Tour de France 2020
Arrival: Saturday 11 July
Departure: Saturday 18th July
Cost: £950 – Riders / £700 – None riders
Single room: £35 a night
Rider Level: All riders + Non-riders
Tour de France 2020
This trip is suited to all level of riders with options on each day to do as little or as much as you prefer. We have 3 days at the Tour where you can ride the finale of the stage before the pros arrive later in the day.
Arrival day Saturday 11 July
Ideally arrive in the morning to Geneva and we will pick you up and take you to our luxurious Chalet Nicola which will be your base for the week.
Our team will be there to help assemble your bikes. We will have an evening meeting prior to supper when we will go through the week’s rides and exactly how the support team work. Diner is normally at 7.30pm. Our chef prepares three courses suited to hungry cyclists! Wine is also included.
Our first day takes in one of the most beautiful alpine climbs in the Alps and one the TDF will follow on Thursday. We start the ride on a cycle path following the river Isere to Bourg St Maurice. The Cormet de Roselend is 19km with an average of 6%. Once over the summit we will have lunch overlooking the lake .It’s a long descent to pretty village Beaufort. The Tour route then heads up the Col de Saises but we continue to Albertville and an easy 25km back to Moutiers.
It’s a rest day on the Tour so our plan is to ride to the summit finish at the Col de Loze from the chalet here in Courchevel. It’s around 15km to the Col and this new road built purely for cyclists. Once at the summit we can then drop down to Meribel and ride back through the ski station of La Tania to the chalet. If you want to do more there are many options locally
Tour Day. The race finishes in Charteusse mountains today which is close to Grenoble, We will start near Grenoble (about 1hours drive) The plan to is ride the last 50km of the stage taking in the Montee de St Dizier and onto the finish in Villard des Lans. Riding through the back to back camper vans is quite something particularly on Bastille Day! You can then choose where to watch the pros later.
Tour Day 2 and it is here on our doorstep. We can ride from the chalet drop down to Brides les Bains and then ride the 20km to the summit finish on the Col de Loze. It’s quite a ride with an average of nearly 8% over 20km but some 20% sections near the summit. If this sounds too tough you can start in Meribel and take in the last 10km. It’s your choice! We will then watch stage finish before freewheeling back to the chalet.
Tour Day 3 It’s into the Aravis Massif today where the mountains are less rugged and steep but quintessentially alpine like the postcards! Starting in Albertville we ride the Col de Saises and Col Aravis. They are great spots to watch the race with some super mountain restaurants on the route for lunch and drinks en-route. It’s the last day in the Alps so should provide some great bike racing too.
Our last day and a good way to finish is to ride to the remote ski resort Pralongan have a coffee and then further up the valley to a local refuge for lunch. You can choose as little or as much as you prefer today. Another option would be to tackle the mighty Col de Madeleine if you have the legs! You can choose but one way or another we will be there to provide minibus support.
Travel back to Geneva airport.