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Cheer on Bradley in the French Pyrenees in 2013! (then have a go yourself!)
L'Ancienne Poste, a ski lodge in the village of Avajan in the French Pyrenees has created a special break to coincide with the Tour de France's arrival in the mountains next summer.
The break provides a chance to cheer on Bradley and company as they take on one of the toughest climbs in the Pyrenees on Stage 9 (Sunday 7 July) of the 2013 Tour de France.
Following the stage, guests are free to take on a shorter version of the stage or serious cyclists might want to take on the entire climb.
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 an excellent 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 on the serious Col de Val Louron- Azet to watch the cyclists as they go from St. Girons to Bagneres de-Biggorre, a Champagne picnic lunch, and 7-nights’ half-board accommodation including 4-course 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.
Call 00 33 (0) 6 09 49 73 80 (www.ancienneposteavajan.com).