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Welcome to the northern Alps! This is the Tour de France's favorite mountain range, with historic climbs like Galibier, Télégraphe, Alpe d'Huez and so many more. After a one-hour private shuttle from Grenoble to the heart of the Alps, you'll arrive in the quaint mountain village of Venosc. Enjoy a satisfying lunch and professional bike fit on your award-winning Trek Domane before setting out for a stunning ride along the nearly untouched Bérarde Valley nestled below soaring peaks. We're on our way to the tiny shepherd’s hamlet of St. Christophe, tucked at the foot of the stout Massif des Écrins. Here, you can choose to continue with the remainder of the climb to our hotel in Les Deux Alpes, or opt for a quintessential Alps experience by ascending via cable car. Les Deux Alpes is your home for the next three nights and where you’ll find Chalet Mounier, our luxury mountain lodging. Once at the chalet, you’ll enjoy a warm family welcome, not to mention the incredible views of the mountains that surround you. This evening we'll gather for a cocktail and learn about the week ahead before indulging in the famous Savoie cuisine of the region.
Le Bourg d'Arud to St. Christophe to Venosc
Approximately 24 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing
Le Bourg d'Arud to St. Christophe to Les Deux Alpes
Approximately 37 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing
Stage 16: Nîmes to Nîmes
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
After a hearty breakfast, today's ride begins with a descent down the valley to the base of the mythic Alpe d’Huez. The morning mountain air will surely be the perfect temperature to ride up the legendary 21 switchbacks. Every switchback is named after a winner of this climb in the Tour de France, each baiting you to ride to the next. With an average grade of 8%, this lion of a climb will grab and hold all your attention. After ascending to the summit of this historic pass, linger at the top and bask in the afterglow of your conquest over lunch and savor the astounding views, the support and good cheer of your Trek Travel guides, and acknowledge that you’ve just mastered one of cycling’s most fabled roads. If this isn’t enough for you, continue up and over the mountain to attack Col de Sarenne. Known as “the B-side of Alpe d’Huez,” this quiet road is popular with locals as an understated, less-traveled and equally difficult challenge. After an exhilarating descent, choose to shuttle or ride back to Les Deux Alpes. Tonight, we walk into town to enjoy dinner at a local bistro. Rest up and get ready for live race action tomorrow!
Les Deux Alpes to Alpe d'Huez to Venosc with gondola
Approximately 37 miles with 5,200 feet of climbing
Les Deux Alpes to Alpe d'Huez to Col de Sarenne Loop
Approximately 41 miles with 7,400 feet of climbing
Stage 17: Pont du Gard to Gap
Breakfast | Dinner
You'll rise early today to beat the peloton and for an unforgettable “King/Queen of the Mountain” challenge as you tackle some of the Alps’ most celebrated passes just a few hours before the peloton. Up first is the lofty Col du Lautaret which is sure to get your heart pounding. If the road is still open, churn up nearly 8,600 feet above sea level as you top the daunting Col du Galibier. Words can’t do justice to the scene, as hundreds of people line the roads to see climbers in action today on the final climb of Stage 18. First featured in the Tour in 1911, the Col du Galibier is among the highest peaks in the northern Alps. Trek Travel has selected a perfect roadside viewing location for you to witness the pro’s fly past, charging on towards the finish line in Valloire. Enjoy a delicious alpine lunch and watch the oncoming race on TV. As the caravan approaches, join the locals on the roadside to catch some swag and relish in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be where die-hard fans have camped out for days waiting to cheer on the peloton. Once the race has passed, we'll shuttle back to Les Deux Alpes, where you're free to relax and explore this enchanting town for dinner. Rest up tonight and be ready for more live race action tomorrow and a behind the scenes event with the Trek-Segafredo team.
Villar d'Arene to Col du Lautaret, Col du Galibier and Col du Lautaret
Approximately 16 miles with 3,300 feet of climbing
Les Deux Alpes to Col du Lautaret, Col du Galibier and Col du Lautaret
Approximately 34 miles with 5,600 feet of climbing
Live viewing of Stage 18
Breakfast | Lunch
Savor your café au lait and pain au chocolat this morning before we take a 2-hour shuttle to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne for a one-of-a-kind VIP experience at the Stage 19 start. We have your coveted VIP passes to the official departure village and team paddock where you'll be able to snap a photo of the pros as they warm up and prepare for today’s stage. Position yourself to watch the start of the race and cheer on riders as they begin this dynamic stage that will take the peloton to the highest point of the tour, the Col de L'Iseran. At 9,087 feet, it is the highest paved road in Europe with the even tougher south side having only been featured twice before in the Tour. Once the race has departed, you’ll tour the team bus for an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse at how a pro cycling team travels and enjoy an informative chat with the team’s hospitality manager. Afterwards, we’ll continue onto Moutiers, to take to the mountain roads and follow tomorrow's race route up to the final mountaintop finish in Val Thorens. The climb starts immediately out of Moutiers with grades that reach 7%, stretching for 22 miles. Here, even the strongest of climbers will be tested. At the top, we'll descend to the chic mountain village of Saint Martin de Belleville and our 5-star Relais & Chateau mountain lodging at La Bouitte. This evening, get ready for a gastronomic indulgence as we dine at the hotel’s 3 Michelin starred restaurant run by Chefs René & Maxime MEILLEUR. It is sure to be an evening to remember.
Saint Martin de Belleville to Val Thorens return
Approximately 18 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing
VIP Access to the Stage 19 departure village
Behind the scenes access with the Trek-Segafredo Team
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Don’t forget your camera, as we have an exclusive day ahead with VIP passes to today’s deciding mountaintop finish. Choose to rise early for a morning spin, then return to the hotel to freshen up before your VIP afternoon. We’ll take a short shuttle to Val Thorens where the final mountaintop finish of the 106th Tour will unfold. You'll watch the arrival of the racers as close to the finish line as the authorities allow, all from a unique vantage point aboard an official VIP open-top bus. This exclusive viewing location is head and shoulders above the crowd and fully equipped with an open bar and plasma screen TVs, so you don’t miss any of the action. You're guaranteed to see the fight for yellow in all its unabashed glory and witness who will be parading the yellow jersey into Paris. Tonight, we’ll toast to an unforgettable day in the Alps over a gourmet feast as you look forward to the finale in Paris tomorrow.
Saint Martine de Belleville to Lechaud loop
Approximately 27 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing
VIP Access to the open top bus at the Stage 20 finish
Stage 20: Albertville to Val Thorens
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
This morning you’ll shuttle to Annecy to board a TGV (France’s high-speed train) and head for Paris and the Grand Finale of this year’s Tour. After you arrive at your luxurious Parisian hotel, your Trek Travel guides will escort you past security lines to the prestigious Automobile Club de France for your exclusive Trek Travel gala viewing event. We'll savor a celebratory glass of champagne and a buffet of elegant French hors d'oeuvres. Feel the ripples of anticipation as the riders arrive on the streets of Paris and cheer with the crowds as the passion of the race fills the heart of the city. Enjoy a privileged view from the grand balcony and rooftop terrace overlooking the historic Place de la Concorde or head down to street level to see the race pass by on each of the victory laps. Witness the energy of the peloton as it sweeps past at over 30 miles per hour, catapulting another champion toward the podium. Once the race has finished, grab an autograph and shake hands with the Trek-Segafredo team at an exclusive Q&A with team members, VIPs and sponsors. The fanfare, excitement and energy of the 106th edition of the Tour de France is yours as you celebrate the glory of this epic race. C’est magnifique!
Behind the scenes with the Trek-Segafredo Team
Cocktails and Q&A with the team in Paris
Stage 21: Rambouillet to Paris Champs-Élysées
Westin Paris - Vendôme
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
It's hard to imagine, but your Tour of a lifetime has come to a close. Choose to sleep in today or enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel as you contemplate the lasting memories you’ve made. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at the Hotel Westin, with a 10:00 AM checkout. Please make your own travel arrangements to the airport, train station, or other destination of your choice.
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride/Avid Ride" options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Paris (CDG) or Lyon (LYS).
Trains depart Paris’ Gare de Lyon station daily for Grenoble with a travel time of 3-4 hours. Please consult the SNCF website to review the train schedule and book a ticket ahead of time.
Buses depart Lyon's airport for Grenoble with a travel time of 90 mins. Please consult the Ouibus website to review the bus schedule and book a ticket ahead of time.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip at the Grenoble TGV train station (1 Place de la Gare, 38000 Grenoble, France). A shuttle through the bustling city of Grenoble will bring you to your ride start in Les Deux Alpes. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.
If you will be late for the pick-up or will miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel Chalet Mounier (+33 (0) 476805690) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. You may take a taxi from the train station to your first hotel for approximately 100 Euros.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at the Hotel Westin-Paris Vendôme. If you are not spending an additional night at the Hotel Westin-Paris Vendôme, check out from the hotel is 10:00 AM. You will be responsible for making any further travel arrangements to the airport, train station, or other destination of your choice.View our post hotel recommendations
The summer months can bring warm days, ranging from the mid-60s to low-80s, with evenings dropping to the mid-50s to mid-60s. When traveling in the mountainous regions of France, it is best to be prepared for variable conditions, as weather can change very quickly, and there is always the chance of snow and rain. We recommend always traveling with rain gear, as well as plenty of breathable layers to provide warmth should the temperature drop. Packing List
Grenoble offers numerous outdoor activities, including via ferrata, a mountain route equipped with fixed cables, ladders, and bridges providing access to otherwise isolated routes to climbers with a variety of skills. Not to be missed in this Rhone-Alpes town is a ride on the téléphérique. Egg-shaped cable cars, les bulles, take you across the Isère River to the Bastille, a series of ancient fortifications. Enjoy the view from the summit, then wander the many trails leading down to the city. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:
The ‘City of Lights’ has something for everyone. Start with a stroll and spot famous landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe or Notre Dame-take time to visit the Louvre museum or venture to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Discover the height of French gastronomy and admire the couture fashion or shop at the diverse boutiques throughout the city. We recommend the following for your post-trip accommodations:
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Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.
Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.