Tour de France • VIP access

Polka Dot Pyrenees

July 16th – July 21st, 2019 • cycling

Our packages with VIP access let you live the greatest races in cycling from the inside. Imagine riding across the finish line on closed roads with crowds cheering you on, climbing the official podium or taking a selfie with your favorite rider! You've dreamed of a trip to the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia or the Vuelta a España; we can help you make it happen in the comfort of VIP venues!

This is a cycling trip that focuses on the mountains of the Pyrenees. We will enjoy VIP access to the race at the start, along the course and at a stage finish. For stage 12, we will be able to make the famous climb up the Col du Tourmalet before viewing the race from a VIP venue along the course. On stage 11, we will ride across the finish line, get pictures on the podium before viewing the race from a VIP venue located near the finish line. As always, non-riders are welcome on this trip and will enjoy the same VIP access for viewing the race. A highlight of the trip will be tackling the Col du Tourmalet as well as other famous climbs in the Pyrenees mountains.

Trip Highlights

  • VIP viewing of 4 stages
  • VIP experience of crossing the finish line on July 17th
  • Access to partner’s Start Village July 18th
  • Access to team bus and rider’s enclosure July 18th
  • Relais Etape VIP venue on the July 20th
  • Izoard VIP Venue near finish line on July 17th and on July 19th for time trial

VIP access to 4 stages, important mountain stages in the Pyrenees

Starting Price

$3995/person View all

Start/End

July 16th
July 21st

Accommodation

4 stars

Duration

6 days, 5 nights

Cycling

Toulouse region and Pyrenees mountains

Locations

Toulouse, Pau, Tarbes, Col du Tourmalet, Pyrenees mountains

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Day 01

Arrival in Toulouse

Date Tuesday, July 16 Hotel Location Toulouse

We will be picking up at the Toulouse airport (TLS) in the early afternoon and will make our way to our hotel. We will check in and get fitted for our bikes and take a short ride to shake off the dust from traveling.

Our guides are excellent cyclists and mechanics and will help you assemble your bike or help you get a great fit with our rental bikes. The majority of our guides live in Europe and have some of the best experience cycling these mountains in the industry!

We will get acquainted with our fellow group members over a welcome dinner. The guides will present each guest with a gift bag, a jersey and will review the plan for the upcoming days.

 

Day 02

Ride across the finish line and podium

Date Wednesday, July 17 Hotel Location Toulouse

Today’s ride will be our longest of the trip through the flat area surrounding Toulouse. At some point, we will get onto the official course on the way to the finish line! We will be able to ride across the finish line, to the cheers of the fans, and get our pictures taken on the podium.

After the podium, we will view the race from the Izoard VIP venue. Izoard is located close to the finish line and has snacks, drinks, beer, TVs, air conditioning and private restrooms. It is a great way to see the race!

Day 03

VIP access to the start village

Date Thursday, July 18 Hotel Location Toulouse

We begin the day at the start village near Toulouse. Our VIP passes allow access to the sponsor area with food and coffee, preferred access to the sign-in stage and “behind the ropes” access to the team bus area. This is your best chance to see riders up close and get pictures!

After grabbing a light lunch, we will start our ride back to the hotel. This ride will be our last chance to warm up before tomorrow’s mountains.

Group dinner tonight.

Day 04

Riding in the Pyrenees and time trial in Pau

Date Friday, July 19 Hotel Location Tarbes

Today we drive towards the Pyrenees and will start our ride on the course before the pros. We will ride approximately 60 kms and climb over 1,000 meters in elevation gain. After the ride, we will grab some lunch and enter the Izoard VIP area again to view the individual time trial in Pau.

This is always an exciting event and you will have an excellent view to see the racers pass. After the end of the stage, we will drive to our hotel in the heart of Tarbes. You will be on your own for the evening to explore the town and to have dinner.

Day 05

Col du Tourmalet and VIP race viewing

Date Saturday, July 20 Hotel Location Tarbes

We will ride approximately 54 kms and climb 1,500 meters in elevation gain as we have our most demanding day of climbing. After the climb up the Col du Tourmalet, we will ride back down to a VIP venue called Relais Etape.

Relais Etape is a hospitality tent set up along the course. The caravan throws out fun prizes before the racers arrive and help to build an electric atmosphere. We will be served an excellent lunch with wine and champagne to toast the winner. The Tour de France also provides a gift to each guest in the Relais Etape tent.

After the finish of the stage, we will drive back to Tarbes and have our farewell dinner and say goodbye to our new friends.

Day 06

Au revoir

Date Sunday, July 21 Hotel Location N/A

Your guides will drop you at the Gare de Tarbes train station this morning. We hope to see you again soon!

What’s Included

  • Transfer from Toulouse airport and to Gare de Tarbes train station
  • All transfers throughout trip as needed
  • Hotel rooms based on double occupancy (5 nights)
  • All breakfasts at the hotels
  • 3 Dinners
  • Air-conditioned vehicles with on-course accreditations
  • VIP access to Izoard pavilion finish July 17th and 19th
  • VIP access to Relais Etape on July 20th
  • VIP access to partner’s start village July 18th
  • VIP access to team buss paddock and rider’s enclosure July 18th
  • Bi-lingual and bi-cultural group Leader
  • Tour de France gift
  • Discount card for Official Tour de France merchandise
  • Official Road Book
  • Memories to last a lifetime!

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