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Top 5 Most Anticipated Moments of the 2023 Tour de France

Lidl-Trek pro racer on a final sprint with the peloton in Tour de France

As an Official Tour Operator of the Tour de France and exclusive partner of Team Lidl-Trek, we are thrilled to share the top five most anticipated moments of this year’s tour. From the remarkable start in Bilbao to exclusive VIP access, breathtaking mountain stages, Parisian finales, and the groundbreaking Tour de France Femmes, we invite you to join us on an unforgettable journey. Let’s delve into the highlights that will make the 2023 Tour de France truly exceptional.

People watching the TDFrace with the Eiffel Tower in the background

1. Finale Viewing in Paris

To celebrate another incredible year of the Tour de France, we’ll indulge in a luxurious finale viewing experience at the Automobile Club de France. Savor the astounding views from the heart of Paris, just a few hundred meters from the finish line on the Champs-Élysées. Sip champagne with lavish hors d’oeuvres and witness the peloton’s final laps of honor as they catapult another Tour de France winner towards the finish line.

Finale viewing Tour de France

2. VIP team access

As an official tour operator and partner, we offer an exclusive opportunity to engage behind the scenes with the esteemed Lidl-Trek team. Our guests will have the privilege of participating in a Q&A cocktail hour, touring the team bus, and witnessing firsthand the meticulous preparation of the pros’ ultimate Trek bikes. This unique experience promises unparalleled insights into the world of professional cycling that you won’t find anywhere else.

3. The Mountain Stages

The mountain stages of the Tour de France have always been a true test of cyclists’ climbing ability and endurance. In 2023, Trek Travel guests will face the same challenging mountain roads as the pros’, including legendary climbs like the Col des Saisies, Col des Aravis and Col du Platzerwasel with VIP passes in hand just a few hours before the peloton. These battles among the contenders for the yellow jersey will unfold against breathtaking backdrops, combining awe-inspiring scenery with the relentless pursuit of victory. The mountain stages are a pinnacle of excitement in the Tour de France.

Lidl-Trek rider signing autographs at race barrier

4. The Grand Depart in Bilbao, Spain

The 2023 Tour de France will kick off in the picturesque city of Bilbao, nestled in the heart of the Basque Country. Guests will be treated to front row seats for the Grand Depart followed by a remarkable viewing experience aboard an official VIP luxury open-top bus at the finish line of the opening stage. With an open bar, large-screen TVs, and an elevated vantage point, our guests won’t miss a minute of the action. Bilbao’s stunning backdrop sets the stage for an exciting start to this iconic race.

Team Lidl-Trek presentation

5. Tour de France Femmes

Trek Travel is thrilled to be a part of the Tour de France Femmes, offering an extraordinary Pro Race Experience. This package grants VIP access to key mountain stages, live race viewings, and an opportunity to witness the intensity and passion of this groundbreaking event up close. Starting in the heart of the Pyrenees, participants will tackle breathtaking climbs, revel in stunning views, and witness the thrilling final mountain stages. From the epic Col du Tourmalet to the time trial finish in Pau, the Tour de France Femmes promises captivating moments as the coveted yellow jersey is contested.

The 2023 Tour de France is poised to be a thrilling and unforgettable journey for cycling enthusiasts. With our expertise as an Official Tour Operator and exclusive partner, you can immerse yourself in the grandeur of the race. From the remarkable start in Bilbao to VIP team access, breathtaking mountain stages, Parisian finales, and the groundbreaking Tour de France Femmes, these anticipated moments guarantee an unparalleled experience. Feeling inspired? Place a fully-refundable deposit for our 2024 Tour de France Pro Race Tours, and you’ll get a chance to secure your spot early for next year’s tour.

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