L'ALPE D'HUEZ VACATIONS
RIDE THE ALPS AND EXPERIENCE THE SUPER BOWL OF CYCLING!
Welcome to the "Super Bowl of Cycling!" Of all the locations for stages of the Tour, nothing compares to the excitement and setting that is L'Alpe d'Huez and the French Alps! We have been producing cycling vacations to the Alps and the "L'Alpe for over 20 years (including VIP vacations for ASO!) and we have a system in place that let you enjoy the experience to the full. While on our vacation, you'll feel the presence of past cycling greats like Coppi, Merckx, Hinault, Lemond, Indurain and others as you ride the legendary roads of the Alps like the Galibier and the famed 21 switchbacks of L'Alpe d'Huez. In addition, you'll benefit from all the direction and assistance of our bi-lingual, international staff that has over 20 years of experience at Le Tour. In addition, for all of our non-riding guests, you will enjoy daily cultural excursions along with a helicopter transfer on the day of the L'Alpe d'Huez stage!
Along with all of the unforgettable cycling, you can choose between a luxury or deluxe hotel option. Our luxury hotel is the finest hotel in town, the four-star Chalet Mounier, and our deluxe hotel is the charming three-star Soleil d'Or. Both properties offer charming accommodations, a comfortable atmosphere, and top-notch staffs that will be sure that all of your needs are taken care of. So make your plans today to getaway for an unforgettable ride in the French Alps including the unforgettable ascent up L'Alpe d'Huez on the same day as the TDF! Along the way, we guarantee that you'll create a new legend to call your own!
Dates: July 16 - July 20, 2018
Length: 5 days / 4 nights
Luxury Price: $4,599.00 pp in double occupancy / $999 Single Supplement
Deluxe Price: $4,299.00 pp in double occupancy / $899 Single Supplement
Point of Arrival: Lyon Airport
Point of Departure: Grenoble Train Station, Grenoble, France
WOW Factor: Our luxury option features the best hotel in Les Deux Alpes, the Chalet Mounier. Both options includes round-trip helicopter flights for non-riders for L'Alpe d'Huez stage!
July 16 - Welcome to France!
Following your arrival into Lyon Regional Airport, we will transfer you to the charming village of Les Deux Alpes. Following check-in for the night four nights at the hotel of your choice, assemble your bike with the assistance of our professional mechanics before our "Welcome Meeting and Dinner" this evening!
July 17 - Col de Lautaret / Col de Galibier.
Enjoy breakfast and a cappuccino overlooking the spectacular peaks of the Alps before beginning your day with a fun descent to the valley below where you'll begin riding up the breathtaking Col de Lautaret with the option to tackle the "beyond category," Col de Galibier! After lunch atop the Lautaret, reward yourself with a fast descent before climbing back to our hotel in Les Deux Alpes or get a friendly shuttle in the van. This evening, have fun exploring the brasseries and restaurants of Les Deux Alpes for dinner on your own.
July 18 - Le Berarde Loop.
Without question, this is our favorite ride in the region! Begin with a relaxing warm-up on rolling roads before climbing into some of the best scenery of the entire trip as we ride through the back country of the Alps on little-known roads that take us into the Ecrins National Park and the little village of La Berarde. Following lunch in town, ride back to Les Deux Alpes before relaxing with a dip in the pool or watch all of the excitement of Stage 12 on TV. This evening, we'll refuel for tomorrow's ride up L'Alpe d'Huez with a group dinner.
July 19 - L'Alpe d'Huez and TDF Stage 12!
Welcome to "the Super Bowl of Cycling!" There is nothing quite like riding up L'Alpe d'Huez on the same day as the Tour! Following breakfast, we'll descend to the valley road before riding up the most famous 21 switchbacks in cycling! Today will be one of the greatest days in your life on the bike! For our non-riding guests, they will be flown over from Les Deux Alpes to L'Alpe d'Huez via helicopter! Following lunch in town, get ready to cheer on the Yellow Jersey and your other favorites from our viewing suite as they race up through a cheering gauntlet of fans! This evening, we'll celebrate your accomplishment and the Yellow Jersey with our group dinner!
July 20 - TDF Stage 13 Start / Transfer to Grenoble Train Station
This morning, enjoy your final breakfast in the Alps before a transfer to Bourg d'Oisans, the village at the base of L'Alpe d'Huez, where you'll experience the tradition and pageantry of the "Sign In" for today's Stage 14. Be sure to bring your pen for autographs! After the departure of the Tour, we'll transfer you to the Grenoble Train Station or stay in the region for a few extra days and continue your vacation!
- Four nights in our selected deluxe and luxury hotels in the Alps. You pick the level of hotel you want.
- All breakfasts.
- Three group dinners.
- Live viewing of two TDF stages (Stages 12,13).
- Transfers from Lyon Regional Airport.
- Transfer to Grenoble Train Station.
- International, bi-lingual professional staff with over 20 years of experience.
- WOW!! Helicopter Transfer for non-riding guests for L'Alpe d'Huez stage!
- Professional mechanics to assist you with setting up your bike and helping with daily maintenance.
- Guided rides as set out in the itinerary.
- Daily cultural excursions for our non-riding guests.
- Pre-Tour Info Packet.
First Row of Photos: The Chalet Mounier I Second Row of Photos: Souleil d'Or Hotel