Duration: 10 Days
Dates: July 19, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Start: Lyon, France
Finish: Lyon, France
Group Size: 30 guests – 6 staff
Price: AUD$6,300 (US$4,400)
Single Supplement: AUD$850 (US$600)
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.
Bucket List climbs
Alpe d’Huez, Col d’Izoard, Col de la Madeleine
Gorges de la Nesque, French Alps balcony roads, Lacets du Montvernier
French Chateaux, Provence Villages, Lavender Fields
Experience the TDF Live
Stage 16: Nîmes to Nîmes, Flat, 177 km
Stage 17: Pont du Gard to Gap, Hilly, 206 km
Stage 18: Embrun to Valloire, Mountain, 207 km
Stage 20: Albertville to Val Thorens, Mountain, 131 km
All of our trips allow you to choose a suitable ride each day. We offer alternative ride options on most days and we try to give you as much information as possible to choose your ride. We rate each ride on various factors; distance, total climbing, intensity and altitude. Unfortunately, we can’t forecast the weather when designing our rides, but your trip leader will advise you on any precautions. In your itinerary you will see a rating for each ride option - similar to the table and diagram below. This will help you choose which ride will be best for you. Don't worry, you can make a decision the day of the ride depending on how you feel. We rate rides based on the following criteria.
|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 7 nights
- Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
- Scheduled arrival transfer on day one from Lyon 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.
High Staff Ratio
Experienced to Social
3 & 4 Star Hotels
2019 Spectacular France – In short
Our Spectacular France trip is designed to explore the stunning French Villages, watch the tour in the right time zone and notch up some really beautiful rides. Join us and fuel your growing interest in cycling. Riding in France in July during the Tour de France is a holiday of a lifetime.
Tour de France captivates cycling fans around the world and more than any other Grand Tour it attracts enthusiasts who find equal interest in a French chateaux, UNESCO heritage sites and spectacular villages that the Tour passes. Watching the race on television in the wrong timezone is frustrating and leaves you dreaming of being there live.
Designed predominantly for cyclists, we cater for non-cycling partners as well. You’ll travel like a professional cyclist in our custom fitted luxury vehicles. Starting from Lyon, a gastronomic paradise, arrive a day or two earlier before your trip starts to take in this beautiful city and adjust your clocks. Our first stopover is a stunning chateau and easily accessing the French Alps for you to conquer the mystical 21 switchbacks of Alpe d’Huez.
Our tour continues to Provence where we’ll explore stunning villages, fields of lavender and of course cheering the 2019 Tour de France race live. We’ll follow the Tour to the Ecrins National park to experience our first mountain stage and a stage start. Our final stopover is in a thermal spa town before heading to the city of lights, Paris on a TGV. Be there in 2019 to watch the Yellow Jersey and his team lead the peloton onto Champs-Élysées for the traditional high paced circuit finish. Enquire at the time of booking about VIP experiences.