding off the start line and witness the action LIVE from some of the best vantage points in VIP hospitality for a stage start and finish. We’ll also tackle the famous Tourmalet and witness the pros battle it up the climb roadside. Stay in beautiful Bilbao and the historic city of Lourdes as we follow all the action of the first week of the Tour de France!

Highlights:

  • Watch 5 x Tour de France stages LIVE
  • Stay in premium accommodation in Bilbao, Dax and Lourdes
  • Ride the Tourmalet, Jaizkibel & Col de Soudet
  • Visit a Pro team hotel for a back stage look at the mechanic setup and team bus
  • Enjoy the best of VIP TDF hospitality, including; Stage 3 Departure Village & Stage 5 VIP Finish Line
  • Celebrate like a champion on the Official Stage winner’s podium!
  • Ride on the racecourse and across the Stage finish line
  • Ride off the Official Stage 4 Start Line
  • Explore beautiful Bilbao and stay in the historic city of Lourdes, one of the most picturesque locations in France
  • Spectator and rider friendly
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Day 1

Welcome to Bilbao!

July 1, 2023 / Difficulty

Welcome to Bilbao and the start of your Bilbao to Pyrenees experience!

The Mummu team will greet you this morning at Bilbao airport or train station before transferring you to our premium accommodation right in the heart of the humming Bilbao.

On arrival, check-in and take some time to settle before meeting the Mummu staff in our allocated bike room who will give a short welcome brief and then assist with fitting and assembling bikes ahead of this week adventures.

Afterwards, grab a spot of lunch and explore our surrounds. This afternoon, enjoy your first taste of the TDF madness and take the opportunity to watch the finish of stage 1, right in the heart of Bilbao!

On arrival back to the hotel, enjoy some time to relax and unwind before meeting for this evening’s group welcome dinner, providing a great chance to get to know one another and toast to what we are sure will be a memorable week taking in the best of the Tour de France!

After dinner we will take a twilight walk around the world renowned Guggenheim Museum.

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Day 1

Welcome to Bilbao!

July 1, 2023

Welcome to Bilbao and the start of your Grand Départ experience!

The Mummu team will greet you this morning at Bilbao airport or train station before transferring you to our premium accommodation right in the heart of the humming Bilbao.

On arrival, check-in and take some time to settle before meeting the Mummu staff in our allocated bike room who will give a short welcome brief and then assist with fitting and assembling bikes ahead of this afternoon’s warm-up spin.

Afterwards, grab a spot of lunch and explore our surrounds. This afternoon, enjoy your first taste of the TDF madness and take the opportunity to watch the finish of stage 1, right in the heart of Bilboa!

On arrival back to the hotel, enjoy some time to relax and unwind before meeting for this evening’s group welcome dinner, providing a great chance to get to know one another and toast to what we are sure will be a memorable week taking in the best of the Tour de France!

After dinner we will take a twilight walk around the world renowned Guggenheim Museum.

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Day 2

Stand on the TDF Podium and Watch the Stage 2 Finish LIVE!

July 2, 2023 / Difficulty
/ Distance 2 hours

Stage 2 of the TDF and it’s going to be an epic one!

This morning enjoy a gourmet breakfast at the hotel before a short transfer to our ride starting point along the Stage route. You will be guided along the final phase of the course into the Jaizkibel climb. The staple climb at the Clásica de San Sebastián is 6.9 kilometres long and averages 6.2%, which is a biased statistic as there is a false flat kilometre halfway. At the Jaizkibel there are 17 kilometres remaining. The first half goes down, the second is as good as flat. All rides will be supported by our ride guides and follow vehicles, so assistance will never be far out of sight!

When you reach the Flamme Rouge at 1km to go, you will have the exclusive opportunity to cross the barriers and ride right up to the finish! This is an incredible experience that we are able to share with our guests as an Official Tour Operator of the race. Enjoy every minute, then wait at the top to have your picture taken.

The good times will keep coming as you will then take a trip to the Stage winner’s podium. Strike your best pose for the cameras! Afterwards, there will be time to change and freshen up before settling into soak up the TDF finish line atmosphere and watch the stage finish roadside.

Following what we expect will be a jaw dropping finish, we will transfer back to the hotel. This evening will be your’s to relax, put your feet up and enjoy dinner at leisure!

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Day 2

Stand on the TDF Podium and Watch the Stage 2 Finish LIVE!

July 2, 2023

This morning following a breakfast you will be hopping in the vans for an exclusive opportunity to drive along the closed roads of stage 2 .

When you reach the Flamme Rouge at 1km to go, you will have the exclusive opportunity to cross the barriers and walk across the finish line! This is an incredible experience that we are able to share with our guests as an Official Tour Operator of the race. Enjoy every minute, then wait at the top to have your picture taken.

The good times will keep coming as you will then take a trip to the Stage winner’s podium. Strike your best pose for the cameras! Afterwards, there will be time to change and freshen up before settling into soak up the TDF finish line atmosphere and watch the stage finish roadside.

Following what we expect will be a jaw dropping finish, we will transfer back to the hotel. This evening will be your’s to relax, put your feet up and enjoy dinner at leisure!

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Day 3

Stage 3 Departure Village Hospitality

July 3, 2023 / Difficulty
/ Distance 2 hours

After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, this morning we will transfer to the Stage 3 start in Amorebieta where you will experience ‘Departure Village’ Tour de France hospitality – Another asset we have privileged access to as an Official Tour Operator.

Here, you’ll be able to kick back over local delicacies and enjoy the humming, excited pre-start atmosphere, while watching the riders step onto the stage for official sign-on, all surrounded by star studded company amidst former pros and big Le Tour names.

Following the excitement of watching the Stage start, we will have a short transfer to the start of our ride. Today you will be riding along a 50km route to our new hotel in Dax, France.

This evening,  we’ll have a group dinner to chat about the coming days as we press into the Pyrenees!

 

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Day 3

Stage 3 Departure Village Hospitality

July 3, 2023

After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, this morning we will transfer to the Stage 3 start in Amorebieta where you will experience ‘Departure Village’ Tour de France hospitality – Another asset we have privileged access to as an Official Tour Operator.

Here, you’ll be able to kick back over local delicacies and enjoy the humming, excited pre-start atmosphere, while watching the riders step onto the stage for official sign-on, all surrounded by star studded company amidst former pros and big Le Tour names.

Following the excitement of watching the Stage start, we will transfer to our new hotel in Dax, France.

This evening,  we’ll have a group dinner to chat about the coming days as we press into the Pyrenees!

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Day 4

Ride off the Official Stage 4 Start Line!

July 4, 2023 / Difficulty
/ Distance 2 hours

This morning, following breakfast it will be time to kit up. We will have a short ride to the start of stage 4 start in Dax.

On arrival to the start of stage 4, we will commence a  a 2.5 hour ride along the race route. Today you will have the incredible opportunity to ride off the Official Stage start line, on closed roads and within the actual race caravan, just hours ahead of the pros! This is another exclusive Official Tour Operator experience that truly allows you to step right inside the race bubble.

From km 0, expect to be wildly applauded by excited fans at the start line and along the Stage route. Take it all in and imagine yourself racing in the world’s biggest bike race!

Following a memorable ride, we will make a pitstop roadside along the course where the Mummu Marquee will await with cool beverages and a picnic lunch to replenish your efforts and allow some time to relax before the race comes flying by. Get your cheer on for your favourite riders and take note of the sheer speed they’re travelling at!

After some exciting race viewing, we will then continue the ride, with a short one back to the hotel.

This evening, there will be yours to relax and enjoy dinner at leisure.

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Day 4

Ride off the Official Stage 4 Start Line!

July 4, 2023

This morning, following breakfast it will be time to kit up. We will have a short drive to the start of stage 4 start in Dax.

Today you will have the opportunity to drive off the Official Stage start line, on closed roads and within the actual race caravan just hours ahead of the pros! This is another exclusive Official Tour Operator experience that truly allows you to step right inside the race bubble

From km 0, expect to be cheered on by excited fans at the start line and along the Stage route. Wind the windows down and take it all in!

After approximately 50km, we will make a pitstop roadside along the course where the Mummu Marquee will await with cool beverages and a picnic lunch to allow some time to enjoy a bite and relax before the race comes flying by. Get your cheer on for your favourite riders and take note of the sheer speed they’re travelling at!

After some exciting race viewing, we will transfer back to our hotel in Dax.

This evening, there will be yours to relax and enjoy dinner at leisure.

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Day 5

Welcome to the Pyrenees, Enjoy VIP Izoard Hospitality!

July 5, 2023 / Difficulty
/ Distance 2.5 hours

This morning, following an early  breakfast and checkout we will transfer to the Pyrenees! Make sure you have a good breakfast to fuel the body this morning as you have a big ride on the cards today.

Following a transfer to our ride starting point along the Stage route, you will be guided along the final phase of the course up Col de Soudet which is a solid 21km at 5.6% gradient then followed by Col de Marie Blanque which is 9.2km in length at 7.7% gradient. On arrival to the climbs, you will be able to ride it at your own pace, ensuring you enjoy every minute of atmosphere as you pedal up alongside thousands of fans lining the climb awaiting the stage finish to come.

After the climbing you will then decend down towards the finish. All rides will be supported by our ride guides and follow vehicles, so assistance will never be far out of sight!

When you reach the Flamme Rouge at 1km to go, you will have the exclusive opportunity to cross the barriers and ride right up to the finish! This is an incredible experience that we are able to share with our guests as an Official Tour Operator of the race. Enjoy every minute, then wait at the top to have your picture taken.

Afterwards, there will be time to change and freshen up before settling into VIP Izoard finish line hospitality where you will await the exhilarating final in style, over big screen race entertainment, endless beverages and delicious canapés.

Following what we expect will be a jaw dropping finish, we will transfer to our new hotel in Lourdes. This evening will be yours to enjoy at leisure – make sure you check out the Grotto for the evening procession.

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Day 5

Welcome to the Pyrenees, Enjoy VIP Izoard Hospitality!

July 5, 2023

This morning, following an early  breakfast and checkout we will transfer to the Pyrenees!

Today we will be driving the last part of stage 5 – the first day the TDF heads to the Pyrenees! When we reach the Flamme Rouge at 1km to go, you will have the exclusive opportunity to cross the barriers and ride right up to the finish! This is an incredible experience that we are able to share with our guests as an Official Tour Operator of the race. Enjoy every minute, then wait at the top to have your picture taken.

Freshen up before settling into VIP Izoard finish line hospitality where you will await the exhilarating final in style, over big screen race entertainment, endless beverages and delicious canapés.

Following what we expect will be a jaw dropping finish, we will transfer to our new hotel in Lourdes. This evening will be yours to enjoy at leisure – make sure you check out the Grotto for the evening procession.

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Day 6

Tourmalet!

July 6, 2023 / Difficulty
/ Distance 3 hours

This morning, enjoy a nutritious breakfast at the hotel before preparing for another solid day of climbing in the pyrenees. Today’s ride along the Stage 6 mountainous route to the iconic Tourmelet!

The Tourmelet consists of 17km at 7.3% gradient, and you’ll be riding it on RACE DAY – so expect great atmosphere and support as you make your way up. The Tourmalet is the most prominently raced climb in Tour de France history and an absolute must to tick off your bucket list. The Mummu support vehicles will never be far behind offering mechanical assistance and sustenance to keep you fuelled.

After approx 3 hours of riding we will stop off at the Mummu Marquee to settle in for some mountain roadside viewing. Replenish your efforts over a picnic lunch while you await the peloton, then get set to join the lines of fans as they ride right by us at unbelievable speeds.

After some live mountain stage viewing, there will be the option to ride or transfer back to Lourdes where we will watch the Stage finish together over a deserved beverage at the hotel, rounding out another great day on tour.

The evening we will have a farewell dinner to share stories and toast to what has been a fabulous week following the 2023 Tour de France.

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Day 6

Tourmalet!

July 6, 2023

This morning, enjoy a nutritious breakfast at the hotel before transferring along the Stage 6 mountainous route to the iconic Tourmalet!

This classic climb of the Pyrenees is17km long at 7.3% gradient – it will be the second hurdle of the day for the pros who face a very demanding stage through the Pyrenees.

We will stop off at the Mummu Marquee to settle in for some mountain roadside viewing. Relax over a picnic lunch while you await the peloton, then get set to join the lines of fans as they ride right by us at unbelievable speeds.

After some live mountain stage viewing, we will transfer back to Lourdes where we will watch the Stage finish together over a deserved beverage at the hotel, rounding out another great day on tour.

The evening we will have a farewell dinner to share stories and toast to what has been a fabulous week following the 2023 Tour de France.

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Day 7

Bon Voyage!

July 7, 2023 / Difficulty

After breakfast this morning, the Mummu team will transfer you a short distance to the Lourdes train station before saying bon voyage! We trust that you’ve had a fantastic time and hope to have you back on tour with us again soon.

 

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Day 7

Bon Voyage!

July 7, 2023

After breakfast this morning, the Mummu team will transfer you a short distance to the Lourdes train station before saying bon voyage! We trust that you’ve had a fantastic time and hope to have you back on tour with us again soon.

 

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Inclusions
  • Appearances by Stuart O’Grady
  • 6 nights in premium accommodation in Bilbao, Dax & Lourdes
  • Daily gourmet breakfast
  • Three group dinners and two lunches
  • Transfers from Bilbao Airport and to Lourdes train station
  • See 5 x 2023 Tour de France stages LIVE
  • Ride on the racecourse and across the Stage finish line and get a photo on the winner’s podium
  • Exclusive access to the Stage 3 Official Departure Village
  • Ride off the Official Stage 4 Start Line
  • Izoard finish line hospitality on Stage 5, including; unlimited beverages and canapés
  • Ride the Tourmalet, Jaizkibel & Col de Soude
  • Visit a Pro team hotel for a back stage look at the mechanic setup and team bus
  • Air-conditioned vehicles with on-course accreditation
  • COVID-Safe protocols
  • Professional staff and mechanical support
  • Support vehicles on all rides
  • Mummu Cycling Merchandise Pack
Exclusions
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bike Hire – available on request.

RRP Prices available in four currencies:

EURO

€4,995 per person, twin share

€650 single supplement

 

UNITED STATES DOLLARS

$4,995 per person, twin share

$650 single supplement

 

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

$7,995 per person, twin share

$1,025 single supplement

 

BRITISH POUND

£4,545 per person, twin share

£595 single supplement

 

Add Ons
Bike Hire – FACTOR O2 hire bikes available on request ($925 AUD / $575 USD / €575)
BYO Pedals, helmet, shoes

Additional information

Land Arrangement

Single, Twin Share Solo, Double, Twin Share, Triple

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