AT A GLANCE
- 8 Days
- 4 Dinners
- 5 Stages
- Luxury Transport
- High Staff Ratio
- Experienced to Social
- 3 & 4 Star Hotels
French Alps mountain stages, Time Trial and Paris
Duration: 8 Day
Dates: July 13, 2020 to July 20, 2020
Start: Lyon (Saint Exupery Airport), France
Finish: Paris (Hotel), France
Group Size: 30 guests - 6 staff
Price: AUD $5,600 (USD $3,750)
Single Supplement: AUD $820 (USD $550)
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: Bikestyle Tours requires that all guests have a valid Travel Insurance policy for the duration of their trip.
- Witness the final stages of the 2020 Tour de France
- See the key mountain stages in the French Alps
- Conquer the mystical 21 switchbacks of Alpe d'Huez
- Follow the decisive moments of the general classification, including the final Individual Time Trial
- Be at the Arc de Triomphe for the crowning of the winner of the 2020 Tour de France
Our long running trips cater for many different levels of cycling abilities. If you’re new to cycling and have a growing interest for riding, this Tour de France trip is ideal. It is not necessary to be an elite cyclist. Though doing some training before you arrive improves the experiences that you have. All climbing is at your own pace. Some preparation helps you smile more while climbing!
We offer different ride options each day for you to choose and some days you can follow our off the bike itinerary instead. Experienced ride guides support every ride and we have support vehicles fitted with professional bike carriers.
RIDER AND SPECTATOR TOUR
We encourage non-cycling spectators to join their partners on the bike tour. Our main focus is watching the race and completing some beautiful rides. Non-cyclists may wish to follow our beautiful ride routes too and meet up with the riders along the way, it is a great way to share the experience.
This trip also caters for spectators with a keen interest in the Tour de France. We have some side itineraries for non-cyclists to explore French villages, but primarily we follow Le Tour.
Accommodation and Transport
- Transport throughout custom van or luxury coach
- Transport for your bike with professional bike carriers
- 7 nights accommodation 3 & 4 Star hotels
- Scheduled arrival transfer on day one from Lyon, Saint Exupery Airport
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 3 course evening meals on 4 nights
- Picnic on race course, with live television feed
- Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
Professional Ride Support
- Hosted by our experienced tour guides and professional drivers
- Mechanical assistance with your bike
- Ride support vehicle when you need it most
- Navigation assistance on all guided rides
- Sports powders, water and bars during your ride
- Bike Rental Cost: AUD $462 (USD $310)
- Optional upgrade to SuperSix EVO Ultegra Di2
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.
Alpe d'Huez to Paris, Final Week in the French Alps – Trip Itinerary
Welcome to the French Alps
Our trip starts from Lyon and enters the French Alps. We slice our way between the Chartreuse and Vercors mountains and sight the looming French Alps. We’ll take a warm-up ride this afternoon, test our your equipment and flush out any travel legs. Staff will welcome guests at 10am at Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport. Many European and International locations have direct flights to Lyon. A TGV also serves the airport.
Bastille and the French Prealps Stage
Today is France’s national holiday, Fete Nationale or more widely known as Bastille day. We see the race in full colours of red, white and blue and hopefully witness a French victory through the Chartreuse and Vercors mountains. See the race on one of the climbs today as they enter the Alps.
Alpe d’Huez, the Mythical Climb
Whether it is your first attempt on Alpe d’Huez, you’re returning to better your time or this time you’ll take in more of the view. Alpe d’Huez always delivers a memorable day. Complete the ride up Alpe d’Huez without time pressure, and for an extension return along a balcony road with expansive views of the French Alps. A great day out for non-riders also. Watch the queen stage from a local brasserie in the French Alps.
Mountain Stage in the French Alps
Watch a thrilling mountain stage in the French Alps, the last chance for pure climbers. Cheer every rider as they ascend one of today’s categorised climbs. Enjoy our hospitality on race course with live television feed. Don’t miss a moment. Our scenic ride has views toward Mont Blanc.
See the Stage Start and Rider Sign On
Travel down the Mont Blanc valley following the race as it departs the French Alps and enters the Jura mountains. We will catch the fanfare of the riders signing on at the Stage Start. This afternoon, ride through beautiful French villages and wineries of the Alsace.
Moment of Truth on Planche Belles Filles
Today will confirm the winner of the 107th Tour de France. Strange things have happened in a final time trial, especially when served with a significant climb. Be a part of this feature stage and cheer each rider on in their solo effort. Time trials are a lot of fun.
Finale under the Arc de Triomphe
Aboard the TGV to Paris and arrive for the finale under the Arc de Triomphe in a twilight event. See La Course for Women on the same circuit in the lead up to the Final Stage in Paris. You’ll arrive in Paris before lunch and go to our hotel before our staff will assist you getting the race. There are limited hospitality opportunities in Paris, inquire when you book for availability.
Farewell from the Alpe d’Huez Paris
Sadly our trip to the final week of the 2020 Tour de France concludes today. We invite you to stay in Paris for a little longer and encourage you to visit somewhere that you haven’t been before. Our hotel staff will assist you with any transfers that you require.
See key stages of the 2020 Tour de France
French Alps Mountain Stages
Final Individual Time Trial
Grand Finale on Champs Élysées
Ride famous climbs of the Tour de France, French Alps Bike Tour
Our Alpe d’Huez to Paris trip follows the final stages of the Tour de France. Witness the Tour de France spectacle on famous climbs, experience the energy of a Tour de France stage start and we take you to the most anticipated penultimate stage in recent years, the Individual Time Trial on Le Planche des Belles Filles.
Not only do you have a chance to see the Tour de France live, we’ll also visit famous climbs in the French Alps. Ride Alpe d’Huez with the confidence of having the support of our experienced guides.
Watch Tour de France in the Final Week
The 2020 Tour de France route will challenge riders with an unrelenting number of hilly stages and mountain stages every week. Rider fatigue will cause many surprises during the final week. Leading the general classification and holding yellow gives extra motivation to hold it for another day, yet the responsibility of their team managing the pace of the peloton is exhausting. There are no certainties for overall victory, until riders reach Paris. See the final stage and winners presentation under the Arc de Triomphe.
Be part of the drama in 2020 – right timezone, summer weather, spectacular rides, great hotels, luxury transport. Don’t hold off anymore and cure your FOMO (fear of missing out).