2020 Tour de France Bike Tour

Alpe d'Huez to Paris – Final week in the Alps

Tour Dates | 13th — 20th July

Follow the final stages of the 2020 Tour de France, including the key stages in the Alps and the final Time Trial. Your bike tour finishes in Paris on Champs-Élysées under the Arc de Triomphe. For cyclists and non-cyclists, we start with a visit to Alpe d’Huez; ride the Tour de France’s most famous climb.

AT A GLANCE

AUD $5,600 (USD $3,750) TWIN SHARE
  • 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

Details

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.

Highlights

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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
Rides

RIDE OPTIONS

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.

Suitability

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.

Inclusions

TRIP INCLUSIONS

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

Meals

  • 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 Hire

BIKE HIRE

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Cannondale Carbon Bike Hire Available
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Fibre
  • 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

  • Bienvenue
  • Prealps
  • Alpe d'Huez
  • Alps Stage
  • Stage Start
  • Race of Truth
  • Finale
  • Bon Voyage

Welcome to the French Alps

Monday, 13 July 2020
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Breakfast
TODAY'S RIDE
 

tour de france bike trip
Tour de France bike trip to the French Alps – mountains loom.

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

Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Breakfast
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

tour de france bike tour
Ride the Prealps and see the race as the tour approaches the big mountain stages.

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

Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Breakfast
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

ride alpe d'huez tour de france
Climb Alpe d'Huez without any time pressure. Enjoy the views, challenge yourself with a time.

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

Thursday, 16 July 2020
Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

tour de france hospitality
See a queen stage in the French Alps with hospitality on race course, and live television coverage.

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

Friday, 17 July 2020
Haut-Rhin, Grand Est
Breakfast, Dinner
TODAY'S RIDE
 

tour de france stage start
See the excitement of a stage start. Team buses, riders sign on a possible selfie before the peloton rolls out.

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

Saturday, 18 July 2020
Haut-Rhin, Grand Est
Breakfast, Farewell Dinner (Incl. wine)
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

tour de france in french alps time trial
See the penultimate stage that could decide the winner of the Tour de France, the individual time trial.

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

Sunday, 19 July 2020
Paris, Ile de France
Breakfast

paris finale tour de france podium
See the finale in Paris under the Arc de Triomphe and the final presentation for winners.

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

Monday, 20 July 2020
Departure (Paris)
Breakfast

tour de france bike tour
Sadly our Tour de France trip concludes, but with take with us great memories and new friends.

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.

alpe d'huez road graffiti official tour logo
Ride Alpe d'Huez, the famous Tour de France climb and then follow the final alpine stages.

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).

final mountain stage french alps
Rider fatigue will cause many surprises during the final week in the French Alps. Be a part of the 2020 Tour de France.

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