Dauphine Cycling 2020 Postponed Due To Covid 19
Dauphine Cycling 2020
***The race took place between 12 and 16 August 2020 in France, having originally been scheduled for 31 May to 7 June, and then postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in France.***
Unfortunately we were unable to offer Practice Bicycles favourite live bike race tour action, this is what we missed..
Thursday June 4th – View the Criterium du Dauphine Stage 5 Vienne > Col de Porte (Alps Finish)
Distance 55 – 95km / 59mi Ascent 600 – 1700m / 5500ft route Grenoble
Inclusions: Breakfast, Grenoble Restaurant Lunch
Non-Cycling Guests: Share the day at the Dauphine in the Chartreuse Regional Nature Park
Today the Criterium Dauphine 2020 hots up with four consecutive superb mountain stages, its amazing cycling terrain and you will experience the very best riding and race viewing with this unique event, with new routes and climbs on offer in a format that will surprise the best professionals in the world on the roads of the Rhone-Alps this June.
We start our own ride adventures in the Parc Naturel Regional de la Chartreuse, this wilderness park is based on the Chartreuse Mountains between the two key towns of Chambery and Grenoble. We’ll ease our legs into this year’s Dauphine with these fantastic roads and if you’re as fired up as the professional cyclists then hit the slopes of the Col de Porte (1331m 17.5km @ 6%). This will be the first real test for the stars looking to win this year’s yellow jersey!
With all our specialty bike race tours, we can’t wait to share great cycling with you and great local flavours each day with a classic restaurant lunch, try the local ‘ravioles du Royans’ you’ll love it!
Friday June 5th – View the Criterium du Dauphine Stage 6 Corenc > Saint-Martin-de-Belleville (Alps Finish)
Distance 45 – 90km / 55mi Ascent 400 – 1420m / 4600ft route St Martin de Belleville (1360m)
Inclusions: Breakfast, Alpine Restaurant Lunch
Non-Cycling Guests: Enjoy the spectacular Criterium Dauphine in the Three Valleys Ski area
When the organisation was planning the 2020 Criterium Dauphine route it was certainly all about the climbers. It’s therefore no coincidence that with no Time Trials in this year’s event it’s giving the peloton a feel for what is waiting for them in July at the Tour de France. Today’s stage allows the riders to get familiar with one of these TDF stages in the Three Valleys Ski area.
Every day the action promises to get more exciting as we head to the live race action cycling by mountain monuments in every direction, some with famous names that you may have seen on TV 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’ and all the finish line action from the roadside. With an endless choice of superb rides planned throughout your tour, enjoy the roads of the Dauphine on the slopes of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville (1419m 14.8km @ 6%).
We’ll have time to relax and reward ourselves with marvelous lunch together before the world stars of cycling arrive at their maximum limits in the French Alps.
Saturday June 6th – View the Criterium du Dauphine Stage 7 Ugine > Megeve (Alps)
Distance 40 – 100km / 62mi Ascent 1000 – 1600m / 5200ft route Grand Alps
Inclusions: Breakfast, Alpine Restaurant Lunch
Non-Cycling Guests: Share all the Dauphine spectacular action in the Grand Alps
The race organisation promised that this year’s Criterium Dauphine was for the climbers with 7 Category climbs with stage 7 and 8 Category climbs on the final stage it will certainly test every muscle fibre to the limit for the winner of the 2020 Criterium du Dauphine.
Today totals 4700m of elevation for the professionals, full of classic alpine cols throughout the route in the Aravis Mountain Range. This is Practice Bicycle Tours backyard since 1998 and we can’t wait to share these spectacular cycling roads with you. We’ll pick up the race route and enjoy this amazing scenery at the perfect pace, your pace. Heading into the Grand Alps with your own magnificent ride and supported all the way by the local professional guides does not have to be so daunting with a choice of ride options, tailored to your cycling ability.
With our own work done for the day and at your ‘Unique Live Viewing Spot’ in the Alps your team has thought of everything for you, get your breath back and enjoy your Alpine lunch at one of our favourite restaurants with spectacular views and all the action of stage 7 at the Criterium Dauphine 2020.
Sunday June 7th – View the Criterium du Dauphine Stage 8 Megeve > Megeve (Start / Alps)
Distance 40 – 130km / 80mi Ascent 1000 – 2000m / 6500ft route Aravis Range
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dauphine French Alps Lunch
Non-Cycling Guests: Enjoy the magnificent French Alps & Dauphine stage start
Today is our last superb ride opportunity together during your Dauphine bike tour and after yesterday’s Alpine stage, we have one final adventure as we head deep into the Grand Alps…it has to be experienced to be believed, if you still have your uphill pedalling legs!
We’ve seen all the sights of this year’s Criterium Dauphine with the amazing climbers in the mountains, this morning enjoy the opportunity of a close up look at the weary warriors of the road at the final stage start. After 1325km of racing on new and testing roads the peloton has one final day of suffering, watch the teams as they prepare for their last effort to decide who will win the prestigious leaders jerseys at the 2020 Criterium Dauphine.
Flexibility with our premium small group allows for the very best ride options on our local roads of the Aravis Mountain range; with options for all abilities pick your perfect ride to end an incredible cycling holiday in the magnificent French Alps. Celebrate the Dauphine bike race tour and all your amazing ride accomplishments one last time over a chic restaurant lunch with Practice Bicycle Tours.
*As with all the Practice Bicycle Tours 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.