Tour de France 2021
Arrival: Thursday 1st July 2021
Departure: Thursday 8th July 2021
Cost: £950 riders / £650 none riders
Single room: £35 a night
Rider Level: All riders + Non-riders
Tour de France 2021
Thursday 01 July – Arrival Date
Friday 02 July – Day 1
Local ride taking in some of the beautiful roads around our base in Courchevel Le Praz. The options are endless but you can chose your ride length dependent on your cycling level. Could be 40km with 500m of climbing or up to 100km with 2000m of climbing. We will meet for lunch and return to the chalet in the late afternoon where you can watch the Tour of TV and enjoy the Hot Tub
Saturday 03 July – Day 2
TDF Finish in Le Grand Bornard. We start our ride in the pretty alpine village of Flumet and ride through the Haute Savoie region and the stunning Col d’Aravis. We then descent through La Clusaz and on to Le Grand Bornard.
The final climb is the Col de Colombiere and this is where we can watch the pros finish the stage.
Sunday 04 July Day 3
TDF stage finish in Tignes and the plan is to ride the last climb and more if you want ! We will start the ride on the cycle path near Aime then ride the last 21km to the finish in Tignes at 2100m. Riding through the throngs of camper vans which litter the route is quite special. It’s then a case of finding a good spot to watch the race as it reaches it’s climax.
Monday 05 July – Day 4
It’s a trip to Italy on our agenda. Departing from Bourg St Maurice the Col de Petit St Bernard is a long alpine climb but at a steady 5% average it’s not too demanding. The 25km take you through the ski station at La Rosiere and onto the Italian border.
If you have the legs you can descend to La Thuile but that means climbing the 12km back to the summit. One way or another we will enjoy some Italian food and café before riding back to Bourg,
Tuesday 06 July – Day 5
Today the plan to attack the Col de Loze considered one of the toughest climbs in the Alps and was the ‘queen stage’ finish on Tour 2020. Riding from our chalet we warm up with a gentle climb and descent to Meribel before the roads ramps up through the forest with sections of over 18% to 2300m finish. The good news is that once completed it’s all downhill to the chalet!
Wednesday 07 July – Day 6
Our last day we have a couple of options. If you have the legs and energy we could tackle one of the giants of the Alps the Col de Madeleine. If you prefer an easier day we can ride to the beautiful ski station of Pralongnan where we can have a lunch in a local alpine refuge before riding back to the chalet. The choice is yours.
Thursday 08 July – Depart Day
This trip is suited to all level of riders with options on each day to do as little or as much as you prefer.