Camp

Join the camp for an authentic French cycling experience

What your camp ticket includes:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Special Registration Area
  • VIP Corral Start
  • Special Post-Race Meal Area
  • 7 days of supported group cycling with experienced guides
  • Nutrition, technique and tactics sessions
  • 40-90km/day
  • Take on a number of famous climbs to prepare for the race and make the most out of your week in the Pyrenees.
  • Welcome Dinner

You'll be accompanied on your rides by experienced guides and coaches. You will be back from cycling in the early afternoon to also enjoy non-cycling tourism activities. 

Travel Plan

You should plan to arrive in Lourdes on Saturday, June 4. 

The cycling kicks off on Sunday, June 5 and goes until Saturday, June 11. Meet up time is 9:30am daily in the town center of Lourdes. We meet at a café, so you can get a coffee or use the restroom before we ride. We often take pre-ride group photos and videos. The daily briefing is at 9:45am.

The departure is 10am. From our meeting point, we will ride to our day’s cycling challenge. 

For Day 1, we will ride easy on this day and stay together. We will use this day to gauge the speed of the group. For other days, we will split the groups by speed, although all riders will take the mountain climbs at their own speeds. There will be a support car with water, basic food and basic mechanical supplies following the ride.

Group leaders will speak French, English and Spanish.

Itinerary

Here is the itinerary for the week, note that you always have the option to take a day off or do your own ride if you want to.       

Sunday: Col de la Saoucede, Cap de Germs
Monday: Luz Ardiden 
Tuesday: Col du Tourmalet
Wednesday: Col d’Aubisque and Col du Soulor 
Thursday: Cauterets - Le Lys
Friday: Col D’Aspin
Saturday: Hautacam and Col de Tramassel

Please note the itinerary is subject to change based on weather. We will switch daily itineraries around to ride up Cols with the best weather that day.

Each evening, we send an email to all campers with exact schedule and itinerary for the cycling the next day.