From the Alps to Provence - VIP Experience

Are you looking to see the spectacular stages of the Tour de France 2018, with VIP access, all while discovering different regions of France and its French gastronomy ? This trip is for you !

From the magnificent Alpine mountains and lakes to the slopes of Mont Ventoux, from hearty mountain cheeses to the sunny Provencal cooking, from grueling mountain rides to plain stages, this trip unites a multitude of treasures to discover.

Price from : TBD €
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level : Active or Pro
Trip : Guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Not yet provided
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Day 1 :   ARRIVAL IN GRENOBLE AND SETTLE IN YOUR HOTEL

Meet at Grenoble station (15h). Your guide will take you to your hotel in Les Deux Alpes and adjust your bikes to your morphology so that you are in the best possible conditions for the days to come. Then follow a short briefing that will reveal a little more about the organization of these few days. We will end this day with a friendly dinner, an opportunity to share our memories of the Tour.

Day 2 :   ALPE D'HUEZ !

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1130 Meters 

Here we are, it is the day of "THE" great Alpine stage for the Tour but also for you! After a van transfer, you will join the roads of the Tour to ride the last kilometers of this stage. You will warm up in the valley and then face the climb of Alpe d'Huez and its 21 famous switchbacks, the last difficulty of the day for the Tour racers. The crazy atmosphere on site during this great mountain stage will make you forget all the efforts made to get there. You will experience the passage of the riders live, an unforgettable moment! Return by van to your hotel, an opportunity to discuss this mythical day.

Day 3 :   CROSSING THE FINISH LINE AND PODIUM LIKE THE PROS IN VALENCE

Just recovered from your emotions of the day before, we continue with a transfer this morning to reach the last kilometers of the stage between Bourg d'Oisans and Valence. Then it will be up to you to play and win the stage by riding the last fifty kilometers that separates you from the finish line and only a few hours before the pros! After crossing the finish line to the applause of a thousand spectators, you will climb onto the official podium for your souvenir photo. You can then watch the arrival of the pros from behind the scenes of the Tour. Your guide will then take you to the charming village of Bédoin at the foot of the famous Mont Ventoux. The song of cicadas, Provencal gastronomy, glass of fresh rosé ... everything is together to live a beautiful evening!


VIP ACCESS : D Day at Valence


Day 4 :   DEPARTURE VILLAGE IN PROVENCE

Complete your Tour de France experience with the departure of the riders this morning at Saint Paul Trois Châteaux. The start of this stage will allow you to live the Tour de France atmosphere and a unique proximity with the riders. The start of this stage will allow you to experience the Tour de France atmosphere. You will then climb on your bikes to return by a beautiful road along some lavender fields to reach Bédoin. This route lets you discover the village of Visan, then Vaison la Romaine,a beautiful medieval city. In the evening, rest well because tomorrow is the big day, the Ventoux is waiting for you!


VIP ACCESS : Departure Village at Saint Paul Trois Chateaux


Day 5 :   THE ASSAULT OF THE MONT VENTOUX

Conquer Mont Ventoux! You will start with a warm up in the vineyards around Bédoin to then attack Mount Ventoux and its difficult climb! Climbing the Ventoux is an unforgettable experience that will remain for you a super memory! You will then descend to Malaucène to finally reach Bédoin. Your guide will take you back at the end of the day (6pm-7pm) to the Avignon train station.

Average / Day : Distance : 30.00 Km / 19.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 1130.00 Meters

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Day : 1, 2

At the heart of the Les Deux Alpes 1800 ski resort and at the foot of the ski slopes, the 4-star Mercure Les 2 Alpes 1800 hotel offers spacious rooms with a balcony and exceptional views over the resort. Taste all the flavors of the mountain region in the warm atmosphere of the "La Muzelle" restaurant. Enjoy a glass of "Grands Vins Mercure" wine in the "Les Ecrins" bar with its traditional fireplace and splendid south-facing terrace with panoramic view.


Day : 3

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Road bike - Standard
SCOTT SOLACE - ( or equivalent)
with supplement (165€)

Ultra light carbon frame with comfort carbon fork, compact geometry, as a result, this bike is very responsive and comfortable. This serie will fit riders from 1m55 to 1m93 (5'1ft to 6'4ft). We have all sizes for you : XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL

Frame: Solace Carbon / IMP technology / HMF / Fork: Solace HMF /1 1/8" Carbon steerer /Alloy Dropout Headset: Ritchey PRO Int. Cartridge Chain ring & crank arms: Shimano 105 compact; 50/34 Cassette: Shimano TIAGRA CS-4600 ; 11/30 Brakes: Shimano 105 BR-5700 / Tektro 740 rear / Super SLR Dual pivot / direct mount rear Seat post: Syncros Carbon FL1.2 27.2/350 mm Wheelset: Shimano WH RS11-A Tires: Schwalbe Durano S FOLD 700 x 25 C or equivalent

Helmet Computer Pump 2 new bottles Tire levers, Spare tube, Patch kit, Multi-tool, Lock included, keep an eye on the bike all times & leave it in a safe place at night Pedal included (flat, cages or own available)

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

Included

  • 4 nights in 3 star hotel 
  • All breakfasts
  • 5 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
  • 4 dinners
  • VIP ACCESS to VILLAGE DEPART in St Paul Trois Chateaux
  • VIP ACCESS D-Day to ride the finish of the stage, cross the finish line and mount the official podium !
  • A certified Guide
  • Van assistance 
  • All transfers
  • 1 Discover France bike jersey
  • 1 energy pack
  • Snacks and drinks when biking
  • Road book and tourist information
  • Tour de France gift

What's not included

  • Bike rental
  • Transportation before and after the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Dinner drinks
  • Personal expenses

Tour rates

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 2090 € 2290 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates
Price from & per person
No cyclist VIP1890 €

Accessories

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 165 €


Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.