Overnight

Aix-les-Bains, France

Meals

Breakfast

Short Ride

 

Long Ride

 
Today we will enjoy a lovely ride this morning from our hotel on some very quiet and scenic roads and complete our transfer on the bus. We will pass through some lovely french hamlets with their stone houses and peaceful surroundings.

Today we will enjoy a lovely ride this morning from our hotel on some very quiet and scenic roads and complete our transfer on the bus. We will pass through some lovely french hamlets with their stone houses and peaceful surroundings.

Beautiful climb and the Ecrins National Park

As the tour travels north again today, we will shadow its movement and enjoy a lovely ride this morning from our hotel on some very quiet and scenic roads and complete our transfer on the bus. We will pass through some lovely french hamlets with their stone houses. Residents have quietly gone about their business, as they have done for centuries. It makes you wonder about our hectic lives back home.

We have two ride options today, one sticking to the valley and the other to enjoy a scenic climb to a nearby ski station. We start from above 1,300m so don’t be alarmed about too much climbing. You’ll be rewarded with wonderful views across the Valgaudemar valley, across to the Ecrins national park.

At the end of our ride, we will enjoy some lunch and head off to our next hotel. Our 4 star hotel is situated in the popular village of Aix-les-Bains. The backdrop of the mountains and the turquoise lake make this a beautiful village.

Tonight, you are free to head into the village and have dinner at one of the restaurants.

 

TODAY IN THE RACE
Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes, Mountain, 123 km
Riders reach the highest point of the tour on Col d’Iseran (2,770m) in today’s short, but dynamic stage. It will only be the second time that the Tour has climbed up this tougher southern side. We would expect the attacks to launch to the highest point of the tour. Time gaps will eventuate at the summit finish to the ski village in Tignes.