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Tour de France • VIP access

Polka Dot Pyrenees

July 2nd – July 7th, 2020 • 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. The cycling is spectacular in the Pyrenees and on the 6th of July, we will make the climb up the world famous Col du Tourmalet! On stage 7, we will ride across the finish line, get pictures on the podium and view 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 3 stages
  • VIP experience of crossing the finish line on July 3rd
  • Pictures on the podium
  • Access to partner’s Start Village July 4th
  • Access to team bus and rider’s enclosure July 4th
  • Relais Etape VIP venue on the July 5th
  • Izoard VIP Venue near finish line on July 3rd

VIP access to 3 stages plus podium pictures and important mountain stages in the Pyrenees

Starting Price

$4,650/person View all

Start/End

July 2nd
July 7th

Accommodation

4 stars

Duration

6 days, 5 nights

Cycling

Southwest France and Pyrenees mountains

Locations

Toulouse, Lourdes, Col du Tourmalet, Pyrenees mountains

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Day 01

Welcome to France

Date Thursday, July 2 Hotel Location Toulouse

We will be picking up at the Toulouse airport (TLS) in the early afternoon and will do a quick tour of the Airbus factory where they assemble the A330 double-decker jet. After the tour, we will make our way to our hotel where we will check-in and get fitted for our bikes. Once we are ready to roll, we’ll take a short ride, about 20 kilometers, 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 go over the plan for the coming days. Each guest will receive a gift bag with gifts from le Tour and from Custom Getaways. Guests will also receive a jersey and the ever popular, le Tour official road book.

 

Day 02

Ride across the finish line and podium

Date Friday, July 3 Hotel Location Toulouse

Today’s ride will be our longest of the trip of approximately 80 kms, 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 ride across the finish line, to the cheers of the fans and will have 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

Start Village VIP access and cycling towards the Pyrenees

Date Saturday, July 4 Hotel Location Lourdes

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 toward the Pyrenees mountains. This ride will be 70 kms of hilly terrain with gradual, but consistent rise and it will be our last chance to warm up before tomorrow’s mountains.

We will get settled at our hotel, located in the heart of Lourdes. Tonight we will enjoy a group dinner at our hotel.

Day 04

Riding in the Pyrenees and the Relais Etape VIP venue

Date Sunday, July 5 Hotel Location Lourdes

Today we ride into the Pyrenees and will start our ride on the course before the pros. We will ride approximately 60 kms and climb over 900 meters in elevation gain 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 to build an electric atmosphere. The racers and their entourage (team cars, motorcycles, media, sponsors, etc.) will pass live in front of us. We will be served an excellent, 4-course lunch with wine and other beverages. Champagne will be served at the end to toast the stage winner. Each Relais Etape guest will receive a gift from le Tour.

Tonight you will have the evening free to explore the town and to have dinner.

Day 05

Ride Col du Tourmalet

Date Monday, July 6 Hotel Location Lourdes

We will ride approximately 54 kms and climb 1,500 meters in elevation gain as we have our most demanding day of climbing up the Col du Tourmalet. This world famous climb is a great test of cycling and offers spectacular views of the Pyrenees mountains.

You will have the afternoon free to hike in the mountains, explore Lourdes or watch the finish of the stage on TV. After the finish of the stage, we will gather for our farewell dinner and say goodbye to our new friends.

Day 06

Au revoir

Date Tuesday, July 7 Hotel Location N/A

We will get an early morning start as we transfer to your drop-off location, Toulouse airport (TLS).

We hope to see you again soon!

What’s Included

  • Transfer from and back to Toulouse airport (TLS)
  • 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 3rd
  • VIP access to Relais Etape on July 5th
  • VIP access to partner’s start village July 4th
  • VIP access to team buss paddock and rider’s enclosure July 4th
  • 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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