Tour de France legendary climbs-Stage 1-the Alps

Challenge on the legendary stages of the Tour de France

The layout of each course has been the object of the greatest care.A declension in 3 versions allows to 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 Tour de France 2021. You will climb the Col de la Colombière only 1 day before the riders. Like them, you will aim for a prestigious victory at the finish in Le Grand Bornand. Like them, you will sprint to the line to win the right to raise your arms.

Your VIP Pass on the finish line of the Tour de France in Tignes: We invite you to follow the final of the 9th stage of the Tour de France 2021 in Tignes. 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.

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

Price from : 2900€
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Level :
Type : On the way
Category : Biking
Trip : Guided With VIP Access
Activity : Road Bike
Dates : -06/30/2021 to 07/05/2021 :
(Available)

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Day 1 :   Arrival in Lyon & transfer to Annecy

Meeting at the airport or at the Lyon train station in the mid-afternoon. Your guides will take you to your hotel located in Annecy in the heart of the Alps to make you comfortable.

During these 3 days in Annecy, take the time to visit Annecy which is also called "the Venice of the Alps", with its small streets, its canals and its magnificent lake.

A boat trip on Annecy Lake will be organized for you to escape even more on this lake surrounded by sumptuous mountains.

Your guides will adjust your bikes to your morphology so that you will be in the best possible conditions for the days to come. A short briefing will follow which will tell you a little more about the organization of these few days.

During this time, the riders of the Tour de France will be on the first Individual Time Trial from Changé to Laval where the already established positions will perhaps be questioned.

We will end this day with a convivial dinner, the opportunity to share our memories of the Tour.

Day 2 :   Discovering the Massif des Bauges

Option 1 : 32 Miles - 51 Km  Option 2 : 41 Miles - 66 Km  Option 3 : 81 Miles - 130 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 820 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1260 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 2970 Meters 

For this day, you will drive in the Massif des Bauges, a superb natural setting where small roads and passes wind between Lake Annecy and Lac du Bourget.

Today, the long option will do the whole stage of the Tour 2013 passing by the Leschaux pass, the Semnoz pass, the descent to Aix les Bains then the return to Lake Annecy. The only difference will be the arrival at Semnoz for the stage. In 2013, this penultimate stage of the Tour de France saw the Colombian climber Nairo Quintana win the race as best climber and best young rider, but also saw Froome confirm his supremacy as Tour leader and win his first Tour de France the following day.

The medium option will take the first and last part of the 2013 Tour stage with the Col de Leschaux, the climb to Semnoz and the descent to Lake Annecy.

The short option will climb the Col de Leschaux and then descend to the lake.

For the Tour riders, it will be a sprinter stage with a flat profile between Tours and Chateauroux, will the green ogre Peter Sagan be part of it? It's up to you to make predictions while enjoying your evening in Annecy.

Day 3 :   Plateau des Glières, Col de la Colombière and Grand Bornand

Option 1 : 12 Miles - 20 Km  Option 2 : 40 Miles - 65 Km  Option 3 : 68 Miles - 110 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 650 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 2000 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 3400 Meters 

Today, you will ride on the roads of the Tour de France 2018 and 2020 via the Plateau des Glières and then you will take the road of the Tour 2021 where you will have the privilege to take it a few days before the Tour peloton, from Bonneville to Grand Bornand via the Col de la Colombière.

The medium option will start from Glières and the short option will start at the bottom of the Col de la Colombière until the finish in Grand Bornand. The Col de la Colombière has been used about 20 times by the Tour de France, as in 2018 when French world champion Julian Alaphilippe shone at the top and at the finish in Le Grand Bornand.

A transfer by van will be organized for the return trip to Annecy.

As for them, the riders of the 2021 Tour will be on the longest stage of the Tour with its 248km and a final spiced by the new and selective signal of Uchon, may be a puncher for the win?

Take advantage of your last evening in Annecy to stroll through the narrow streets and along the lake.

Day 4 :   Col des Aravis, Col des Saisies, Cormet de Roselend and Bourg St Maurice

Option 1 : 21 Miles - 33 Km  Option 2 : 47 Miles - 75 Km  Option 3 : 78 Miles - 125 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 540 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 2200 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 3500 Meters 

A magnificent alpine outing awaits you today with the successive ascent of 4 beautiful passes: Aravis, Saisies, Pré and Cormet de Roselend.

For the long option, you start from Annecy to climb this succession of passes, at the end of the outing you will be on the road of the Tour and you will be able to feel the effort that the pro riders produce during the ascent of these great passes.

The medium option will start from Notre Dame de Bellecombe where the Col des Saisies, the Col du Pré and the Cormet de Roselend will be waiting for you.

The short option will allow you to do the last part of the outing with the Col du Pré and the Cormet de Roselend up to Bourg Saint Maurice where you will stay for the next 2 nights.

The Col du Pré will be climbed by the Tour's riders for the second time after 2018, before attacking the Cormet de Roselend which is better known to the peloton with a dozen passages since the beginning of the Tour de France.

Take advantage of your evening to watch the day's Tour de France on television from the comfort of your hotel where the riders will arrive at Le Grand Bornand for the first stage tailored for climbers. Watch the end of the stage and see where you were the day before with your bike.

Day 5 :   VIP access to Tignes: Live a VIP arrival of the Tour de France

In the morning, for the most motivated, a small outing will be organized to climb the Col du Petit St Bernard climbed 4 times by the riders of the Tour de France since its existence.

This day sounds like the apotheosis of this stay in the Alps. Touch the atmosphere of the Tour de France in an exclusive VIP area.

After a good lunch, your guides will drive you by van to Tignes to enjoy the passage of the riders in the alpine resort. The VIP area named Izoard like the famous pass is a privileged access reserved exclusively for the Official Tour Operator of the Tour de France. Take advantage of this unique moment, you will have a front row seat to follow the outcome of this stage.

Your afternoon is reserved for your VIP access, the Espace Izoard has a privileged view on the arrival of the Stage of the day, petits fours and cold drinks will be served. At the same time, take advantage of the access to the live broadcasting of the stage on the numerous TV screens of this VIP area. This is truly the place to be if you are a Tour de France enthusiast. The atmosphere is electric.

Follow the path of the riders and see yourself climbing the Cormet de Roselend the day before. The arrival in Tignes will be exceptional with a beautiful finish at the top and the crowning glory of a great climber for sure. Here's to your predictions!

Your guide will drive you back to your hotel at the end of the day where you can share your memories of this beautiful Tour de France for the last evening!

Day 6 :   Departure

After a last good breakfast, your guides will drive you back to Lyon. Enjoy these last moments in the Alps and in this atmosphere of the Tour.

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

Average / Day : Distance : 75.00 Km / 46.67 Miles - Elevation gain : 1926.67 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 Tignes
  • 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 2021 edition:

In the saddle, 3 days of challenge on legendary stages

The exceptional chance to experience the finish of a stage of the Tour 2021 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 Tignes

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

Swag

Swag
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.