Tour de France – Option 1

Monday 5th July to Monday 12th July 2021

In Brief

Transport to and from Carcassonne Airport.

Explore Chalabre with gentle rides on quiet roads and visit a local winery.

Option to ride Stage 14 of the Tour de France. Starting in Carcassonne and finishing in Quillan.

Watch the finish of Stage 13 of the Tour de France from the finishing line.

See the riders travel the Stage 14 route through Chalabre with an option to see the finish of the stage at Quillan.

Our holiday options give you the chance to experience the unique atmosphere that this iconic race generates throughout France in the month of July. If you get excited by watching the Tour on the television, then this trip is for you. Our unique holidays let you experience every aspect of the Tour, guided and supported along the way. You’ll experience seeing the riders up close and ride the roads they have made famous (at a more leisurely pace!) and return each evening for local homecooked food and wine.

Itinerary

Day
Description
Riding day

1

Arrive in France. Make your way to Carcassonne where Bespoked will collect you and transport you to Chalabre.pi

No

2

A gentle, guided ride to acclimatise around the quiet roads and beautiful countryside of Chalabre.

Yes

3

Optional ride for those riders who want to experience the essence of the Tour de France. Ride the full Stage 14 of the 2021 Tour. Starting in Carcassonne and finishing in Quillan. After an early breakfast we will set off to Carcassonne where you will be reunited with your bikes and set off on the 184K route that the professionals will ride three days later. The full day will have minibus support and a guide on the road with the cyclists. A picnic lunch will be provided on route. At the end of the stage in Quillan, we will load the bikes into the minibus for transporting you back to Chalabre. For those who don't want to ride the Stage, there is the option of a self-guided ride or just putting your feet up in the garden or watching the televised event. Whatever you choose, we will all meet back at base to enjoy dinner and story sharing.

Yes

4

A steady, recovery style ride out for a leisurely lunch in a nearby village. Followed by a visit to a local vineyard where you will be able to sample some of the local wines. At this point you will have the option to ride back to Chalabre or you (and your bike) can travel back in the minibus.

Yes

5

After breakfast we set off (on your bike) on route to Carcassonne, to watch the live finish of Stage 13 of the Tour. Enjoy a picnic for lunch and return to Chalabre by minibus.

Yes

6

A big day for Chalabre, as Stage 14 of the Tour passes through the village. Today we will savour the atmosphere and excitement in the village, whilst waiting for the arrival of the riders and their entourage. Followed by buffet lunch in Chalabre with the option of riding to Quillan in time to witness the finish.

Yes

7

A guided ride around the Chalabre area with coffee stops and lunch along the way before heading back to base for a last night celebration feast.

Yes

8

Transfer back to Carcassonne Airport for departures. Toulouse Airport is also additional option.

No

DATES AND PRICES

Start Date
05/07/2021
05/07/2021
End Date
12/07/2021
12/07/2021
Duration
8
8
Price pp*
900€
900€

*based on twin/double share.  Single accommodation is available at an additional cost per person.  See supplement for more information.

Included in this holiday

Accommodation in Chalabre. Including bed, breakfast and evening dinner (beer, wine and soft drinks included). Rooms allocated are twin/double. Single rooms available at additional cost. See accommodation supplement for more information.
Picnic lunches on days as per itinerary
Transfers to and from the Carcassonne Airport
Minibus transport on days as per itinerary
Guided rides and maps where needed

These are not included

Flights
Bikes (bike hire is available at additional cost)
Energy gels and recovery drinks
Any food and drink purchased in cafes/restaurants
Your personal insurances. For example, health and travel.

To Book

We need the following from you to book this holiday:

100€ deposit

Supplements

The following supplements are additional options that you can add to your holiday

Supplement details
Price pp
Transfer to and from Toulouse Airport

100€

Bike hire (for the week)

180€

Single room

100€

distance

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