Tour de France • VIP access

Yellow Jersey Final Week

July 22nd – July 29th, 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 features some of the most iconic regions of France: Provence, the Alps and the finish of le Tour in Paris. This trip offers amazing cycling in Provence and the Alps including climbs such as Mont Ventoux, Telegraph and Galibier. You will also have the opportunity to cross the finish line and have pictures on the podium!  We will enjoy VIP access to the race at the start, along the course and at a stage finish. Non-riders are welcome as well and will enjoy the same VIP access. This trip includes a VIP venue on the Champs Élysées in Paris to view the final stage and a dinner cruise on the River Seine after the race ends in Paris.

Trip Highlights

  • VIP viewing of 4 stages
  • VIP access to Izoard on July 23rd
  • VIP experience of crossing the line & podium pictures on July 26th
  • VIP viewing of race in Relais Etape on July 25th
  • VIP access to partner’s Start Village July 27th
  • VIP Access to team bus paddock and rider’s enclosure July 27th
  • VIP hospitality tent on the Champs Élysées in Paris for race finish
  • Dinner cruise on River Seine

VIP access to 4 stages, crossing of finish line and podium

Starting Price

$4795/person View all

Start/End

July 22nd
July 29th

Accommodation

3 and 4 stars

Duration

8 days, 7 nights

Cycling

Mont Ventoux
Col de Galibier
Montee de Tignes

Locations

Avignon, Provence, Albertville area, Alps mountains, Paris

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Day 01

Arrival in Avignon

Date Monday, July 22 Hotel Location Avignon

We will be picking up at the AvignonTGV train station in the early afternoon and will make our way to our hotel. After checking-in to our hotel and getting our bikes fitted, we’ll take a short ride to shake off the dust from traveling.

Our guides are excellent cyclists and a pleasure to be around. They will help with bike assembly and fitting our rental bikes to your specs. Our team of guides has been incredibly stable and is among the most experienced in the industry!

At our welcome dinner, we will get acquainted with our fellow group members and the guides will go over the plan for the upcoming week. You will receive a Tour de France gift bag which will include a cycling jersey from Custom Getaways and a road book from le Tour.

 

Day 02

Ride and one race viewing in the Izoard VIP venue

Date Tuesday, July 23 Hotel Location Avignon

We will start the day with a ride through the countryside of Provence. We’ll ride to the town of Nimes for the circuit stage that starts and finishes in the same town.

After lunch, we will enter the Izoard VIP venue. This area is located close to the finish line and has air-conditioning, food, drinks, and TVs to follow the action. This is a great way to watch the race until the racers pass right in front of you on the way to the finish line!

Following the stage, we’ll enjoy a relaxing group dinner at our hotel.

Day 03

Ride Mont Ventoux and transfer to Alps

Date Wednesday, July 24 Hotel Location Albertville area

Today we will do some serious riding as we tackle the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux! Although the ride will only be about 60 kms, we will gain over 2,000 meters in elevation today. This climb has been featured in many Tour de France stages. Most recently in 2016 when Chris Froome crashed into a motorcycle and ran up the mountain carrying his bike.

We’re not going to ride the 206 kilometers that the pros will ride, so we’ll jump in the van at some point and make the rest of the transfer to the Albertville area in the Alps.

Tonight you’ll be on your own to explore the area and have dinner.

Day 04

Col du Galibier and VIP viewing in Relais Etape

Date Thursday, July 25 Hotel Location Albertville area

Today is a real treat. We will ride from our hotel over 55 kms today through a few valleys then up the amazing climb of the Col du Galibier at 2,642 meters. After the climb, we will ride to Relais Etape for lunch and to watch the race.

Relais Etape is a VIP hospitality tent set up along the course. The caravan throws out small prizes before the racers arrive and to 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 our hotel where you can rest and have the evening free.

 

Day 05

Ride Montee de Tignes and cross the finish line

Date Friday, July 26 Hotel Location Albertville area

We will enjoy scenic views all morning today as we ride towards Montee de Tignes at 2,089 meters.

After the climb, we will ride on the course and cross the finish line as a group!  After crossing the line, we will have the opportunity to claim the podium and get pictures to memorialize our victory.  We’ll enjoy the finish of today’s stage in the cheering crowds of the climb.

Group dinner tonight.

Day 06

VIP access to start village and train to Paris

Date Saturday, July 27 Hotel Location Paris

We will start the day with a visit to the start village in Albertville. This is always a favorite of our guests. You will have VIP access to the sponsor area with food and coffee, the sign-in stage and the team bus area. Bring your cameras…this is a great opportunity to get pictures of your favorite riders.

After grabbing some lunch, we will be heading to the train station for our train to Paris.

In Paris, you will have the evening free to explore and find a place for dinner. We will be staying in a great location close to the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Élysées and a metro station.

Day 07

Tour finish in Paris

Date Sunday, July 28 Hotel Location Paris

You will have the morning free to rest or do more sight-seeing in Paris. At 3:00 PM the grandstands and hospitality tents will open. Access to the Izoard hospitality venue is included in your package. This VIP venue has food, TVs, beer and a great location at the bottom of the Champs Élysées.

You will have an excellent vantage point from which to view the finish of the 2019 Tour de France. You will see the riders pass in front of you 8 times on the Champs Élysées.

After the finish, we will walk over to the River Seine for a dinner cruise. This is a great way to finish our trip with great food, wine and new friends.

Day 08

Au revoir

Date Monday, July 29 Hotel Location N/A

Check-out of your hotel by noon or extend you stay in the City of Lights! There is an airport shuttle bus located very close to your hotel if needed. We hope to see you again soon.

Au revoir!

What’s Included

  • Transfer from Avignon TGV train station
  • All transfers throughout trip as needed
  • Hotel rooms based on double occupancy (7 nights)
  • All breakfasts at the hotels
  • 4 Dinners
  • Air-conditioned vehicles with on-course accreditations
  • VIP access to Izoard pavilion finish July 23rd
  • Crossing the finish line and podium on July 26th
  • VIP viewing of race in Relais Etape on July 25th
  • VIP access to partner’s Start Village July 27th
  • VIP Access to team bus paddock and rider’s enclosure July 27th
  • Izoard VIP venue on the Champs Élysées on July 28th
  • Bi-lingual and bi-cultural group Leader
  • Tour de France gift
  • Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
  • Official Road Book
  • Memories to last a lifetime!

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Trip Highlights

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

 

  • Visit team hotel on rest day
  • See stage start and finish on same day in Nimes
  • Possible roadside viewing of race
  • Winery tour in Provence
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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
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