Grade

Moderate

When

17th-21st July

Accommodation

3*** Hotels

Single supplement

+ € 175

2,450

Description

Cycling the TDF Alpine stages 2023

Cycling the TDF Alpine stages 2023
Cycling dates are from 17th July until 21st July

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The Tour de France will start on Saturday 1st July 2023. Following the Grand Depart in Bilbao, stages in the Basque country, Pyrenees, and transitioning through Bordeaux. The peloton will continue in the Alps for Stages Sixteen, Seventeen, and Eighteen. Join the fabulous midweek of top-class cycling from your hotel base in Brides-le Bains.

Cycle the three stages in the Alps of the Tour de France

Stage Sixteen follows the final Rest Day in Sallanches and the riders will be full of dread for what they face in the final week. This is the only time trial of the whole Tour and covers just 22km in the Arve valley then crosses to the South to climb the Cote de Domancy and up to the finish in the village of Combloux. The climb is only three kilometers long but has an average gradient of 8.5% and a section of 16%. Some riders might be tempted to switch from a time trial bike to a climbing bike, but the time benefit might not be worth the risks involved.

The high mountains continue on Stage Seventeen from Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to Courchevel. The 166km Stage includes three categorized alpine passes and it tackles the Col de la Loze before a short descent to Courchevel. The climbing isn’t quite over, however, with an 18% ramp up to the finish line at the Altiport runway. The 2304m climb up to la Loze is the high point of the whole race. It has only been used once before in 2020 when the Stage was won by Miguel Angel Lopez.

The Tour leaves the Alps on the 186km Stage Eighteen from Moutiers to Bourg-en-Bresse, giving a breakaway the chance of glory if they can break the will of the sprinters and their teams.

Day 1
Monday 17th July, 2023 Arrival day
Airport transfers will be available from Geneva airport to our hotel, the transfer will depart the arrivals area at 16:00, this is a set time. You cannot accommodate flights arriving after 15:00. Alternatively please make your own way to Hotel Amelie in Brides-le-Bains The Reps will assist you in building your bike. During the evening meal, there will be a briefing on the activities to come.
Day 2
Tuesday, 18th July, 2023 – Stage 16 – Passy to Combloux – Individual Time Trial 22km
You will transfer in the morning to view stage 16,  the Individual Time Trial from Passy to Combloux. This is the only time trial of the Tour, a chance for the domestics and sprinters to recover, but a huge day for the overall contenders. You will have a prime position for the day at the official ‘Izoard’ finish hospitality venue. Watch the course on big TV screens before watching them finish LIVE from your prime viewing position near the finish. Those not riding will be transferred directly to this venue Izoard finish line hospitality The Tour de France sets up a limited number of areas located on the course within the final portion of the stage. These have names like Izoard and Galibier. Access to these areas is usually reserved and by invitation only. You will 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 the LIVE action as it unfolds. After watching the finish, you will celebrate the victory with Champagne. You will return to the Hotel Amelie in Bride-le-Bains for your evening meal.
Day 3
Wednesday, 19th July, 2023 – Stage 17 – Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to Courchevel – 166km
This morning you ride a short ride to the hospitality venue, those not riding will be transferred directly there to watch Stage Seventeen, from Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to Courchevel. This 166km stage features three categorized climbs including the 2,304 Col de la Loze the highest point of the whole race. Relais Etape Hospitality Today you have the ‘Relais Etape’ experience. Enjoy lunch in a comfortable setting with a large screen to watch today’s 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. This inspiring package mirrors the excitement of the race and includes:
  • A clubhouse to accommodate all guests
  • 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
You will return to the Hotel Amelie in Brides-le-Bains for your evening meal.
Day 4
Thursday, 20th July, 2023 – Stage 18 – Moutiers to Bourg-en-Bresse – 186km
Today you will transfer to the start of Stage Eighteen. This stage starts from Moutiers and will give the breakaway riders a rare chance of glory if they can break the will of the sprinters and their teams. You have access to the Village Depart today, once the riders are on their way you will return to your base in Bride-le-Bains for your evening meal.

Village Depart – Tour de France Start Village

The 2023 Tour de France entourage and organization travel around with the riders. The team buses park within an enclosed and restricted area. An expo-type village is created at the start of each one of the stages. It is usually here that everyone who is linked in any way to the Tour de France like TV, sponsors, and celebrities from the cycling world will show themselves. Also, local companies will be keen to show off their wares. 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.

Airport

  • Geneva Airport is the main airport serving our trip to the French Alps. The airport is located just 5 kilometers from the city center

Shuttle

  • The experienced staff will meet you at the Airport to transfer you and your bike to the base in Bride-le-Bains

Train

  • Geneva Airport train station is a five-minute walk through the Airport shopping arena



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  • Price 2450 euros including the below
  • 4 nights at our centrally located hotels in Brides-le-Bains
  • Transport as per the tour itinerary
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 4 x evening meals in Brides-le-Bains
  • All hotel taxes
  • The official 2023 Tour de France welcome pack and road book
  • Access to Izoard finish hospitality area
  • Access to the Start Village hospitality area
  • Access to the Relais Etape mid-stage hospitality area on one of the stages
  • Exclusive Tour de France merchandise; cap, poncho, and water bottle (pictures below)
  • The services of our team
  • A safe pair of hands
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Any hotel extras (room service/ telephone/ mini-bar etc)
  • Also available: Airport transfers including bike transfer to/from Geneva (GVA) Airport
  • Also available: Sports Travel Insurance
  • Also available: Sports Travel Essentials
  • Single room supplement + € 175

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