tour de france

Tour Details

Duration
6 days/5 nights
2018 Dates
July 16th-July 22nd
Start/End Location
Tour Starts-July 17th. After Geneva airport pick up.
Tour Ends-July 22nd. After late afternoon transfer to Geneva area airport hotel
July 22nd is an Optional Hotel Night.
Airport In/Out – Geneva Airport (GVA)
Accommodations
3-4 Star Hotels
1 night – GVA Airport Hotel (arrival night)
4 nights Les Deux Alpes area
Price Per Person(Double Occupancy)
$ 3798
Single Supplement
$700
Difficulty Level
Intermediate to Advanced
Daily ride average
35mi-80mi
3,000 ft-10,000ft
Partial List of Climbs
Mont Revard
Col duTelegraph
Col du Galibier
Col du Lautaret
Col de Sarenne
L’Alped’Huez
Col du Glandon
Col de Croix Fer
Col de la Madeleine
Terrain
High Mountainous Terrain with rolling valleys
What’s Included
6days/5 hotel nights a fully supported and accompanied trip
All breakfast
4 out of 5 dinners
Pick up at Geneva Airport (GVA)
Drop off at Geneva Airport (GVA)
All ground transportation
All luggage transfer
Support and services of our multi speaking expert guides
Support vehicles
Breaking Away Bicycle Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles

What’s Not Included
Airfare
Travel and personal insurance
All Lunches
Open Nights for Dinner
Gratuities for Tour Leaders
Rental Bike

Tour Highlights

Check one off the “Bucket List” and join us to celebrate the greatest cycling race on our planet with this amazing Tour De France Tour/RacePak cycling journey set amidst the incredible French Alpes. Enjoy live race viewing of dramatic mountain stages set in the French Alpes, including a live stage viewing on iconic mountain pass of Col du Galibier during the 17th stage of the TDF. You’ll also get a chance to mingle with the pros while viewing the race start of 18th stage in Briancon. Highlights of this exclusive tour include cycling along Lake Bourget, and the spa lakeside village of Aix Les Bains and through the Savoie and picturesque Vanoise Nature Park region of the French Alpes.You will have overnight stay in Aix les Bains and multiple nights in Les Deux Alpes. Ride at your own pace over epic routes that include the Col de la Sarenne , L’Alpe D’Huez, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Lautaret and the Galibier! Plus many more!! You’ll cycle from hotel to hotel with minimal van transfers associated with following the Tour de France. Feel the energy and emotion of the TDF as Froome, Contador, Nibali and the up and coming contention of young French pros – fill your soul in this famous battleground of the world’s greatest cyclists!

Daily Itinerary

July 16th: Depart the USA for France.
July 17th: Arrive in Geneva. Airport pickup and deluxe hotel check-in. Our mechanics would be happy to help you unpack your bike or set-up your rental bike for an afternoon warm-up spin along Lake Geneva and the local vineyards. Meet your fellow guests at tonight’s “Welcome Meeting/Dinner Party”.
July 18th: After breakfast and a.m. van transfer we’ll spin up the Val d’Maurienne before taking on the Col du Telegraphe on our way up to majestic Col du Galibier! After lunch at the top of Col du Lautaret, a long thrilling descent and final push to up to mountain top village of Les Deux Alpes! It’s an epic day for the climbers. We’ll enjoy four nights at a deluxe chalet in this charming ski resort village which is set in the shadows of a glacier. Our group dinner tonight will include local specialties and fine wine from the region.
July 19th: Open day for live race viewing. An epic mountain stage this afternoon ending with a mountain top finish on Alpe’Huez. Today’s ride takes you onto the official race route as you challenge this historic climb. Pick your spot on the climb – cheer on your favorite pro and witness the racers struggle one by one over the top. After race goes by you’ll have an option to cycle back to hotel or take van shuttle to the top of Les Deux Alpes from a pre-designated pick up spot . Group dinner.
July 20th: After a delicious breakfast of freshly made croissants we will have an option to ride down or take short van transfer to the “Departure Village” in the town of Le Bourg d’Oisans. The starting “DepartureVillage” offers you many opportunities as you can get up close to the riders, team staff and Tour Celebrities. Today is the day to do shop for any TDF souvenirs, gifts or get pictures and autographs with TDF riders. After race passes through you will have an option to van transfer back to the hotel or ride back to our hotel at the top of Les Deux Alpes. Group dinner.
July 21st: Another day of unbelievable cycling in the French Alpes. After a sumptuous breakfast you will climb up Col de Sarenne and then continue on up and over the backside of L’Alpe d’Huez. The route continues rolling through little side known roads of historic village of La Garde and it’s each of the eleven hamlets that hang on to the vertical side with a sheer drop and up finally up to our home base in Les Deux Alpes.
July 22nd: After breakfast and hotel check out, our final ride takes us over Col du Glandon with an side option to do Col de la Croix Fer. Check your break pads at the top one last time as your tour ends with a 20+ km screaming descent to La Chambre. Van transfer to our base hotel in Geneva area.  Breakdown/pack  bikes. We will provide early evening Geneva airport van shuttles. We also offer OPTIONAL hotel reservations for tonight at our base hotel in Divonne Les Bains if you need to fly home tomorrow.
July 23rd: Airport transfers in the morning.