2024 Tour de France Femmes
August 11, 2024 to August 19, 2024
Embark on an unforgettable Tour de France Femmes journey over 9 days, starting with a warm welcome at Rotterdam’s The Hague Airport. Enjoy Dutch accommodations in a bike-friendly environment, preparing your gear alongside skilled mechanics for an extraordinary cycling adventure. Explore iconic sites in The Hague, witness stage finishes, and relish the vibrant atmosphere at each stop. Transition from Belgium to the alluring Burgundy, where exceptional wine tastings await. Traverse breathtaking landscapes, conquer mountainous terrains, and experience the exhilarating challenge of Alpe d’Huez’s famed 21 switchbacks. Culminate each day with shared meals, fostering bonds and celebrating cycling feats. As the journey concludes, bid fond farewells, carrying cherished memories of camaraderie and cycling triumphs.
- 9 days (8 nights)
- Social to Experienced
- All Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
- Support Vehicle
- Mechanical Assistance
- Navigational Guidance
Twin Share $6,900Single Supplement $1050
Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 11, 2024
Lyon, France, August 19, 2024
Group Size: 18 guests – 4 staff
Rider and Spectator Tour: Our Tour de France bike tours are ideal for both spectators and cyclists. Our main focus is watching the race and completing the most 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 for non-cycling partners to share the experience.
This trip also caters to spectators with a keen interest in the Tour de France. We have some side itineraries for non-cyclists to explore Italian and French villages but primarily, our trip follows the excitement and fanfare of the Tour de France.
Rider Options: You don’t have to be an elite cyclist to join us. With our high staff-to-guest ratio, we support different ride options each day – giving you choice. There are our ride extensions for our stronger riders to get more miles and vertical metres. And if you’d like an easier day, or a day off, join our non-cycling itineraries or our easier ride option.
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.
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 3-course evening meals on 6 nights
- Wine Tasting
- Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
- Transport throughout on our luxury coach
- Transport for your bike with professional bike carriers
- 8 nights accommodation at 3 & 4 Star hotels
- Scheduled arrival transfers at Rotterdam’s The Hague Airport
- Scheduled departure transfers at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
- 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
- 2 x Bikestyle Tours Cycling Kits
- See 5 stages of the 2024 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, including stage starts, finishes, the individual time trial, and mountain top finishes.
- Visit the “home of cycling” the Netherlands
- Visit and taste wine from the famous vineyards of Burgundy
- Conquer famous French Alps including Croix de Fer and Alpe d’Huez
- Stay at 3 and 4-star accommodation
Price: AUD $6,900 (twin share)
Single Supplement: AUD $1050 – Limited Single Rooms Available
Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare, and are based on two persons per room. If traveling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying a single supplement.
Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.
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 $520.00
Upgrade options available
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.
Bikestyle Tours boasts 27 years of guiding incredible journeys to the Tour de France and has been at every edition of the Tour de France Femmes so far. Experience France’s finest cycling routes while being part of the thrilling Tour de France Femmes Avec Zwift. Indulge in the diverse flavours of the Côte d’Or, renowned for its delectable wine and cuisine. The trip captures the essence of cycling in Holland and France and the Tour de France Femmes, leading riders winding along Holland’s bike paths and then culminating amongst the iconic French Alps.
Our itinerary accommodates both riding and non-riding preferences. Experienced cyclists have the chance to conquer Europe’s most magical roads, conquering more vertical metres. Commencing along Rotterdam’s cycle paths, offering access to stage starts and finishes.
We’ll follow the race as it makes its way South, intersecting at iconic spots like Liege. The trip culminates amongst the scenic French Alps, nestled atop Alpe d’Huez, where the focus will be the riveting conclusion of the 2024 Tour de France Femmes, marking the end of an unforgettable cycling adventure.
See the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift on 6 occasions over 5 stages
Stage 1 ★★★★☆, Sprint
Stage 2 ★★☆☆☆, Sprint
Stage 3 ★★☆☆☆, ITT
Stage 4 ★★★★☆, Hilly
Stage 8 ★★★★★, Mountain
Welkom in Rotterdam
Sunday 11 August 2024
Embark on your Tour de France Femmes journey with a 10 a.m. pickup from Rotterdam’s The Hague Airport. Embrace the bike-friendly culture in Dutch accommodations while exploring cities effortlessly via the extensive network of cycle paths. Our skilled mechanics will assist you in fine-tuning your bike in the afternoon, ensuring it’s primed for the adventure ahead. Take a leisurely shakedown ride amidst Rotterdam’s modern architecture to test your equipment. The day culminates in a warm Welcome Dinner, fostering connections and igniting the spirit for the remarkable cycling odyssey at the Tour de France Femmes.
- Stay in Rotterdam
- Prepare your bikes for the trip ahead
- Welcome Dinner
Possible light afternoon ride in Rotterdam, getting used to riding in Europe.
Grand Depart and The Hague
Monday 12 August 2024
Begin the day with a morning ride to the coast, relishing scenic views. Witness the presentations at the Tour de France Femmes’ Grand Depart. Later, journey to The Hague for a day of exploration, be sure to check out the esteemed Mauritshuis Gallery and the iconic World Court. Ensure you catch the stage finish in the late afternoon, immersing in the cycling fervour. Enjoy an evening of freedom in Rotterdam, discovering its diverse restaurants and vibrant ambiance, concluding an enriching day of cultural and sporting excitement.
- See the rider presentations and Grand Depart
- Visit The Hague and see the stage finish
Our ride will be flat and we will utilise the cycling infrastructure available in the region to make our way to and from the coast and Den Haag.
Time Trial in Rotterdam
Tuesday 13 August 2024
Today’s focus is experiencing the 2nd and 3rd stages intimately. Following a morning ride, witness the second stage’s thrilling finish in Rotterdam. Engage in a brief evening time trial, an excellent chance to witness the women as they warm up before their individual race against the clock within Rotterdam’s streets. The evening offers the freedom to explore Rotterdam’s diverse culinary scene, granting a perfect close to a day filled with up-close encounters with the racing action and the spirited atmosphere of the Tour de France Femmes.
- See the finish of Stage 2
- See the Time Trial in Rotterdam
Today we will do another ride using the cycling infrastructure that the Netherlands is famous for. You can be certain that it will be a flat ride.
Belgium and Liege
Wednesday 14 August 2024
Today, we advance ahead of the pros to the day’s finishing spot in Liege, Belgium. Liege, renowned for its rich cycling heritage, hosts one of the prestigious “Monuments of cycling,” Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Upon arrival, we’ll embark on a ride before gathering to witness the Tour de France Femmes’ thrilling finish in town. The day concludes with a shared dinner, offering a delightful opportunity to relish the day’s cycling adventures and the electrifying atmosphere of the race.
- Ride a circuit of Liege Bastogne Liege, including some of its famous climbs
- See the stage finish in the famous city of Liege
Today you will conquer some legendary Belgian climbs featured in the Ardennes Classics.
Vineyards of Burgundy
Thursday 15 August 2024
Today marks our transition from Belgium to the enchanting region of Burgundy. A luxurious coach journey guides us to the picturesque vineyards. Upon arrival, delight in a wine tasting at a renowned local Burgundy winemaker celebrated for their exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
As the day draws to a close, we gather for a shared dinner, relishing the flavours of the region and fostering camaraderie amidst the beauty of Burgundy’s winemaking tradition.
- Burgundy winemakers tour and tasting
Balconies of Alpe d’Huez
Friday 16 August 2024
Huez, Auvergne Rhône Alpes, France
In the morning, our coach journey takes us to Allemond, nestled at the foot of Alpe d’Huez. Ascend one of the balcony roads, leading to our accommodations at the mountain top. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure, exploring the charming town, soaking in its serene ambiance, and discovering local attractions. As the day winds down, reconvene for a delightful dinner at our hotel, sharing stories and experiences against the backdrop of the breathtaking Alpe d’Huez, setting the stage for a relaxing evening in this scenic mountain retreat.
- Ride the balcony road to Alpe d’Huez
Today we will ascend Alpe d’Huez from one of its side roads, taking the balcony from Allemond across to the final few switchbacks of the main climb.
Famous French Alps
Saturday 17 August 2024
Huez, Auvergne Rhône Alpes, France
Today, our cycling quest leads us to conquer Croix de Fer and Glandon, tracing the route the femmes will ride tomorrow in the opposite direction. As the femmes tackle the Grand Bornand we will embrace a spectacular ride through lush meadows, mountains, and tranquil lakes, immersing in the stunning alpine landscape. Upon descending back to Allemond, we’ll catch a lift to our hotel, offering you the afternoon to further explore the village’s charms at your leisure. The day culminates in a shared evening meal, providing an opportunity to recount the day’s adventures, set against the backdrop of the picturesque mountain village.
- Ride Croix de Fer
Today we will ride the Croix de Fer, a climb commonly featured in the Tour de France. The Femmes will race up the other side tomorrow on their way to their Alpe d’Huez summit finale.
Alpe d’Huez Showdown
Sunday 18 August 2024
Huez, Auvergne Rhône Alpes, France
Today, take on the renowned challenge of Alpe d’Huez, conquering its famed 21 switchbacks. Revel in the cycling lore as you ascend through each turn, experiencing the exhilaration and breathtaking views. Embrace the vibrant atmosphere ahead of the femmes’ arrival. In the late afternoon, witness the thrilling race as the women ascend after a grueling stage, marking a decisive moment for the GC riders’ final bids for the yellow jersey. Be front and centre for this climactic showdown. As the day draws to a close, join in a final Farewell Dinner, celebrating the camaraderie forged throughout our journey, cherishing the memories of this remarkable cycling expedition together.
- Ride Alpe d’Huez
- See the final stage on Alpe d’Huez
Today we will tackle the 21 switchbacks of Alpe d’Huez. You will be able to soak up the atmosphere and be sure to take in the view at each hairpin.
Monday 19 August 2024
Today marks the end of our incredible journey together. We’ll bid you a fond farewell and wish you safe travels for your onward adventure. After breakfast, we will transfer to Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
As you head towards your next destination, take with you the memories, experiences, and camaraderie forged during our remarkable Tour de France adventure. Bon voyage!
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