Route & Training

The Tour du Rouge is a 6 day 540 mile cycling tour from Houston to New Orleans. The Tour averages 90 miles per day.

Saturday April 30 Send Off Party in Houston
Sunday May 1 Humble to Beaumont 94 miles
Monday May 2 Beaumont to Sulfur 90 miles
Tuesday May 3 Sulfur to Lafayette 100 miles
Wednesday May 4 Lafayette to Morgan City 94 miles
Thursday May 5 Morgan City to Gonzales 86 miles
Friday May 6 Gonzales to New Orleans 82 miles
Friday PM Victory Party in New Orleans
Saturday May 7 Bus return to Houston
Weekend Optional stay in New Orleans

Maps of the overall route and each day’s rest stops are in this document.


Tour du Rouge is six consecutive days of long rides. Since most of us don’t usually ride that far, we recommend that you train. If you follow the training mileage in the plan document, you should finish each day of the ride with a smile on your face.

Tour du Rouge Training Plan

Gulf coast riding is very flat but can be windy and the route we will ride is largely unprotected. So try to spend some of your training time riding into the wind.

You can download a PDF file of the plan: Training Plan (PDF)