2022 Tour de France Femmes

Experience the inaugural Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift with our carefully planned itinerary. Ride various sections of the stages and watch the professional women attack the course afterwards.

July 23, 2022 to August 1, 2022

10 days
Paris, France
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AT A GLANCE
AUD $6700 TWIN SHARE
  • 10 Days
  • Experienced to Social
  • All Breakfasts, 8 Dinners
  • Hotels
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  • Support Vehicle
  • Mechanical Assistance
  • Ride the Famous Climbs
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Tour Departs

Paris, France, July 23, 2022


Tour Finishes

Gare de Mulhouse, France, August 1, 2022


Tour Style

Group Size: 30 guests, 5 professional guides and a chauffeur.

Rides: Always a social ride option and for those that want a challenge, we have some epic rides also.

Challenge Rating: We get you to the most interesting section of each stage and ride the important climbs at a time for you to ride them at your own pace. Our challenge rides are for experienced riders.

Accommodation: 3 to 4-star hotels, twin-share basis, all breakfasts included and many dinners.


Trip Suitability

Social Riding and Leisure: We understand that your cycling holiday is a HOLIDAY! You may not normally ride every day at home. Our ride routes allow you to cherry-pick the sort of riding that you’d like to do. Choose the days you want to climb, the days to ride flat, and days to rest.

Experienced Riders: Your cycling holiday is actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge ride options seek more vertical metres and longer miles. Choose your rest days or recovery rides, or just ride, and ride, and ride.

Cycling Partners and Spectators: You’re not interested in riding yourself, but you are a cycling enthusiast who would like to experience the Tour de France live. Whether your partner is a rider, you want to experience the culture along with seeing the race. We have off-the-bike itineraries for you to see the most spectacular areas, such as the plus-beaux (most-beautiful) villages.


Meals Included

Buffet breakfast every day, 8 dinners


Tour Inclusions

Accommodation and Transport

  • Transport throughout custom van or luxury coach
  • Transport for your bike with professional bike carriers
  • 9 nights accommodation 3 & 4 Star hotels
  • A scheduled departure transfer on the final day to Mulhouse TGV or Airport

Meals

  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 3-course evening meals on 8 nights
  • 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

Why we Love this Tour


  • Inaugural cycling trip to the 2022 Tour de France Femmes avec swift women’s cycling race
  • Hosted by Mike Tomalaris
  • Ride with former Australia National  Road Champion, Lorian Graham
  • Experience riding in the valleys of the French Champagne region
  • Stay on the sun-drenched Alsace wine trail at a 4-star spa resort
  • Ride the amazing Vosges mountains, including Petit Ballon, Grand Ballon and the Planches Les Belles Filles
  • Follow every stage of the 2022 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift cycling race
  • See the final stage of the 2022 Tour de France on the Champs Elysees in conjunction with the open stage for the women’s event

Pricing


Price: AUD $6700 (twin share)

Single Supplement: AUD $980

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. Please take out Travel Insurance at your earliest convenience. We recommend  at the same time as paying your deposit.

Bike Hire


Many guests find it convenient to hire one of our professionally prepared quality hire bikes.
  • Hire a bike so that you’re not lugging a bike around on your extended European holiday
  • Hire a bike and mitigate damage or delays during international transit

Bike Hire Charges

Bike Hire: AUD $660 Note: Renters of our hire bikes are liable for damages to their hire bike during the period of hire, treat it like you own for the rental period. Bikes are set up to your measurements before your arrival and are fully serviced by our professional mechanic.

Hosted by Mike Tomalaris – veteran TV anchor of the Tour de France coverage

After 34 years at SBS, Mike Tomalaris joins Bikestyle Tours.
 
The veteran anchor of the Tour de France coverage on the national broadcaster, will be your host on Bikestyle’s signature tours in 2022.
 
Having covered Europe’s biggest cycle races since 1996, including the Spring Classics, Mike will share his love, passion, knowledge and likeable laid-back personality with you.
 
A keen recreational cyclist of more than 20 years, he’ll also join you at tackling many of the iconic climbs of France.
 
After 26 years of talking to viewers through a camera lens, now it is time to engage face-to-face with those who have followed his broadcast career and share his special insights and stories of 25 years at the Tour de France.
 
BROADCAST HISTORY
 
SBS – 1987-2021
 
Host of the Tour de France coverage 1996-2021
Presenter SBS World News 2009-2021
Sports reporter 1987-2007
1994 FIFA World Cup (USA)
1996 Euro Football Championships (England)
1998 FIFA World Cup (France)
2006 FIFA World Cup (Germany)
Mike Tomalaris swapping a microphone for Lycra in 2022
Mike Tomalaris swapping a microphone for Lycra in 2022
25 Years at the Tour de France comes with plenty of stories

Tour de France Femmes Trip Summary

Ride stages of the 2022 Tour de France Femmes avec Swift

Experience the inaugural Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift with our carefully planned itinerary. Ride various sections of the stages and watch the professional women attack the course afterwards. Enjoy a relaxed and supportive tour group staying at quality hotels in the Champagne region of France and on the Alsace wine route. 

Our hotels are centrally located to connect with the race on multiple days to experience the quality racing that the women’s peloton deliver. See the steep pinches to launch their attacks, stage finishes for the sprinters and the long climbs for the general classification riders. Our rides have multiple options for you to choose and our accommodation is set in great touristic areas, quiet country villages, or convenience for our rides for you to experience the French culture, such as a local market, or some history.

What will you see following a women’s professional cycling race?

We’ve always loved to watch the women’s professional peloton. Unlike the men, the teams are smaller and the overall peloton is smaller, so tactics play an even more important role. Stages are shorter, so riders will attack at every opportunity to gain an advantage on the peloton. Shorter stages have become so popular that the men’s event is following this pattern to make stages more intriguing to spectators. The ability for riders to break the watchful chase of the peloton is much less, so racing tends to be much closer.

The 2022 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift event has a clever course and the highlights will be the sprints in the first two stages before the competition is thrown open to some of the stronger climbers with two intriguing stages around the champagne region. One of the finishing circuits is into Epernay, where the riders will ride the steep pinch between Ay and Mutigny, on the same roads where Julian Alaphilippe launched a remarkable attack in 2019 on stage 3 of the Tour de France. On the following day, the women will be challenged by the gravel stone roads through multiple wineries as well as the steep pinches, stage 4 will be an incredible stage to watch. The ladies then have some longer stages and transfer to the Vosges mountains, where the mountains are Ballons, for their circular shape. We will follow the race and ride the significant climbs while staying at our spa resort hotel on the Alsace wine route. The race finishes on the famous climb to La Planche Des Belles Filles Super.

See key stages of the 2022 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift

  • STAGE 1 – 82 km – Paris Tour Eiffel – Champs-Élysées
  • STAGE 2 – 135 km – Meaux to Provins
  • STAGE 3 – 133 km – Reims to Épernay
  • STAGE 4 – 126 km – Troyes to Bar-sur-Aube
  • STAGE 5 – 175 km – Bar-le-Duc to Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
  • STAGE 7 – 127 km – Sélestat to Le Markstein
  • STAGE 8 – 123 km – Lure to La Super Planche des Belles Filles

Classic Climbs Tour – Daily Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10

Bienvenue, Welcome to Paris

Saturday, 23 July 2022
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Welcome dinner
Paris

Welcome to Paris, make your way to our hotel in Paris-Bercy.

Arrive any time today and transfer to our tour group’s hotel at Paris Bercy. It is most convenient for guests to have a private transfer that meets your arrival flight and transfer you to our Paris hotel. You may like to come a day or two early and enjoy the sights of Paris. Alternatively, join one of our Tour de France trips and enjoy some riding in the Pyrenees before coming to Paris.

Join us for dinner tonight at a local restaurant as we meet our fellow guests and importantly your guides who will help you maximise your experience with Bikestyle Tours at the 2022 Tour de France.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Arrival in Paris
  • Welcome dinner including wine
NO RIDE TODAY

Paris sights on the bike and Champs Elysees opening stage

Sunday, 24 July 2022
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Breakfast
Champs Elysees during the Tour de France

Rise early for the Paris Sights bike ride, and celebrate the arrival of the Tour de France.

Our morning starts with a bike ride. 

We return for a long breakfast, to fuel us for the day. Later in the day, we will set off to watch the Tour de France. Our staff will help you with the French Metro system so that you can return at your leisure.

We will see the opening stage of the inaugural Tour de France Femmes event before the finale of the 3-week Grand Tour is finalised. Who will win the famous stage on the Champs Elysees?

Why not extend your trip and follow the final week of the 2022 Tour de France through the Pyrenees before we transport you to Paris on the TGV to join this tour.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour de France finale on Champs Elysees
  • Women’s opening stage of the Tour de France
  • Transfers to and from Champs Elysees
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

Before breakfast, we will set off through the city enjoying the iconic landmarks that draw people from all over the world. There are few places more iconic than Paris. There is no better way to see the city without the crowds, in our ride along the Seine. Notre Dame, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower are all on our course.

Popping the French Champagne

Monday, 25 July 2022
Châlons-en-Champagne, Grand-Est, France
Breakfast, Dinner
Champs Cobbles

We transfer from Paris today and will see the stage finish in Provins.

A stage for the sprinters, we will arrive at the arrival village at the gates of Champagne in plenty of time to ride ourselves on the course before we freshen up and await the arrival of the women.

After the race, we will transfer to our hotel for the next 3 nights, in the heart of the French Champagne region. We will enjoy dinner together this evening.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the Stage 2 finish for the sprinters in Provins
  • Ride the course before the peloton arrives
  • Transfer to the famous Champagne region of France
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

Our ride will take in the key moments of the finishing circuit around Provins. We will have a longer option also to explore the region that has hosted the Tour de l’Avenir before.

Tour de France Femmes in the heart of Champagne

Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Châlons-en-Champagne, Grand-Est, France
Breakfast, Dinner
Sunflowers

Ride through the Champagne region before the arrival of the race

The finishing circuit is one we know well. One of the most incredible stage victories in recent years of the Tour de France took place on these roads. The Cote de Mutigny from Ay is a steep road at more than 12% and is the ideal spot to launch an attack, but the rider will need to hold off the peloton for a further 15km to take the victory. This will be one of the most interesting stages to watch.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride through the Champagne region
  • Visit Champagne houses
  • Watch the stage finish into Epernay
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

We can spend the morning exploring the champagne region by bike and have lunch. We will catch up with the race on the final circuit to see who will take victory into Epernay, near the champagne house of Moet.

The chalk roads of Champagne

Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Châlons-en-Champagne, Grand-Est, France
Breakfast, Dinner
Group ride

Another exciting finish, but a much-depleted peloton.

Today is one of the most interesting course designs with many steep pinches through the stage and punctuated by many long chalk-road sections along the gravel. The race should be well split apart and will favour those who do well in the spring classics of Ronde van Vlaanderen and Fleche Wallonne.

We will return to our hotel this evening for our last night in the Champagne region and enjoy a celebratory dinner together.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride through champagne
  • See the exciting stage 4 through gravel road sections
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

We will ride along some of the chalk roads through the champagne wineries that the ladies will encounter before they reach the finish in Bac-sur-Aube. We will watch the depleted peloton arrive and witness the presentation near the stage finish.

Stage start before departing Champagne

Thursday, 28 July 2022
Westhalten, Haut-Rhin Alsace, France
Breakfast, Dinner
Stage start spectating

Stage start before departing for the Alsace wine route.

We will ride from our hotel after breakfast and arrive for the stage start in Bar-le-Duc. This is a great opportunity to catch the riders as they prepare for the day’s stage. Take your selfie with the riders and make your friends home jealous of where you are.

After seeing the rider’s off, we will make our main transfer on this trip in our luxury coach to the Alsace region, a spectacular region on the border of France, Germany and Switzerland. Our accommodation for the next 4 nights is a spa hotel on the sundrenched slopes of the Vosges mountains, a delightful location.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride to stage start
  • Transfer to Alsace
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

We will follow the Marne river to today’s stage start. We also have a shorter ride option for those not wanting to ride the full distance.

Tour of the Ballons, Vosges Mountains

Friday, 29 July 2022
Westhalten, Haut-Rhin Alsace, France
Breakfast, Dinner
Shakedown ride

We will have a day away from the race and ride the Vosges mountains.

We will jump ahead to tomorrow’s stage and have a look at some of the climbs that the women will race on. The main climb today for us will be the Petit Ballon. It was in this area that Alberto Contador abandoned his 2014 Tour de France with a broken leg. The women will complete 3 big climbs tomorrow, we will break that over two days and cover two of them today.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride the Vosges mountains
  • Petit Ballon
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

We will climb over two of the climbs in tomorrow’s schedule, Petit Ballon, 9.3km at 8.1% and the Col du Platzerwasel, 7.1km at 8.3%. They are demanding climbs, but we have all day to complete our ride. We will have shorter options available to those who would like.

Grand Ballon in the Vosges mountains

Saturday, 30 July 2022
Westhalten, Haut-Rhin Alsace, France
Breakfast, Dinner
Womens climb

See the stage finish to the Grand Ballon.

Today we will ride to the stage finish, which takes us up the Grand Ballon. There are multiple ways to reach the summit, we descended one of those yesterday. We will take a more scenic route through the forest from the eastern side, and join the race route for the final 6km of the climb. After reaching the summit we can roll down to the finish area to watch the stage finish.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stage finish on Grand Ballon
  • Ride the legendary climb of the Vosges Mountains
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

Grand Ballon on race day. The Grand Ballon is equivalent in length to riding Col du Tourmalet, but not quite as steep. The first 10 km before joining the race route averages 5% and is on a quiet road through the forest. You’d easily be mistaken for being in the Black Forest, for it is only a stone’s throw from where we are.

Finale on La Super Planche Des Belles Filles

Sunday, 31 July 2022
Westhalten, Haut-Rhin Alsace, France
Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Femmes climb

Tour finale on the classic climb to La Planche Des Belles Filles

Riders have become legends on the climb to Belles Filles. It is the opportunity for the women’s peloton to create new folklore. Their 8 stage race through France finishes today, marking the end of the inaugural Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. I am sure that you will agree, we need to support women’s racing more and more for these professional athletes to entertain and inspire more people.

We will ride the finish climb before watching the finish. After the final presentations, we will return to our Spa hotel for our final evening together and celebrate our achievements, as well as those of the Professional Women’s peloton.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride La Super Planche des Belles Filles
  • Watch the final stage of the Tour de France Femmes avec Swift
  • Farewell Dinner including wine.
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

Ride La Planche Des Belles Filles a 7 km climb at 8.7% but with multiple pinches above 10%. The final pinches to La Super are above 20% and involve sections on gravel. This will be a lung burner.

Au Revoir, Merci Beaucoup

Monday, 1 August 2022
Departure
Breakfast
Au revoir

Farewell and transfer to Mulhouse TGV or Airport

Sadly our trip to the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift has come to an end. We have seen some of the biggest moments in the inaugural tour and the shuffling of classification in the competition for general, mountains and points classifications.

Every year, we enjoy sharing your experiences at the biggest cycling events and we also enjoy encouraging you to reach your own cycling goals. Today we say farewell, but we look forward to welcoming you back. Welcome to the Bikestyle family.

We offer a single transfer to Mulhouse TGV or airport today, we will arrive around 11 am, so if you’re booking a departure flight make sure that it is not before 1 pm.

We extend a massive thank you on behalf of the women’s peloton and supporters of women’s cycling for having your patronage to a women’s tour event. We are excited to extend our reputation and leadership for supporting women’s cycling, and it is through our guests’ support that we can support more women’s events.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Departure from Mulhouse, TGV or airport
NO RIDE TODAY

Why Book with Bikestyle Tours?

Because we understand the commitment to book in uncertain times.
 
A COVID-Safe plan
  • All staff and guests must complete a pre-travel questionnaire prior to the start of the trip
  • Bikestyle Tours complies with the COVID requirements of the local authorities (Tourism and Accommodation, Bike Tours); such as controls for social distancing, cleaning and hygiene, vehicle transport 
  • All guests must be fully vaccinated to join the tour
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