Eat-Drink-Ride-Suffer! TDF Climbs Alps and Pyrenees Cycling Tour
2019 Topbike Tours Climbs of the Tour de France
– ‘Eat-Drink-Ride-Suffer’ Cycling Holiday (or what we like to call a “Feast of Ascension”)
July 5-15 2019 (11 days/10 nights)
Ride the famous climbs of the Tour de France, from the Alps to the Pyrenees, including Mont Ventoux. Not forgetting we’ll catch the 2019 TdF live on the tele most afternoons.
During Topbike’s ‘Climbs of the Tour de France’ we venture north into the Alps, above Grenoble (nearly into Switzerland) all the way down to the Pyrenees, for 10 days of pointing our bikes up many of the Le Tours grand climbs, all of which appear regularly in the big event.
We move across the passes of Col du Joux Plane, Col de la Madeleine, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier, Alpe d’Huez, Mont Ventoux, Port de Pailheres, Portet d’Aspet, Col de Mente, Col de Peyresourde, Hourquette d’Ancizan, Col d’Aspin and Col du Tourmalet.
Starting from Grenoble we’ll have two days up in the valley near Morzine, before moving south to Valloire, which lies between Telegraphe and Galibier. Moving on from Valloire, our next stop is L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, close to Ventoux. From here we move to Camon, and climb the massive Port de Pailheres, before our final destination of Arreau, where the tour has passed many times.
If we complete every ride we’ll have ridden close to 1,000k’s (and climbed over 15,000 metres).