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Pinnacle of the Pyrenees

Join Stuart O’Grady and Mummu Cycling in week three of Le Tour as the peloton tackle the shorter, sharper climbs of the Pyrenees and the fight for yellow intensifies. Experience four of the final five stages before Paris live whilst enjoying VIP Hospitality and exclusive access only a 17-time Tour de France finisher can offer.

Tour Highlights:

  • Ride the final 30km of the shortest stage in Tour de France history, Stage 17 in Stuart O’Grady’s peloton.
  • Official VIP Le Tour hospitality experiences in both Relais Etape and Izoard.
  • Experience the excitement of the Pre-Departure Village in Carcassonne, including access to the team bus area.
  • 2 night’s premium accommodation close to Carcassone and 3 night’s in the start town of Lourdes.
  • Picturesque riding through the Pyrenees including Pic de Nore, Col de Portet and Col d’Aspin
  • Professional staff and mechanical support.

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Bonjour!

July 23, 2018

Welcome to the Pyrenees and the final week of the le Tour de France 2018.

Our staff will collect you from Toulouse and transfer to our hotel near Carcassonne where our expert staff will assemble your bike before we head out for a light ride to stretch our legs and acclimatised with the surrounds.

After lunch we will jump in our vans and explore the medieval citadel at Carcassonne, known as ‘La Cité’, encompassing no less than 53 towers, strung together by two enormous concentric walls, surrounded by a moat, and punctuated here and there by heavy barbicans, portcullis and draw-bridges.

If the afternoon couldn’t get any better, Stuey has organised an exclusive meet and greet with one of his former pro teams on their rest day We will meet the riders, Director Sportif, mechanics and seigneurs and even have a private tour of the team bus. An experience not to be missed!

Our first day will finish with a group dinner to discuss the day been and days coming over a few wines.

Today’s ride: 50km light riding north of the Pyrenees

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Departure Village

July 24, 2018

Dusting off the wines from last night we will head out of our hotel early by bike towards the Stage 16 start in Carcassonne where we will have VIP access to the Village and Paddock, the exclusive area for all teams as they prepare for the start of the first stage in the Pyrenees. Let Stuey lead you through the maze of riders and buses, introducing you to his former teammates and directors. Let him know your favourite rider and he will make every effort to get your selfie.

After watching the peloton roll off the start we will jump back on the bike and tackle the beautiful forest climb of Pic de Nor, a 12.3km climb at an average of 6.3%. As a group we will decide if we have the legs to ride back to the hotel or jump back in the vans to our hotel to see the riders finish the stage.

Dinner tonight will be at your leisure in and around our hotel.

Today’s ride: 70km along valley roads and the climb of Pic de Nore.

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Col de Portet

October 25, 2018

After breakfast we will check out early and travel in vans towards the course. From there we ride to the course and conquer Col de Portet (16km at 8.7% gradient) the final climb of today’s historically short stage of only 65km. After a well deserves rest atop the summit we will ride back down to Genos where we will watch the stage as a group including roadside lunch and drinks. Be sure to have your camera with you today as the peloton race through our vantage point towards the final climb of the day.

Following the race we will transfer to our premium hotel in the Pyrenees town of Lourdes. Take some time to check in and freshen up before we enjoy a group dinner to share stories and photos.

Today’s ride: 50km of undulating roads including the final climb of Stage 17 to Saint-Larry-Soulon, Col de Portet

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Ride the Course

July 26, 2018

With only three stages of racing remaining in the battle for General Classification, we will enjoy an exclusive experience through our Official Tour Operator license to ride the final 50-60km of the stage on the closed roads of the Stage 18 course into Pau.  As the final riders on course before the peloton take the opportunity to throw your arms in the air as you cross the finish line and then take to the podium in yellow for a memory to last a lifetime.

Once in Pau we will take to the fence on the finish line to witness Matthews vs Kittel vs Sagan in the final bunch sprint before Paris. Following the podium presentations we will ride or drive back to Lourdes for dinner at your leisure.

Today’s ride: 50-60km along the closed roads of Stage 18 to the finish sprint in Pau.

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Ride Depart

July 27, 2018

Our hotel is perfectly located today being in the start town of today’s stage, Lourdes. From our hotel door we will roll down to the Departure Village for another VIP experience, riding the course on closed roads between the caravan and the lead car.

With only a two hour headstart we will ride to the base of Col d’Aspin where our staff have a private roadside picnic with refreshments to watch the peloton race past as they make their way to the Tourmalet on what should be a decisive stage of the 2018 Tour. After the race passes we can try our luck up the mountain pass or enjoy the descent back to our hotel in Lourdes for our farewell dinner.

Today’s ride: 60-80km ride from Lourdes on closed roads to the base (or summit) of Col d’Aspin (12km climb at 6.5% gradient)

 

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Au Revoir

July 28, 2018

Today is your final breakfast on our Pinnacle of the Pyrenees tour with Mummu Cycling. After check out we will transfer you to the Pau train station for your onward journey or to Paris to join us for the Finale.

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Inclusions
  • Hosted by 17 time Tour de France finisher, Stuart O’Grady
  • 2 night’s premium accommodation near Carcassone
  • 4 night’s premium accommodation at Grand Hotel Moderne, Lourdes
  • Exclusive team meet and greet on the second rest day in Carcassone
  • See four of the final five stages before Paris of the 2018 Tour de France live
  • VIP Access to private Relais Etape Hospitality on Stage 17 including 3-course lunch, drinks, TVs, celebrities and more.
  • Ride the course on Stage 18 with pictures on the podium
  • Ride the course from Stage 19 start in Lourdes
  • VIP Access to Village in Carcassone
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 group dinners
  • 4 lunches
  • Private pick up in Toulouse train station
  • Post tour transfer to Pau train station
  • Air-conditioned vehicles with on-course accreditation
  • Professional staff and mechanical support
  • Support vehicles on all rides
  • Tour de France welcome package including Road Book and Official TdF Merchandise discount voucher
  • Mummu Cycling Merchandise Pack valued at over $200
Exclusions
  • Airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals, drinks and snacks other than those specified
  • Bike Hire – available on request.

Prices available in three currencies:

EURO

€3,495 per person, twin share

€550 single supplement

 

UNITED STATES DOLLARS

$4,195 per person, twin share

$660 single supplement

 

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

$5,295 per person, twin share

$845 single supplement

 

Add Ons

Bike Hire – available on request.

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