2020 Tour de France Bike Tour

Best of Le Tour – Final 2 weeks

Tour Dates | 7th July — 20th July

Our classic bike trip to the 2020 Tour de France.
Follow the racing during the final 2 weeks.
Conquer famous climbs of the Tour de France and visit spectacular locations in France.
Replace your July insomnia and be in France for the 2020 Tour de France, live.

AT A GLANCE

AUD $7,990 (USD $5,350) TWIN SHARE
  • 14 Days
  • 7 Dinners
  • 7 Stages
  • Luxury Transport
  • High Staff Ratio
  • Experienced to Social
  • 3 & 4 Star Hotels

Last 2 weeks of Tour de France

Details

Duration: 14 Day

Dates: July 7, 2020 to July 20, 2020
Start: Tours (Saint Pierre des Corps Train Station), France
Finish: Paris, France

Group Size: 30 guests - 6 staff

Price: AUD $7,990 (USD $5,350)
Single Supplement: AUD $1,250 (USD $840)

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

  • Visit stunning Frnech places including the Chateaux of the Loire Valley and Annecy at the foot of the Alps
  • See key sprint stages, mountain stages, starts and finishes
  • Spectacular rides in the volcanic regions of France, Auvergne
  • 3 nights on Alpe d'Huez and ride the 21 switchbacks, your own pace!
  • Final ride around Paris sights before the finale on Champs Elysees
Rides

RIDE OPTIONS

You don't have to be an elite cyclist to join us. Choose from different ride options each day. We also have ride extensions for our stronger riders to get more miles and vertical metres.

We take the best care of you and your bike. Experienced ride guides support every ride and we have support vehicles fitted with professional bike carriers.

Suitability

RIDER AND SPECTATOR BIKE TOUR

Ideally suited to cyclists as well as their non-cycling partners. Our main focus is watching the race and completing some beautiful rides. Non-cyclists may wish to follow our 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 to see the largest annual sporting event Tour de France.

Inclusions

TRIP INCLUSIONS

Accommodation and Transport

  • Transport throughout custom van or luxury coach
  • Transport for your bike with professional bike carriers
  • 13 nights accommodation 3 & 4 Star hotels
  • Scheduled arrival transfer on day one from Tours, Saint Pierre des Corps Train Station

Meals

  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 course evening meals on 7 nights
  • Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
  • Hospitality lunch on race course, with live television feed

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

bike hire cycling trips
Cannondale Carbon Bike Hire Available
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Fibre
  • Bike Rental Cost: AUD $858 (USD $575)
  • 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.

Best of Le Tour – Trip Itinerary

  • Bienvenue
  • Stage Finish
  • Village Start
  • Volcano Stage
  • Chaine des Puys
  • French Alps
  • Col du Galibier
  • Easy or Hard?
  • Queen Stage
  • Alps Finale
  • Beautiful Annecy
  • TGV to Paris
  • Paris by Bike
  • Bon Voyage

Best of Le Tour, Bienvenue

Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Maine-et-Loire, ‎Pays de la Loire
Welcome Dinner (Inc. wine)

Tour de France Bike Tour starts from Loire Valley Chateaux
Best of Le Tour de France Bike Holiday starts from Loire Valley, surrounded by many famous French Chateaux

Our Best of Le Tour bike trip starts in the traditional holiday area of the French aristocracy, the Loire valley. They built many pleasure palaces through the Loire, they are now famous chateaux. Your guides will welcome you at Tours Saint-Pierre-des-Corps train station at 11am. We will take a leisurely ride this afternoon and check our equipment.

Saumur, Chinon and the Stage Finish

Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Maine-et-Loire, ‎Pays de la Loire
Breakfast
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

cycling france wine areas tour de france
See the stage finish today and ride through the wine areas of Saumur and Chinon.

Your wait is over, today we see the Tour de France. Our attention is drawn to a thrilling sprint finish, in Poitiers. Sprinters have few opportunities in 2020, so each sprint finish is even more important for sprinters. Seeing stage arrivals and departs are the best way to share a Tour de France holiday with your non-riding partner. Our ride route takes us through the Saumur and Chinon wine areas on our way to the stage finish.

French Village Stage Start

Thursday, 9 July 2020
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Breakfast, Dinner
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

small french villages
Visit small French Villages and see the Tour de France stage start.

Small French villages will host the arrival of the Tour de France and the stage start. We will see the stage start, they are best from a small French village. After the start, we will ride too, enjoying the quiet roads, French villages and through an ecological preservation area. See the excitement at a stage stage of the Tour de France and cruise through unspoilt French countryside.

Tour de France stage through French Volcanoes

Friday, 10 July 2020
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Breakfast, Dinner
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

group bike holidays tour de france
Take a social ride through the Volcano region of France and see the stage on a mountain summit.

Today we will watch an exciting stage of the Tour de France through the Chaîne des Puys, chain of dormant Volcanoes, last activity was 6,000 years ago. Having shaped the landscape, it is an incredible area to see and ride your bike. Our scenic ride through the region will intersect the race to watch the riders climb.

Puy de Sancy and Super Besse

Saturday, 11 July 2020
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Breakfast, Dinner
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

beautiful french cycling road
Take a break from the Tour today and explore the beautiful French roads through the Auvergne region.

Puy de Sancy is the highest mountain of the Central Massif and the remnants of a volcano that was last active 220,000 years ago. We’ll take a short break from chasing the race and relax instead. Ride the stunning scenery of the Auvergne region. Today our feature ride will climb to Super Besse, the main ski resort. We have shorter options also.

Enter the Alps, Alpe d’Huez

Sunday, 12 July 2020
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Breakfast, Dinner
TODAY'S RIDE
 

cycle alpe d'huez road sign
Ride the mythical climb of Tour de France, Alpe d'Huez.

Relax this morning as our luxury transport takes you into the French Alps. Our destination is the most famous Tour de France climb, Alpe d’Huez. Ride the famous 21 switchbacks, finish with a cold drink and see the exciting finish of the Tour de France. You’re on holidays!

Famous French Climb , Col du Galibier

Monday, 13 July 2020
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Breakfast
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

col du galibier road sign marker
Ride the big mountain of the French Alps, Col du Galibier. Also claim Col du Lautaret on the way.

We are without time pressures today and we’ll avoid the crowds on Alpe d’Huez today. We’ll shoot off to the big mountain Col du Galibier. As a bonus, you’ll pick up two extra climbs – Col de Sarenne and Col du Lautaret. For an epic challenge, you can climb Alpe d’Huez again, but we’ll have our transport available for us mere mortals.

Easy, Hard or See the Race

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

french alps cycling tour de france alps village
Choose your day today, Easy or Hard, enjoy a French Alps village in Summer.

We’re half-way through our trip and you can tailor your day for how you feel. A long ride in the mountains on lesser known climbs, spectacular, but too difficult for the Tour to pass – a real treat. Have the day off and take a “village day”, with a gondola ride to 3,000m. Or, see the race in a beautiful French village. Your holiday – your choice.

Cols of Tour de France and Queen Stage

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

france alps queen stage tour de france
See the Queen Stage for the Tour de France on the climb.

The Tour reaches its highest point today, and twice over 2,000m – it’s the queen stage. From our strategic location, we’ll ride big cols and see the mountain stage. Our ride options include Col du Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer and the Lacets de Montvernier. Our non-riders will be catered for in our support vehicle and see the grand stage also. After seeing the racing on the climb we travel to the French Venice, Annecy.

Final Stage in the French Alps

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

tour de france hospitality mountain stage
See the Tour de France from our hospitality area on race course, including live television feed.

It’s the last big mountain stage of the Tour. It is the last chance for a pure climber to make up and protect time on their rivals. Expect to see attacks launched on the last climbs. We will keep our ride short and enjoy a hospitality experience on one of the climbs. A picnic lunch and television with a live feed on race-course, exclusively for our guests.

Annecy and Semnoz

Friday, 17 July 2020
Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Breakfast
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

Annecy village French Alps
Explore Annecy, Lake Annecy and ride to Semnoz in your final day in the French Alps.

We’re in a wonderful location for our last day in the Alps and cyclists have a plethora of climbs to choose from or a flat ride around the Lake. Our non-riders have one of France’s most beautiful villages to explore. Lac Annecy, if you haven’t heard of it – ask someone and join us. Our long ride will be up the popular Le Semnoz, or short one around the lake – both back in time to enjoy Annecy.

Paris by Fast Train

Saturday, 18 July 2020
Paris, Île-de-France
Breakfast, Farewell Dinner (incl. wine)

fast train to paris
Take the fast train to Paris. Our staff will take your heavy luggage and bikes, giving you a more comfortable transfer.

Arrive in Paris ahead of the race tomorrow and in time to watch today’s important time trial. Our fast train, reaching more than 300kph will get us there quick and our team will carry your heavy luggage and bikes to Paris for you – a comfortable and relaxing trip to Paris. Tonight is our fabulous farewell dinner, leaving tomorrow night free in Paris, the city of lights.

Paris Sights Bike Tour and Race Finale

Sunday, 19 July 2020
Paris, Île-de-France
Breakfast
TODAY'S RIDE
 

paris sights tour de france
Ride through the Paris sights this morning on our favourite Paris route. See the race this afternoon on the Champs-Elysees.

Join us for our 25th year on the Champs-Elysees for the finish of the Tour de France. We will chaperone you to the Champs-Elysees, helping you orientate with the course and pointing out key vantage points. Arrive early and see the women’s race, La Course. You’re free after the race to explore Paris. A grand finale to be a part of. We have optional hospitality experiences in Paris, inquire when booking.

Farewell from Best of Le Tour

Monday, 20 July 2020
Breakfast

best of le tour de france bike tour
Sadly our trip finishes, but we take with us many memories and new friendships. See you again – soon.

Today we bid farewell to our Best of Le Tour guests, and sadly our two weeks following Le Tour de France has finished, for 2020 at least. Our hotel will assist you with any shuttles you may need for the airport or your extended stay in Paris. We say farewell, yet welcome you to our Bikestyle family and hope to see you again – soon.

See key stages of the 2020 Tour de France

Sprint stages, including stage starts and finishes, the fight for green

Mountain summits, following the polka dot points competition

Big mountain stages in the French Alps

Finale in Paris

Ride Tour de France course, the final 2 weeks

Our Best of Le Tour trip gives you the broad taste of the many aspects of the Tour de France. Like our other trips, we see mountain stages and conquer famous climbs. But much of the racing, fanfare and iconic landscapes of the Tour is away from the Pyrenees of Alps and access to stages of the race is better.

A real highlight this year is a visit to the volcanic region of France, it is one of the jewels that country France offers. The scenery is spectacular and riding incredible, some climbing but not the giants of the mountains.

Tour caravane tour de france bike tour
See the fanfare of the Tour de France in small French villages.

Every mountain region and big climbs every week of the Tour

Unique to the 2020 Tour de France is a visit to every mountain region of France. The lesser known associates of the Pyrenees and Alps are the Massif Central, Vosges and Jura. Ski resorts in the winter and popular with cyclists throughout summer, they are formidable roads. The most extensive region is Central Massif, the Cévennes Range in its south and the volcanic region north.

Quiet French villages, even quieter roads, twists and turns – it’s a cyclist dreamland. Ride your bike through beautiful countryside and relax in a local brasserie to watch the tour roll through. Sounds like a great Tour de France holiday!

Auvergne Landscapes bike tour
Discover the unspoiled landscapes of Auvergne. 2020 Tour de France visits every mountain range.

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