Le Grand Tour Trip
Tour de France 2019

25 days | 5th to 29th July

The ultimate 2019 Tour de France experience from start to finish. Visit stunning wine regions before riding the Pyrenees, Provence and Alps.
Highlights

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

Bucket List climbs
Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg, Kapelmuur, Grand Ballon, Col d’Aubisque, Col du Galibier, Col de la Croix de Fer and the big 3: Col du Tourmalet, Mont Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez

and Secret Roads
Central Massif, Ariege Mountains, Gorges de la Nesque, French Alps balcony roads, Paris highlights, Champagne wine trail, Alsace villages trail, Routes des Grandes Crus

Touristic opportunities
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
Stage 11: Albi to Toulouse, Flat, 167 km
Stage 12: Toulouse to Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Mountain, 202 km
Stage 14: Tarbes to Tourmalet Barèges, Mountain, 117 km
Stage 16: Nîmes to Nîmes, Flat, 177 km
Stage 18: Embrun to Valloire, Mountain, 207 km

Details

Duration: 25 Days

Dates: July 5, 2019 to July 29, 2019
Start: Brussels, Belgium
Finish: Paris, France

Group Size: 30 guests - 6 staff
Price: AUD$14,890 US$10,423
Single Supplement: AUD$2,300 US$1,610

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.

Rides
RIDE RATINGS

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. 

DistanceSHORT: less than 30km
MEDIUM: between 30km and 80km (depending on the total climbing).
LONG: more than 80 km
AscentTotal climbing (ascending) for the day, anything over 2000m is a big day
IntensitySome rides may have time constraints. Our rides vary from EASY, MODERATE to HARD.
AltitudeSome of our rides may go into alpine areas where thinner air affects your intake of oxygen.
Suitability
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!

Experienced Riders

Your cycling holiday is all actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge ride options seek more vertical metres and longer miles.

Inclusions

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
  • 24 nights accommodation 3 & 4 Star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 course evening meals on 14 nights
  • All TGV tickets
  • Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
  • Scheduled arrival transfer on day one from Brussels Airport
  • Mechanical assistance with your bike
  • Ride files and Bikestyle guide to the 2019 Tour de France
  • Persoanlised Scicon Rain Bag
  • Full Bikestyle Tours kit including knicks, cycling jersey, cap and musette bag
 
Bike Hire

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

TWIN SHARE
  • 3 weeks
  • 16 dinners
  • 13 stages
  • Luxury Transport
  • High Staff Ratio
  • Intermediate to Experienced
  • 3 and 4 star hotels

The full three-week experience

Experience the ultimate Tour de France trip. Complete with the nervous energy of the first week, tricky transition stages, the mountain attacks and opportunistic breakaways. Finish your trip on the Champs-Élysées, hours after having ridden it yourself. Riders will pass the famous landmarks of the Grand Palais and the Arc de Triomphe before crowning the 2019 winner. Enquire at the time of booking about VIP experiences.

Our trip starts in Belgium with a homage to Eddy Merckx before we enter France and travel through the southern regions of Central Massif, the Pyrenees and the Alps. Tick off the bucket list of the most famous cycling routes, enjoy the great wine regions and immerse into the French culture. Our grand tour is designed for cyclists. During the trip you’re able to take a rest-day and enjoy a non-cycling itinerary for the day.

Our carefully designed itinerary minimises transfers and gives you additional time at each hotel, so that you can relax, enjoy riding and recharge yourself during your Tour de France trip. You will travel like a professional cyclist in our custom fitted luxury coach – with its own toilet, bar, reclining seats and coffee machine. It will also meet you at the end of rides allowing you to have a hot shower before heading off for a drink or watching the race.

Guest climbing kapelmuur Gerardsbergen Belgium cobbles
Ride Muur de Geraardsbergen - Kapelmuur

Trip Itinerary

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