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Sportive Date 4th Sep 2020
Nights Available 3 Nights
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Pyrenees Circle of Death Sportive

Pau France
3 Nights Accommodation in 3* Hotels
All breakfast & dinners
Sportive entry
Return airport transfers from Toulouse
Optional Extras Bike Rental
Sportive Overview
Pyrenees Circle of Death Sportive By Sportive Breaks
Routes & FAQs
Travel Packages
Tour Overview

Pyrenees Circle of Death Sportive

The ultimate Pyrenees Tour stage sportive. Pau to Luchon has been ridden in the tour a staggering 19 times since 1945. Now it's your turn to take on this 200km route. In your way, 4 iconc climbs - the Aubisque, Tourmalet, Aspin & Peyresourde.
To help you conquer the Pyrenees, this sportive includes pro level support so you can ride at your peak. Our official partner is OTE Sports who will be providing expert nutrition advice & regular feed stops to keep you going. We will have guides riding at set speeds to you can join a group and share the work on the flat sections and be paced on the climbs as well as a Lantern Rouge helping everyone at the back. The brilliant coaches at Rowe & King will provide coaching points to help you prepare for this massive ride.
Our three night package includes a night and warm up ride in Pau, all the support on the ride and then two nights in Luchon including a celebration dinner & an optional cool down spin the day after.

High Mountains

Terrain

Mountains

France

Country

France

Hard

Difficulty

Hard

Riders

Riders

40

Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • Climb the Tourmalet

    The most ridden climb in the Tour, one of the most famous mountains in cycling and an absolutely epic 19km ride. The Tourmalet starts just over half way through the ride and by the time you get over the top the end is just 55km away.

  • Ride the expert support

    Join one of our guide led speed groups to help you pace up the climbs and to help you stay out of the wind. Enjoy expert coaching advice from Rowe & King, pro level mechanic support and nutrition plans with regular feed stops from the team at OTE Sports.

Itinerary

The ultimate Pyrenees Route & the most repeated stage in Tour history, Pau to Luchon takes in four huge climbs across wild scenery ending by the famous spa in Luchon. Ride the Circle of Death with the best support; ride leaders from Sportive Breaks, expert nutrition from OTE & coaching from Rowe & King.

Why Book With Us

  • A new type of sportive
  • The ultimate Pyrenees route
  • Full support with ride leaders, feed stops, mechanics & more
  • The friendliest peloton on the road & great post ride socials.

Itinerary

Thursday 3rd September

Arrive by 10.30am in Toulouse. We will arrive in Pau for 1pm in time for some lunch. Our mechanics are on hand to help with bike builds before a 4pm warm up spin. At 7pm we have a race briefing before dinner at 7,30pm and an early night.

Friday 4th September

Sportive Day! Depart at 7,30am from Pau. The quickest finishers should be in Luchon for around 5pm with the last finishers getting in for 8pm. Celebratory dinner in Luchon.

Saturday 5th September

A well earned lie in and then two optional spins. One ride goes up to the ski station at SuperBagneres and the other is a longer loop over the Port de Bales.

Sunday 6th September

After a lazy breakfast, we leave Luchon at 10am to arrive in Toulouse airport at 12pm.

Choose the hotel

Best Western Hôtel ContinentalAlti Hotel

Best Western Hôtel Continental

2 Rue Maréchal Foch, 64000 Pau, France

    About the Hotel

    Our base in Pau is the Best Western Continental. Set in the middle of town and a short walk from the old town, the location is perfect. Staff are friendly and well used to cyclists, the food is great and the rooms are a good size.

    Alti Hotel

    19 Allée d'Etigny, 31110 Bagnères-de-Luchon, France

      About the Hotel

      Our base in Luchon is the brilliant Alti Hotel. It's long been a cyclist's favourite with comfy rooms, secure bike storage, an indoor pool and excellent restaurant.

      Other Services

      • Bike Rental

        We have a range of Ridley Fenix SL rental bikes available.

         
      Routes & FAQs

      The Routes

      Following the "proper" Pyrenees Tour Stage route including the Aubisque, Tourmalet, Aspin & Peyresourde, our route covers a full 200km with over 5,900m of climbing. Our ride leaders can be invaluable on the run down to Laruns and the drag up to the Tourmalet so you can save your energy for the four big climbs.

      Choose the Route

      Ride Distance: 200

      Elevation gain: 5956

      An sunset start at 7.30am with a quick first 50km to Laruns and then the climbing begins. Apart from a drag from Argeles Gazost to the Tourmalet, the rest of the day is either climbing or descending until you arrive in Luchon.

       

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Getting There

      On Thursday arrive by 10.30am for an 11am transfer. We will be in Pau for 1pm in time for lunch and an afternoon warm up spin.
      On Sunday, book flights that depart after 1.30pm. Our transfer gets back to Toulouse at 11.30am.
      If you can't find flights to match these times, please get in touch.

      Documents Required

      By signing up to this sportive, you agree to be fit and suitable for a hard mountain ride. In Pau you will get a race number at the race village.

      What to Pack

      Expect all weather conditions in the high mountains. We start at 7.30am and you may be on the road for up to 12 hours. The climbs are long but not overly steep so normal gearing should be fine.
      Travel Packages

      Popular Packages

      Choose between single room, a shared twin room with a fellow rider or a private twin / double room if there are two of you.

      All Packages Include:

      • Sportive entry & race pack
      • 3 nights in 3* hotels
      • Return airport transfers
      • Luggage transfer from start to finish hotel
      • Guided warm up & cool down rides
      3 Nights: 3 - 6th Sep 2020
      Summary Price Quantity Total  

      Share Twin Package For One
      Return airport transfers
      Shared Twin room
      Sportive entry

      £569 £569 Book Now

      Single Room Package
      Return airport transfers
      Shared Twin room
      Sportive entry

      £699 £699 Book Now

      Twin / Double Package for Two
      Return airport transfers
      Twin / Double room for two people
      2 x sportive entries

      £1139 £1139 Book Now
      Mark, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "Sportive Breaks' attention to detail and communication are spot on! Will be back next year. "

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      Pyrenees Circle of Death Sportive

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      3 Nights nights

      Single Room £699
      Twin Room £569
      • Return transfers from Toulouse
      • 3 nights in 3* hotels
      • All breakfast & dinners
      • Sportive entry
      • Flights
      • Insurance
      • Lunches & drinks with dinner