2019 TOUR DE FRANCE
EXPERIENCE THE FINAL WEEK IN THE FRENCH ALPS!
Make your plans today to join us for the final week of the 2019 Tour de France where you experience all of the drama and excitement of the world’s greatest race set against the backdrop of the spectacular French Alps! From the very first day, you’ll be in the heart of the action as you ride the legendary climbs of France while cheering on your favorite pro riders and the “Maillot Jaune!” Along the way, you’ll discover postcard alpine villages, experience the craziness of the Publicity Caravan, and feel the presence of past champions like Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault, and Lemond as you challenge yourself on some of the greatest “beyond category” ascents in the sport.
Following each day’s adventure on the road, you can look forward to relaxing in our four-star luxury hotels in L’Alpe d’Huez and Bride-les-Bains where you’ll be able to refuel each day on delicious chef-prepared meals and award-winning wines from the Rhone Valley. So make your plans today for an unforgettable ride through the French Alps while you also witness the 2019 Tour de France!
Dates: July 23 - 28, 2019
Length: 6 days / 5 nights
Price: $4999.00 per person in double occupancy
Single Supplement: $999.00
Meeting Point: Geneva Intl Airport, Geneva
Drop-Off Point: Geneva Intl Airport, Geneva
Featured Climbs: L’Alpe d’Huez, Col de Sarenne, Col de Lautaret, Col de Galibier, Col du Glandon, Col de la Madeleine, Ascent to Val Thorens.
July 23 - Welcome to France!
Upon meeting you at Geneva International Airport, we’ll transfer you to our nearby four-star hotel where, following check-in, you can build up your bike with the assistance of our professional mechanics before watching the live finish of Stage 16 on TV. This evening, you’ll enjoy our “Welcome Meeting and Dinner.”
July 24 - Geneva to L’Alpe d’Huez.
Following breakfast, we’ll transfer into the Rhone Alps where you’ll begin your TDF adventure with the dream ride of your life up the 21 switchbacks of L’Alpe d’Huez! Upon arriving at the summit, check-in at our five-star hotel for the next two nights while savoring the views that go on forever! This evening, we’ll celebrate your achievement with a group dinner on our hotel’s terrace overlooking the Alps!
July 25 - Col de Sarenne and the Col de Galibier / TDF Stage 18.
Begin your day with breakfast before cycling the alpine back country of the Col de Sarenne. After a fun descent into the valley below, you’ll climb to the Col de Lautaret with the option to ride up the famed ascent of the “beyond category” Galibier before cheering on the “Maillot Jaune” and your favorite riders as they race to the finish on Stage 18! Following our return to our hotel this evening, fuel up for tomorrow’s legendary day with our group dinner.
July 26 - L’Alpe d’Huez to Brides-les-Bains.
Ride as much or as little as you like on a simply EPIC ride over two of the Tour’s most historic “beyond category” climbs - the Col du Glandon and the Col de la Madeleine! Upon arriving into Brides-les-Bains, check-in at our four-star hotel for two nights and relax with an optional massage or a dip in the hot springs before our group dinner this evening.
July 27 - The Climb to Val Thorens / TDF Stage 20.
Today you will be “front row-and-center” for all of the fireworks on the Tour’s final mountain stage on the climb to Val Thorens, the highest ski station in Europe! Following your ride, get ready to experience the craziness of the Publicity Caravan before witnessing all of the drama as the Yellow Jersey gets decided today on the slopes of this spectacular ascent! This evening, we’ll have a festive group dinner to celebrate your week’s adventure at Le Tour!
July 28 - Transfer to Geneva / Paris Finish Options.
Savor your final breakfast in the Alps before a morning transfer to our hotel near Geneva Intl Airport. Estimated time of arrival is 12 noon. Please contact us for additional information on Paris Finish Options or evening departures.
Experienced, bi-lingual staff
Professional mechanical assistance.
Five nights in four-star hotels including atop L’Alpe d’Huez and at the base of Val Thorens.
Five group dinners.
All transfers for your, your luggage, and your bike.
Fully-supported rides featuring the greatest climbs of the Tour de France, both past and present.
Live viewing of two stages, including the final mountain stage to Val Thorens.
Velo Echappe’ Professional Cycling Jersey.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Optional services such as massage, hot springs entry fees, etc.
Laundry, phone calls, and any other incidentals.