Tour de France Femmes Bike Tours Lake Annecy

2024 Women's Tour de France Live Stages

Live race action at the third spectacular edition of the 2024 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, this amazing cycling vacation all from the shores of Lake Annecy in the French Alps with this action packed bike tour from Practice Bicycle Tours.
The Women’s Tour de France is the pinnacle of the season for the worlds best professional women racing cyclists and also discerning cycling fans including the Practice Bicycle team, who have a special passion for women’s cycling and international racing ready to share with you.

About the Women’s Tour De France Femmes:
The Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift is an annual women’s multiple-stage bike race primarily held in France.
The race is held in August, with 7 days of racing consisting of a different route each year with flat stages, a time trial, and passage through the mountains.
The 2024 edition of the Women’s Tour de France consists of 8 stages covering approximately 946 kilometres (588 mi) total, with the opening stages in Rotterdam, Netherlands, passing through Belgium before the route travels south through France finishing on the iconic slopes of Alpe d’Huez in the French Alps.
For 2024, Practice Bicycle has selected the final three amazing Tour De France Femmes stages for incorporation into our exciting range of Tour De France cycling packages. These include – Stages 6, 7 and 8 of Le Tour Femmes.
Cycling vacations are more enjoyable when you Unpack Once, Ride Everyday in ‘Cycling Paradise’ Lake Annecy with this small group bike tour. Join the action live and enjoy a selection of superb, tailored rides to suit all abilities, escape the norm and immerse yourself in authentic France.

Tour de France Femmes Bike Tours

Full of thrills and spectacle, the women’s peloton light up the roads of France this August at the 2024 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift!
Practice Bicycle are excited to share your passion with owner/operator Bridget Evans passionate for woman’s professional bike racing having competed at the highest level including the Grand Boucle Femmine (the earlier version of today’s Le Tour Femmes).
Experience the best of France with your Women’s Tour de France live cycling vacation, the ideal balance between quality cycling, amazing race viewing, mouthwatering french restaurant lunches and relaxing in a small group environment, enjoyed by all our discerning bike riders and non-cycling guests.

Tour de France Live

Bike Race ToursThe Ultimate live bike race tours in the heart of ‘Cycling Paradise’ Lake Annecy, French Alps. Endless variety of spectacular roads, terrain and cols, immerse yourself in the best rides of your life during your Tour de France cycling holiday.

Tour de France Annecy
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Bike Race Tour

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PB Cycling Guides & Support Vehicle

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Comfortable / Challenging
40-100km / 25-62mi
Various ride distances each day

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Premium Tour:
4*Plus Hotel Accommodation AUD $4252 pp
4* Hotel Accommodation AUD $3998 pp
3* Hotel Accommodation AUD $3811 pp
2* Hotel Accommodation AUD $3711 pp
Rides Only:
Without Accommodation AUD $2823 pp

One Hotel Cycling

Annecy, French Alps

Dates

14 – 19 August 2024 (3 Stages)

Duration

5 Nights / 6 Days

Small Group

8 Guests

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Single Room – AUD $728
Bike Hire – AUD $500
Non-Cycling Partner – AUD $3511

Unpack Once, Ride Everyday

The Perfect Tour de France Femmes Bike Tour Cycling Destination Annecy French Alps.

Annecy is one of the most beautiful towns in France. Nestled on the shores of spectacular Lake Annecy and surrounded by the majestic French Alps and stunning countryside. This makes Annecy an unforgettable place to visit and the perfect one location for your Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift cycling vacation.
The PB Team have been thrilled to show our cycling guests all the action, excitement and atmosphere of live race action from the roadside since 2009.
Lake Annecy at the base of the Grand Alps and surrounded by many of the iconic Cols offers our guests the best of cycling and relaxation, the spectacular Tour de France Femmes bike tour. This is your bike race tour experience with a difference.

Dear PB (Bridget & Paul)
Thanks for an awesome experience at TDF. I really appreciated the local knowledge and care taken in selecting lunch and catering the rides distance/elevation to the groups ability. The tour was a good balance between spectating and riding. If you could control the weather I’d suggest delaying the heat wave to help the aussies coming from winter (haha) 🙂
Had an awesome time at the Tour de France with Practice Bicycle Tour’s Bridget and Paul. I was especially impressed by the small group tour format, consisting of riding in the alps, eating delicious food and spectating then transiting back to Annecy. PB generously share their local knowledge and I would highly recommend to those looking for a bespoke, personal holiday experience!
Testimonial by Kate – Australia
Kate – Australia

Dates

Premium small group spectacular live race viewing Tour de France Femmes cycling vacation on the shores of Lake Annecy, book your perfect cycling vacation today.

6 Day Tour
2024
  • 14 August — 19 August Book Now Enquire

Tour de France Femmes Itinerary

Join the spectacle and breathtaking atmosphere with 3 live Tour de France Femmes stages from Annecy.
Tour de France Femmes Bike Tour
Wednesday 14 August - Arrival Day in Annecy
Welcome to your Tour de France Femmes cycling vacation in charming Annecy at the heart of the French Alps.
The PB Team will meet and greet at Geneva International Airport (Switzerland) with your private transfer to your One Hotel Cycling Vacation for the week in the ‘baby Paris’ Lake side town of Annecy.
Once checked in to your hotel relax and unwind from your travels, this evening we welcome you to your Tour de France Femmes cycling vacation with aperitif together followed by gastronomique dinner at one of Annecy’s finest restaurants to experience the best of French cuisine!
Tour de France Femmes Bike Tour
Thursday 15th August – Lake Annecy
*Ride options:
Distance 65km/40mi Ascent 550m/1800ft route Col du Marais (847m)
Distance 85km/53mi Ascent 950m/3100ft route Col du Tamie (917m)
With the women’s professional peloton fast approaching the French Alps, you can enjoy a stunning ride route on the roads surrounding Lake Annecy ‘Cycling Paradise’.
Today’s ride is on the same roads following the actual race route of Le Tour Femmes final epic Stage 8.
An amazing opportunity to ride half of the stage today and the remaining challenging mountain section later in the tour on Sunday!
These are the local roads of your professional cycling guides at Practice Bicycle, supporting you every pedal stroke on one of the best rides of your life, escape and experience the stunning French Alps all from your One Hotel stay cycling vacation.
A stunning introduction ride also deserves an equally superb restaurant lunch experience with your Practice Bicycle cycling vacation with the very best flavours of gourmet France and lunch by the lake.

*Ride Options are led by the Practice Bicycle highly experienced cycling guides, with a unique skill set for the perfect small group tailored ride each day, in addition the option of the comfort of the support vehicle and all the spectacle of the day at a more leisurely pace should you wish.

Tour de France Femmes Bike Tour
Friday 16th August - View Tour de France Femmes Live Stage 6 Remiremont - Morteau
*Ride Options:
Distance 48km/30mi Ascent 680m/2200ft route Cote de Laviron (772m)
Distance 70km/44mi Ascent 890m/3000ft route Villars-le-Lac
This is our first live race action day at the 2024 Tour de France Femmes on the tranquil roads of the Jura Mountains. Expect a day full of attacking action as the fight for the Yellow Jersey really hots up with a selection of challenging climbs in the final 30km of the stage before the finish in Morteau.
With a vehicle transfer this morning through Switzerland, before passing back into France, these breathtaking sights are just the start to your amazing day. Pick the perfect ride distance and test your legs on these stunning roads of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Region of France and your ‘Unique Live Viewing’ of Le Tour Femmes from the roadside, race action at its very best.
Just as important with your great cycling holiday is a well-deserved gem restaurant lunch experience, hidden amongst these perfect cycling roads of the Jura Massif is waiting your traditional feast.
Tour de France Femmes Bike Tour
Saturday 17th August - View Tour de France Femmes Live Stage 7 Champagnolo - Le Grand-Bornand (Alps)
*Ride Options:
Distance 47km/30mi Ascent 1100m/3600ft route Thones
Distance 88km/55mi Ascent 1450m/4700ft route Montee du Chinaillon (1285m)
Distance 98km/60mi Ascent 1750m/5700ft route Col de la Colombiere (1618m)
With the professional peloton entering the Grand Alps for the final stages of this years Womens Tour de France, the fatigue of this massive bike race will be on display today.
This is also the longest stage of the 2024 edition at 167km of challenging French Alps roads finishing on the iconic slopes of the Col de la Colombiere.
Riding from your hotel this morning, pick up the race route and experience for yourself these classic TDF roads around Annecy in the French Alps. With your ride options planned and designed with all the local knowledge of the Practice Bicycle team based in Annecy, this is a spectacular day of cycling.
Flexibility with your premium small group allows for the best ride options, why not test your legs with one of the classic cycling challenges…the Col de la Colombiere (1618m) cat 1 – 23km @ 4.3% 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!
Once refreshed by the gastronomic alpine restaurant lunch in the style of PB cycling tours you are at the ideal spot with time to relax, recover and enjoy the live finish line action of the 2024 Tour de France Femmes in the Grand Alps.
Tour de France Femmes Bike Tour
Sunday 18th August – View Le Tour Femmes Live Stage 8 Le Grand-Bornand - Alpe D'Huez (Alps)
*Ride Options:
Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 1150m/3800ft route Alpe-d’Huez (1860m)
Distance 85km/53mi Ascent 2770m/9000ft route Col du Glandon (1924m)
The final stage of the Womens Tour de France is an epic day of cycling for the very best professional women racing cyclists in the world. Included in the stage is the highest point of this third edition of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift with the massive Col du Glandon (1,924m), followed by the finish line at the summit of the mythical 21 hairpins of Alpe d’Huez (1850m).
As promised, this is your opportunity to ride the second part of the Stage 8 route, including your chance of a life time to ride these historic race routes you may have only seen on the television.
Today’s ride contrasts with yesterday’s beauty of the Aravis Mountain range and turns into breathtaking as we head into the high Alps for this rare opportunity to view live race action of the Tour de France Femmes and this could be the point the Tour is won or lost!
It’s also your turn for some action as you ride the mythical famous Alpe-d’Huez (1860m/ cat HC)! Supported all the way by the professional guides at Practice bicycle as you pedal on the slopes of this mythical Col and feel like a legend to the top!
It’s time to relax in tradition with the unique Practice Bicycle philosophy celebration restaurant lunch together, Bon Appetit! There will be plenty of time to absorb the atmosphere of this amazing race before the 2024 Le Tour Femmes Champion will be decided.
Tour de France Femmes Bike Tour
Monday 19th August – Departure Day from Annecy
Departure Day and It’s time for your Tour de France Femmes cycling vacation in Annecy to draw to an end as we transfer you this morning to Geneva International Airport (Switzerland) for your onward travels.
Practice Bicycle wish you a “Bon Voyage”, safe cycling until we Practice Bicycle together again.

*Ride Options are led by the Practice Bicycle highly experienced cycling guides, with a unique skill set for the perfect small group tailored ride each day, in addition enjoy the comfort of the support vehicle and all the spectacle of the day at a more leisurely pace should you wish.

Tour Arrival & Departure Meet Point: Geneva International Airport (Switzerland).

Your Tour de France Femmes Bike Tour package includes a 3:00pm pick-up & 12:00 midday drop-off at Geneva International Airport (Switzerland).

We suggest International guests arrive 1 night prior to the tour to recover from your travels and adapt to the local time zone, our recommendation the
Holiday Inn Express Geneva Airport which includes an Airport Shuttle.

Should you already be travelling in Europe you can join us in the town of Annecy, France by the following methods:

Air Travel: The two most convenient airports to Annecy are, Geneva Airport (Switzerland) a 45min transfer and Lyon Airport (France) 1.15hrs transfer.
Both these airports are serviced by many International carriers and low cost European airlines.

Bus Travel: Public Bus Transport operates between the airports and Annecy alternatively convenient Taxi and Private Transfer Services are available.

Train Travel: the Rail Europe TGV network brings you direct to Annecy from many of the capital cities of Europe including Paris.

Car Travel: Many worldwide Car Rental companies are also available and the A41 French Autoroute network will bring you directly to Annecy.

The Spectacular – Le Tour Femmes 2024!

PB Welcome you in style with an aperitif followed by a classic French Restaurant Dinner and drinks in the amazing baby Paris town of Annecy!

During your TDF Femmes ride days, cafe/boulangerie stops are facilitated en-route.
Once at our sensational TDF Femmes live viewing spot roadside, Practice Bicycle have organised a variety of fine French flavours Entree + Plat + Desert each day for you to savour! Let’s start with gastronomique lunch on the shores of magnificent Lake Annecy, unforgettable setting with the shimmering turquoise waters to smile at! Jura Flavours await us with the renowned  traditional smoked sausage – a culinary icon of the Franche-Comté region, you will love! Out of this World views, flavours and tranquility of the Chaine des Aravis comes next with our French friend restaurateurs who will will spoil us with hearty mountain flavours listening to the cow bells. Our final Gastronomique ‘challenge’ of Le Tour Femmes is the Huez Ski Village what do your legs feel like? A must try is Savoyard Farcement absolutely delicious, accompanied with Rosti followed by local cheese varities with a Chignin wine, lets celebrate with a ‘coupe de champagne’ or a chartreuse (will make you :)!

Please note drinks are not included with the Lunches.

Your evenings are free to dine at your leisure, Practice Bicycle are happy to recommend!

Your spectacular Le Tour Femmes experience deserves a selection of handpicked premium, luxury hotel options for you! Practice Bicycle offer a choice of 4*Plus, 4*, 3* or 2* superior, quality air-conditioned hotel accommodation located in undoubtedly the most beautiful town in France, Annecy.
Ideal for the ‘solo traveller’ our choice 2* Hotel, is the perfect solution for an economical cycling vacation to Le Tour Femmes.
With a choice of fantastic, modern stays on offer, choose your style of hotel for you to unwind, relax, feel comfortable whilst you enjoy the best of the Women’s Tour de France in Annecy.

4*Plus Best Western Carlton Hotel Annecy Centre

4 Star Best Western Plus Carlton Annecy Centre Ville          4 Star Best Western Plus Carlton Executive Room          4 Star Best Western Plus Carlton Buffet Breakfast

4* Novotel Annecy Centre Hotel 

Novotel Annecy Centre 4 Star France          Novotel Annecy Centre 4 Star Classic Rooms          Novotel Annecy Centre 4 Star Complete Breakfast Choice

4* Mercure Annecy Centre Hotel 

Mercure Annecy Centre 4 Star Hotel          Mercure Annecy Centre 4 Star Hotel Classic Rooms          Mercure Annecy Centre 4 Star Hotel Buffet Breakfast

3* Hotel Campanile Annecy Centre Ville

Hotel Campanile Annecy Centre 3 Star France          Hotel Campanile Annecy Centre 3 Star Standard Room          Hotel Campanile Annecy Centre 3 Star Continental Breakfast

3* Hotel de Bonlieu Annecy Centre Ville

Hotel de Bonlieu 3 Star Annecy Centre Ville          Hotel de Bonlieu 3 Star Annecy Centre Ville Bedroom          Hotel de Bonlieu 3 Star Annecy Centre Ville Buffet Breakfast

2* Hotel de Nord Annecy Centre Ville

2 Star Hotel du Nord Annecy Centre Ville          2 Star Hotel du Nord Annecy Centre Ville Double Room          2 Star Hotel du Nord Annecy Centre Ville Continental Breakfast

Whether you have years of cycling experience or are just new to the bike, if you are excited by the best women’s bike racing in the world, our Tour de France Femmes bike tours are for you!

Each cycling route during your 2024 Le Tour Femmes bike tour will be tailored specifically to your bike riding ability and experience, including the opportunity of riding parts of the stage route.  So, you can have a challenging ride or a comfortable ride – the choice is yours.

We enjoy a challenge as much as we love cycling. The team at Practice Bicycle has a history in professional bike racing, your host Bridget Evans competed in the 1999 Grand Boucle Femmine (Women’s Tour de France).

We have the ideal package for any fan of world class women’s cycling who does not wish to ride and prefers to spectate during our Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift cycling tours.
The perfect solution for a non cycling wife/husband/partner to accompany the bike tour rider on their spectacular France bike tour.

As a Le Tour Femmes Non-Cycling guest and bike race fan you experience all the spectacle, excitement, and action up close and personal of the bike race live. Our local support team will share with you culture and villages on route whilst catching up with the cycling group at our ‘Unique live viewing spots’ and handpicked restaurant lunch together.

For complete flexibility with your cycling vacation without using our accommodation our ‘Rides Only’ package is the perfect solution to join this Tour de France Femmes bike tour. Arrange your own stay in the fantastic town of Annecy with one of the many hotels or apartments available to you.
Each day join the PB Team at a convenient central meeting point in the town of Annecy. Fully escorted and supported on a superb variety of rides to the best viewing locations to catch Le Tour Femmes live from the roadside in the French Alps.
What’s Included:
* 4 superb, tailored rides, highly experienced cycling guides with the highest level of safety including TDF Femmes race routes.
* Daily ride options ‘the tailored challenge’.
* 3 spectacular live viewing opportunities of contrasting stages of the Tour de France stages 6, 7 & 8.
* Welcome to Annecy with aperitif and French gourmet restaurant dinner.
* 4 Restaurant gastronomique French lunch experiences including at the stages of Le Tour Femmes.
* Support person and vehicle with ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance.
* Sports drinks & nutritional bars available for all bike rides.
* The ultimate support of the professional team in Annecy the French Alps.
* Private Transfers from Geneva International Airport (Switzerland) to Annecy, France arrival & departure days.

What our discerning cycling guests had to say about their Tour de France cycling vacation with PB

The Ride was rich…the conversation with Paul was the “real gold”!
Bridget’s level of care & attention to detail was impressive!
Spectacular scenery, delicious food and some never ending climbs…
Very hard to beat grey hair & experience…
Thankyou for making our tour so memorable!
Darren – Australia

Dear PB (Bridget & Paul)
Thanks for an awesome experience at TDF. I really appreciated the local knowledge and care taken in selecting lunch and catering the rides distance/elevation to the groups ability. The tour was a good balance between spectating and riding. If you could control the weather I’d suggest delaying the heat wave to help the aussies coming from winter (haha) 🙂
Had an awesome time at the Tour de France with Practice Bicycle Tour’s Bridget and Paul. I was especially impressed by the small group tour format, consisting of riding in the alps, eating delicious food and spectating then transiting back to Annecy. PB generously share their local knowledge and I would highly recommend to those looking for a bespoke, personal holiday experience!
Kate – Australia

Loved all the rides, scenery etc was incredible. Food & places we ate at were great. Accommodation for 2 Star was very good. I personally had difficulty opening with small food items on rides with sweaty hands. Overall I loved the whole experience.
Phil – Australia

Staying in same location makes it a real holiday
Appreciate the ability to move times around the as the tour times change
Coffee stops were very much appreciated to break up the rides
Restaurants lunches were fantastic
Like the variety of stages, prefer mid-mountain as more relaxed atmosphere
It was an great week of riding / spectating / eating without the long car trips between stages and hotels. Bridget and Paul were excellent tour operators with insightful knowledge of everything cycling and about the alps region. I would highly recommend.
Dean – Australia

Hi there,
Could you please pass on my thanks to Paul and Bridget for the great TDF ride day yesterday,  I really enjoyed it and it was great to meet everyone, I’d definitely been keen to join again in the future.
Many thanks again, I had a fabulous time
Steph – UK

Thanks for the fantastic photos Bridget & Paul. You have been  absolute troopers the last few days. It couldn’t have been easy being ill and still trying to entertain. We appreciate it so much and have loved every second with you both. The food was spectacular and the riding was fun. You guys really do have a great thing going on.
Anne & Len – Australia

If you ever want to tour France, Portugal, Italy or Australia via bicycle I would highly recommend the 1st Class Practice Bicycle Tours Company first hand.
Grace – USA

I truly enjoyed my week with you guys. As I said at the last dinner I was not sure if I would like cycling every day for a week as normally I’m a bit of a weekend only guy.
The Tour de France week was great in every respect, the rides, the Tour, the meals and especially the company!
Simon – Australia

A great week. We are so lucky to have found Practice Bicycle Tours. Paul and Bridget were incredible hosts, Loved every minute of the tour!
Lenny – Australia

Thanks Practice Bicycle Bike Tours – Amazing! Great shots to remember the Tour de France trip. Thanks again for a very well organised and professional tour. Great routes, climbs, food, wine, company and weather.
Kevin – Australia

Paul and Bridget
Thank you for sending the wonderful video. It is a great momento of our experience and we’ve certainly shared it with others who’d appreciate it. I’ve watched it several times and each viewing brings a tingle of joy.
Carrie and I had a great time and truly appreciate all that you did to make our week together so special. Something we’ll always treasure.
I appreciate your flexibility toward different rider strengths and possible ride options. That was something that was apparent in your tour description and attracted me. To me, that’s your biggest challenge with any group – dealing with its range of skills and capabilities. You do a great job. Your concern for the safety of your group is greatly appreciated.
The Hotel choice was great. Breakfasts were good. I know that you were concerned that our early morning breakfasts were scaled back and placed on the reception counter. But, I think they did a good job to accommodate our needs and it didn’t bother us. We were just happy to have something available to us at such an early hour.
We enjoyed all of our meals together as well as rest stops. We appreciate the importance you give them and the planning involved. They’re a big part of the experience!
I recognize the challenges of viewing the Tour. Our three TDF days worked out beautifully. Lunch spots were great. Changing/shower facilities were appreciated.
Thomas and Lorene were great in their roles as drivers and providing support. Always there with cheerful personalities offering drinks, snacks or whatever assistance they could provide.
Hired bikes were great.
Best wishes until we have the opportunity to pedal together again. We’ll never watch a stage of the TDF again without being reminded of our friends in Annecy.
David & Carrie – USA

We have done 2 TDF tours with Practice Bicycle and the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal they cycle at what ever pace you are capable of and take you to amazing viewing points and scrumptious eating spots. We hope to return to France and do more cycling with them next year. They really know their stuff.
Annie – Australia

Hi Paul & Bridget
Just wanted to say thanks for dropping in the extra TDF water bottle for my daughter, her school project on the TDF was a huge success, with all the goodies I got along the way for her. Also thanks for a great week, we are still talking about the great times we had on the morning rides at home, the old Weetabix just aren’t the same as a chocolate croissant in the morning though.
Hope to ride with you again.
Craig – Australia

Back in chilly Sydney and just wanted to THANK YOU AGAIN, for all the effort you guys put in to make our trip so great. I especially appreciated your help with the gluten free food – it is such a pain in the butt, and I was prepared to eat nothing but salad all week in order to avoid any fuss, but thanks to you I enjoyed all sorts of delicious meals. Please also give our thanks to Olivier – we didn’t really say goodbye to him and I really enjoyed his company in the minibus – he was able to answer all my questions about cows, funny roofs etc…Happy cycling.
Wendy & Len – Australia

So many great memories…
Thank you so much for the DVD of our Tour de France experience. A great compilation that we have watched endlessly. So many great memories and still hard to believe that we were there. Paul has a new bike. I am still happy to be his soigneur. We really, really enjoyed our time with the group. It was so superior travelling with a small group and we had such a nice mix of people. And special thanks to the Non-Cycling Team – what an amazing job they did!…
Thanks again for everything!
Gail & Paul – Australia

Dear Bridget and Paul,
We just wanted to say how much we loved the whole Tour de France week with you both – brilliant in all ways.
The attention to detail, the huge variation in each of the day’s riding through such beautiful country and amazing little villages was just fantastic – culminating in that most amazing descent on the last day. (not so good on the time trialling Paul) but just loved the climbs.
Again thank you both so much for an amazing experience and all the little extras that didn’t go unnoticed right down to the musette bag of goodies, a lovely surprise!
Jen cannot thank you both enough for the amazing support you gave her which we both incredibly appreciated.
The week was an unforgettable experience both in riding and the thought that went into each day’s lunch experiences.
Take care and very best wishes from us both
Jeremy & Jenny – Australia

On this Tour de France trip my wife and I we were accompanied by our 3 teenage children. All who have some level of cycling experience. We certainly had reservations if one of the TDF trips would be appropriate and how they would cope.
The support, encouragement and assistance provided by the Practice Bicycle Team for the teenage children was outstanding! The support and advice offered by Paul and Bridget during rides and conversations between rides in preparation was very good. All the children achieved more than they otherwise would have and made the experience a very enjoyable one. Our eldest daughter Nikki has now commenced learning French and is making plans to return next year during the term 3 holidays for another cycling adventure
Dean, Pam, Nikki, Tegan & Ryan – Australia

Bonjour mes Amies
We arrived home well rested after 2 days in Hong Kong! Bikes arrived safely too! How did the Tour de Suisse go?
We were very envious!!
Thank you both for looking after us so well, again we had a fabulous time, and the surprise Fine dining experience…. Michelin star*! Can’t wait to see how you are going to top that next time?
See you both in Adelaide in January for the Tour down Under, take care and we’ll be in touch soon.
A Bientot
p.s Everyone here who watched the Tour is raving about Annecy! They all say the views shown of Annecy and the lake was spectacular.
Catarina & John – Australia

Tour de France, amazing
Thanks so much Bridget & Paul, had a ball will be odds on for next year. Best holiday in a long time! Just to keep you updated i am filling the spots for our Private Tour. Thanks again for such a wonderful time over in Annecy.
Keiran & Sarah – Singapore

What a day to remember at the Tour de France!
“Time trial day was a treat!! Practice Bicycle Tours had secured a large house on the course with as much wine and food as you wished. The chef served us many popular French foods and wine. Between the champagne and cheering for Lance, Cadel and Stuey the day went much too quickly.
So here I am back in Australia looking at the photos of us all on the summit of mountains with snow caps as the back drop. It would not have happened without the professional and personal attention of Bridget and Paul, first class service and lots of fun!
Many, many thanks and see you next year.”
Ange – Australia

We offer a choice of daily tailored rides with our Tour de France Femmes bike tours to meet the experience of our cycling guests, including actual sections of Le Tour Femmes stage route, look at the variety of rides available on the detailed daily itinerary above.

Practice Bicycle arrived in the majestic French Alps in 1996, since this time they have developed an incredible variety of a staggering 100+ routes for riders of all levels, expect the best bike rides of your life with your Women’s Tour de France cycling vacation.

‘Unpack Once, Ride Everyday’
The one location Tour de France cycling holidays are the brainchild of Bridget (Owner/Operator).  On retiring from professional cycling, it was the pure pleasure of cycling that evolved the proven PB Tours philosophy of one location stay.  Including everything enjoyable and removing the less pleasurable is our goal of your perfect cycling holiday experience.

Packing and Unpacking each day is tiring, stressful and time consuming. With insufficient time to relax, enjoy and experience the destination before it is time to move on again.
With a life spent discovering the very best locations to Practice Bicycle, including the discovery of endless ride routes exploring in every direction all from the one perfect location.
Experience the very best cycling of your life with your Tour de France holiday when you Unpack Once, Ride Everyday!

For your added convenience we have quality carbon road bikes as an optional extra available to you with your Tour de France cycling holiday.
Depending on availability and size we have several brands of carbon bikes available including Cannondale, Fuji, Lapierre carbon bikes with disc brake or rim brake options Shimano Ultegra or 105 componentry.

Cannondale Synapse Carbon Road Bike Shimano compact 50/34 x 12-32          Fuji Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50,34 x 12-34        Lapierre rim brake Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50,34 x 12-32          Lapierre disc brake Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50,34 x 12-32

Tour de France Femmes 6 day tour includes:

  • 5 nights of quality 4*Plus, 4*, 3* or 2* Hotel Accommodation in Annecy the heart of the majestic French Alps
  • French continental buffet breakfasts a perfect start to the day.
  • 4 superb, tailored rides, highly experienced cycling guides with the highest level of safety including Le Tour Femmes race routes
  • Daily ride options, ‘the tailored challenge’
  • 3 spectacular live viewing opportunities of the final stages of the Tour de France Femmes stages 6, 7 & 8
  • Welcome to Annecy with aperitif and French gourmet restaurant dinner
  • 4 Restaurant gastronomique French lunch experiences including on the stages of Le Tour Femmes
  • Support person and vehicle with ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance
  • Sports drinks & nutritional bars available for all bike rides
  • The ultimate support of the professional team in Annecy the French Alps
  • Private Transfers from Geneva International Airport (Switzerland) to Annecy, France arrival & departure days

Le Tour Femmes French Alps Bike Tour Highlights:

  • Magnificent Lake Annecy the most enchanting town in France, perfect Tour de France cycling holiday destination
  • Experience for yourself the thrill of riding Tour de France roads and the slopes of the iconic Cols of the French Alps – ‘see it’ ‘feel it’ ‘admire it’ & ‘remember it’
  • Very best flavours of France in hidden gem Restaurant lunch settings including Tour de France lunch in the majestic French Alps .
  • Challenge and enjoy the French Alps, Alpe D’Huez (1850m), Monte du Chinaillon (1285m), Cote des Fins (1046m), Col de Saint-Jean-de-Sixt (949m), Cote de Talloires (555m), Cote de Cercier (578m), La Roche du Pretre (817m), take on one, take on all the challenge is yours!
  • Experience sights & delights of France, Doubs Horloger National Park, Jura Mountains, Le Bourg-d’Oisans and Grand Bornand alpine ski village.
  • Memorable Le Tour Femmes unique live viewing, Jura Mountains spectacle, Aravis Mountain Range & iconic Alpe d’Huez climbing finale!
  • 1st class service, small group camaraderie a unique experience & lots of fun
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