Freiburg-Bordeaux Grand Tour
Your Ride to the Atlantic – 9/08-19/08/2018
This Grand Tour takes you right across France, the home of cycling. But instead of the well-worn tourist trails in the Alps we will show you la France profonde, that peaceful side of France with its unique low mountain landscapes. In no time after we set off from Freiburg, we cross the Rhine and, with it, the border. Waiting for you are the Vosges, followed by the Jura, the beautiful Beaujolais, the remote Massif Central with its famous volcanoes, broad Aquitaine and, finally, we arrive at Europe's highest dunes and the Atlantic Ocean.
There are around 1300 kms waiting to be conquered but, with our Grand Tour team to back you up, you just need to ride your bike, and leave the rest to us. All your meals will be provided, including during the stages, and we transport your bags to the destination each day, plus there is a broom wagon and mechanics should anything go wrong.
Ride across France!
After interludes in South Baden and Savoy, Swabian Tom is now based in the border area near Aachen. But from the Savoy Alps he's taken away a passion for real mountains and genuine tartiflette. In 2016 he became Holiday Manager at Epic Climbs and he's the mastermind behind our 2017 programme!
Our Sille loves following the group in the broom wagon, in first or second gear. She dishes out excellent sympathy to everyone that approaches her and her vehicle suffering from exhaustion or a crash. Her lunchtime buffets are legendary, and her sports massages save the day for many. Founder, boss and the good fairy of Sille's Sport Support.
Our starting point of Freiburg is easily reached with all forms of transport.
We offer the option of return transport from Arcachon to Freiburg. On Sunday 19th August you can travel back to Freiburg on our bus which has a bike trailer.
From Germany and Austria via Karlsruhe on the A5 to the Freiburg-Mitte exit. Take the spur route (B31a) to the centre of town.
Alternatively, take the B31 from Donaueschingen to Freiburg.
From Switzerland via Basel on Germany's A5.
There is no free parking close to our initial hotel. However, you can park in a public underground car park at a reduced rate.
We recommend you use our internal forum to organise car-sharing.
Nearest airport is Basel-Mulhouse, from where you can catch a bus to Freiburg.
Alternative airports are Karlsruhe-Baden, Stuttgart and Zürich, from where you can take a train to Freiburg.
Freiburg (Breisgau) railway station is served by long-distance trains (ICE, EC, IC).
Our initial hotel is very close to the Hauptbahnhof.
Guided Bike Tour 9/08-19/08/2018
- Thursday, 9th August 2018
Travel to Freiburg. Evening meal together at 8pm in the hotel.
- Friday, 10th August 2018
Stage One Freiburg - Belfort
- Saturday, 11th August 2018
Stage Two Belfort - Pontarlier
- Sunday, 12th August 2018
Stage Three Pontarlier - Bourg-en-Bresse
- Monday, 13th August 2018
Stage Four Bourg-en-Bresse - Roanne
- Tuesday, 14th August 2018
Stage Five Roanne - Clermont-Ferrand
- Wednesday, 15th August 2018
Stage Six Clermont-Ferrand - Aurillac
- Thursday, 16th August 2018
Stage Seven Aurillac - Cahors
- Friday, 17th August 2018
Stage Eight Cahors - Marmande
- Saturday, 18th August 2018
Stage Nine Marmande - Arcachon
- Sunday, 19th August 2018
optional return transport by bus from Arcachon to Freiburg and return home.
double and single available