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Tour de France: Epic Climbs of the Tour

Tackle Legendary Climbs from Alpe d’Huez to Mont Ventoux to the Pyrénées with VIP Race Viewings

Experience the exhilarating mountain stages of the 109th Tour de France and ride the most challenging and coveted climbs of the Tour. Join Trek Travel, an official Tour Operator of the Tour de France and the Trek-Segafredo team, in the Alps to tackle the thrilling climbs of Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier, and Col du Télégraphe. Follow this with the ride of your life up the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux! Finally, it’s on to the Pyrénées, where you and the climbers will test your skills atop the hulking giants of this region: the Col du Tourmalet, Col du Soulor, and Col d'Aubisque and the ride of your life up to Hautacam just hours ahead of the peloton. Dreams come true as you witness live race action with VIP access, celebrate the excitement and spectacle of the world’s most historic racing event and ride some of France’s most magnificent routes. Of course, it wouldn't be a Trek Travel cycling vacation without superb Trek bikes, first-class, professional support, and a wealth of local knowledge. On this action-packed trip, you’ll ride like the pros and bear witness to all the excitement that the world’s greatest cycling event has to offer.Official Tour Operator of the 2020 Tour de France
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Revel in the excitement of an exclusive Trek Travel Live Race Viewing of the mountaintop finish of Stage 12 on the famous Alpe d'Huez!
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I lived a fantasy on this trip. Everything about it from the organization, guides, hotel and restaurant selection, VIP treatment during the race, inside exposure to the team, the au revoir cruise, and especially the unforgettable riding was absolutely first class! And the other guests. It is remarkable how quickly we gelled into a tight-knit group, all because we shared a common passion.
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Welcome to the northern Alps! This is the Tour de France's favorite mountain range, with historic climbs such as Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier and so many more. Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Grenoble train station at 11:00 AM and you will take a one and a half hour shuttle to Saint Christophe-en-Oisans in the heart of the Alps. Enjoy a light lunch and a thorough fitting on your Trek Domane before setting out for an introductory ride along the untouched Bérarde Valley, shrouded by soaring peaks. We're on our way to the tiny shepherd’s hamlet of St. Christophe, nestled at the foot of the stout Massif des Écrins. On your return, opt for a quintessential Alps experience by ascending to Les Deux Alpes via cable car before the final ascent to our hotel Auberge Edelweiss in La Grave. Once at the chalet, you’ll enjoy a warm family welcome and incredible views of the mountains that surround you. This evening we’ll toast to the days ahead and enjoy your first taste of Haute Savoie cuisine.

Today's Ride:

Venosc to Berarde to Les Deux Alpes to La Grave
Approximately 38 miles with 3,700 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Welcome and Warm-up Ride

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 11: Albertville to Col du Granon

Hotel:

Auberge Edelweiss

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll descend to the base of the mythic Alpe d’Huez. Words can’t do justice to the scene, as thousands of people line the roads to see this exciting mountaintop finish unfold. You'll ascend the legendary 21 switchbacks for a race day climb like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Today is the 50th anniversary of the first-ever mountain top finish in the Tour de France, held in 1952 on Alpe d'Huez and won by Fausto Coppi. After ascending to the summit of this historic pass, take a moment to bask in the glory of your achievement before making your way to Trek Travel's private viewing event. You'll enjoy lunch on a terrace overlooking the race course and catch the stage on television as you wait the arrival of the peloton. The road will be adorned with freshly painted names of everyone's favorite cyclists and a sea of fans will be dancing as music fills the air. It is a street party like no other! As the race draws near, fill your glass and watch as the lead climbers charge past you to make their final sprint towards the finish line and claim this monumental stage. Once the race has finished, you'll descend by bike and ride a small balcony road back to Freney d'Oisans where a shuttle will be waiting to take you back to our hotel. This evening, you’ll be treated to a delicious alpine dinner to celebrate your day but be sure to rest up as there are more epic climbs in store tomorrow.

Today's Ride:

La Grave to Alpe d'Huez to Le Freney d'Oisans
Approximately 41 miles with 6,700 feet of climbing

Today's Race Viewing

Trek Travel live race viewing of Stage 12 on Alpe d'Huez!

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 12: Briançon to Alpe d'Huez

Hotel:

Auberge Edelweiss

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

An unforgettable “King/Queen of the Mountains” challenge is on tap as you tackle three of the Alps’ most celebrated and scenic passes. You'll begin with the lofty Col du Lautaret, a mountain that has seen the Tour pass by over 40 times, and guaranteed to get your heart pounding. Next, you’ll climb up nearly 8,600 feet above sea level as you top the iconic Col du Galibier, just as the pros did on Stage 12, to the highest point of the Tour. It is over 100 years ago since this magnificent climb first debuted in the race. If you seek an even bigger challenge, mirror yesterday’s stage and tackle the adjacent Col du Télégraphe, passing cycling's memorial to legendary rider Marco Pantani, before heading back down to enjoy lunch at your leisure in the ski resort town of Valloire. Your guides will support you with water, snacks, rest stops, and Tour-de-France-style cheers as you meet today’s challenge head on with all the determination of a pro cyclist. Tonight you are free to explore La Grave to find a great restaurant to refuel before more stunning climbs tomorrow!

Today's Ride:

La Grave to Col du Galibier and Col du Télégraphe Return
Approximately 53 miles with 8,800 feet of climbing

Avid Option

La Grave to Col du Galibier and Col du Télégraphe Double
Approximately 70 miles with 11,700 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 13: Bourg d'Oisans to Saint-Étienne

Hotel:

Auberge Edelweiss

Included Meals:

Breakfast

This morning you’ll rise early, bidding adieu to the Alps with a four-hour transfer to Provence and the home of Mont Ventoux. Take some time to rest, relax, and watch the scenery change from the alpine mountain landscapes to the vibrant lavender fields of Provence. This afternoon, with Ventoux as your backdrop, you’ll ride through the vineyard covered hillsides from one charming town to another. If you’d rather take a day off the bike to linger in one of Provence’s quaint villages or take a dip in the hotel pool, your guides are always there to accommodate. Tonight your home will be the Château de Mazan, once frequented by the notorious Marquis de Sade. You and your travel companions will be treated to your first Provençal meal at the hotel’s fantastic restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Mazan to Blauvac Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 14: Saint-Étienne to Mende

Hotel:

Château de Mazan

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Prepare yourself for epic scenery and legendary riding today! The challenge is the mighty Mont Ventoux - 13.42 miles of climbing with no flat sections and an average grade of 10% through the middle 6.2 miles before you pass the tree line and hit the renowned moonscape. What makes this climb challenging is not just the ride itself but also the weather. Intense winds or scorching heat can make this climb seem a hundred times more difficult than those found in the Alps, which is why it is also one of the grandest of cycling accomplishments. Your day will start early to give you the best opportunity to have a stellar climb. After taking a picture at the top to memorialize achieving this feat, you’ll descend to Malaucène to enjoy a bistro lunch where you can relax and refuel before spinning back to the hotel. This evening, you and your travel companions can explore this charming Provençal village and dine at the restaurant of your choice.

Today's Ride:

Mazan to Mont Ventoux Loop
Approximately 47 miles with 6,440 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Mazan to Mont Ventoux Double-Ascent Loop
Approximately 77 miles with 10,700 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 15: Rodez to Carcassonne

Hotel:

Château de Mazan

Included Meals:

Breakfast

You’ll rise early today and say à plus to the lavender fields of Provence with a day-long transfer to your next destination — the awe-inspiring mountains of the Pyrénées. With Le Tour and the yellow jersey coming to the Pyrénées for the race's final week, the air will be charged with anticipation of the peloton and the final mountain finishes to come. This afternoon’s ride is a short loop through the verdant foothills where narrow, forested roads lead from one mountain village to the next. It is the perfect way to shake out your travel legs, before a traditional meal at one of our carefully selected local spots.

Today's Ride:

Lourdes to Astuge Loop
Approximately 23 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Rest day in Carcassonne

Hotel:

Hotel Galia & Londres

Included Meal:

Breakfast | Dinner

This morning, you’ll appreciate the true grit and sheer determination of the racers as you tackle the climbs of Stage 18, the final mountain stage of this year's Tour de France, just a few days before the pros! Your first ascent is the Col du Soulor, which begins with a gentle climb then soon ratchets up to an impressive 9% grade. Take a break at the summit to appreciate the breathtaking scenery, before riding along a stunning balcony road, etched into the side of the mountain that leads to the summit of Col d’Aubisque. Enjoy the expansive views as you descend to enjoy lunch at our favorite alpine restaurant. This afternoon choose to continue on the race route over the Col de Spandelles where the fight for the yellow jersey will take place in just two days' time. Alternatively, enjoy your well-earned sweeping descent and scenic ride all the way back to Lourdes. Tonight, you’re free to explore Lourdes for dinner at one of its many colorful bistros.

Today's Ride:

Lourdes to Col du Solour and Col d'Aubisque Loop
Approximately 64 miles with 7,800 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Lourdes to Col du Solour to Col d'Aubisque to Col de Spandelles Loop
Approximately 77 miles with 10,700 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 16: Carcassonne to Foix

Hotel:

Hotel Galia & Londres

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today you'll confront one of the Pyrénées’ legendary mountain passes: the mighty Col du Tourmalet. Approaching 7,000 feet, this giant is the highest pass in the central Pyrénées and since its debut in 1910, has been featured in the Tour more frequently than any other. You’ll climb the same side as the pros did for their final mountaintop finish on Stage 18 of last year’s Tour. The ride starts with a 25-mile warm up to the base of the climb in Sainte-Marie-de-Campan. With an average gradient of 7.3% over 10.6 miles and ramping up to 9% in the last few miles, this climb together with the spectacular views are sure to grab all of your attention. Once you’ve reached the top, linger on this famed summit and pay homage to rider Octave Lapize, the first pro to summit this climb in the Tour de France over a century ago. After refueling at a cafe of your choice, descend into the valley and along the picturesque bike path back to Lourdes and catch the final sprint up to Peyragudes on television as the race enters the Pyrénées with a spectacular summit finish. This evening, we will stroll into town to enjoy a traditional meal at one of our favorite local bistros.

Today's Ride:

Lourdes to Tourmalet Loop
Approximately 68 miles with 8,150 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Lourdes to Tourmalet Loop with Luz Ardiden
Approximately 86 miles with 11,800 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 17: Saint-Gaudens to Peyragudes

Hotel:

Hotel Galia & Londres

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

We'll begin today with a ride that cruises alongside the River Ousse in the cool morning air to Argeles-Gazost where you'll intercept today's race course and tackle the final climb of today’s Stage 18 and the final mountaintop finish of this year's race on Hautacam, just a few hours ahead of the peloton! This 10.7-mile climb has an average gradient of 6.8% so you, as well as the teams that follow, are sure to be feeling your legs as the gradient kicks up to over 10% a mile from the summit. You will 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 line, before climbing the Official Tour podium with your fellow Trek Travelers for an unforgettable souvenir photo opportunity. Afterwards, we'll watch the arrival of the racers from a unique vantage point 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! Once the race has finished, we’ll ride back to our hotel to freshen up. Tonight, you’ll gather with your traveling companions and guides to raise a glass to the Tour and the legendary riding that makes it famous, to the cycling heroes past and present, and to your incredible cycling tour of the Alps, Mont Ventoux, and the Pyrénées!

Today's Ride:

Lourdes to Hautacam return
Approximately 37 miles with 4,590 feet of climbing

Today's Race Access:

Official VIP Race Access Passes to ride over the finish line and into the open top bus at the finish of Stage 18 at Hautacam

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 18: Lourdes to Hautacam

Hotel:

Hotel Galia & Londres

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

It's truly been an amazing trip, and you're sure to return home feeling like a different cyclist. Choose to rise early to take a stroll to take in the beauty of the mountains one more time, before you bid farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Hotel Galia & Londres. You can also purchase the Paris Viewing package and join Trek Travel in Paris for the final stage and exclusive VIP finale viewing event.

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 19: Castelnau-Magnoac to Cahors

Included Meal:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Auberge Edelweiss

La Grave, France

Explorer Accommodation | Located along the route between the Col du Lautaret and Alpe d'Huez, the charming Auberge Edelweiss is run by a family passionate about cycling. Accustomed to housing cyclists-even a Tour stage winner or two-this hotel knows how to cater to active travelers and has the appropriate facilities, including a whirlpool and sauna. Additionally, the hotel's terrace offers the ideal setting to enjoy a cold beverage and spectacular views of the Meije glacier after a great day of cycling.
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Château de Mazan

Mazan, France

Explorer Accommodation | Nestled in the tiny town of Mazan-only a short distance from the base of Mont Ventoux-stands Château de Mazan. Originally built in 1720 during the Regency Period, the Château soon became the property of the notorious Marquis de Sade. It was here that the Marquis organized his first theater festival. In 2001, the new owner, Madame Lhermie, transformed the Château into the quaint Hotel de Charme that welcomes tourists from all over the world.
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Hotel Gallia & Londres

Lourdes, France

Explorer Accommodation | This 4-star, 19th-century style hotel is located right in the historic heart of Lourdes and evokes the Belle Epoque in its styling and design. Spectacular riding into the Pyrénées and the sights and sounds of this unique city await right outside your door.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel Tour de France 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 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019, we upgraded 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. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Nine 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, six lunches, and six dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 Disc
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag 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)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized digital photo book of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events
  • Official VIP Race Access Passes to the finish area VIP bus of Stage XXX
  • Fully dedicated VIP support from the Trek Travel team

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey 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 WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200, subject to availability)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet 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:
52 miles
TOTAL MILES:
471 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
7,100 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
64,000 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. See day by day itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination. As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866-464-8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:
  • Tour de France: The Alps Ultimate VIP Team and Race Access | See the trip»
  • Tour de France: The Pyrénées to Paris Ultimate VIP Team and Race Access | See the trip»
  • Tour de France - Paris Viewing Event | See the trip»

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks 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 "Avid Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Paris (CDG) or Lyon (LYS)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Grenoble train station

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Pau (PUF) or Lourdes (LDE)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Hotel Galia & Londres

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) or Lyon (LYS).

Trains depart Paris’s Gare de Lyon or the Lyon airport daily for Grenoble with a travel time of three to four hours.

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 Saint Christophe-en-Oisans. 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 are going to 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, Auberge Edelweiss (+33 4 76 79 90 93) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi from the airport to our meeting place at the hotel will take approximately 90 minutes and cost around 200 euros.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at Hotel Galia & Londres. A private shuttle will take you back to the Pau TGV station to arrive at approximately 12:00 PM. Trains run directly to Paris or the airport in Pau (PUF), see www.sncf.fr for schedules. Please do not arrange any connections from the station until after 12:00 PM.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

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

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: 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 Rhône-Alpes town is a ride on the téléphérique: egg-shaped cable cars, les bulles, take you across the Isere 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:

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After: Paris, France

The ‘City of Lights’ has something for everyone, including the Grand Finale of the Tour de France and Trek Travel's exclusive Paris Viewing Event. Start with a stroll and spot famous landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe or the Sacré-Cœur, 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.

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Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

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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