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SUNDAY 9 JULY 2017 – Day 1 – Stage 9: Nantua – Chambery, 181km

This morning staff will welcome you on your Pyrenees adventure at the nearby Toulouse airport. After some meet and greets you will be transferred to your hotel in Lourdes at the base of the Pyrenees mountains.

The drive to your hotel is roughly two hours. Staff have already checked you in prior to arrival so you can go straight to your room, freshen up and relax. The afternoon gives you a great opportunity go for a stroll through the town, enjoying the beautiful views of the nearby Pyrenees mountains.

This evening you will head to dinner as a group to discuss the exciting week ahead!

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MONDAY 10 JULY 2017 – Day 2 – TDF Rest Day

Today is a rest day for the Tour de France as they make their way to the west part of France to continue the race into the Pyrenees mountains.

You have many options today to enjoy the local surroundings or visit nearby villages in the valley of the Pyrenees. Your options for today include: –
1. Spend the day in Lourdes where you can visit the Domain, a major Catholic pilgrimage site, Notre-Dame de Lourdes or the famous Grotto of Massabielle where, in 1858, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a local woman
2. Enjoy the valley town of Argeles Gazost including local food and culture, or head for a scenic walk on one of the many valley trails such as the unspoiled Bergons Valley to discover traditional hay barns
3. Enjoy the scenic views atop of the Hautacam ski station

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TUESDAY 11 JULY 2017 – Day 3 – Stage 10: Perigueux – Bergerac, 178km

As the tour is back on the road and making its way toward the Pyrenees after a rest day, you will enjoy another day tackling the beautiful Pyrenees mountains. Today is the iconic Col du Tourmalet, featured in the Tour no less than 79 times!

After breakfast you will be taken to the town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur. A base for cyclists in the summer and skiiers in the winter. This mountain town has plenty to offer including the Napoleonic thermal baths or the 12th century Church of the Templars. Following this you will be taken to the summit of the Tourmalet to enjoy the majestic views on offer. This is simply a great location for you to enjoy lunch before you are transferred back to Lourdes.

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WEDNESDAY 12 JULY 2017 – Day 4 – Stage 11: Eymet – Pau, 202km

After spending a few days in the Pyrenees, the peloton will arrive this afternoon into Pau where you will be at the finish line to greet them!

After a late breakfast you will be transferred to the finish town of Pau, where you will have ample time to enjoy the countryside views and mountain panoramas. Otherwise stroll down the boulevard that leads up to the castle of Château de Pau, birthplace of King Henry IV of France.

You will then be taken to the finish line to see all the action of the finish of today’s stage where a sprint finish is expected. You may see the likes of Mark Cavendish, Marcel Kittel and Andre Greipel fight for a stage victory!

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THURSDAY 13 JULY 2017 – Day 5 – Stage 12: Pau – Peyragudes, 214km

After breakfast check out of the hotel the van will head towards the eastern Pyrenees mountains as the race makes its way to the airport runway atop of the Peyregudes, once used in a James Bond film.

After breakfast you will be transferred towards one of the category climbs of today’s stage. Stopping towards the top of the climb, staff will have set up a great location for lunch and to see the Tour de France as it makes its way over a mountain pass. You will remember today for years to come, as the atmosphere on the mountain will never be forgotten!

After the race passes we will transfer to our new accommodation. Once settled in, we will enjoy dinner as a group before getting a well-earned nights rest!

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FRIDAY 14 JULY 2017 – Day 6 – Stage 13: Saint-Girons – Foix, 100km

Today is the last of the Pyrenees mountain stages before the race heads towards the Alps. VIP hospitality has been organised for you to enjoy another enthralling stage! Today is also extra special for the French as they celebrate Bastille day, their national holiday. The roads will be packed and no doubt Thomas Vockler will be out to win the stage in his final Tour appearance.

After breakfast you will be transferred along the official Tour de France course, with the destination being Le Tours premier hospitality facility, located at Relais Etape. You will be greeted with champagne on arrival before enjoying a three course lunch, hosted by Tour de France personalities. You will be roadside to catch the tour live as it passes enroute to the finish line in Foix. There will also be a live TV broadcast so you don’t miss any of the action!!

At the conclusion of the days stage you will be transferred back to the hotel where you will enjoy your final meal as a group before the tour ends in the morning.

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SATURDAY 15 JULY 2017 – Day 7 – Stage 14: Blagnac – Rodez, 181km

Today marks the final day of the Pyrenees trip, but there is still plenty more of the Tour to see before you bid farewell.

After an early breakfast and checking out of the hotel, you will be making your way to Blagnac, the departure village for today’s stage. You will be going behind the scenes of today’s stage as the riders and teams prepare for the day ahead. See the riders sign on, warm up and perhaps even have a coffee or a haircut before the stage begins.

The race will begin around midday, and it is after the race departs when you will be transferred to Toulouse airport to say your final farewells.

Vive Le Tour!

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