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Tour de France

Combine the pleasure of great riding and the excitement of watching the Tour de France. It will be an epic week.

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Morzine Centre > Morzine Centre
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Watch event + ride
    • Point to point
  • Groups up to 12

Service

Make the most out of the chance to ride the same roads that the pros will race on, just a few hours before they do.

This trip is based in two fantastic locations, Morzine and Megeve, that will be right in the thick of the action.

You will immerse yourself into the four crucial mountain stages prior to the final day in Paris. These are the stages where the Tour de France will most likely be won and lost.

The accommodations’ locations will allow you to enjoy fantastic riding as well as the incredible atmosphere of stage starts, finishes and everything in between.

Who is this trip aimed at?

This trip will be enjoyed by riders who love the Tour de France and want to get lots of great riding in as well as watching the Tour.

Stronger riders will love the chance to ride every inch of the way and take on all the options. More moderate level riders will have the option of shorter routes on most days.

All riders on this trip should be prepared for 5/6 hours of riding each day. We’d expect the first 2 days of the trip to involve rides of around 120km with around 2500m of climbing.

Subsequent days will vary hugely dependent on the time schedule and road closures associated with the Tour de France. There will always be the opportunity to ride more/less than the ‘standard’ routes indicated below.

Itinerary

Sunday July 17th

  • Collection from Geneva airport (please contact us for best arrival times) and transfer (approx 1 hour 20 mins) to luxury chalet near Morzine. Plenty of time to make up bikes before briefing and dinner.

Monday July 18th

  • Local ride in the Morzine area with possible climbs including Col de l’Encrenaz, Col de la Ramaz, Col de Joux Plane and the climb to Avoriaz.

Tuesday July 19th

  • Morzine to Megeve. This ride will include climbs like the Col de la Colombiere and Col des Aravis. Arrival in Megeve where you’ll stay for 4 nights in a quality chalet.

Wednesday July 20th

  • Today the Tour stage will start in Berne in Switzerland, heading towards us with a stage finish at the top of the climb to the Lac d’Emosson. Riders will have the chance to ride this climb in the morning prior to the pro riders later in the day.

Thursday July 21st

  • Right on our doorstep, the time trial from Sallanches to Megeve will be the focal point of the day. You’ll have the opportunity to ride the course early in the morning followed by settling down to watch the pros with a choice of ringside seats!

Friday July 22nd

  • Today the pros will ride the stage from Albertville to St Gervais. You’ll again be in a prime position to ride major sections of the course before the pros. Col de la Forclaz, Bisanne and the final summit finish above St Gervais will all keep you very busy today.

Saturday July 23rd

  • Today see a stage start just a stone’s throw from our hotel in Megeve with a mountainous route that will culminate in Morzine. You’ll most likely ride the Col de la Ramaz and/or the Col de Joux Plane before watching the action in or around Morzine. You’ll return to the original chalet near Morzine for your final night’s accommodation.

Sunday July 24th

  • Transfers back to Geneva airport (please contact us to discuss best flight times). Approx transfer time 1 hour 20 mins.

What’s included?

  • Opportunity to ride beforehand and to watch 4 stages of the Tour de France
  • Fully supported rides (mechanical assistance, vehicle support, coaching, guides, snacks, energy drinks)
  • 7 nights twin or triple-share accommodation in quality chalets in near Morzine and in Megeve.
  • Breakfasts, evening meals including wine
  • Onward transport of baggage to next accommodation
  • Transfers to and from Geneva airport
  • Informal evening lectures from a qualified coach offering training advice for the future
  • 3 staff members to a max group size of 12. 2 guides and one support driver

What’s not included?

  • Flights
  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance

Accommodation

The chalets we stay in on this trip are in fantastic locations and will offer a very good standard of food and hospitality too.

Chalet Amuse Bouche
Our luxury chalet has amazing views and mixes both contemporary and traditional design in 5 ensuite bedrooms all with balcony or terrace with coffee/tea facilities in every room. We have a large spacious dining room and lounge as well as a separate games room with pool table, darts and table tennis as well as a TV room with Sky TV, DVD’s and Xbox, and a brand new treatment room, with spa and hot tub.

Hotel Chalet Les Cimes
The chalet oozes charm and character. The en-suite bathrooms have been refurbished in Travertino tiles and reclaimed wood and the bedrooms have been individually furnished with personal touches! comfy beds, luxury cotton bedlinen, soft duvets, slippers and fluffy towels. Staying in Les Cimes, with it’s warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere really feels like being ‘at home’.

The chalet has a relaxing bar as well as a comfortable lounge area with soft leather sofa’s and rustic pine furniture, an ideal setting to relax with an aperitif and chat about the days cycling. A TV, DVD player, Wii console, Wireless Internet access, Apple TV, and an Ipod docking station are also available along with a large selection of CD’s, DVD’s, books and board games.

Location

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