Grade

Moderate

When

14th - 21st July

Accommodation

3*** Hotels

Price

3450 euro

Single room

+ 550 euro

3,450

Description

TDF Alps Cycling stages 2023

TDF Alps Cycling stages 2023
Cycling dates are from 14th July until 21st July

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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 Fourteen, Fifteen and Sixteen, Seventeen, and Eighteen. Join the fabulous week of top-class cycling from your hotel bases in La Clusaz and Bride-le-Bains. The all-Alps travel package to the alpine stages of the 2023 Tour will be for 7 nights, based at your centrally located hotels.

Cycle five stages of the Tour de France in the Alps

Stage Fourteen continues in the high mountains with 4,200m of climbing in just 152km between Annemasse and Morzine. The day includes six climbs, including the nasty Col de la Ramaz before the Col du Joux Plane. The descent off the mountain to Morzine will also be important and surely only increase and time gap achieved at the summit.

A demanding weekend with Stage Fifteen from Les Gets to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, which should inspire a GC battle. The ride through the Haute-Savoie includes the Col de la Forclaz, the Croix Fry, and the Col des Aravis. The climb to the finish kicks off with the 11% Cote des Amerands wall and then the 7km climb up to Saint-Gervais. It will get steeper and steeper, with ASO suggesting some sections touch 17%.

Stage Sixteen follows the final Rest Day in Sallanches. 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, 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 highest point of the whole race. The col is only 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.

Day 1
Friday 14th July, 2023 - Arrival day
Airport transfers will be available from Geneva airport to your hotel at set times. Please choose a departure time of either 11:00 or 16:00 from the arrival hall. You cannot accommodate flights arriving after 15:00 Alternatively, please make your own way to Hotel Beaulieu in La Clusaz The Reps will assist you in building your bike. After the evening meal, there will be a briefing on the activities to come.
Day 2
Saturday, 15th July, 2023 – Stage 14 – Annemasse to Morzine Les Portes du Soleil –152km
Today you will transfer to view Stage 14 from Annemasse to Morzine Les Portes du Soleil. The experienced guides will prepare a route of approximately 40km which will cross the Official finish line of today’s Stage. Today you will also 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 Hotel Beaulieu in La Clusaz for your evening meal.
  • 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
Day 3
Sunday 16th July – Stage 15 – Les Gets Ports du Soleil to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc – 180km
Today you will ride a short ride to the Relais Etape hospitality venue. Those not riding will be transferred directly there to watch Stage Fifteen, the final outing before the second Rest Day takes the peloton 180km from Les Gets Portes du Soleil to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc.

 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 Hotel Beaulieu in La Clusaz for your evening meal.
Day 4
Monday 17th July – Rest Day – Guided ride
Today the Team will organize a guided ride in the area around La Clusaz. Hopefully, you will see some of the Peloton who generally do a short ‘coffee’ ride to keep their legs ticking over. The remainder of the day will be spent at your leisure.
Day 5
Tuesday 18th July – Stage 16 – Passy to Combloux – Individual Time Trial 22km
Today you will transfer 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 domestiques 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. Following the end of today's stage, you will transfer by coach to Hotel Amelie in Bride-le-Bains for your evening meal.

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 your 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 3450 euro including the below
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  • 7 nights at centrally located hotels in La Cluzas ( Beaulieu Hotel ) and Brides-le-Bains ( Amelie Hotel)
  • Transport as per the tour itinerary
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 7 x evening meals in La Clusaz and Brides-le-Bains
  • All hotel taxes
  • 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
  • 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
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