Tour de France Alps Adventure

From the glorious lakeside town of Annecy to the charming mountain village of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, this Discover France Tour de France Adventure has it all. We will pedal the beautiful roads of France’s Savoie region and climb legendary hills on our bikes. At night, we enjoy French cuisine and the charm of quaint villages. We’ll pedal over the highest paved road in the Alps and see 3 stages of the Tour de France in person. To top it off, we’ll take advantage of Discover France’s status as official tour operator, and enjoy the finish line VIP Izoard Experience for the queen stage atop Courchevel.

Price from : 5500€
Region : Alps
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : or
Type : On the way
Category : Bike
Trip : Guided With VIP Access
Activity : Road Bike
Dates : -07/13/2023 to 07/20/2023 :
(Available)

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Lyon – Transfer to Annecy

Your Tour de France adventure starts in the early afternoon. We will meet the group at the Lyon Part Dieu train station or at Lyon airport and then transfer to our hotel in beautiful lakeside Annecy. Our transfer time should be just under two hours. We will check into our rooms and then meet for an orientation meeting and bike fitting. The afternoon is free to take a spin around town, or enjoy swim in the lake before a welcome meeting and dinner in our hotel’s restaurant.

Day 2 :   Time to get on the bikes!

Option 1 : 28 Miles - 45 Km  Option 2 : 47 Miles - 75 Km  Option 3 : 78 Miles - 126 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 680 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1865 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 2880 Meters 

Today we will take advantage of our perfect location and enjoy a world-class alpine day on the bikes. After a hearty French breakfast at our hotel, we will set out on one of our favorite rides in the area. We head south and enjoy climbing and descending through some of the most beautiful scenery that we know in the alps. It is breathtaking. We’ll pass through Semnoz and Leschaux and enjoy lunch along the way. A return to the hotel in the early afternoon will allow us time to relax and walk through the quaint old part of Annecy. We’ll walk into town this evening and enjoy a festive dinner together in the old part of town as we celebrate Bastille Day in France. What could be better??!!!

Day 3 :   TDF Stage 14 Live in Person!! - VIP Relais Etape Experience

Option 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km  Option 2 : 27 Miles - 44 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 200 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 930 Meters 

We are in for a big day today as we get to see the main event live and in person. After breakfast, we set off to intersect with the Tour de France riders North of Annecy. This Haute Savoie region of France is renowned for its natural beauty. With towering Alpine mountains and miles and miles of green pastures, this is truly one the top places in the world to cycle. We will have a small transfer by van to then ride our bikes and make the col de la Colombière to then reach our VIP access of the day: the Relais Etape VIP Experience that will be located along today’s stage route. This is another “behind the scenes” look at the highlife inside the Tour de France. We will enjoy a classic French lunch, huge TV screens for viewing and the ambience that can only be found here. After our lunch and after the roadside festivities have ended, we’ll make our way back to our hotel in Annecy by van.

Day 4 :   Ride around Lake Annecy then see TDF Stage 15 Live in Person!!

Distance 1 : 31 Miles - 50 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 825 Meters 

After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave for a beautiful ride around Lake Annecy. Although most of the ride is fairly flat, we’ll challenge ourselves by taking a slight detour to climb the nearby Col de la Forclaz and enjoy incredible views of the lake from above. You will be located at the ideal place to watch the riders of the Tour de France. Today will be a classic Tour de France viewing experience as we will sit roadside with people from all over the world. We’ll return to our hotel in the afternoon and rest up before dinner.

Day 5 :   Ride to Bourg-Saint-Maurice

Option 1 : 26 Miles - 42 Km  Option 2 : 46 Miles - 74 Km  Option 3 : 58 Miles - 94 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1390 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 2250 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 2700 Meters 

After breakfast at our hotel in Annecy, we are in for a huge and glorious day on the bikes. We will pack the bikes on the van for a short 1-hour transfer. We will unload the bikes and start today’s beautiful ride from here to our hotel in Bourg-Saint-Maurice. We will follow the exact route the Tour de France riders will ride several days from now, during stage 17 to Courchevel. Again, the scenery on today’s ride will be amazing. We pass through Beaufort before riding up the incredible Cormet de Roselend. The views from this famous point are unforgettable. We’ll be sure to take a break and rest before our fun descent down to our hotel in Bourg-Saint-Maurice below. We’ll arrive at our hotel by bike, check in, and take some time to wander around this great town.

Day 6 :   Brief morning transfer, then ride the Col de L’Iseran!

Option 1 : 24 Miles - 38 Km  Option 2 : 39 Miles - 62 Km  Option 3 : 54 Miles - 87 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 720 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1815 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 2800 Meters 

After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will leave by bike from the hotel to go to the dam of Tignes. This rather impressive hydro-electric dam was completed in 1952 and towers over the valley below. In 1989, artist Jean-Marie Pierret and his team painted an image of the ancient Olympic figure Hercules on the front of the dam. This was done just before the 1992 Olympics which took place in nearby Albertville. The Col de L’Iseran towers over all other hills around here. The summit sits at 2,764 meters or 9,068 feet and is the highest paved road in the Alps!! We will enjoy a gourmet Discover France picnic for lunch at the top of the Iseran today. For the most motivated, you can head for the Mont Cenis pass. The return will be done by van. We’ll enjoy dinner together tonight at a restaurant in Bourg Saint Maurice. We’ll raise a glass and toast this amazing day on the bike!

Day 7 :   Live TDF Izoard experience at summit finish in Courchevel!!

Distance 1 : 16 Miles - 25 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1240 Meters 

Today is the big day at the Tour de France. When the route was announced in late October, 2022, it was immediately evident that today’s stage between Saint Gervais-Mont Blanc and Courchevel was the queen stage of the 2023 race. Our VIP Experience at today’s summit finish in Courchevel will be the icing on the cake of this trip. After breakfast, we’ll do a very brief shuttle with our vans to Courchevel. You will climb the famous Col de la Loze and finally you will reach the finish line at the Altiport of Courchevel. You will be privileged because you will ride the last kilometers of the day's stage and you will cross the finish line a few hours before the Tour de France riders. You will then climb on the official podium of the Tour de France, you will be able to take some souvenir pictures. Then we’ll take our place inside of the VIP Izoard hospitality zone. Enjoy food, beverages and the camaraderie of fellow fans as you relish in the energy that only a select few have access to. We will wait for a few hours while eating and drinking and before long the distant sound of helicopters will signal that the riders are not far away. We will enjoy an energy that is incredible today and this will be a Tour de France stage that you will likely not forget. After the riders and cars and caravans have cleared, we will descend by van back to Bourg Saint Maurice to celebrate the end of an incredible Tour de France adventure.

Day 8 :   Au Revoir to the Alps – Transfer to Lyon

After breakfast at our hotel in Bourg Saint-Maurice, we will shuttle guests to Lyon. The transfer time will be approximately 2.5 hours.

Average / Day : Distance : 60.92 Km / 37.92 Miles - Elevation gain : 1561.15 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 (330€)

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

  • 7 nights in 3 or 4 star hotels (Hotel of premium quality selected with care, hygiene measures respected) 
  • All breakfasts
  • 6 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
  • 5 dinners
  • VIP RELAIS ETAPE in Stage Annemasse-Morzine
  • VIP ACCESS IZOARD in the arrival area in Courchevel.
  • VIP ACCESS PODIUM DAY in Courchevel
  • 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 premium cycling trips, in the heart of the Tour de France during the edition:

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 15 passionate cyclists

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

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

Tour rates

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 5500 € 700 €
    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 cyclist1830 €

Activities

Category Activity Price
Tour de France VIP ACCESS : Relais Etape Included
Stage Annemasse-Morzine
Tour de France VIP ACCESS : P-Day, Ride on course Included
in Courchevel
Tour de France VIP ACCESS : Espace Izoard Included
In Courchevel

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

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Discover France Jersey Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 330 €
    Performance 500 €
    Premium 575 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 275 €


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