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See Wiggins & Froome battle in the Pyrenees in July

10th May 2013 Print
Bradley passes L'Ancienne Poste on last year's victorious Tour

James Dealtry, cycling enthusiast and owner of L’Ancienne Poste, a luxurious mountain lodge in the village of Avajan in the French Pyrenees, has created a unique ‘Tour de France’ trip for 2013, with the riders going virtually past the front door.

Pro cyclist Chris Froome is not competing in the Giro d ’Italia, currently wending its way around Italy, because he has been told he is to be the team focus for the Tour de France which starts on 29 June.

But team mate Sir Bradley Wiggins (despite team orders) is unlikely to hand over his Tour crown without a fight and the best place to witness the battle will be on stage 9 of the race on Sunday 7 July, staying at L’Ancienne Poste.

Following the stage, guests at the lodge will be free to take on a shorter version of the stage or serious cyclists might want to take on the entire climb (as James has done, on a mountain bike!).

Other activities available during the stay (at a supplement) include walking/trekking, rock climbing , parascending, quad bike riding , pony trekking , archery, water park , tree-top assault course, archery, white-water rafting , golf , canyoning and gliding. There is also a public spa in the village.

The unique holiday is from 6-13 July 2013 and costs from €690 pp (two sharing) which includes return airport transfers, welcome drinks, transfer/escort to a perfect vantage point for the stage from St. Girons to Bagneres de-Biggorre, a Champagne picnic lunch, and 7-nights’ half-board accommodation including 4-course fine-dining evening meals with wine/beer.

Flights are not included but the area is well served by three main airports Pau, Lourdes-Tarbes, and Toulouse and can be accessed using Easyjet, Ryanair or British Airways. Allow circa £120 pp for flights (Easyjet from Gatwick).

The lodge has a secure garage for storage of bikes for those bringing their own or they can be hired locally.

For more information, visit

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Bradley passes L'Ancienne Poste on last year's victorious Tour