Mont Ventoux & Alps - Super Challenging

This trip is full of remarkable moments for those in love with the « Petite Reine » French slang for the Tour de France and the legendary king of the mountains: VIP Tour access, breathtaking landscapes, climbing legendary mountain passes such as Mont Ventoux and Col de la Madeleine. You will experience the Tour de France from the inside, in the Alps where the outcome of the Tour will be decided!

Your guide will show you all there is to discover about this part of France, from cycling to local specialties.

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Price from : 1390 €
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level : Active
Trip : Guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : -09/13/2020 to 09/17/2020 :
(Available)

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Day 1 :   ARRIVAL AT AVIGNON AND INSTALLATION

Meet at the Avignon TGV train station in the afternoon (3:00p.m.). Your guide will bring you to your hotel in Bédoin at the foot of the famous Mont Ventoux. Your guide will fit your bike according to your morphology so you can ride in the best possible conditions for the days to come. You will have a short briefing to explain the organization of the next few days. Dine together and get to know the other cycling fans.

Day 2 :   ATTACK MONT VENTOUX

Distance 1 : 39 Miles - 63 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 2000 Meters 

It’s your battle, attack the Mont Ventoux! You will start with a warm up in the Provencal vineyards that surround Bédoin and then start climbing the legendary Mont Ventoux. A memorable moment for any cycling enthusiast! Descend down to Malaucène and loop back to Bédoin. Then there is a short transfer in van to the next stop. You’re getting closer to the Alps!

Day 3 :   PODIUM DAY: RIDE A STAGE LIKE A PRO IN VILLARD DE LANS

Distance 1 : 22 Miles - 35 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1040 Meters 

For this first day in the Alps, you will have the immense privilege of crossing the finish line and stepping on the podium like a pro! You will ride the last 35 kms of the day's stage from Grenoble to Villard de Lans by the Montée de St Nizier. On this mountain stage you will discover magnificent landscapes. As you ride these last kms where the crowd is getting denser and denser, you will be acclaimed as a real rider of the peloton. Raise your arms as you cross the official finish line and enjoy this extraordinary moment! You will then climb on the podium of the Tour de France where souvenir photos will be taken. Following your podium ceremony, you will wait for the winner of the day to arrive.

Day 4 :   ASSAULT ON THE COL DE LA MADELEINE AND ARRIVAL IN COL DE LA LOZE

Distance 1 : 27 Miles - 44 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1600 Meters 

Today is your day! From La Chambre, you will have to climb the Madeleine, a pass which has been featured many times in the Grande Boucle! You will discover sumptuous landscapes and this ascent will be a great sporting challenge for you. Your guide will drive you in a van to Méribel to enjoy the passage of the riders on the famous Col de la Loze. On this last ascent where passages are more than 20%, the best will fight for Tour glory! You will be perfectly placed to admire your favorite riders. Your guide will drive you back to your hotel at the end of the day.

Day 5 :   VIP DEPARTURE AT MERIBEL

Distance 1 : 29 Miles - 46 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 840 Meters 

You have already experience two stages of the Tour de France but now it’s time to do something remarkable from the starting line! You will have the privilege to ride the first kilometers of the stage as a VIP in front of the peloton. You will ride the first 46 kilometers to Bourg St Maurice and then watch the racers in action. Your guide will then take you back to Grenoble at the end of the day.

Average / Day : Distance : 47.00 Km / 29.25 Miles - Elevation gain : 1370.00 Meters

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Day : Pre-tour Night, 2, 3, 4, Post-tour Night


Day : 1

Blue, green, white... Mont Ventoux towers skyward watching over the hills and vineyards. At the foot of Ventoux is the hotel Les Pins, a provencal guest establishment with the charm of yesteryear... swimming pool, pond, waterlilies, garden, romantic rooms with a medley of love-at-first-sight furnishings. Savours, aromas... The cuisine at L'esprit Jardin , crafted with the marvels of taste and freshness gleaned from nearby Provencal markets, croons with a delectable local accent. Dine indoors or on the outdoor terrace under the pine trees.

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 ADDICT 20 - ( or equivalent)
with supplement (245€)

The SCOTT Addict 20 was redesigned from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With new geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 20 will be your go to when you're looking to put the miles.

All sizes available: S, M, L, XL.XS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XLX

-Frame Addict MF Carbon technology Endurance geometry / Replaceable Dropout

-Fork Addict MF 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" Carbon steerer Alloy Dropout ;

-Headset Syncros Integrated ;

-Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 Black RD5800-GS 22 Speed ;

-Front Derailleur Shimano 105 FD-5801 Black ;

-Brakes Shimano 105 BR-5800 Super SLR Dual pivot ;

-Cranset Shimano FC-5800 Compact Hyperdrive 50x34 T Black ;

-Cassette Shimano 105 CS-5800 11 Speed 11-32 ;

-Wheels Syncros RP2.0 18 Front / 24 Rear ;

-Tires Schwalbe Durano Fold 700x28C ; Approx Weights IN KG 7.85

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 but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Accessories


INCLUDED

Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out for the Tour de France.

Swag


INCLUDED


INCLUDED

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Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

Included

  • 4 nights in charming 3 or 4 stars hotel
  • All breakfasts
  • 4 gourmet picnic lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • 1 professional guide
  • 1 van assistance
  • All transfers
  • 1 Discover France jersey
  • 1 energy pack
  • Drinks and snacks when cycling
  • Road book
  • Tour de France gift
  • VIP Access: Podium Day: ride a stage like a pro
  • VIP Acess: Ride on the departure

What's not included

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

information

  • Please notice that we need a minimum of 6 participants to confirm the tour
  • An advance deposit equal to 50% of total amount per person is required at the time of booking via credit card.
  • If traveling with your own bike there will be a transportation and handling fee for your bike bag or box.

Tour rates

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 1390 € 200 € 1590 €
    Pre-tour Night 95 € 50 € 145 €
    Post-tour Night 95 € 50 € 145 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates
Price from & per person
No cyclist VIP1190 €

Activities

Category Activity Price
Tour de France VIP ACCESS : P-Day, Ride on course Included
Tour de France VIP ACCESS : Ride on Departure Included

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

Accessories

Accessories
Travelbook Included
Roadbook (TDF) Included

Swag

Swag
Discover France Jersey Included
Energy pack Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 245 €


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