For any cyclist with a passion for the peloton and an obsession with the Tour de France our Bike Spain Tour following the Tour of France of this classic road race is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Live the rides for yourself and then cheer on the pros as they pass you on the very same climb. Push yourself to the limit or just enjoy the best views from some of the most impressive peaks in the French Alps.
During the course of our weeklong cycling adventure we will see various stages of the tour! Our small group sizes allow for a flexible VIP experience with close proximity to the Pro Tour Teams.
We start with 2 days in Aix-les-Bains. Here, we can ride with a professional team on their day off. Then, we will have 2 days in the beautiful village of Annecy in the Haute-Savoie, where the Alps begin, and later we go to the mythic Mont Ventoux and the pretty Provence with the Pont de Gard.
Highest quality hotels have been carefully selected and our experienced guides will be on hand to assist you from your arrival in France. They have expert knowledge on the race area including the best roads and routes to ensure you have nothing to worry about other than the pleasure of cycling. Van support and technical assistance is always close at hand.
Day 1: Annecy
Friday, July 2nd
Welcome to France!
Today, we will meet you at the hotel in Annecy (front of train station) or we can pick you up at the airport of Geneve in Switzerland. at afternoon we will do a short bike ride around the lake.
Today’s dinner is included and it will be a good time for you to meet the whole team that will accompany you throughout this week of cycling in the Tour de France.
Enjoy this beautiful and picturesque city, known as “The Venice of the Alps” for its beautiful old town and the canal that runs through it. You can take a walk near the shore of the lake, with its translucent water and that reflects the mountains that surround it. On your walk, we recommend a visit to the Castle Museum, located on the top of a small hill, where you can enjoy privileged views.
Day 2: Annecy
We ride from the hotel to le Col de Glieres, famous mount for a battle of the second world war and with a gravel road uesd in the tour of france for some years. Pretty scenerary that drives us to Grand Colombiere where we will see the finish of the stage. Those avid cyclist can continue climbing Grand Colombiere to see the race up there. Later a transfer to the hotel by van. Open dinner in the numerous restaurants of Annecy.
Day 3: Aix-les-Bains
Today we will cycle a bike path to Albertville along the lake and take the way to Beaufort to join the race in the climb of Roselend. An idilic lake on the top of the mountains. After the race, we drive to our new destination Aix les Bains.
Hotel: Villa Marlioz hotel
Day 4: Aix-les-Bains
Today is a rest day for the race, so we will ride around the lake Bourget to climb the Col du Chat, another classic in the tour of France. From the top we enjoy an incredible view of the region and the descent is an enjoyable ride to the lake. At afternoon, we have a visit by van to Chambery with its castle and charming atmosphere.
Hotel: Villa Marlioz hotel
Day 5: Avignon
Thursday, July 16th
Van transfer 1,3h to Bourg Oisansans to climbt Alp’Huez. It is time to ride what you’ve seen many times on TV, 21 bends on 13,8 kms at 8,3% gradient. Take your time and finish aas a champion. Later, we drive to Valence to see the finish of the stage and we continue to Avignon. Total of 400 kms by van as we transfer to the Provence. Dinner included at the hotel.
Day 6: Avignon
Today is a intense day where we will visit the small villages of the area and its fabulous vineyards of Orange until we reach Bedoin and the we climb the mytic MONT VENTOUX, 21 kms climb with 1600 mts elevation. Do not miss the opportunity to photograph their landscapes. After, we return to the hotel.
Today dinner is included, in a restaurant near the hotel.
Day 7: Avignon
We ride around Pont de Gard an UNESCO monument, roman brideg and the charming villages of Provence. Falt with some hills ride ending in Uzes where we will see pass the spectacule of the caravan and tha race. Today is is a flat stage, so be prepared to see the bunch passin together after a breakway.
At afternoon, group dinner in Avignon, the city of Popes. https://avignon-tourisme.com/en/
Day 8: Departure
After breaksfast, transfer to the TGV staion of Avignon from where to continue your trip to Paris or other destinations.
We hope to see you again.
Hotel Villa Marlioz
The Villa Marlioz hotel is located in the heart of nature, a rural area that surrounds Aix-les-Bains, and a few minutes away from the largest natural lake in France. It has spacious rooms with balcony, spa, and a restaurant with terrace.
Hotel Ibis Styles Annecy Gare Centre
This hotel is located in a peaceful environment, in the city center, only a 10 minutes walking distance from the train station and the old town. Lake Annecy is located a few meters from the old town and you can get there by taking a beautiful walk along the Thiou Canal.
Tour de France: the ideal tour for the passionate of cyclism.
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GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: CANCELLATIONS
To confirm and guarantee your reservation we require a down payment of 500 EUR.This amount is non refundable. Final payment is due 70 days before the starting date of your trip.
If for any reason you wish to cancel the trip, we will reimburse you for the amount minus the the deposit (€ 500). Also a penalty will apply, depending on the date we receive notification of the cancelation:
– Between 70 and 31 days before departure: 50% of the total trip;
– Between 30 and 7 days before departure: 70% of the total trip;
– Between 6 and 2 days before departure: 90% of the total trip;
– 24 hours before departure and no show: 100% of the total trip.
2 to 9 Jul 2021
The Bike Spain Tour Team gets 10’s; Luis and Niki were knowledgeable, fun to be with, and always very pleasant and helpful…especially attentive to all the riders in our group….they showed their care for the safety and well-being of our tour and I know that meant a lot to the riders. As the ‘Senior Citizen” of the group they were thoughtful and attentive to my comfort. Pablo, our “Maestro” was unflappable no matter what the circumstance; he managed his team quietly and gracefully and made it ‘all happen’ every day!
I had been interested in watching the tour some time ago and riding a bit, my hobby in France during Le Tour. A friend of mine told me about your company and he was planning to go this year so I took advantage of the group pressure (kidding) and I decided to do it.
The treatment was excellent. Very professional.
The most pleasant part of the trip was the manner with my wife. She doesn’t ride a bike and I always had the worry that it wouldn’t be fun. The experience was quite the opposite. I think she enjoyed it more than me. Hahaha
“Hace ya un tiempo que venía intersado en ver el Tour y correr un poco de bicicleta, mi pasatiempo favorito en Francia durante el Tour. Un amigo me habló de ustedes y que iba este año. Aproveché la presión de grupo (jajajajaja) y me decidí a hacerlo.
El trato fué excelente. Muy profesionales.
Lo más agradable del viaje fué el trato para con mi esposa. Ella no monta bicicleta y siempre tuve la preocupación de que no la fuera a pasar bien. La experiencia fué todo lo contrario. Creo que ella se lo disfrutó más que yo. Jajajajaja.”