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Tour de France 2024

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Highlights

This VIP Tour of the Tour de France 2024 comprises two parts: the first in the renowned Dolomites, featuring challenging ascents like the iconic Stelvio pass. Accommodation in Bormio facilitates daily exploration of magnificent mountain passes. The second part takes you to Florence for the Grand Départ, marking the historic first start in Italy, a cycling nation with a rich champion heritage. Staying in Florence, you'll experience VIP starts, cross stage finish lines in Bologna, ride on the official Tour de France podium, and explore Chianti's vineyards. Throughout your stay, your group of no more than ten people will be accompanied by several of our guides, who will always be on hand to accompany you on the bike, at VIP access points and also will be there to share convivial moments.

Total Distance : 420km (260mi)
Total Elevation Gain : 10700m (35000ft)

To see

Grand départ of the Tour de France 2024, Dolomites, Bormio, Stelvio, Florence, Bologna, Chianti

Gastronomy

Pasta, pizzas, florentine steak

Wine

Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Brunello de Montalcino, Carmignano, Chianti, Vernaccia de San Gimignano and Montepulciano

Testimonials

PROGRAM

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Arrival in Milan and transfer to Bormio


Our adventure in the Dolomites and on the Grand Départ of the Tour de France will begin in the early afternoon at one of Milan's airports or the Milan train station. We'll meet the group and take a 3-hour transfer to our hotel in Bormio. Located in the heart of the Dolomites, Bormio is a classic Italian town, and the ideal starting point for exploring the best climbs in the Region. After a brief orientation meeting and bike fitting, you can take your time to explore the town on foot, or even hop on your bike and discover some great short loops from the hotel. Tonight we'll meet for dinner in the hotel restaurant and toast the start of our adventure.


Accommodation : QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi**** - Valdidentro show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),Jersey,snacks & drinks,Energy bars and power bar powder,picnic lunch included,bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks),local guide on a bike,guide in van support,van support with driver

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Bormio loop Livigno


A beautiful cycling loop awaits you on this first day, in the heart of the Dolomites. The Dolomites, a cyclist's paradise with numerous pics to climb and breathtaking scenery. You'll be tackling 3 passes today: Passo di Foscagno (2289m-7710 feet), Passo d'Eira (2208m-7244 feet) and Forcala di Livigno (2313m - 7588 feet). A great warm-up outing, with sumptuous views of the Italian Alps around every bend. Take time this evening to dine in one of **Bormio'**s many restaurants and discover the atmosphere of this alpine town.

Distance 1: 120 km (75 mi)

Elevation 1: 2700 m (8860 ft)

Distance 2: 82 km (51mi)

Elevation 2: 1850 m (6070 ft)

Distance 3: 39 km (24mi)

Elevation 3: 1300 m (4265 ft)


Accommodation : QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi**** - Valdidentro show
Included : bedroom and breakfast,picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),Dinner on your own (Global included)

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Bormio loop Stelvio


After a good breakfast, today you'll be climbing the most famous pass in the Dolomites: the famous Stelvio (2758m - 9048 feet). Things get serious right from the start of the climb, as Bormio lies at the foot of the Stelvio. You'll climb its 20km (12,4 mi) ascent and roll around its famous bends, admiring an exceptional view over the valley. For the more motivated, you can descend on the other side and climb back up to the north face. This way, you'll have climbed both sides of this spectacular path to reach a cumulative vertical drop of 3385 m (1263 feet)! Then back to Bormio to enjoy the evening in a restaurant, where dinner will be served for everyone and where you can share your sensations during the Stelvio ascent(s).

Distance 1: 92 km (57 mi)

Elevation 1 : 3400 m (11150 ft)

Distance 2: 46 km (29 mi)

Elevation 2 : 1850 m (6070 ft)


Accommodation : QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi**** - Valdidentro show
Included : picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

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Bormio loop Mortirolo


A third and final day of cycling awaits you today, with a 100km (64 mi) loop and two mountain passes on the program: the Passo del Mortirolo (1855m - 6086 feet ) and the Passo di Gavia (2618m - 8589 feet). The Mortirolo begins with just over 12km (7,4 mi) and an average gradient of 10.5%, with sections of over 18%! After the descent and a few kilometers of recuperation, you'll have to reach the last major summit of your stay, the Passo Gavia, a longer but steadier climb than the Mortirolo (17km-10,5mi with an average gradient of 7.9%). After all this effort, you'll be glad to return to your hotel for a cool drink at the end of this magical day.

Distance 1 : 102 km (63 mi)

Elevation 1 : 3000 m (9840 ft)

Distance 2 : 82 km (51 mi)

Elevation 2 : 1800 m (5900 ft)

Distance 3 : 39 km (24mi)

Elevation 3 : 1300 m (4265 ft)


Accommodation : QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi**** - Valdidentro show
Included : picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

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Transfer to Florence and visit of Florence


In the morning, you'll be transferred to Florence to finally experience the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2024. You'll have time to settle into your hotel and then head off to visit Florence. Stroll through its typical narrow streets and discover this multi-faceted city. You'll already feel the fervor of the Tour de France on the eve of the Grand Départ. You might even bump into a few riders in town. This evening, you'll all gather at the hotel for dinner and to exchange predictions for the first stage of the following day.


Accommodation : Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti**** - Florence show
Included : picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

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The Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2024 in Florence


It's the big day, the long-awaited day: the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2024 in Florence! You'll experience the Grand Départ in a VIP area right next to the starting line. You'll meet some of the riders and experience the fervor of a Grand Départ with a wild crowd! Once the start has been given, we'll have lunch together and then get back on our bikes for a short loop through the Chianti region and its magnificent vineyards. You'll then head off to explore Florence's surroundings, and finally return to Florence, where you'll be free to enjoy your evening.

Distance : 65 km (40 mi)

Elevation : 1100 m (3600 ft)


Accommodation : Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti**** - Florence show
Included : picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),Tour de France access - Departure Village,bedroom and breakfast,Dinner on your own (Global included)

ACCESS DEPARTURE VILLAGE

You have special access to the sign in area where the pro teams arrive to start the race and where media, event officials, and former pros gather prior to the stage start. Here is a chance to meet some legends of cycling and cycling media.


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Podium Day in Bologna & VIP access Izoard finish line


Today, you'll be in the shoes of a Tour de France rider, who hasn't dreamed of crossing the finish line and standing on the podium a few hours before the pros? That's what you'll experience on a day you will never forget! You'll first ride the last 40km (24,8mi) of the day's stage over the famous San Luca Basilica hill, the final climb of the Giro d'Emilia pro race. You'll pass the finish line in Bologna and climb up to the Tour podium to immortalize this unforgettable moment. Finally, you'll make your way to the VIP finish area right next to the finish line, where you can watch the professional peloton arrive as VIPs, with a glass of champagne in hand.

Distance 1 : 42 km (26 mi)

Elevation 1 : 500 m (1640 ft)


Accommodation : Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti**** - Florence show
Included : picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),Tour de France access - VIP Access cross the finish line, and mount the official podium,Tour de France access - Espace Izoard (Final),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

PODIUM-DAY - CROSS THE FINISH LINE

Live your passion !

After a filling breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the final thirty kilometers of the Tour’s course. You will ride the last kilometers and ride a dream - cross the finish line of the Tour de France moments before the pros.

Like the pros, the roads are closed for the occasion and you will be escorted by an official vehicle. You will be cheered along by hundreds of Tour de France fans. Don’t forget your camera.

Then cheer the pros from the backstage of the world’s largest cycling event.

IZOARD FINISH LINE AREA ACCESS

From this area you have an exceptional view over the end of the stage and all the comforts needed to wait for the pro to come : drinks and hors d'oeuvre are at your disposal. Our team will be at your entire disposal, taking care that you have everything you need. With live broadcasting of the race on plasma screens, you can follow the step and the stage arrival with a glass of champagne in your hand !


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Departure day from Florence


While the peloton heads for the French border, it's your departure day. After a hearty breakfast, your guides will take you to Florence airport or train station.


Included : breakfast,Itinerary (no cue sheets)

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Early afternoon on the first day, at one of the 2 airports or Milan train station

In the morning on the last day, at the Florence airport or train station

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM
Double occupancy *
5500 €
Single supplement **
700 €
Solo traveler ***
6200 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Road Bike - Standard
300€
Road Bike - Excellence
480€
Road Bike - Premium
550€
Electric Assisted Bike - Standard
250€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

- 7 nights in hotel of premium quality

MEALS

- All breakfasts
- 6 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
- 5 dinners
- Snacks and drinks when biking
- 1 energy pack

ACTIVITIES

- VIP Village departure in Florence
- Podium day in Bologna
- Izoard in Bologna

GEAR

- Tour de France gift
- 1 Discover France bike jersey

SUPPORT

- A certified Guaide
- Van assistance
- Road book and tourist information

TRANSFER

- All transfers during the trip are included

Not included


- Bike rental
- Transportation before and after the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Dinner drinks
- Personal expenses
- Insurance multirisk

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

BIKES


optional

Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT Road bike Addict 2 Disc (or equivalent)

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 20 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel.

Available sizes : S, M, L, XL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :



Saddle bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 spare tubes /1 hand pump. + Rear pannier :

• Helmet

• Odometer

• Lock

• 2 souvenir water bottles

• Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in (with a pedal wrench)

Note: "Please notice that every bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost."




optional

Road Bike - Excellence

More info

Bike rental description :

PINARELLO Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2 (Excellence) (or equivalent)

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next road.

Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

• Saddle bag containing:

• Toolkit

• Tire levers

• Patch kit

• 2 spare tubes

• 1 hand pump.

• Rear pannier

• Helmet

• 2 souvenir water bottles

• Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Premium

More info

Bike rental description :

TREK Emonda SLR 7 (Premium) (or equivalent)

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise.

Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

• Saddle bag containing:

• Toolkit

• Tire levers

• Patch kit

• 2 spare tubes

• 1 hand pump.

• Rear pannier

• Helmet

• 2 souvenir water bottles

• Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."




optional

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB TOUR ELECTRIC-RIDE 30 unisex (or equivalent)

All the fun of cycling in an electric version. The SCOTT Sub Tour eRide 30 will assist you in all your rides in town or in the countryside thanks to its 500 Wh Bosch battery.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."



QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi**** - Valdidentro

The Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi, a 5 star hotel with its adjoining thermal centre, is part of the famous Bagni di Bormio complex. Its luxurious art nouveau building and spectacular views make it the perfect place for a wellness break surrounded by the majestic nature of the Stelvio National Park.
https://www.qcterme.com/it/bormio

QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi**** - Valdidentro

The Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi, a 5 star hotel with its adjoining thermal centre, is part of the famous Bagni di Bormio complex. Its luxurious art nouveau building and spectacular views make it the perfect place for a wellness break surrounded by the majestic nature of the Stelvio National Park.
https://www.qcterme.com/it/bormio

QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi**** - Valdidentro

The Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi, a 5 star hotel with its adjoining thermal centre, is part of the famous Bagni di Bormio complex. Its luxurious art nouveau building and spectacular views make it the perfect place for a wellness break surrounded by the majestic nature of the Stelvio National Park.
https://www.qcterme.com/it/bormio

QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi**** - Valdidentro

The Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi, a 5 star hotel with its adjoining thermal centre, is part of the famous Bagni di Bormio complex. Its luxurious art nouveau building and spectacular views make it the perfect place for a wellness break surrounded by the majestic nature of the Stelvio National Park.
https://www.qcterme.com/it/bormio

Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti**** - Florence

Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen satellite TV. It occupies a 19th-century building, a 5-minute walk from Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station. Classically decorated, rooms come with air conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities and bathroom with hairdryer. On request, some accommodations come with a kettle, balcony or terrace. Staff at the 24-hour reception will be happy to book you a visit to the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, recommend restaurants or suggest activities in Florence and the surrounding area. Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti is a 15-minute walk from Ponte Vecchio and Florence Cathedral. The traditional Mercato Centrale is 800 metres away.
https://www.simplebooking.it/ibe/search?hid=6276&lang=IT

Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti**** - Florence

Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen satellite TV. It occupies a 19th-century building, a 5-minute walk from Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station. Classically decorated, rooms come with air conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities and bathroom with hairdryer. On request, some accommodations come with a kettle, balcony or terrace. Staff at the 24-hour reception will be happy to book you a visit to the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, recommend restaurants or suggest activities in Florence and the surrounding area. Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti is a 15-minute walk from Ponte Vecchio and Florence Cathedral. The traditional Mercato Centrale is 800 metres away.
https://www.simplebooking.it/ibe/search?hid=6276&lang=IT

Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti**** - Florence

Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen satellite TV. It occupies a 19th-century building, a 5-minute walk from Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station. Classically decorated, rooms come with air conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities and bathroom with hairdryer. On request, some accommodations come with a kettle, balcony or terrace. Staff at the 24-hour reception will be happy to book you a visit to the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, recommend restaurants or suggest activities in Florence and the surrounding area. Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti is a 15-minute walk from Ponte Vecchio and Florence Cathedral. The traditional Mercato Centrale is 800 metres away.
https://www.simplebooking.it/ibe/search?hid=6276&lang=IT