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Tour de France: The Alps VIP Race Access

Experience Incredible VIP Race Viewings in the Alps and stay at ONE luxury hotel

Join us to celebrate the 110th edition of the Tour de France, as Trek Travel proudly presents an unforgettable 2023 Tour experience. As the Official Tour Operator for both the Tour de France and the Trek-Segafredo racing team, this exclusive VIP trip brings you to the center of the world’s premier cycling race. Your journey takes you to the Alps, the heart and soul of the Tour. With epic climbs and breathtaking views, they provide a battleground for a true test of competitive will. Whether it’s the challenge of the epic Col des Saisies and Col des Aravis, the thrilling mountaintop finish in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc Le Bettex, or the sprint finish at the alpine individual time trial, you’ll experience the drama as the yellow jersey is lost and won again. Challenge your legs to the same history-making climbs as the peloton while experiencing our first-class, professional support, a wealth of local knowledge, and the best bikes in the business. Stay at just one luxurious hotel located in the heart of the action plus privileged VIP access to the most exhilarating moments of the race, and you have the ultimate cycling fan’s experience waiting for you. Book your trip with confidence »
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Trip Wows
Official VIP Race Access Passes to ride over the finish line and to the VIP open-top bus at the finish of Stage 14 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc Le Bettex
Official VIP Race Access Passes to the VIP zone at the finish of the Individual Time Trial in Combloux - the only time trial in this year's race
Official VIP Race Access passes to Departure of Stage 17 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc
Experience this year’s Tour de France featured climbs: Col des Aravis, Col de la Croix Fry, Col des Saisies, and Cormet de Roselend
Stay in the heart of the action at ONE luxury boutique hotel in Megève
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Experience the Tour de France on a Trek Travel bike tour
This trip is like no other. From the routes put together for each ride, to the unprecedented access to the Tour, and the amazing guides this is a trip that will not only fulfill a bucket list trip it will leave you amazed at how no detail is overlooked and understanding that Trek Travel has a commitment to a cycling experience that cannot be matched. The equipment is of the highest level, the guides have amazing experience and knowledge, and accommodations are five star.
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Your Trek Travel race adventure begins in the legendary French Alps where the pros will battle each other on world-famous climbs that have made and shattered champions. After meeting in Annecy, you’ll shuttle one hour to the heart of the Alps and the fabulous mountain village of Megève. Our home for the next five nights is the 5-star chalet Le Fer à Cheval where you’ll enjoy a warm alpine welcome and incredible views of the mountains that surround you. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the terrace before being fit on your industry-leading Trek Domane bicycle. Our warm up ride takes us through scenic alpine roads to the Megève altiport. You'll have a moment to take in the breathtaking views before descending back to town. This evening we'll gather for a cocktail and learn about the week ahead before indulging in the famous Savoie cuisine of the region at the hotel's inviting restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Megève to Megève Altiport Return
Approximately 26 mi | 42 km and 3,156 ft | 962 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 14: Annemasse to Morzine Les Portes du Soleil

Hotel:

Le Fer à Cheval

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll descend into the valley in Domancy to intercept the race course. Words can’t do justice to the scene, as hundreds of people line the roads to see this exciting mountaintop finish unfold. You'll ascend the final two climbs of the stage, first the Côte des Amerands then up to the finish in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Le Bettex. It’s a race-day climb like nothing you’ve ever experienced with VIP passes and the final stretch of the race course 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! Take a moment to celebrate your achievement and enjoy lunch with splendid views of the surrounding mountains. Afterwards, 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 large screen TVs, so you don’t miss a minute of the action! Once the race has finished, you'll descend and ride back to Megève. This evening, you are free to explore Megève for dinner. This beautiful ski town is known as "the 21st arrondissement of Paris", and still attracts French aristocracy and other A-listers from around the world, with its blend of 13th century architecture, excellent restaurants, and charming boutiques.

Today's Ride:

Megève to Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Le Bettex
Approximately 26 mi | 41 km and 3,615 ft | 1,100 m

Today's Race Access:

Official VIP Race Access Passes to ride over the finish line and to the VIP open-top bus at the finish of Stage 15 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc Le Bettex

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 15: Les Gets Les Portes du Soleil to Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Le Bettex

Hotel:

Le Fer à Cheval

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

While the pros are resting, we’ll take the opportunity to ride the race course of Stage 17 just two days ahead of the peloton. You'll cruise down the valley to Flumet before tackling the Col des Saisies, the first major climb of the day in the final Alpine stage of this year’s tour. It’s a beautiful 14-kilometer climb with an average grade of 5% which will give you plenty of time to take in the panoramic views before arriving at the ski village which boasts some of the highest Nordic trails in Europe. Pause a moment at the top to refuel at the bistro of your choice before returning to your hotel in Mègeve. If you choose the avid option today, descend to Beaufort and continue on the race route to climb up to the Cormet de Roselend. This 20-kilometer climb passes the beautiful alpine Lac de Roseland with gradients of up to 8% which will test even the strongest climbers. Return to the hotel at your leisure to relax by the pool or enjoy the spa before dinner in Megève at our favorite local bistro. Afterward, be sure to rest up for live race action tomorrow!

Today's Ride:

Megève to Col des Saisies Loop
Approximately 30 mi | 48 km and 3,937 ft | 1,200 m

Avid Option:

Megève to Col des Saisies Loop with Cormet de Roselend
Approximately 73 mi | 117 km and 11,260 ft | 3,432 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Rest Day: Saint Gervais Les Bains

Hotel:

Le Fer à Cheval

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Enjoy your morning coffee and get ready for the special VIP Tour Day that is in store for you! This morning head out for a short loop ride along scenic alpine roads before returning to the hotel to freshen up. A private shuttle takes you to your destination for the day, the exclusive VIP finish area of Stage 16. The only time trial of the 2023 Tour de France, there is sure to be an intense fight for the yellow jersey today as each team member works contre la montre (against the clock). Watch the pros start their attack on the stage from the departure village in Passy on large-screen TVs, then climb aboard the VIP open-top bus close to the finish line to bear witness to the sprinters bearing down and crossing the finish line. The riders will be giving it their absolute full power during this stage and you'll have a VIP vantage point, with the utmost in race hospitality, to take in all the action and excitement of this unique stage. Once the race has finished we’ll return to the hotel. This evening, you are free to wander the charming streets of Megève for dinner.

Today's Ride:

Megève to Les Contamines-Montjoie Loop
Approximately 23 mi | 37 km and 2,297 ft | 700 m

Today's Race Access

Official VIP Race Access Passes to the VIP zone at the finish of the Individual Time Trial in Combloux

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 16: Passy to Combloux

Hotel:

Le Fer à Cheval

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

This morning we have another one of-a kind VIP experience at the Stage 17 start in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc. Enjoy a scenic descent into the valley and roll into town where we have your coveted VIP passes to the official departure village. Snap a photo of the pros as they warmup and prepare for today’s stage, then position yourself to watch the start of the race and cheer the teams onward into the final stage in the Alps. Once the racers have departed, you can enjoy as much or as little of the spectacular riding that leaves right from your doorstep. This afternoon’s climb is the famous Col des Aravis. The Tour has included this cyclist's favorite more than 39 times in its history and also in Stage 15 of this year's Tour. Warm up along the Gorges de l’Arrondine until you reach La Giettaz where the climb begins. With an average grade of 5% and surrounded by alpine meadows, this gentle ascent affords you panoramic views of rugged snow-capped Alpine peaks. On a clear day from the summit, you can see Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe. If you have the legs, tackle the Col de Croix Fry before refueling with a crêpe at a traditional cafe on the summit of the Col des Aravis. Or return to our beautiful hotel for a bit of relaxation time, perhaps at the hotel's spa. Tonight, gather for a finale gourmet dinner with newfound friends and raise a toast to this amazing adventure at the Tour de France with Trek Travel!

Today's Ride:

Megève to Saint-Gervias Mont Blanc to Col des Aravis to Megève
Approximately 47 mi | 76 km and 5,140 ft | 1,567 m

Avid Option:

Megève to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to Col de Croix Fry to Megève
Approximately 52 mi | 83 km and 6,463 ft | 1,970 m

Today's Race Access:

Official VIP Race Access to Departure of Stage 17 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

Hotel:

Le Fer à Cheval

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

It's hard to believe that our Tour de France adventure has concluded. The morning is yours to recover after an epic week of cycling. Choose to take an early morning spin in the mountain air or sleep in and have a leisurely breakfast. You'll say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the hotel. You'll then board a private Trek Travel shuttle that will take you to the Annecy train station where you can continue on to your next destination. Please do not schedule a train out of the Annecy station before your expected arrival time at 12:30 PM.

Today's Ride:

Megève Loop
Approximately 11 mi | 18 km and 1,345 ft | 410 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 18: Moûtiers to Bourg-en-Bresse

Hotel:

Le Fer à Cheval

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Hotel Le Fer à Cheval

Megève, France

Luxury Accommodation | Le Fer à Cheval, a 5-star luxury boutique hotel, features a fantastic spa with indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, sauna, and hammam. Located in Megève, an authentic mountain village right next to Mont Blanc, Le Fer à Cheval has become a haven for lovers of nature, landscape, and fine dining.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel pro race 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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New Trek Domane SL 7 in 2023

New for 2023! Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. Trek Bikes just launched the all-new Trek Domane and you can ride it on trips in 2023. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. The bike you ride on a biking vacation matters. That is why we provide the newest and best bikes in the business. Available starting in 2023 trips. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

New in 2023! Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the all-new Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, Domane+ SLR 7 has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will help you on the climbs, hang with the fast group, and venture further on your cycling vacation. So go ahead – take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance, more speed, and more fun! Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $400 (3-6 day trips) or $600 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. Please contact a Trip Consultant to check availability. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Five 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, four lunches, and three 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 and socks to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep and premium day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), 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 digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events
  • Official VIP Race Access Passes to ride over the finish line and to the VIP open-top bus at the finish of Stage 14 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc Le Bettex
  • Official VIP Race Access Passes to the VIP zone at the finish of the Individual Time Trial in Combloux
  • Official VIP Race Access passes to Departure of Stage 17 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

GEAR

  • Upgrade your ride to the Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7 (+$400, subject to availability)
  • Trek Domane SL 7 Disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • 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 WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • 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

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $300-$360 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip. 
  • 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: 3/4 - Active/Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
57 kilometers / 35 miles
TOTAL MILES:
337 kilometers / 209 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,429 meters / 4,687 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
8,572 meters / 28,123 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. Our Tour de France bike tours are best suited for our Type 4 Riders.
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 ride over the finish line and to the VIP open-top bus at the finish of Stage 14 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc Le Bettex
  • Official VIP Race Access Passes to the VIP zone at the finish of the Individual Time Trial in Combloux
  • Official VIP Race Access passes to Departure of Stage 17 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc
  • Hiking in the Alps

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 Geneva (GVA)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Annecy Train Station, Annecy, France

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Paris (CDG) or Lyon (LYS)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:30 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Annecy Train Station, Annecy, 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) or Geneva (GVA).

From Paris’ Gare de Lyon, trains depart daily for Annecy with a travel time of four to five hours. The train journey from Geneva to Annecy takes one and a half to two hours. However, train options and times are somewhat limited to and from Geneva and can sometimes present more logistical challenges. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the Geneva airport to Annecy for approximately 100 euros or a bus for 20 euros. Please consult www.SNCF.com or speak with our travel agent for current train schedules.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Annecy Train Station (Place de la Gare, 74000 Annecy, France) at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. A shuttle through the bustling city of Annecy will bring you to your ride start. 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 start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our hotel, Le Fer à Cheval (+33 4 50 21 30 39), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at Le Fer à Cheval. You will arrive by 12:30 PM at the Annecy train station. Please do not book a departing train before 1:00 PM on this day. We recommend booking your return flight from Paris (CDG) or Geneva (GVA). Trains run from Annecy to both Paris and Geneva. For all train travel, feel free to confirm train times on the posted timetable at France’s rail site, www.SNCF.com.

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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 F (18-27C), with evenings dropping to the mid 50s to mid 60s F (13-18C).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 & After: 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 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. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre- and 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 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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