Tour de France - Stage 1 - THE ALPS

Challenge on the legendary stages of the Tour de France

The layout of each course has been carefully crafted by our team. 3 versions allow you adapt to the shape and the desires of each day:

Short version: 40 km +600 m, Medium version: 65 km +1800 m or Long version: 120 km +3000 m

You will have the privilege to follow part of the route of the 2022 Tour de France. You will climb the Alpe d'huez only 1 day before the riders. Like them, you will aim for a prestigious victory at the finish in Alpe d'Huez. Like them, you will sprint to the line to win the right to celebrate your arrival.

Your VIP Pass on the finish line of the Tour de France in Alpes d'Huez: Follow the final of the 12th stage of the 2022 Tour de France in Alpe d'Huez. A magical and deserved reward. You will experience the finish as close as possible to the race, enjoying a glass of champagne in VIP conditions.

Hight quality services:Benefit from a premium quality of service throughout your trip: reception, transfers, hospitality, supervision, assistance during the stages, concierge service.

Price from : 2900€
Region : Alps
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Level : or
Type : On the way
Category : Bike
Trip : Guided With VIP Access
Activity : Road Bike
Dates : -07/10/2022 to 07/15/2022 :
(Available)

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Day 1 :   Arrival at Lyon and transfer

Meet at the airport or train station in Lyon in the beginning of the afternoon. You guides will transfer you to your hotel situated in the Maurienne Valley, in the heart of Alps. During the next three days in Savoie, you will discover one of the longest alpine valleys, 120 kilometers long between Italy and the Hautes Alpes. There are many legendary climbs and the National Vanoise Park that branches out from this valley. It’s a fabulous place to discover the mountains.

Your guides will fit your bike to your morphology so that you are in the best conditions for the rides to come. There will be a briefing to explain the details of the trip and the program. During this time, the Tour racers will be battling the first alpine stage between Aigle and Chatel. Surely there will be changes in the general ranking.

We will finish the day with dinner together, getting acquainted, and most likely sharing antidotes about the Tour.

Day 2 :   Discover a legendary mountain pass in the Alps

Option 1 : 28 Miles - 45 Km  Option 2 : 39 Miles - 62 Km  Option 3 : 66 Miles - 107 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1620 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1750 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 1900 Meters 

On this day, you will start in the Maurienne Valley then the Isere Valley,depending on the options taken, to finally climb the famous Col de la Madeleine, climbed 27 times by the Tour de France, where racers such as Carapaz, Alaphilippe, and Virenque have strutted their stuff.

The Tour racers will be taking a merited rest before the important mountain stages that lie ahead.

Day 3 :   Along the roads of the “Etape” du Tour then the Col de Granon

Option 1 : 21 Miles - 33 Km  Option 2 : 37 Miles - 60 Km  Option 3 : 50 Miles - 80 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1100 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 2330 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 3140 Meters 

Today you ride along the route of a crucial stage for the Tour de France. For the longer ride option, you begin at St Michel de Maurienne to first confront the frequently used climbs of the Tour : Telegraph, Galibier, then down to the col de Lauteret and Serre Chevalier where awaits a final climb. And what a climb – 11 kilometers of grueling grades of at least 9.2% ! No wonder it’s only the second time in the history of the Tour de France that this climb is used to make the difference.

Don’t need the long warm up on the first climbs ? There is a second option to begin at Valloire shorly after the Telegraph or even begin at Lautaret.

There is a van transfer back to the hotel. The Tour races will have raced a rugged route between Morzine and Megeve.

Take advantage of your last evening in the Maurienne Valley to visit the quaint streets of the town.

Day 4 :   Climbing Alpe d’Huez

Option 1 : 16 Miles - 25 Km  Option 2 : 22 Miles - 35 Km  Option 3 : 51 Miles - 82 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1200 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1180 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 2970 Meters 

This ride climbs 3 beautiful alpine passes : Croix de Fer, Glandon, and Alpe d’Huez. The longer option begins in St Jean de Maurienne for the same 3 climbs as the Tour, battling the same route as the pros. The middle option starts in Rivier d’Allemond to warm up before the climb to Alpe d’Huez or take the shorter option and concentrate on the 21 famous turns climbed for the 30th time by the Tour de France.

There is a van transfer to the hotel. Spend the evening watching the stage of the day on the television where the racers confront the same grueling climb to the col de Granon that you did the day before.

Day 5 :   VIP Access at Alpe d’Huez and the stage finish

Distance 1 : 16 Miles - 26 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 700 Meters 

For the more motivated, there is a morning ride to the Col d’Ornon, many times taken by the Tour. Then return to the action of the Tour de France where you will be in the heart of the ambiance with VIP access on the finish line at Alpe de Huez. In this privileged space you have live transmission of the stage and are served cool beverages and snacks. The ambiance is electric ! Observe the racers as they climb the same route that you did the day before, then get a front on view of the finish from atop the Bus Izoard. Who will win ?

Your guides will transfer you to your hotel where together you can share your souvenirs of an amazing day.

Day 6 :   Departure from Alpe d'Huez & transfer

After a good breakfast, your guides will transfer you to Lyon.

Why not continue the stay with stage 2 at Mont Ventoux ? and stage 3 in the Pyrenees?

Average / Day : Distance : 55.50 Km / 34.60 Miles - Elevation gain : 1789.00 Meters

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 (210€)

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

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.

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INCLUDED

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Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

Included

  • 5 nights in 3 or 4 star hotels (Hotel of premium quality selected with care, hygiene measures respected) 
  • All breakfasts
  • 4 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
  • 5 dinners
  • VIP ACCESS IZOARD in the arrival area in Alpes d'Huez
  • 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
  • Personal expenses

Informations & Recommendations

A unique concept

TOUR DE FRANCE LEGENDARY CLIMBS is a new series of 3 premium cycling trips, in the heart of the Tour de France during the edition:

In the saddle, 3 days of challenge on legendary stages

The exceptional chance to experience the finish of a stage of the Tour de France as a VIP guest, close to the riders.

Resolutely premium services

A limited-edition for 40 passionate cyclists

Alps, Ventoux, or Pyrenees: the most difficult will probably be to choose.

And why not 2 stays, since the stays follow on from each other?

And why not all 3!

Tour rates

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 2900 € 310 €
    Pre-tour Night 95 € 50 €
    Post-tour Night 95 € 50 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates
Price from & per person
No cyclist950 €

Activities

Category Activity Price
Tour de France VIP ACCESS : Espace Izoard Included
in the arrival area in Alpe d'Huez

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

Swag

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Discover France Jersey Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 210 €
    Performance 290 €
    Premium 340 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 175 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 175 €


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