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104th Tour de France 2017 Stage 21 - Montgeron › Paris (105km)
104th Tour de France 2017 Stage 12 - Pau › Peyragudes (214km)
104th Tour de France 2017 Stage 8 - Dole › Station des Rousses (187km)
104th Tour de France 2017
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Stage 8 - Dole › Station des Rousses (187km)

Alps & Alpe d'Huez - VIP Official Race & Trek-Segafredo Access

Incredible Race and Team Access & Legendary Climbs

Trek Travel proudly presents the ultimate Tour de France 2018 experience! As Official Tour Operator for both the Tour de France and the Trek-Segafredo Racing team, we have an exclusive VIP trip with unparalleled behind the scenes access to the team and the heart of the world’s premier cycling race. The Alps are the heart and soul of the Tour de France, with epic climbs and breathtaking views, they provide a battleground for a true test of competitive will. Whether it’s the classically beautiful Col de la Colombière or the thrilling mountaintop finish on the Alpe d'Huez, we'll take you to where the yellow jersey will be snatched and lost and won again. Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes event with Trek-Segafredo, tour of the team bus and an up-close view of their ultimate Trek racing bikes. With first class, professional support, two spectacular hotels, a wealth of local knowledge and the best bikes in the business, there’s no better way to celebrate the passion and drama of this exhilarating event. It's as close as you can get to the action without joining the peloton!

We are now taking reservations for the 2019 Tour de France. These trips sell out every year so give us a call at 866 464 8735 or fill out the form below to reserve your spot.

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Trek Domane SL 7 More options available
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Exclusive Pro Team Access! Get behind the scenes with Trek-Segafredo
Official VIP race access passes to the open top bus at the finish of Stage 10 in Le Grand Bornand
Official VIP race access passes to ride over finish line of Stage 12 on Alpe D'Huez
Official VIP race access passes to the departure village of Stage 13 in Le Bourg d'Oisans
Experience this year’s TDF featured climbs: Alpe d'Huez, Col de la Croix Fry, Col de la Colombiere, Lacets de Montvernier and Col de La Croix de Fer
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It was one of the greatest "bucket list" experiences of my life, and definitely well-worth the time, training and money. I met some wonderful new friends, and our guides were exceptional.
-Karen

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Welcome to the Alps! A short drive through the bustling heart of Annecy leads you and your new traveling companions around Lake Annecy, the cleanest lake in all of Europe, to the start of your adventure. After a light lunch and a thorough bike fitting, your guides will take you on a challenging ride through the alpine hills and over the Col du Bluffy and Col de la Croix Fry. The perfect warm up ride, the Croix Fry climb has been featured in the Tour de France four times, most recently in 2013 and will be the first climb for the peloton tomorrow. We'll roll into our luxurious 5-star hotel nestled in the chic ski town of La Clusaz and perfectly located to enjoy live race action tomorrow. Take your time relax and unpack before gathering with the group for a shuttle to the team hotel. We'll mingle with team representatives during our exclusive Trek-Segafredo cocktail hour Q&A session, tour of the team bus, and meeting with the team’s mechanics to talk specs and techs with an up-close view of their ultimate Trek racing bikes. Take it all in and prepare for live race action tomorrow.

Today's Ride:

Annecy to Col de la Croix Fry, to La Clusaz
Approximately 23 miles with 4,800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Au Coeur du Village

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today you'll rise early to beat the peloton and tackle the race course just a few hours ahead of the pros. Cruise down the valley to Le Grand Bornand and the base of the Col de la Colombière, the final category 1 climb of today's stage. It’s a spectacular climb just shy of 12 kilometers with an average gradient of 5.9%. Choose to continue riding onto the Col de Romme, one of the highest passes in the northern Alps before returning to Grand Bornand for lunch. Here we'll watch the arrival of the racers from aboard an official VIP luxury open-top bus close to the finish line. This exclusive viewing location is head-and-shoulders above the crowd and fully equipped with an open bar and plasma TV screens, so you don’t miss any of the action! This evening, we'll return to the hotel for a delicious alpine feast.

Today's Ride:

La Clusaz to Col de la Colombière return
Approximately 30 miles with 555 feet of climbing

Avid Option

La Clusaz to Col de la Colombière to Col de Romme return
Approximately 38 miles with 6,400 feet of climbing

Today's Race Access:

Official VIP race access passes to finish of Stage 10
Behind the Scenes with Trek-Segafredo team cocktail hour and bus tour

Hotel:

Au Coeur du Village

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

We'll live the pro, Tour-de-France lifestyle today, complete with a ride on the race course just 24 hours before the peloton takes it on! After a hearty alpine breakfast, your day starts with a private shuttle to Saint Jean de Maurienne where your bikes will be prepped and ready to ride. Choose to start your day with the 18 switchbacks of the Lacets de Montvernier, which made its first Tour appearance in 2015 or head straight for the summit of the Col de la Croix de Fer, tomorrow's penultimate climb with an ascent of 18 miles and 5,000ft of climbing. These juxtaposed climbs have made and broken champions in the history of the Tour, with extended steep pitches and long, open ramps begging for a follow helicopter, every rider is rewarded with unique views of these spectacular mountains. Pause for lunch and to stretch your legs before the long descent of the Col du Glandon followed by a cruise along the valley to a quintessential Alps experience: ascending via cable car to the Chalet Mounier. Our luxury mountain chalet has been in the same family for over 100 years, you’ll be sure to feel like family staying there! This evening we'll gather for dinner to savor the famous Savoie cuisine of the region. Rest well and get ready for the excitement of the live race action on Alpe d'Huez tomorrow!

Today's Ride:

Saint Jean de Maurienne to Col de La Croix de Fer to Venosc w/cable car to Les Deux Alpes
Approximately 55 miles with 8,800 feet of climbing

Avid Option

La Chambre to Lacets de Montvernier to Col de La Croix de Fer to Venosc w/cable car to les Deuz Alpes
Approximately 77 miles with 10,400 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Chalet Mounier

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

We'll begin today with a descent to the base of Alpe d'Huez in the cool morning air. Words can’t do justice to the scene, as hundreds of people line the roads to see this exciting mountaintop finish unfold. Intercept the race course and climb back up the legendary 21 switchbacks for a race day ascent like nothing you’ve ever experienced. You'll ride the final stretch of the race course with VIP passes accompanied by an official race escort car, just like the pros! Feel the Tour glory as you crest the summit and rocket across the finish, before climbing the Official Tour podium with your fellow Trek Travelers for an unforgettable souvenir photo opportunity. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing lunch and live TV coverage of the race as the pros approach the dramatic finish on the mountain's summit. Take your spot on the roadside as the caravan passes through and the tension builds as the first climber appears around the bend. This is the mountain stage, where attackers come for glory and the winner will forever be etched into the history of this sacred mountain. Will they boast tonight's yellow jersey? Once the race has finished, choose to shuttle or ride back to Les Deux Alpes on a little-known balcony road, dramatically carved out rock on the side of the Alp. Tonight, you are free to relax and explore this enchanting town for dinner.

Today's Ride:

Les Deux Alpes to Alpe d'Huez to Venosc
Approximately 42 miles with 5,200 feet of climbing

Avid Option

Les Deux Alpes to Alpe d'Huez Loop
Approximately 47 miles with 8,400 feet of climbing

Today's Race Access:

Official VIP race access passes to ride over finish line on Alpe D'huez

Hotel:

Chalet Mounier

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

This morning, after savoring your café au lait and pain au chocolat, you’ll head to Le Bourg d'Oisans for, yet another exciting day immersed in all the behind-the-scenes action at the start of the final alpine stage. We have your coveted VIP passes to the official departure village where you'll be able to snap a photo of the pros as they prepare for today’s stage. Position yourself to watch the start of the race and cheer on riders as they begin their final stage in the Alps. After this exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime stage start we'll ride up the untouched Bérarde Valley–shrouded by soaring peaks–to the tiny shepherd’s hamlet of St. Christophe, nestled at the foot of the stout Massif des Écrins. Once back at the hotel gather for drinks and witness the stage finish on TV as the pros battle their way out of the Alps. Tonight, toast to the Alps, their epic ascents, the riders who conquer them and an unforgettable week at the Tour!

Today's Ride:

Les Deux Alpes to Bourg d'Oisans to St. Christophe to Venosc
Approximately 45 miles with 4,700 feet of climbing

Today's Race Access:

Official VIP race access passes to the departure village in Le Bourg D'oisans

Hotel:

Chalet Mounier

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Rise early for one more spin in the Alps. It’s a quick but beautiful loop along the balcony road of Les Deux Alpes. If you’d rather skip the ride, you're welcome to sleep and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. A private Trek Travel shuttle will depart from the hotel at 11:00 AM. You’ll then say farewell to your guides at Chalet Mounier. Please do not schedule a train out of Grenoble before 1:00 PM on the last day of the trip to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.

Today's Ride:

Les Deux Alpes to Les Travers Balcony Road
Approximately 17 miles with 3000 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Au Coeur du Village

La Clusaz, France

Trek Travel hotels awarded the Relaix & Chateaux Located at the foot of the ski slopes of La Clusaz, this hotel combines 5-star luxury with high alpine style. Enjoy a visit to the Cristal spa or gourmet restaurant, and rest your head in one of 48 comfortably-appointed suites. It's sure to be a stay to remember!
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Chalet Mounier

Les Deux Alpes, France

Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice hotel winner "This property is situated in the prime location to ride the most prestigious cols of France including those featured in this year’s Tour de France. Enjoy incredible views of the Alps at a top-rated, chalet-style hotel featuring a spa and two pools so you can relax and recover from the week's epic riding.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7

Trek’s latest innovation has led to the best bike on the road—a light weight, stable and technologically advanced machine to make even the hardest roads seem easy. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world. Upgrade your bike with carbon wheels for only $200.

Starting in 2019, we’re upgrading our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. Upgrade your bike with carbon wheels for only $200. Learn More

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Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid

Now you never have to miss another view with Trek’s most popular upright hybrid that refuses to sacrifice performance for comfort. You’ll have 10 speeds for any hill, a carbon fork with vibration dampening for any bump in the road, and Shimano components for every advantage. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 or a Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Customized Road ID
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events
  • Official VIP race access passes to the open top bus at finish of stage 10 in Le Grand Bornand
  • Exclusive Pro Team Access: Get behind the scenes with the Trek-Segafredo team
  • Official VIP race access passes to ride over finish line of stage 12 on Alpe D'Huez
  • Official VIP race access passes to the departure village of Stage 13 in Le Bourg d'Oisans
  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bike
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager helmet and saddle
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • You may bring your own pedals and saddle on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 4 - Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
37 miles
TOTAL MILES:
222 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
5,767 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
34,600 feet
TERRAIN: MOUNTAINOUS
The terrain is challenging, with stunning views and quiet roads. You will be invigorated by the fresh mountain air and will take in wonderful vistas. This trip is best suited for our Type 4 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 3 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Official VIP race access passes to the open top bus at finish of stage 10 in Le Grand Bornand
  • Exclusive Pro Team Access—get behind the scenes with the Trek-Segafredo team

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.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Paris (CDG)
MEETING TIME:
11:30 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Annecy Train Station, Annecy, France

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Paris (CDG)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:15 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Grenoble Train Station, Grenoble, France

Arriving

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).

From Paris, take a TGV train to Annecy, either from the TGV station at Charles de Gaulle Airport or from the Gare de Lyon in Paris. Please consult www.voyages-sncf.com to book your tickets.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Annecy Train Station (Place de la Gare, 74000 Annecy, France) at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. We’ll then take a short private shuttle to our lunch spot on the side of Lake Annecy, where your guides will make sure you are perfectly fit to your bike. Please have your first day cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible, separate from your luggage.

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 start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel Au Coeur du Village (+33 (0)4 50 01 50 01) 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.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Chalet Mounier. You’ll then travel by shuttle to Grenoble Train Station, arriving at around 12:15 PM. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate any possible traffic delays.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

The summer months in the Alps are typically warm with daily temperatures ranging from the mid 60's to low 80's, and evenings dropping to the mid 50's to mid 60's. When traveling in the Alps it is best to be prepared for variable conditions as weather can change very quickly. We recommend always traveling with rain gear as well as breathable layers to provide warmth when the temperature drops.] Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

before

Before: Annecy, France

Gorgeous Annecy! Guided tours of historic Annecy allow you to discover the medieval aspects of the town and visit buildings dating back to the Renaissance and 12th century. Hiking trails are numerous, covering diverse terrain, offering spectacular views all around, and water activities are bountiful along the lake. Paragliding is world-renowned in Annecy, boasting some of the world’s best and providing, literally, a bird’s eye view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Be sure to lounge in the park by the lake, just across from the town center, or linger at a café or ice cream parlor surrounded by flowers.

after

After: Grenoble, France

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:

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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

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.

Your Day. You Decide.

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.

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