Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Andorra, Pyrenees & Paris

Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Andorra, Pyrenees & Paris

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

Steep climbs, tired legs, home turf, mountains galore, battles commence, decisive stages, the Grande Finale – welcome to Andorra, the Pyrenees & Paris!

Overview

Details

Next Departure

July 10th 2021

Price

USD $6,895

Duration

10 days / 9 nights

Overview

Join us for the last 10 adrenalin filled days, seeing 6 stages in Andorra, Pyrenees & Paris! Taking in 6 live viewings and the Grand Finale, it’s the mega bumper package of 2021! Andorra is home to many pro cyclists ..Alaphilippe, Yates, Chaves and Dan Martin, to name but a few. This trip starts on their home turf and finishes on the Champs Elysees!

Discover the area and stages with minimal travel time. Your guide lived in Andorra for years and we have secured an amazing hotel right on the course! In the Pyrenees we return to our favourite Hotel at the bottom of Col du Portet, rounded off with our luxury Hotel in the centre of Paris.

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 15

Céret > Andorra La Vella

Stage 16

Pas de la Casa > St Gaudens

Stage 17

Muret > Col de Portet

Stage 18

Pau > Luz-Ardiden

Stage 19

Mourenx > Libourne

Stage 21

Chatou > Paris Champs-Élysées

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! Sport Hotel Village
02 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Relais Etape in Andorra Sport Hotel Village
03 Breakaway Sport Hotel Village
04 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village in Pas de la Casa Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
05 LIVE Race-Viewing: Col de Portet Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
06 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Finish-Line Tribune in Luz-Ardiden Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
07 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village in Mourenx Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan
08 Transfer to Paris Hotel Intercontinental Le Grand, Paris
09 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Rive Gauche Tribune in Paris Hotel Intercontinental Le Grand, Paris
10 Au revoir
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Day 1


Bienvenue en France!

Our staff will meet you at Toulouse airport. From here we’ll transfer you in our private shuttle to our hotel in Soldeu! The journey up the mountain will take you on the road the cyclists will climb tomorrow! You will see first hand the struggle they have in store. 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 have time to explore the resort. Soldeu is a beautiful summer playground for outdoor sports such as hiking, white water rafting, horse riding and of course cycling – combined with its altitude and mountain passes it makes for a perfect place for a pro cyclist to live!

Day 2


LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Relais Etape in Andorra

It’s stage 2 and today you will be special guests in the Relais Etape! It is situated on the course in a key location and allows us to view the race in comfort. A 3-course meal, free bar, live coverage on TV, entertainment and a prime roadside spot, until the cyclists pass right in front of us live, it is an amazing way to watch the stage! You can feel the excitement build as you watch official vehicles zoom by, hear the helicopters above as they track the cyclists getting nearer and nearer and get a roadside view as they pass by. A VIP gift rounds up the amazing day.

Day 3


Breakaway

It’s rest day and the teams will be spread throughout Andorra, taking an easier pace, holding press interviews and planning tactics to take the coveted jerseys. Our guides are well connected and will aim to travel to a team hotel, check out the mechanics lorries, watch them prepare the bikes and wave off the cyclists on their training ride, or meet some local celebs of the TDF. On a breakaway, anything can happen! For the afternoon we will have an easy exploration of the local area by foot, cable car and lunch at altitude. When the white blanket of winter snow is lifted it reveals a whole world of fauna, flowers and mountain animals to be marvelled at. Its Mother Nature’s playground.

Stage


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

Stage 15

Céret > Andorra La Vella


A start in Céret for the first ever time, a first stop in the Pyrénées-Orientales area since 2009 and Thomas Voeckler’s victory in Perpignan, a journey through Prades, Font-Romeu, the col de Puymorens, the Port d'Envalira and Beixalis with slopes that are as tough to climb as they are tricky to descend: the Principality will crown a real king of the mountains.

Stage

Rest Day (Andorra)


Stage 16

Pas de la Casa > St Gaudens


The Yellow Jersey contenders could enjoy a moment of truce and the hilly stage profile seems to favour breakaway riders who will still be fresh enough in this third week of racing. They will have to shake up the race if they don’t want to miss out on one of the last clear opportunities of shining.

Stage 17

Muret > Col de Portet


The Tour resumes from the bottom of the Pyrenees to face them differently with this stage that has two faces, with a big chain ring on over 100 kilometres before taking on three major obstacles in a row: Peyresourde, Val Louron-Azet and to finish off, the 16-km climb at an average gradient close to 9% of the unforgiving Col du Portet. Big efforts required for what promises to be quite a show.

Stage 18

Pau > Luz-Ardiden


Dense, tense, selective with the climbs up two giants of the Pyrenees: the Tourmalet and Luz Ardiden, where the verdict of the final mountain battle will be known. The climbing type leaders will have to find a way to gain enough time in the GC on those who are better in time-trials.

Stage 19

Mourenx > Libourne


On the traditional “Landes stage”, one logically predicts a bunched sprint based on the number of sprinters still in the race after surviving the mountains. But will they be able to master the events and circumstances? Redesigned and coming after three weeks of racing, it could also suit a courageous adventurer.

Stage 20

Libourne > Saint-Emilion (TT)


The prestigious vineyard setting will make the athletic performance all the more impressive and will remind many of the Bordeaux-Pauillac time-trial in 2010 when Fabian Cancellara had beaten Tony Martin by 17 seconds. And drama should be well present on the day as the end of Tour time-trials have that vocation to decide who will conquer that final Yellow Jersey.

Stage 21

Chatou > Paris Champs-Élysées


Chatou is the happy “chosen one” for this fourth consecutive start of the final stage in the department of the Yvelines that will carry on doing so until 2023. The Yvelines has become a land of cycling, it has indeed welcomed the start of Paris-Nice for ten years now and will be hosting the discipline (road, track, mountain bike and BMX) for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

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Paris


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Dates & Prices

Date Booking Status Availability Price / Per Person Single Supplement
2021
July 10 - July 19
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    Trip Hotels

    Sport Hotel Village

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    Hotel Mercure, Saint Lary Soulan

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    Hotel Intercontinental Le Grand, Paris

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    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      ACCOMMODATION & MEALS arrow
    • 10 days / 9 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinner
    • 4 lunches
    • TOUR DE FRANCE VIEWINGS arrow
    • TDF Stage 15: Entry to the VIP Relais Etape
    • TDF Stage 16: Entry to the VIP Departure Village and Team Area
    • TDF Stage 17: Live own Viewing on Col de Portet
    • TDF Stage 18: Entry to the VIP Izoard Tribune on a key Climb
    • TDF Stage 19: Entry to the VIP Departure Village and Team Area
    • TDF Stage 21: Entry to the VIP Rive Gauche Tribune on the Champs-Elysees in Paris
    • Pro Team Rest Day Hotel Visit
    • TRANSPORTATION
    • Pick-up at Toulouse Airport
    • All ground transportation
    • All luggage transfers
    • Transfer to Paris by TGV High-speed train
    • SUPPORT arrow
    • Service 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
    • Mountain Activity Soldeu
    • Cable Car Saint Lary Soulan
    • Dinner Cruise on the Seine in Paris
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      ACCOMMODATION & MEALS arrow
    • 10 days / 9 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinner
    • 4 lunches
    • TOUR DE FRANCE VIEWINGS arrow
    • TDF Stage 15: Entry to the VIP Relais Etape
    • TDF Stage 16: Entry to the VIP Departure Village and Team Area
    • TDF Stage 17: Live own Viewing on Col de Portet
    • TDF Stage 18: Entry to the VIP Izoard Tribune on a key Climb
    • TDF Stage 19: Entry to the VIP Departure Village and Team Area
    • TDF Stage 21: Entry to the VIP Rive Gauche Tribune on the Champs-Elysees in Paris
    • Pro Team Rest Day Hotel Visit
    • TRANSPORTATION
    • Pick-up at Toulouse Airport
    • All ground transportation
    • All luggage transfers
    • Transfer to Paris by TGV High-speed train
    • SUPPORT arrow
    • Service 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
    • Mountain Activity Soldeu
    • Cable Car Saint Lary Soulan
    • Dinner Cruise on the Seine in Paris
    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

    Toulouse Blagnac Airport

    10:00am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Arrival Time

    Paris Intercontinental Hotel



    Tour de France VIP Spectator Tour – Andorra, Pyrenees & Paris

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