Bucket List climbs
Cime de la Bonette, Col d’Izoard, Col de la Madeleine
French Alps balcony roads, Lacets du Montvernier, Lac du Bourget
Ecrins National Park, Savoie, the City of Lights – Paris
Experience the TDF Live
Stage 17: Pont du Gard to Gap, Hilly, 206 km
Stage 18: Embrun to Valloire, Mountain, 207 km
Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes, Mountain, 123 km
Stage 20: Albertville to Val Thorens, Mountain, 131 km
Stage 21: Rambouillet to Paris Champs-Élysées, Flat, 127 km
Duration: 8 Days
Dates: July 22, 2019 to July 29, 2019
Start: Lyon, France
Finish: Paris, France
Group Size: 30 guests – 6 staff
Price: AUD$5,800 (US$4,060)
Single Supplement: AUD$700 (US$490)
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
- 7 nights accommodation 4 Star hotels
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 3 course evening meals on 3 nights
- Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
- Scheduled arrival transfer on day one from Lyon Airport
- TGV Tickets to Paris
- 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
Intermediate to Experienced
All 4 Star Hotels
Follow the final week of racing in the French Alps, through to Paris
Follow the final week of the 2019 Tour de France in luxury, 4 -star hotels all the way! You’ve had many years watching the tour in the wrong timezone, only to find yourself fall asleep with 20km to go. Join us for the best mountain stages of the race. We’ve minimised our transfers and assigned our luxury transport to get you there in style.
Hire a bike, or bring your own and conquer some of the great climbs in the French Alps. We often have guests combine our final week trip with an extended European vacation. France is one of the greatest places to ride a bike, but in the mountains in July and during the Tour de France, it is even better.
Our trip starts in the Southern region of the French Alps, where we’ll summit the highest paved peak of the French Alps, Cime de la Bonette. Then we’ll welcome the entry of the Tour into the Alps and witness the greatest show on two wheels – the arrival of the publicity caravan, helicopters come into sight, the race officials in their red cars signal the arrival of the riders. Few sports enable you to get this close to the action.
We’ll follow the race north catching the essential elements of the Tour de France, climbs, stage starts and stage finishes. After seeing the mountain stages that will decide the yellow jersey we’ll express you to Paris on the TGV in time to see the final circuit parade on Champs-Élysées under the backdrop of the Arc du Triomphe and Grand Palais. Celebrate the stage winner and other achievements of the Tour with the final team and jersey presentation. Enquire at the time of booking about VIP experiences.