Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Alps & Mont Ventoux

Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Alps & Mont Ventoux

Has travelling to the Tour de France been your dream?? If so, then open your eyes and let the show begin!

Mystical peaks, painted roads, tired legs , tactical teams, steep climbs, glaciers, dams, the Windy mountain – welcome to the Alps and Mont Ventoux!

Overview

Details

Next Departure

July 3rd 2021

Price

USD $4,295

Duration

6 days / 5 nights

Overview

Join us to see 3 epic stages and hang out with the teams in the resort of Tignes on rest day, on the 2021 Tour de France in the Alps and Provence! Both mountains have unforgetable history with thier jaw dropping contributions to previous stages that shaped the race. Who can forget Bernal stealing yellow due to a Landslide and Froome running due to winds forcing the last 6km of race crowds to pack into the final kilometre. WE WERE THERE and you will be too!

Discover the area and stages with minimal travel time. A hotel on the mountain in Tignes and a beautiful Hotel in Provence.

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 9

Cluses > Tignes

Stage 10

Albertville > Valence

Stage 11

Sorgues > Malaucène

Book with Confidence Commitment

Because of the uncertainty at present due to Covid-19, we are offering a greater level of flexibility. Our Book with Confidence commitment is designed to give you peace of mind by providing a full refund for cancellations received before March 31.


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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 Operater we can offer the ultimate in race access and exclusive goodies, such as the Tour de France Roadbook – the Holy Grail - given only to teams, media & Official Tour Operators 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 Village Montana
02 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Finish-Line Tribune in Tignes Hotel Village Montana
03 Breakaway Hotel Village Montana
04 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village in Albertville Hostellerie du Val de Sault
05 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Relais Etape on Mont Ventoux Hostellerie du Val de Sault
06 Au Revoir
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Itinerary Detail

Day 1


Bienvenue en France!

Our staff will meet you at Geneva airport. From here we’ll transfer you in our private shuttle to our hotel in Tignes! Your guide lives in the Alps and secured the only beds available besides the organisation! After checking in we’ll have lunch where you’ll get a chance to meet your fellow Tour de France fans. Then it’s a short orientation meeting where we’ll run through the plans for the upcoming week. After lunch you will be taken on a short trip to Val D’isere, driving to the bottom of Col D’Iseran, reliving the day when the race was dramatically stopped due to a freak snow storm, with your guide showing you the places. Val D’Isere is a destiantion for the rich, wealthy and famous in winter and beautiful scenery in summer.

Day 2


LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Finish-Line Tribune in Tignes

Today we’ll witness the thrill of a finish in Tignes! In the morning we will head to the finish area – it’s only a short stroll from our hotel! There is a buzz and excitement as the organisation, media and fans all roll into town and your guide will educate you on all the behind the scenes information of how this moving phenonemon comes to life.In the afternoon we will make our way to the finish and enter our VIP area by the finish line, a 3-tiered viewing area with complimentary appetizers, drinks & official TDF photos. A tour of the technical village will allow us to get up close to the finish line, see the inside of the media and TV crew area, view the podium and get a real insight into the arrival area. Back to our viewing area, we will await the riders, as we take advantage of the free bar, canapes and live race coverage, until we see them with our own eyes! . Will they make it to the finish line this year!

Day 3


Breakaway

Imagine waking up and being in the same resort as 20 pro teams, the staff, organisation and press on a rest day – only to realise it’s not a dream! Today we will stroll around the town and watch the various teams head off on training rides, check out the mechanics preparing the bikes and who knows who else we will bump into?! Then we’ll take one of the cable cars up to the glacier to sample some amazing views. Your guides will be on hand to offer advice on any walks you may wish to do or simply enjoy the beauty that Tignes le Lac has to offer

Stage 8

Oyonnax > Le Grand-Bornand


After 2009 and 2018, the finish at Le Grand-Bornand will once again be conditioned by the Romme – Colombière climbing sequence. But this time it’ll be preceded by the climb up to Mont-Saxonnex (5,7 km at 8,3%) first ascent towards the Plateau de Solaison, and will therefore offer a triple climb on a distance of over 20 kms at close to 9%. Of course it’ll be a day for the best climbers!

Stage 9

Cluses > Tignes


We had promised that we would rapidly return to Tignes to erase the frustration of the missed rendez-vous of 2019. The Tour will respect its word by going up the Col du Pré for the second time and of course the majestic Cormet de Roselend before heading up the long final ascent that sneaks up under the dam all the way to the Val Claret.

Stage

Rest Day (Tignes)


Stage 10

Albertville > Valence


At the footstep of the Savoie resorts, the quality of its infrastructures and its welcoming atmosphere makes Albertville the perfect host city. But this time, the doorway to the Alps will not send the riders towards the summits. By heading to the valleys of Isère and of the Rhone, the course is clearly made for an explanation between the sprinters.

Stage 11

Sorgues > Malaucène


Five years after a windy visit, the Tour returns to the Giant of Provence that has become a Regional Natural Parc, for a double climb (including the almost unprecedented one going through Sault) and a finish at the bottom. A fine way to salute the initiative of the Conseil départemental of Vaucluse that refurnished the summit road for cyclists.

Stage 12

St-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Nîmes


After a journey along the magical Gorges de l’Ardèche that will for the first time be entirely visited by the Tour, this stage should end with a bunched sprint in Nîmes, like in 2019 with a similar finish. One will however have to be extra careful: the wind could be a key factor on wide open roads and echelons could occur.

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Dates & Prices

Date Booking Status Availability Price / Per Person Single Supplement
2021
July 3 - July 8
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USD $4,295
USD $800
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    Trip Hotels

    Hotel Village Montana

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    Hostellerie du Val de Sault

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    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS arrow
    • 6 days / 5 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfast
    • All dinners
    • All but 2 lunches
    • TOUR DE FRANCE VIEWING arrow
    • TDF Stage 9: Entry to the VIP Izoard Tribune on the Finish Line
    • TDF Stage 10: Entry to the VIP Departure Village and Team Area
    • TDF Stage 11: Entry to the VIP Relais Etape
    • Pro Team Rest Day Hotel Visit
    • TRANSPORTATION arrow
    • Pick-up at Geneva Airport
    • Drop-off at Montpellier 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 – the Holy Grail - given only to teams, media & Official Tour Operators
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours T-Shirt, Cap and Lanyard
    • OTHER ACTIVITIES arrow
    • Cable Car Tignes
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS arrow
    • 6 days / 5 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfast
    • All dinners
    • All but 2 lunches
    • TOUR DE FRANCE VIEWING arrow
    • TDF Stage 9: Entry to the VIP Izoard Tribune on the Finish Line
    • TDF Stage 10: Entry to the VIP Departure Village and Team Area
    • TDF Stage 11: Entry to the VIP Relais Etape
    • Pro Team Rest Day Hotel Visit
    • TRANSPORTATION arrow
    • Pick-up at Geneva Airport
    • Drop-off at Montpellier 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 – the Holy Grail - given only to teams, media & Official Tour Operators
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours T-Shirt, Cap and Lanyard
    • OTHER ACTIVITIES arrow
    • Cable Car Tignes
    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

    Travel Details

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Meeting Time

    Geneva Airport

    10:00am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Arrival Time

    Montpellier Airport

    10:00am



    Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Alps & Mont Ventoux

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