Tour de France 2018 VIP

Tuesday 17/07/2018 - Friday 20/07/2018


The Tour de France is the largest annual sporting event in the world, with professional cyclists tackling over 3000 km of varying terrain including the cobbles in the north of the country and the mountains of the Alps and Pyrenees in the south.

In addition to its sporting qualities, it also has an unquestionable social purpose: it unites people. The 2018 edition, which will set off from the Vendee on Saturday 7th July, will be no exception and millions of spectators will follow the greatest sporting event of the summer with the same enthusiasm.

Who has never dreamed of being close to the champions, having front row seats to watch the finish on the Champs-Élysées or flying over the race in a helicopter?

The Tour must be followed to be truly experienced. By being there you benefit from its reputation and its expertise. Discover all the magic of the legendary “Grande Boucle” and ride the same routes as the pro's just days or moments before.

Below is a bespoke experience to this magnificent sporting event. We have an itinerary designed to make your trip to the Tour de France as memorable as possible.

Dates

Departures between 17/07 - 20/07/2018

Price - £1500

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Whats Included

  • 3 nights in chalet accommodation (full board)
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • RA, route recce, planning and management
  • Tour de France VIP passes for Friday 20th July
  • Professional Cycling Guides 
  • Mechanical support with support vehicles
  • Bike spares, nutrition, water, support

Supplements

  • Single room supplement - £500
  • Bike hire - £150
  • Extra night in double/single room with breakfast:
  • in Vaujany - from £165

 

Group Size

The group will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 20 people. We feel that this size of group works best as there will always be enough in the group for some good company but there won’t be so many people that it becomes overcrowded.

Vaujany

The village of Vaujany sits facing the splendid "Massif des Grandes Rousses" mountains. It is proud to encapsulate the charm and the seduction of an authentic Alpine high altitude village.

Blending tradition and modern aspects, Vaujany prides itself on top-class skiing, swimming, skating, cycling and trekking facilities amongst an unspoilt environment in a beautiful mountain landscapes. 

Food & Drink

All your breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in the price of the trip. Lunches will be provided each day in a cafe or restaurant or picnic lunches provided by the guides when the weather is good. Evening meals are provided at your accommodation by the kitchen staff at Chalet Saskia. We also supply fruit, biscuits, cake, nuts etc in the support vehicle that you are welcome to have throughout the day as well as sports nutrition if required. Water will be in the support vehicle but any other drinks will have to be purchased in resort.

Support 

The tours will be supported by the bikcation team, 3 qualified bike guides and a bike mechanic as well. The mechanic will be leap frogging the group and delivering lunches as well as mechanical assistance.

 

Tour de France

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Vaujany - Ride: 50 miles, 3250 metres elevation

An airport transfer has been arranged for the morning of the 17th, this private transfer will take you to our base for the trip, Chalet Saskia in Vaujany.

A meet and greet with the bikcation team and other guests will happen over lunch. 

As a group we will depart Vaujany at around 14:00 and take on the climbs of the Col d'Ornon and the legendary 21 hairpins of Alpe d'Huez.

Dinner has been arranged at Chalet Saskia.

Day 2: Ride: 77 miles, 3330 metres elevation

After breakfast a transfer will take you to the top of the Col de la Croix de Fer which is a spectacular vantage point in which to grab a few group photos. 

As a group we will then descend the Croix de Fer to the valley below before riding to the foot of the Col du Télégraphe in Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne. After the Télégraphe we will have lunch in the ski resort of Valloire before finishing the climbing of the day on the Col du Galibier, one of the most famous climbs in France. The descent from the summit of the climb will take you back to Bourg d'Oisans where a vehicle will collect the group and transfer everyone back to Vaujany.

Dinner has been arranged at Chalet Saskia.

Day 3: Ride: 26 miles, 1500 metres elevation

After a late breakfast the group will depart for Alpe d'Huez via the lesser well known climb via Villard-Reculas. This will take us to Huez where we will set up a base, have lunch and wait to watch the Tour de France finish of stage 12.

We will descend back down and climb up to Chalet Saskia.

Dinner has been arranged at Chalet Saskia.

Day 4: Tour de France VIP - Depart

After breakfast we will transfer to the outskirts of Bourd d'Oisans.

VIP tickets for the start village at Bourg d'Oisans have been arranged. 

A transfer will be arranged for later afternoon to Geneva airport. 

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday but you will be made aware of any changes ahead of time by the support team.

Chalet Saskia

Exclusive use of Chalet Saskia in Vaujany.

What’s Included:

  • What’s Included:
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea
  • 3 - 5 course dinners with aperitifs
  • All bedrooms en-suite with balconies
  • Open wood fire in both wings with separate Lounges
  • Luxury Spa with fantastic views
  • Broadband Wifi
  • Fluffy towels, bathrobes, slippers and luxury bathroom toiletries
  • Complimentary wines and honesty bar
  • Panoramic mountain views
  • Music system, Flat screen wall mounted Television, DVD player and library
  • Table Tennis, Bar Football, Board games
  • Terrace
  • Dedicated professional staff

Testimonial 

A fantastic trip. - William

 

 

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