We will witness the excitement of today's stage finish in Gap. After the exciting finish, we’ll go to our luxury 4-star chateau hotel and celebrate our experience of seeing the Tour de France.
Stage finish in Gap
This morning after another big breakfast at our villa, we’ll travel down the valley in preparation for the arrival of the tour in Gap. Finishes are great fun to see with the caravan coming through a few hours before the race and then the endless parade of journalists and official vehicles before the riders finally arrive in the afternoon around 5pm. You might head down to the team buses that are normally behind the finish line. It’s a great place to see the riders after a hard day at the office.
We’ll arrive in Gap in time for lunch and plenty of time before the race arrives. After the exciting finish, we’ll go to our luxury 4-star chateau hotel and celebrate our experience of seeing the Tour de France. Our accommodation is a chateau hotel with private grounds, swimming pool and a wellness centre. The 360° mountain vistas are throughout the property.
We will be joining another Bikestyle group this evening, the Final Week group. Together, we’ll visit the most important alpine stages of the final week and for our longer transfers travel in our luxury coach, complete with reclining seats, toilets and a bar. Each day while our cycling comrades ride their bikes, we’ll follow our custom spectator itineraries ensuring you see the monumental stages of the Tour de France. This evening we’ll have a social dinner together, prepared by the hotel’s team of chefs.
TODAY IN THE RACE
Stage 17: Pont du Gard to Gap, Hilly, 206 km
Riders return to a long 200+ km stage as they head toward the French Alps. The early stages will highlight the historic sites along the Rhone Valley, including the theatre in Orange before the village of Vaison-la-Romaine. Winds are possible to challenge the peloton and favour a breakaway. The final climb under 10km to go will turn a cohesive breakaway against each other.