30 June - 4 July


4* Hotel Carlton Bilbao


from € 1800



Grand Depart Bilbao VIP Weekend 2023

Grand Depart Bilbao VIP Weekend 2023. Bilbao will host the start of the 110th Tour de France on Saturday 1 July 2023. Get a chance to experience the first 3 stages of the Tour de France on Basque roads! You will be part of one of the biggest sports events in the world.

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Gran Depart Bilbao 2023

For the 2023 Tour de France in Bilbao, we offer you the opportunity to experience the event in style by purchasing one of the VIP – Hospitality experiences. The VIP Weekend experience is on request only, at the moment you can sign up already and join our waiting list – send an email to

Dates for 2023

  •      Saturday, 1st July 2023 – Stage 1 – Bilbao > Bilbao, 189km
  •      Sunday,    2nd July 2023 – Stage 2 – Vitoria-Gasteiz > San Sebastian, 210km
  •      Monday,   3rd July 2023 – Stage 3 – Amorebieta-Etxano > Bayonne, 185km

Enjoy the Bilbao VIP Weekend Experience 2023

Included in your package

  • 4 nights at Hotel Carlton in Bilbao
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Transport as per the tour itinerary
  • The official 2023 Tour de France welcome pack and road book
  • Access to the Relais Etape mid-stage hospitality area on Stage 1
  • Access to Izoard finish hospitality area on Stage 2
  • Access to the Village Depart area on Stage 3
Day 1
Arrival day
Please arrive at the Carlton Hotel in Bilbao. Transfer service at set times from Bilbao Airport (BIO). You can choose from either 13:00 (for flights arriving before 12:00 noon) or 18:00 (for flights arriving before 17:00). Flights arriving after 17:00 need to make their own transfer service arrangements.
Day 2
Stage 1 - Bilbao - Bilbao 189km
After breakfast, the Relais Experience is starting. A transfer will take you to the venue. Relais Etape Hospitality Enjoy lunch in a comfortable setting with a large screen to watch today's deciding stage. The 'Relais Etape' is an area on the course of a Tour de France Stage which takes the form of a small village in a prime position along the route, just a few kilometers from the finish line.
  • A clubhouse
  • Welcome aperitif and unlimited buffet
  • Entertainment and live coverage of the race on a giant screen
  • Champagne celebration of the day's action
  • Tour de France gift
Day 3
Stage 2 - Votoria-Gasteiz - San Sebastian 210km
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. Today you will have a prime position for the day at the official 'Izoard' finish hospitality venue. Access to these areas is usually reserved and by invitation only. You might see famous ex-cyclists, sponsors, and team guests. Typically these areas are within 200 meters or so of the finish line. There is also a spectator-friendly elevated viewing area. You will be served drinks and snacks and there is a big screen to watch as the live-action unfolds. After watching the finish, you will celebrate the victory with champagne.
Day 4
Stage 3 - Amborebieta-Extano - Bayonne 185km
You will start the day with a nice breakfast at the hotel. On our way to the Start Village of today's stage! Once the riders are on their way you will go back to Bilbao to spend the final night. Village depart - Tour de France Start Village The Tour de France entourage and organization travel around with the riders. An expo-type village is created at the start of each stage. It is usually created so that everyone who is involved can show themselves, such as TV, sponsors, and celebrities from the cycling world. Your VIP Passes will give you access to the village and the rider's paddock. If you are into collecting autographs, this is the best place for it! Back in Bilbao, you are free to explore the city and make your own agreements for your last evening.
Day 5
Departure day
Breakfast is taken at the Hotel. Please check-out the hotel and make your own travel arrangements for your onward journey. Aiport transfers will be available to Bilbao Airport (BIO) at set times.

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Included in your package
  • Price 1800 euro including the below
  • 4 nights at Hotel Carlton in Bilbao
  • Transport as per the tour itinerary
  • Daily breakfasts
  • All hotel taxes
  • Tour de France welcome pack and road book
  • Access to the Relais Etape mid-stage hospitality area on Stage 1
  • Access to Izoard finish hospitality area on Stage 2
  • Access to the Village Depart area on Stage 3
  • Bike rental
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplement




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