I was wondering whether anyone could give me some information regarding this years Tour. I am about to head over to France for the Tour and my brother and myself will be meeting in Pau in order to see Stage 16. I am wondering whether anyone knows of any tours or contacts that we could arrange in order to head out to either of the two climbs, Col d'Aubisque or Col du Tourmalet? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
AC member Ricky did a tour last year (Post TdF I think) for two weeks and climbed dozens of the iconic climbs, including the two you mention, You could send him a message and he may be able to help.
If you are just going to ride over those two cols which are pretty much next to each other, you could stay in Argeles-Gazost, and ride them on different days. Or both, or do loops. Need someone to carry your bags??
Try Trip Advisor for accommodation - http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotels-g196618-Argeles_Gazost_Hautes_...
Adelaide Cyclist member Steve Cunningham runs tours in Europe - http://procyclingtours.com/index.php