Tour de France Pyrenees
VIP Spectator Tour

2024 Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Pyrenees

The Pyrenees Mountain package!

This mini trip showcases everything the Tour de France has to offer! A VIP mid View, a VIP Start and a VIP Mountain Viewing!

Overview

Details

Next Departure

July 11th 2024

From

USD $3,995

Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Overview

Join us to see 3 epic stages, in the Pyrenees, on the 2024 Tour de France. A legendary area in the World’s greatest race, it’s a trip not to be missed! A hat trick of VIP Viewing experiences, this Mountain mini package has it all!

 

Discover the area and stages with minimal travel time as we stay in a great location in Arreau, at the foot of the Col d’Aspin & Col de Peyresourde.

 

Official Premium Tour Operator – Thomson Bike Tours is one of only 3 Official Tour Operators awarded “Premium” status to the Tour de France. Our partnership with the race organizers allows us to provide the ultimate insider Tour de France experience, complete with exclusive VIP hospitality and unprecedented race viewing opportunities.

Live Race Viewing

Stage 13

Agen > Pau

Stage 14

Pau > Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet

Stage 15

Loudenvielle > Plateau de Beille


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Loved this week, great sites, great viewing based on this week I would highly recommend this trip to everyone

Elizabeth McQuiston, USA — 2022

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Carol Schreur, USA — 2023

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Exclusive VIP Access

You can’t get closer to the race unless you join a World Tour team

Insider Access

Meet the riders and Tour celebrities before the race start at the Departure Village and mix and mingle in the team area with Team Paddock access — a Spectator favorite!

Relais-Etape VIP

A great view of the race and more. Start with an aperitif at the bar and a seated lunch before watching the peloton race by in the company of an ex pro.

Izoard VIP Tribune

The Izoard VIP Tribune, situated opposite the Finish Line, offers VIP hospitality and unparalleled viewing of the stage finish.

A Passionate Team

Our passionate and knowledgable Spectator team are dedicated to providing you with a truly exceptional time at major Pro Tour bike races. The infectious personality of our team add an extra dimension to an unrivalled VIP experience. Simply the most fun you can have at a bike race.

ASO Premium Status

As the number one Official Premium Tour de France Tour Operator we can offer the ultimate in race access and exclusive goodies, such as the Tour de France Roadbook - the holy grail only given to teams & press (digital form) and a special 25% discount card for Official Tour de France stores.

Break Away

Our guide has relationships with the commentators, teams and an extensive network of insider contacts, that means on the rest days you will be treated to a backstage pass experience

Itinerary

Day Headline Description Hotel
01 Bienvenue en France! Hotel d’Angleterre
02 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Relais Etape Hotel d’Angleterre
03 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Izoard Pla d'Adet Hotel d’Angleterre
04 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village Loudenvielle Hotel d’Angleterre
05 Au Revoir
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Itinerary Detail

Day 1


Bienvenue en France!

Our staff will meet you at Toulouse airport. From the airport we’ll transfer in our private shuttle to our hotel in Arreau,.  We’ll have a welcome lunch, where you’ll get a chance to meet your fellow Tour de France fans, followed by a short orientation meeting where we’ll run through the plans for the upcoming days. After lunch we will head up and over Col de  Peyresourde, which the race will tackle in 3 days, to go to Bagnères de Luchon. This col has featured in many tours and will be already lined with fans. After a couple of hours free time we will head back over to our Hotel. The drive back will have a view of the famous  Col d’Aspin, as we weave down to our Hotel for dinner.

Day 2


LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Relais Etape

Situated in a key location on the course  this exclusive area offers a 3 course meal, a free bar, live viewing  and commentary, plus entertainment! Even better news is they LOVE Thomson Spectators and spoil us rotten. Be showered with Tour de France hospitality and enjoy a chilled exciting  atmosphere, photo booths, VR games, sit at  dedicated tables and enjoy the race, before it passes by LIVE!  The premium roadside location  will offer amazing opportunities to get some great stress free shots of the riders as they ride past us on the course. Then it’s back to the live viewing to see who will win today’s stage. A fabulous gift rounds up the day

Day 3


LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Izoard Pla d'Adet

Today we’ll witness the thrill of a Mountain finish on Pla d’Adet! There is a buzz and excitement as the fans, media and the spectacle that is the Tour de France arrive for the finish! We’ll head to Saint Lary Soulan, the village at the foot of the climb, in the morning. It’s often where the media congregate and it’s a beautiful mountain paradise. Your guide is good friends with Phil Liggett, so maybe he will have time to say hello before he starts commentating! Then a short cable car ride up the mountain will take us to the finish line. We will make the most of the day lapping up the atmosphere and joining the crowds’ frivolities and you can grab yourself lunch. Early afternoon we will head to our exclusive VIP area, situated either on the climb or in the village. The Izoard is a 3-tiered viewing area with complimentary appetizers, drinks and official TDF photos.. There’s live coverage of the race as we await the riders and take advantage of the free bar, canapes and entertainment, until we see them with our own eyes!  You can’t beat the excitement!

Stage 12

Aurillac > Villeneuve-sur-Lot


The aesthetic landscapes of the Cantal and Lot regions won’t distract the baroudeurs (breakaway specialists) from the knowledge that there’s something for them to play for. The terrain here is all hills, with the climb to Rocamadour standing out – it’ll be tackled in the opposite direction to the route taken by the 2022 Tour time trial. The second part of the stage is more suited to the sprinters’ teams that are set on chasing the break down. However, on two previous and similar stages into Villeneuve-sur-Lot, the breakaway managed to hold off its pursuers.

Stage 13

Agen > Pau


The Lot-et-Garonne serves up some lovely balcony roads early in the stage, when the formation of the breakaway will be closely monitored by the sprinters’ teams, who will have studied the route carefully. If they judge their effort correctly, they won’t be caught out by the day’s escapees. However, amidst the hilly terrain approaching the finish, the Blachon and Simacourbe climbs could pose a problem for those sprinters who don’t feel comfortable in the hills.

Stage 14

Pau > Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet


The dynamic format of the first Pyrenean stage is accentuated by the fact that battle is unlikely to commence until the riders have gone through Lourdes. From that point, with 80 kilometres remaining, there’ll be a festival of climbing, featuring the Col du Tourmalet, the Hourquette d’Ancizan and the climb to Pla d’Adet. Fifty years on, the finish line will be exactly where it was when Raymond Poulidor celebrated victory in the 1974 Tour.

Stage 15

Loudenvielle > Plateau de Beille


The third Sunday of the Tour could prove crucial. Whatever’s happened on the previous days in the mountains, the terrain on this stage is ripe for revenge or confirmation, with 4,850 metres of vertical gain on the menu over almost 200 kilometres of racing. All manner of scenarios could play out, and it’s not unrealistic to imagine that team-mates of the GC contenders will attempt to infiltrate the breakaway climbing the Peyresourde. That would prove invaluable given what lies ahead, especially in a finale that features the climbs of the Col d’Agnes and the Port de Lers followed by the final haul up to Plateau de Beille.

Stage

Rest Day: Gruissan


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July 11
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    Trip Hotels

    Hotel d’Angleterre

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    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS arrow
    • 5 days / 4 nights I fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • 2 lunches
    • TOUR DE FRANCE VIEWING arrow
    • TDF Stage 13: Entry to VIP Relais Etape Exclusive Area
    • TDF Stage 14: Entry into the VIP Izoard Tribune Pla d'Adet
    • TDF Stage 15: Entry to the VIP Departure Village in Loudenvielle
    • TRANSPORTATION arrow
    • Pick-up at Toulose Airport
    • Drop-off at Toulouse Airport
    • All ground transportation
    • All luggage transfers
    • SUPPORT arrow
    • Services of our experienced guides
    • Snacks and drinks on the coach
    • MERCHANDISING arrow
    • Tour de France Gift
    • Tour de France Roadbook in digital form
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours T-Shirt, small Backpack, Socks and Lanyard
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal Insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS arrow
    • 5 days / 4 nights I fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • 2 lunches
    • TOUR DE FRANCE VIEWING arrow
    • TDF Stage 13: Entry to VIP Relais Etape Exclusive Area
    • TDF Stage 14: Entry into the VIP Izoard Tribune Pla d'Adet
    • TDF Stage 15: Entry to the VIP Departure Village in Loudenvielle
    • TRANSPORTATION arrow
    • Pick-up at Toulose Airport
    • Drop-off at Toulouse Airport
    • All ground transportation
    • All luggage transfers
    • SUPPORT arrow
    • Services of our experienced guides
    • Snacks and drinks on the coach
    • MERCHANDISING arrow
    • Tour de France Gift
    • Tour de France Roadbook in digital form
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours T-Shirt, small Backpack, Socks and Lanyard
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal Insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities

    Travel details - airport departures

    Pick-up/Drop-off Info

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Time

    Toulouse Blagnac Airport

    10:00

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    Hotel Pullman Toulouse Blagnac

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    10:15

    OR

    Ibis Budget Toulouse Blagnac Airport

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    10:15

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Time

    Toulouse Blagnac Airport

    10:00



    2024 Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Pyrenees

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