Spectator Pyrenees & Paris Short
VIP access to 2 stages and VIP venue in Paris
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, the Giro in Italy or the Vuelta a España; we can help you make it happen in the comfort of VIP venues!
This is a non-cycling trip that features some of the most iconic regions of France: the Pyrenees mountains, Bordeaux region and the finish of le Tour in Paris. We will enjoy VIP access to the race at the start, along the course and at a stage finish of the Individual time trial on stage 20.
This trip includes an upgraded VIP venue, Rive Gauche, on the Champs Élysées in Paris to view the final stage and a dinner cruise on the River Seine after the race ends.
Welcome to France! In the early afternoon, we will pick up at the Toulouse (TLS) airport. From there, we will take a tour of the Airbus factory, located at the Toulouse airport. This is a fascinating tour that shows the assembly of the A380, double-decker aircraft and an aviation museum.
After the Airbus tour, we will check into our hotel and will enjoy a group welcome dinner. Your guide will go over the plan for the upcoming week. You will receive a Tour de France gift bag.
The Start Village in Muret will be our destination this morning. The Start Village is always a favorite of our guests. You will have VIP access to the sponsor area with food and coffee and the sign-in stage. Bring your cameras…this is a great opportunity to get pictures of your favorite riders as you will be able to see the racers start the stage.
Following the departure of the racers, we will drive south into the Pyrenees. After checking into our hotel, you will be able to explore the town of Lourdes and find a place for dinner.
Today we will start the day by touring the famous grotto in Lourdes. Located at the base of a cliff and alongside a river, the setting is gorgeous and a short walk from our hotel.
After the tour in Lourdes, we will drive to the finish of today’s stage in Luz-Ardiden. This stage will be very important as it features the world-famous Col du Tourmalet climb before the finish.
We will enjoy the Izoard VIP Venue with air-conditioning, private restrooms, food, drinks, and TVs to follow the action. We will have another group dinner tonight in Lourdes.
Today we drive southwest to our next location in the Bourdeaux region. The finish of today’s stage will be the town of Libourne. Once again, we will view the finish of this stage in the Izoard VIP venue. We will enjoy snacks, ice cream, beer and champagne as we watch the riders cross the line on the last sprint stage. This will be the last chance for racers to make a move before tomorrow’s time trial.
After the finish of the stage, we will make our way to our hotel in Bordeaux. You will have the evening free to relax and enjoy the hotel and property.
We will start the day with a tour of a winery in Bordeaux and a tasting. This region is known for the best red wines in the world.
Today is a real treat. We drive on the course to our next location called 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 before the racers and their entourage (team cars, media, sponsors). We will be served an excellent, 4-course 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.
Today’s stage is an individual time trial. After the stage 20 ITT in 2020, everyone knows how much this can change the race…it will be very exciting! Following the stage, we will hurry to catch our train to Paris.
You will have the morning free to rest or do sight-seeing in Paris. Around mid-afternoon, the grandstands and hospitality tents will open. You have been upgraded to the Rive Gauche VIP venue, located before the finish line. This VIP venue offers catered food, open bar, TVs and a private terrace to view the race.
You will have an excellent vantage point from which to view the finish of the 2021 Tour de France. You will see the riders pass 16 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 outstanding scenery, great food, wine and new friends.
Check-out of your hotel by noon or extend you stay in the City of Lights. Guests are responsible for their own transfer from the hotel. There is an airport shuttle bus located very close to your hotel if needed. We hope to see you again soon.
VIP access to 2 stages and VIP venue in Paris
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