Bucket List climbs
Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg, Kapelmuur, Grand Ballon
and Secret Roads
Champagne wine trail, Alsace villages trail, Routes des Grandes Crus
Tour of Flanders Museum, famous wine regions, Verdun Memorial, Mulhouse Motor museum
Experience the TDF Live
Stage 1: Bruxelles to Bruxelles, Flat, 192 km
Stage 2: Bruxelles Palais Royal to Bruxelles Atomium, Team time-trial, 27 km
Stage 3: Binche to Épernay, Hilly, 214 km
Stage 5: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to Colmar, Hilly, 169 km
Stage 6: Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles, Mountain, 157 km
Stage 8: Mâcon to Saint-Étienne, Hilly, 199 km
Duration: 10 Days
Dates: July 5, 2019 to July 14, 2019
Start: Brussels, Belgium
Finish: Lyon, France
Group Size: 24 Guests - 4 Staff
Price: AUD$6,290 (US$4,400)
Single Supplement: AUD$850 (US$595)
Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare and based on two persons per room. If travelling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying the single supplement.
Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.
Our trips allow you to choose a suitable ride each day. Alternative ride options are available on most days. We use a consistent ride rating to help you choose your ride. We rate each ride on various factors; distance, total climbing, intensity and altitude. The table below is a guide to our ride rating system.
Unfortunately, we can’t forecast the weather when designing our rides, but your trip leader will advise you on any precautions.
|Distance||SHORT: less than 30km|
|MEDIUM: between 30km and 80km (depending on the total climbing).|
|LONG: more than 80 km|
|Ascent||Total climbing (ascending) for the day, anything over 2000m is a big day|
|Intensity||Some rides may have time constraints. Our rides vary from EASY, MODERATE to HARD.|
|Altitude||Some of our rides may go into alpine areas where thinner air affects your intake of oxygen.|
Spectators and Off the Bike
Racing fans are always welcome!
Social Riding and Leisure
We understand that your cycling holiday is a HOLIDAY! We understand that you don't normally ride everyday at home. Our ride routes cherry-pick the best areas.
Some training will always enhance your experience!
Your cycling holiday is all actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge ride options seek more vertical metres and longer miles.
Tour cost is per person twin share and includes:
- Transport throughout by custom mini vans or luxury coach
- Services of our experienced tour guides, mechanics and drivers
- 9 nights accommodation 3 & 4 Star hotels
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 3 course evening meals on 5 nights
- Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
- Scheduled arrival transfer on day one from Brussels Airport
- Scheduled departure transfer on final day to Lyon Airport
- Mechanical assistance with your bike
- Ride files and Bikestyle guide to the 2019 Tour de France
- Full Bikestyle Tours kit including knicks, cycling jersey, cap and musette bag
Note: All bike hire costs include 2 water bottles for you to keep. We also provide a saddle bag with a spare tube, pump, tyre-levers and multi-tool. The pump and saddle bag with its contents must be returned with the hire bike at the end of hire.
AT A GLANCE
High Staff Ratio
Experienced to Social
3 & 4 Star Hotels
Belgium Classics, Beautiful Alsace and Wine Regions
Experience the nervous energy of the first week of racing at the largest annual sporting event in the world, the 2019 Tour de France. The race will embrace the achievements of the great Eddy Merckx with the Grand Depart in Brussels. It is 50 years since Eddy won his first (of five) Tour de France races.
Our trip starts in the famous Flanders region and follows the race route into France as it crosses beautiful wine regions. It is only obvious then that we should explore beyond the race and taste the bubbles of the Champagne region, the crisp whites of Alsace and the well rounded Grand Cru in the Bourgogne region.
It is not only about wine though, there are also great rides routes such as the Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg and Kapelmuur from the one-day Spring Classics races and the beautiful Ballon summits amongst thick forest in the Vosges mountains.
Our tour is designed predominantly for cyclists and also for their non-cycling partners. Our carefully designed itinerary reduces transfer distances between hotels and the race, so that you can relax, enjoy riding and recharge yourself during the trip.
We will get you across the country in comfort, like a professional cyclist in our custom fitted luxury coach – with its own bar, reclining seats and coffee machine. It will also meet you at the end of the rides allowing you to have a hot shower before heading off for a drink or watching the race.