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Tour De France 2020 – French Alps and Paris

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9 days / 8 nights
Availability : 12 Jul to 20 Jul 2020

Experience the passion and emotion of the Tour in the last week of competition in the spectacular wine and mountainous regions of the south west of France.

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Overview

Experience the passion, excitement and emotion of this special week of the Tour de France as it makes its way through the French Alps and then down to the Provence.

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.

The bunch will go through the Alps  and up to the mythical Alpe d’Huez, with 13.8 km and 21 curves, it is the most recognized mountain in the history of the Tour de France.

We start with 3 days in Aix-les-Bains. Here, we can ride with a professional team on their day off. Then, we will have three days in the beautiful village of Annecy in the Haute-Savoie, where the Alps begin, and in the end there will be the transfer to Paris.

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.

Check out the photo gallery of our tours in 2018 and 2017

Itinerary

Day 1: Aix-les-Bains

Sunday, July 12th

Welcome to France!

Today, we will meet you at Lyon Part de Dieu train station, in front of the Campanile hotel, Rhone-Express stop at 1:00 p.m., after departure from the race. You can reach Lyon from Paris on numerous trains. If you fly to Lyon, you have a train that arrives at the station in 30 minutes.

Transfer to the Villa Marlioz hotel in Aix-les-Bains. 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.

Hotel: Villa Marlioz hotel

Day 2: Aix-les-Bains

Monday, July 13th

Today we will take the opportunity to go see some professional team installed near us, usually Movistar, training and riding with them. Riding with the professionals is a very special experience that will allow you to see the runners, talk to them and, of course, follow their wheel.

Dinner tonight is included in the hotel.

Hotel: Villa Marlioz hotel

Day 3: Aix-les-Bains

Tuesday, July 14th

Today we will cycle from the hotel to La Tour-du-Pin to go to see stage 16 as it passes through the first mountain pass. Surely the platoon will be billing and we can see the runners well. After the race, we will return to the hotel by bicycle.

In the afternoon, we will enjoy the celebration of the National Day of France (also known as Bastille Day) with the fireworks show on the lake. Afterwards, we will enjoy a dinner together.

Hotel: Villa Marlioz hotel

Day 4: Annecy

Wednesday, July 15th

Today we will hop on the van to go to Bride les bains (1 hour drive) where we will start the toughest climb of the tour, the Méribel Col de la Loze with 21 km at 7.8% ending at about 2.300 meters. It promises to be the queen stage (stage 17) and it will undoubtedly be decisive, giving advantage to the climbers of Le Tour de France. After watching the race pass, we moved by van to the Annecy hotel.

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.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Annecy Gare Centre hotel

Day 5: Annecy

Thursday, July 16th

This morning we leave the hotel towards La Clusaz and Monté Plateau des Glieres, corresponding to (stage 18) A mountain high known for the famous battle of Glieres. We will go through a stretch of land that is always spectacular.

Return to the hotel by bike. Tonight, dinner is not included.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Annecy Gare Centre hotel

Day 6: Annecy

Friday, July 17th

Today’s race moves away from our area, being a stage (stage 19) without much of an interest. For this reason, we will make a beautiful circular route around Lake Annecy, on a bike path of about 42 km. This spectacular route is practically flat, except for a climb that can be done at the beginning to make the ride easier. We will make several stops to admire the landscape.

Today dinner is included, in a restaurant near the hotel.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Annecy Gare Centre hotel

Day 7: Paris

Saturday, July 18th

Today Saturday is the decisive time trial stage, but also very far away (stage 19) We choose to make a transfer to Bourg Oisans and climb the famous Alpe d’Huez.     

   

After this exciting climb of great memories, we will return to Grenoble to take the TGV train around 5:00p.m., which takes about 3 hours to Paris train station (Gare de Lyon). Upon arrival, the hotel is at walking distance.

The guides will return by van to Spain.

Dinner is not included.

Hotel: Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon TGV hotel

Day 8: Paris – Final Stage Champs-Élysées

Sunday, July 19th

After breaksfast, it’s time to get prepared for the final day of The Tour. 

In the afternoon, you cannot miss the arrival of the race in the mythical Champs Elysées to see the traditional end of the party. You can see the happy runners after finishing the most important race in the world.

Tonight you can dine in Paris on your own and discover this amazing city !!!

Hotel: Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon TGV hotel

Day 9: End of the tour

Monday, July 2oth

The end of the trip has arrived, today after breakfast we say goodbye to go home with a memory of a fantastic trip. If you have any questions or requests, your guides will be available to assist you and wish you a pleasant return trip.

Would you like to stay longer in France? We are willing to help you to organize your stay.

Hotels

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.

 

Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon TGV  

It has an excellent location within walking distance of the clock tower of the Gare de Lyon train station. Do not hesitate to taste a fabulous Parisian breakfast or share a drink in the beautiful bar.

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What’s included

Included

  • 8 nights accommodation in local and deluxe selected hotels
  • Breakfasts and 4 dinners including wine
  • Bilingual and experienced Bike Spain Tours guide(s) to ensure a superior customer service
  • Support vehicle to provide technical assistance, offer refreshments and snacks, give you a lift uphill at the end of the day and transport your luggage from one place to the other
  • Detailed document with regional maps, a day-to-day itinerary plus hotel list and regional information
  • Gratuities for baggage, restaurants and hotel service
  • Bike Spain Tours handle bar bag, water bottle,luggage tags and bike jersey
  • Bike Spain Tours travel coordinator, available to assist with all of your pre and post-trip travel plans and arrangements
  • Travel insurance with medical assistance

Not Included

  • Lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Gratuities for Bike Spain Tours guide
  • Transfer to the Airport the last day

Options

  • Single supplement of 380€

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