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Tour de France 2024

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Highlights

This VIP guided tour will allow you to follow the Tour de France Women and discover the roads from the shores of Chateauneuf lake to the 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez. You'll enjoy VIP experiences in the start village and VIP access to the finish. Climb the legendary Alpine passes: Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, Télégraphe, Croix de Fer and Glandon. Throughout your stay, your group of no more than a dozen people will be accompanied by several of our guides, who will always be on hand to accompany you on the bike, in the VIP areas or to share convivial moments.

Total Distance : 320km (200mi)
Total Elevation gain : 7250m (23800ft)

To see

Alps, Annecy, Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, Col du Télégraphe, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Glandon

Gastronomy

Tourtons, tarte des Alpes, alps cheese, honey, raclette, fondue, tartiflette, crozets, blueberry tart

Wine

Genepi, Swiss wine, Provence Wine, Rhone Wine

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival day


For lunch, our team will prepare a typical French picnic made with fresh produce to be enoyed in a small corner of paradise of his choice. Our local guides are experts and trained to help you discover local French & gourmet food.


Accommodation : Grand Hotel Les Endroits**** - La Chaux-de-Fonds show
Included : Jersey,snacks & drinks,Energy bars and power bar powder,picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks),local guide on a bike,guide in van support,van support with driver

J-2

La Chaud de Fonds loop


On your first day of cycling, you'll be crossing the roads of Switzerland, facing Lake Neuchatel. You'll leave the hotel to climb the Col de la Vue des Alpes (1283m - 4209 feet), where, as the name suggests, you'll be able to admire an exceptional view of the Alps. You'll then descend to the shores of Lake Neuchatel and climb back up into the Gorges de l'Areuse. Finally, you'll ride across this magnificent plateau back to your hotel.

Distance 1 : 80 km (50 mi)

Elevation 1 : 1600 m (2000 ft)


Accommodation : Grand Hotel Les Endroits**** - La Chaux-de-Fonds show
Included : bedroom and breakfast,picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets)

J-3

See the Tour in the Cote de la Roche des Pretres


After a good breakfast, you'll set off on the roads of the Tour de France Femmes 2024, today in the Jura, a small mountain range north of the Alps. You'll stop at the top of the Cote de La Roche des Pretres to watch the girls in the peloton pass by. You will then be transferred by van to your hotel in La Chaux de Fonds.

Distance 1 : 38 km (25 mi)

Elevation 1 : 650 m (2000 ft)


Accommodation : Grand Hotel Les Endroits**** - La Chaux-de-Fonds show
Included : picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-4

Departure Village Champagnole


Today, you'll experience the start of a stage of the Tour de France Femmes in Champagnole. In the VIP Departure Village area, you'll be able to meet the riders in the peloton, we will be able to take some photos and sign an autograph. After the departure of the stage, you'll hop on your bike for a beautiful ride up to the Col de la Croix de la Serra (1049m - 3441 feet). From there, your guides will transfer you by van to Annecy, your accommodation for the evening. Don't hesitate to explore this superb town, nicknamed the Venice of the Alps.

Distance 1 : 65 km (40 mi)

Elevation 1 : 1300 m (4000 ft)


Accommodation : Hotel Hebe**** - Annecy show
Included : picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),Tour de France access - Departure Village,bedroom and breakfast

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.


J-5

Alpe d'Huez & VIP Access Izoard finish line


You'll set off from Allemond for a warm-up before climbing the legendary Alpe d'Huez and conquering its 21 bends. Enjoy the splendid scenery of the French Alps on the way up. Then settle into the VIP area at the Izoard finish line. Here, you can follow the Tour de France riders and experience the arrival of the Tour de France 2024 live. Predict who will win the yellow jersey! You'll be staying in a beautiful hotel in Alpe d'Huez, so make the most of the evening.

Distance 1 : 24 km (15 mi)

Elevation 1 : 1150 m (3800 ft)


Accommodation : Le Pic Blanc**** - Alpe d'Huez show
Included : picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),Tour de France access - Espace Izoard (Final),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

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 !


J-6

Col du Galibier, Télégraphe, Croix de Fer and Glandon


For this last day of cycling, you will enjoy an exceptional day for a cyclist. Starting from the Col du Lautaret, you'll ascend the Col du Galibier (2642m - 8668 feet), then descend via the Col du Télégraphe to the Maurienne valley. From here, things get serious. You're off to conquer 2 mythical passes: the Croix de Fer (2064 -6771 feet) and the Glandon (1924m - 6312 feet). Throughout the day, don't forget to open your eyes and admire the immensity of the Alps. On your return to the hotel, enjoy your last evening with friends and a nightcap, full of memories.

Distance 1 : 113 km ( 70 mi)

Elevation 1 : 2600 m (8530 ft)

Distance 2 : 57 km (35 mi)

Elevation 2 : 1800 m (5900 ft)


Accommodation : Le Pic Blanc**** - Alpe d'Huez show
Included : picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-7

Departure day


It's departure day, take a moment to spend the last few moments with the group and return home with your head full of memories. Your guides will transfer you to Lyon in the morning.


Included : breakfast,picnic lunch included,Itinerary (no cue sheets)

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Early afternoon on the first day, at the Geneve airport or train station

In the morning on the last day, at the Lyon 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 *
4900 €
Single supplement **
600 €
Solo traveler ***
5500 €

* 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

6 nights in hotel of premium quality

MEALS

- All breakfast
- 4 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
- 6 dinners

ACTIVITIES

- Departure village in Champagnole
- Izoard in l'Alpe d'Huez

GEAR

- Tour de France gift
- 1 Discover France bike jersey

SUPPORT

- Road book and tourist information
- Certified Guide
- Van assistance

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

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."



Grand Hotel Les Endroits**** - La Chaux-de-Fonds

Set in picturesque natural surroundings, just a 5-minute drive from the center of La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Grand Hôtel Les Endroits boasts an award-winning gourmet restaurant. Awarded 13 points by Gault Millau and recommended by the Michelin Guide, the restaurant serves a wide range of regional specialties. The Grand Hôtel Les Endroits offers private parking on site. Some parking spaces are covered.
https://www.lesendroits.ch/fr/hotel-la-chaux-de-fonds/1-0.html

Grand Hotel Les Endroits**** - La Chaux-de-Fonds

Set in picturesque natural surroundings, just a 5-minute drive from the center of La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Grand Hôtel Les Endroits boasts an award-winning gourmet restaurant. Awarded 13 points by Gault Millau and recommended by the Michelin Guide, the restaurant serves a wide range of regional specialties. The Grand Hôtel Les Endroits offers private parking on site. Some parking spaces are covered.
https://www.lesendroits.ch/fr/hotel-la-chaux-de-fonds/1-0.html

Grand Hotel Les Endroits**** - La Chaux-de-Fonds

Set in picturesque natural surroundings, just a 5-minute drive from the center of La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Grand Hôtel Les Endroits boasts an award-winning gourmet restaurant. Awarded 13 points by Gault Millau and recommended by the Michelin Guide, the restaurant serves a wide range of regional specialties. The Grand Hôtel Les Endroits offers private parking on site. Some parking spaces are covered.
https://www.lesendroits.ch/fr/hotel-la-chaux-de-fonds/1-0.html

Hotel Hebe**** - Annecy

Hébé Hotel is located in the center of Annecy, a 10-minute walk from the lake. Rooms include a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Each morning, the hotel serves a continental breakfast. Annecy is also full of bars and restaurants. The nearest ones are just 300 meters from the hotel. The train and bus stations are only 250 meters away. During your stay, you can discover places of interest such as the Saint-Maurice church and the Saint-Pierre cathedral.
https://www.hebehotel.com/

Le Pic Blanc**** - Alpe d'Huez

Live chalet life in one of the 94 bedrooms at the top of the Alpe d’Huez’s 21 hairpins made famous by the Tour de France. Our perfectly located hotel is right by several pistes and very close to the many sports and activity centres. Stand at the picture windows or sit on the open-air terrace and a single glance of the view over the Romanche Valley, surrounding peaks and glaciers will be more than enough to blow you away. Its great location by the mountain is a good-time guarantee. At the heart of this stunning skiable site is a charming chalet with cosy lounge areas, open fires, spacious suites and bedrooms, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, restaurant, bar and large living rooms.
http://www.hotel-picblanc-alpes.com/

Le Pic Blanc**** - Alpe d'Huez

Live chalet life in one of the 94 bedrooms at the top of the Alpe d’Huez’s 21 hairpins made famous by the Tour de France. Our perfectly located hotel is right by several pistes and very close to the many sports and activity centres. Stand at the picture windows or sit on the open-air terrace and a single glance of the view over the Romanche Valley, surrounding peaks and glaciers will be more than enough to blow you away. Its great location by the mountain is a good-time guarantee. At the heart of this stunning skiable site is a charming chalet with cosy lounge areas, open fires, spacious suites and bedrooms, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, restaurant, bar and large living rooms.
http://www.hotel-picblanc-alpes.com/