France Grand Cycle Tour 2023 - Short Week 1 - Ride Every Kilometre - Pyrenees to Central Massif

  • Location

    Pyrenees, Bordeaux, Limoges and the central Massif

  • Duration

    8 days / 7 nights / 6 stages

  • Length

    1,047 km

  • Climb

    11,000m+

2 Jul 2023 - 9 Jul 2023

Ride Every Kilometre (REK) is Grand Tours Project’s signature tour and a goal for many of our guests. Ride Every Kilometre of France’s premier cycle race route, the day before the pros race.

If time is short, join Grand Tours Project and the REK group from Stage 4. A nice flat warm up stage from Dax to Nogaro before you hit stages of climbing Pyrenean mountains and exhilarating descents - Col de Soudet, Col du Tourmalet, and Col d’Aspin. Stage 7 offers vineyards and flat lands of the Gironde leading to Bordeaux and then turning hilly to Limoges for stage 8 - both stages apparently suited to sprinters - fast and furious. And our last day of riding heads into the Massif Central and finishes atop Puy-de-Dôme - a challenge in itself with inclines of 11 and 12 percent in the final 4 kilometres!

1,047 kilometres and thousands of metres vertical over 6 stages - if you are fit and ready and seek a challenge, Ride Every Kilometre Week 1 of the Grand Boucle could be for you.

Total price: €4,190 (6 STAGES)

  • "Ride Every Kilometre" of stages 4 to 9, on the race route, the day before the pros
  • Ride through beautiful France and into the Pyrenées
  • Test yourself on the cols of the Pyrenées
  • Race across the summer baked Gironde to Bordeaux
  • Summer riding in central France to the Central Massif and the Puy-de-Dôme
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Premium rental bike available (Full carbon disc brake + Ultegra di2 electronic)
  • Level of fitness: Advance - fit enough to ride 5 to 7 hours or 130 to 200 km some days at a steady pace.
  • Day 1 - Arrival

    Welcome to France


    DAY 1


    - 2 JULY -


    Arrival:


    Biarritz Airport or Pau Airport, France

  • Days 2 - 4

    Pyrenees and Nouvelle Aquitaine


    DAY 2 - 3 JULY - Stage 4 - DAX > NOGARO -

    182 KM (Flat)


    DAY 3 - 4 JULY - Stage 5 - PAU > LARUNS

    165 km (Mountain)


    DAY 4 - 5 JULY - Stage 6 - TARBES > CAUTERETS-CAMBASQUE

    145 KM (Mountain)

  • Days 5 - 7

    Bordeaux Vineyards and Flat Countryside


    DAY 5 - 6 JULY - Stage 7 - MONT-DE-MARSAN > BORDEAUX

    170 KM (Flat)


    DAY 6 - 7 JULY - Stage 8 - LIBOURNE > LIMOGES

    201 KM (Hilly)


    DAY 7 - 8 JULY - Stage 9 - SAINT-LÉONARD-DE-NOBLAT > PUY-DE-DÔME (Mountain)

  • Day 8 - Departure

    Au Revoir

    DAY 8


    - 9 JULY -


    Transfer / Departure:


    International Airport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne

    or

    Lyon Airport, France