French Alps Packages Tour de France
ALPS PACKAGES TOUR DE FRANCE
Plateau Glieres – TdF 2018 stage route
Distance 90km Ascent 1700m route Col des Fleuries (932m) + Glieres (1440m)
Distance 80km Ascent 1390m route Col des Glieres (1440m)
Distance 45km Ascent 600m route Thorens Glieres
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch by the Plateau
Non cycling Guests: Share all the spectacular Tour day in the Grand Alps
With the Tour peloton in Provence and speeding north towards us in the Alps, we can slow down a gear and enjoy the classic roads of one of last years TdF Alps stage and the slopes of Plateau Glieres.
Heading north following the edge of the Alps and the Tete du Parmelan, these breathtaking views are part of your daily ride routine with Practice bicycle, today is no exception as we slowly climb through the forest of the Col de Frettallaz (670m) and all the splendour of Alpine views. These secret country roads have everything from Chateaux’s to Plateau’s perfect to escape and appreciate all the pleasures from great riding as we head towards one of the hidden secret valleys. This historic area was a strong hold of the French Resistance during World War 2 and an impressive memorial awaits us at the summit.
Warm up your own Tour de France legs today on the Col des Fleuries or head straight to the Col des Glieres; enjoy these great roads and the peace and tranquility before we catch up with all the action of the Tour de France peloton in the days to come.
What a perfect way to spend the day who would have thought a bike tour to the Tour de France could be this great with the best guided riding in the world stress free!
Seyssel – TdF 2017 stage route
Distance 105km Ascent 1875m route Col de la Biche (1316m)
Distance 75km Ascent 850m route Mont Prince (696m)
Distance 60km Ascent 650m route Seyssel
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Lunch in the country, Special TDF Dinner
NON CYCLING GUEST: Share all the Tour day and Rhone River Valley
We are always spoilt for choice when it comes to picking and tailoring your great Tour de France ride routes around Annecy during your stay with us. With Le Tour taking advantage of these superb cycling roads each year, we also enjoy showing you every direction as the best way to show case ‘Cycling Paradise’ for you in one short week!
This 2017 stage route was decisive for all the wrong reasons with rain and falls resulting in many of the favourites out of the race. It’s called the pre-alps and shadows the largest river in France the Rhone, with 5 cols along its length it made for a huge stage for the professional peloton. We can experience one or two Cols and this amazing landscape and Rhone valley perfect for cycling.
After a gentle climb out of town it’s not long before we are into the picture postcard undulating French countryside and heading into the next valley dotted with local vineyards. A local café stop is never far away and just as importantly with quality cycling routes a well-deserved gem restaurant lunch will top off a fantastic day.
These superb roads are here for you to experience as much or as little as you wish with your Professional Team in the French Alps.
This afternoon is arrival day for guests joining us on the Silver 5 Day TDF Package.
View Tour de France Stage 18 Embrun > Valloire (Alps Finish)
Distance 83km Ascent 3108m route North & South Galibier
Distance 66km Ascent 2508m route Col du Galibier (2642m)
Distance 30km Ascent 1260m route Col du Telegraphe (1566m)
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, TDF Restaurant Lunch
NON CYCLING GUEST: Share all the Tour day & spectacular TDF Action in Valloire!
Today the Yellow Jersey battle hot’s up with the professional peloton hitting the Alps for the three consecutive decisive alpine stages and our first live race action of 2019. After experiencing yesterday’s Rhone river valley what a contrasting opportunity awaits us today as we head deep into the High Alps and on top of the world…it has to be experienced to be believed!
Flexibility with our premium small group allows for the best ride options, why not test your legs with one of the classic cycling challenges of all time…the Col du Galibier (2642m 35km @ 5.5%) this one is for the mountain goats who love to climb then the summit awaits you, before descending in time for an Alpine recovery lunch! If you’d prefer to pace your legs this week then the Telegraphe is a perfect challenge, whichever you decide look forward to a great day at the Tour de France.
Once refreshed we are at the ideal spot with time to relax, recover and enjoy the rest of this special day in this wonderful ski village in the heart of the High Alps and all the finish line excitement of the Tour de France stage 18 in Valloire.
View Tour de France Stage 19 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Tignes (Alps)
Distance 77km Ascent 2950m route Cormet du Roselend (1967m)
Distance 59km Ascent 1560m route Tignes (2089m)
Distance 45km Ascent 945m route Bourg Saint Maurice
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, TDF Restaurant Lunch
NON CYCLING GUEST: Share all the Tour day & spectacular TDF Action in Tignes!
What these 2019 Tour de France final Alps stages lack in distance they certainly make up for with altitude and intensity! This is the second of the trilogy and you can only imagine what the peloton will be experiencing on the slopes of the Col de l’Iseran (2770m) the highest point in this year’s Tour de France before the final climb to the finish line in the ski resort of Tignes.
We will have an early start today as we transfer by vehicle to the race route and the slopes of Tignes. This world class ski arena will be the setting for world class professional cycling action as the very best fight for the yellow jersey on classic roads of the French Alps. Feel like a pro yourself and enjoy your own memorable ride to our ‘unique viewing spot’ and the final decisive action of stage 19 deep in the Alps. With a choice of two magnificent cols available to you or this might be the day to rest the legs, leave the climbing to the Tour de France peloton and watch the suffering faces of the very best climbers in the world with a well-deserved rest day (repos).
With all the local knowledge of the Practice Bicycle team, escape in the Alps with the best flavours of the mountains and a hearty restaurant lunch at the roadside atmosphere and spectacle of the Tour de France race.
View Tour de France Stage 20 Albertville > Val Thorens (Alps)
Distance 128km Ascent 2400m route St Martin de Belleville (1360m)
Distance 83km Ascent 2300m route Val Thorens (2365m)
Distance 45km Ascent 1330m route Albertville
Includes: Breakfast, TDF Restaurant Lunch
Non cycling guests: Share all the Tour day in the Les Trois Vallées
Here it is the day that decides the winner of the Tour de France 2019 in the French Alps, including your own fantastic opportunity to ride on the final stage race route in the Grand Alps!
This Three Valleys Ski area culminating with the final 33.4km ascent to Val Thorens is the only place to be in this year’s Tour de France, when tired legs cannot hide and after 3 weeks of racing through France only the very best will get on the podium in Paris! Absorb these incredible roads one last time with Practice Bicycle as much or as little as you wish.
Visit the winter Olympic town of Albertville and pass by mountain monuments on each side, some with famous names that you may have seen on TV in previous Tour de France battles and others just as awesome in their own unique way. It’s not long before we are on the race route and enjoying our own challenge as we head to our ‘unique live viewing spot’ with live action from the roadside. With an endless choice of superb rides planned throughout the week, take on one final challenge of Val Thorens (2365m 33.4km @ 5.5%) to top off the perfect cycling week full of your own memories of the 2019 Tour de France.
Local knowledge is everything on your Alps packages Tour de France cycling holiday, relax over hearty restaurant lunch together explore French village life and get ready for the show to begin! Once refreshed we are at the ideal spot with time to relax and enjoy the rest of this special day and one last memorable moment to absorb the professional peloton in the French Alps during this year’s Tour de France!
*As with all the Practice Bicycle Alps packages Tour de France planned rides you always have the option of taking it easy and enjoying the comfort of the support vehicle and all the spectacle of the day at a more leisurely pace.