Tour de France Trips

Beautiful Switzerland Tour de France Stages Live

Tour de France trips cycling in the Mountains of Switzerland! The 2022 Tour de France offers an unique experience of a spectacular cycling vacation in Switzerland.

The Tour de France route in 2022 enters the Alps on the silk roads of Switzerland and the spectacular shores of Lake Leman. Escape the norm and immerse yourself in authentic Switzerland with this premium quality small group guided cycling package.

The Tour de France is the pinnacle of the season for cycling fans and the Practice Bicycle team, who have a special passion for cycling and international racing ready to share with you. You want to feel like you belong and you’re not just another tourist in the group… in fact you want to totally escape, both on your bike and whilst relaxing…. a real cycling holiday!

2022 Tour de France Trips Switzerland

Crazy, Chaos, Thrilling, Amazing it must be the Tour de France 2022 the greatest sporting event in the world!  With spectacular stages around pristine lakes and glorious mountains of Switzerland, experience the most amazing cycling of your life and make your own life time cycling memories at this year’s Tour de France in Switzerland.
Who will take the famous leaders yellow jersey in Lausanne on the most amazing Lake in Europe with it’s picture postcard spectacular Alpine panoramic backdrop.
Action packed live race action with the first real test of climbing at the 2022 Tour de France on the alpine roads of Switzerland. Experience our unique Tour de France cycling packages, the ideal balance between quality cycling, amazing race viewing and relaxing in a small group environment which is enjoyed by all our discerning bike riders and non-cycling guests.

Tour de France Live Viewing in the French Alps?

Bike Race ToursClassic Tour de France race action on the roads of the French Alps, Ride, Spectate, Relax, experience the magic!

Tour de France Alps Tours
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Bike Race Tour

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Flexible – 40km/25mi – 100km/62mi
We offer a choice of 2-3 ride distances each day as per our itineraries i.e 40km,75km or 100km

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TDF – Switzerland 5 Day Tour
2*Hotel Accommodation $2769 per person
3*Hotel Accommodation $2947 per person

One Hotel Cycling

Bulle, Switzerland

Dates

7 – 11 July 2022

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Small Group Size

4 to 8 people

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Single room – $259
Bike hire – $400
Non-cycling partner – $2645

Tour de France Non-cycling partner?

That’s ok, we cater to non-cyclists too!

Our Tour de France trips also include a non-cycling tour package for any fan of world class cycling who does not wish to ride and prefers to spectate at the Tour de France. The perfect solution for a non-cycling wife, husband, partner to accompany the bike rider on their spectacular Tour de France bike tour whilst in Switzerland.

We just wanted to say how much we loved the whole TDF week with Practice Bicycle Tours - 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 TDF Alpine 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.
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, the race viewing and the thought that went into each day's special restaurant lunch experiences.
Very best wishes from us both.
Testimonial by J & J Upton – Australia
J & J Upton – Australia

Dates

2023
  • 01 July — 23 July Enquire

Itinerary TDF Switzerland

Ride and join all the excitement of the Tour de France trips live on the pristine roads of Switzerland.
Thursday 7 July - Arrival Day – Bulle Switzerland
*Ride options:
Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 180m/600ft route Maison Cailler
Distance 45km/28mi Ascent 450m/1500ft route Lac de la Gruyere
Includes: Geneva Airport Transfer, Welcome Drinks & Dinner
Non-Cycling Guests: Share the spectacular tour day in Switzerland

Welcome to Switzerland and your unique opportunity at the Tour de France 2022. This morning the team will collect you from Geneva Airport (Switzerland) with a vehicle transfer to the wonderful Swiss town of Bulle in the district of Gruyère, your one location cycling base for the next 5 days.
Switzerland has got to be one of the most exhilarating countries in the world, where all your senses are heightened to new levels and the memorable moments start from the moment you arrive, and continue until the moment you leave. Enjoy these very first amazing sights as we circumnavigate Lake Geneva or Lac Leman as the locals like to call it. This magnificent crescent shaped lake between Switzerland and France will be your backdrop for your Tour de France cycling holiday in Switzerland.
Once checked in at the Hotel we’ll take a welcome ride together stopping at Maison Cailler, the world class chocolatier for an obligatory Swiss chocolate tasting, every kitchen in Switzerland has a chocolate draw, so when in Switzerland do as the Swiss do!
Complete the perfect opening day at your 2022 Tour de France with a Welcome glass of Vaud wine together followed by dinner of the best flavours of Switzerland.

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

Friday 8th July – Friday 8th July – Lavaux UNESCO World Heritage Site
*Ride Options:
Distance 36km/22mi Ascent 375m/1200ft route Chateaux du Oron
Distance 55km/34mi Ascent 546m/1800ft route Grandvaux
Distance 97km/60mi Ascent 830m/2700ft route Mont Pelerin
Includes: Breakfast, Swiss Gourmet Restaurant Lunch
Non-Cycling Guests: Share all the tour day and Lavaux wine region

The Tour de France peloton is fast approaching Switzerland and will be live on our roads tomorrow. This is perfect timing as we have an amazing day of cycling adventures together on the pristine roads of Switzerland and the terraces of the Lavaux wine region.
With no time constraints choose your perfect Swiss cycling route as we explore this remarkable countryside, sometimes you must pinch yourself that you are riding, the pedals turn easier than normal when your distracted by such spectacular views. It may seem like we’re heading downhill all the way to Lake Geneva, although the Mont Pelerin route reminds us, we are cycling in the Swiss Alps.
The panoramic views to the south are one of the many reasons this is a special cycling destination with the snow-capped French Alps and Mont Blanc (4807m) the highest peak in Europe.
Great days of bike riding with Practice Bicycle always deserve a great reward, today we will be on the terraces of Lavaux, in the picturesque village of Grandvaux, in the heart of Vaud wine region where the wine tradition dates back to Roman times. It’s time for a relaxing lunch with a view…
We will transfer by vehicle back to Bulle for you to enjoy a relaxing evening of your choice.

Saturday 9th July - View Tour de France Stage 8 Dole - Lausanne
*Ride Options:
Distance 44km/27mi Ascent 340m/1100ft route Lausanne
Distance 85km/53mi Ascent 1350m/4400ft route Col du Mont d’Orzeires (1000m)
Distance 130km/80mi Ascent 1700m/5600ft route Cote du Stade Olympic Lausanne
Includes: Breakfast, TDF Culinary Restaurant Lunch on Lac Leman
Non-Cycling Guests: Share all the tour day in the canton of Vaud

This is the day we have been waiting for, the Tour de France live from the roadside in Switzerland in 2022.
The stage 8 route brings the peloton across the Jura Mountains region of Switzerland, through the Vallée de Joux before arriving on the shores of Lake Geneva and the final kilometers of action and the summit finish at the Lausanne Olympic Stadium.
The city of Lausanne is the home to the International Olympic Committee headquarters, as well as the Olympic Museum, pick your choice of great rides on offer as we join the Tour de France live in Switzerland.
The challenging route available to you heads to the shores of Lac de Joux close to the border with France, this high valley peaks at 1000m before passing by Mont Tendre the tallest peak in the Jura Mountains. For those wishing to safe a little energy for the afternoon, the comfortable ride route picks up the final 30km of the Tour de France route along the shore of Lake Geneva before arriving at all the spectacle and excitement of the Tour de France finish line atmosphere.
The value is in the detail and with the local knowledge of Practice Bicycle they have it covered, it was on these same roads in 1997 at the World Triathlon Championships where the fun all began. Since those early days, Switzerland has remained a frequent cycling destination for the Practice Bicycle team located in Annecy, just south of Geneva.
Relax and make your own memories with an exciting afternoon in Lausanne, TDF lunch on Lac Leman and all the buzz of being apart of the greatest sporting event in the world, in the most amazing location in the world.

Sunday 10th July – View Tour de France Stage 9 Aigle - Chatel Les Portes du Soleil (Alps)
*Ride Options:
Distance 42km/26mi Ascent 850m/2800ft route Col des Moses (1445m
Distance 70km/43mi Ascent 1540m/5000ft route Les Diablerets
Distance 95km/60mi Ascent 1960m/6400ft route Col de la Croix (1778m
Includes: Breakfast, Swiss Alps Restaurant Lunch
Non-Cycling Guests: Share all the Tour Day & spectacular TDF Action in the Swiss Alps!
The Tour de France professional peloton will be looking forward to their rest day on Monday but first there could be a shake up in the general classification and the wearer of this years yellow jersey.
With 4 categorised mountains during todays stage 9 route the race action will be electric through the Vaud Alps of Switzerland before the race finishes back on French soil in the ski resort of Chatel.
We’ll also be feeling the excitement with our final ride together, starting once more from your hotel this morning we’ll be experiencing the Vaud Mountains for ourselves.
This carefully designed itinerary allows for all our guests to maximize their cycling pleasure during your cycling vacation to the Tour de France. This doesn’t mean we have left the best for last or possibly the most challenging, although this is certainly a day of magnificent climbing.
Guided by some very experienced legs, pick your ride distance in this superb cycling region, and enjoy one last time pedalling in the Swiss Alps to make it your perfect cycling day at the Tour de France in 2022.
With the challenge over, refuel with a well-deserved Alpine lunch, celebrate this amazing event roadside with the publicity caravan and all the very best cyclists in the world at the Tour de France in Switzerland.
Monday 11th July – Departure Day from Switzerland
Includes: Breakfast, Geneva Airport Transfer
With lots of wonderful memories made, Practice Bicycle are available to assist you with your onward journey from Switzerland. Your team will say goodbye this morning and transfer you to Geneva International Airport (Switzerland) for your midday departure.
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 tailored ride each day, in addition the option of enjoying the comfort of the support vehicle and all the spectacle of the day at a more leisurely pace should you wish.

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

Each cycling route during your 2022 Tour de France 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.

Practice Bicycle choose hand-picked, quality accommodation in Switzerland for your Tour de France cycling package.
We have a choice of 2* or 3* hotel accommodation located in the heart of Gruyère Switzerland. The ideal location to make your Tour de France trip a cycling holiday of a lifetime!

Hotel des Alpes Bulle Switzerland          Hotel Le Tonnelier Bulle Switzerland

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).

So, if it’s a challenge you are looking for, we can definitely find just the right rides for you with our Tour de France bike tours on offer.  Each day a choice of ride routes are available with one perfect for you.

If you are looking for a challenge with your next cycling vacation, take a look at our Challenging Bike Tours category, with fantastic cycling opportunities in superb destinations including, Australia, Portugal, Italy and the French Alps.

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

As a Tour de France 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.

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

Geneva International Airport (Switzerland) is the closest and most convenient airport to your one location Tour de France cycling vacation. For your convenience the premium Tour de France vacation packages include a Geneva Airport pick-up and drop-off service.

Should you already be travelling in Europe you can arrive at our Tour de France bike tours by the following methods:
Air Travel: Geneva Airport (Switzerland) and Lyon Airport (France) are the closest airports, serviced by many International and low cost European airlines.
Train Travel: The super-fast TGV train network operates between many cities including Paris and Geneva.

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

Packing and Unpacking each day was tiring, stressful and time consuming. With insufficient time to relax, enjoy and experience the destination before it was 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 our Tour de France holidays when you Unpack Once, Cycle 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.
Many of our guests prefer their own bikes for maximum cycling pleasure. Should logistics and travel arrangements make this too difficult then our bike hire is the perfect solution.
Depending on availability and size we have several brands of carbon bikes available including Cannondale, Fuji, Lapierre and Haibike, all are recent models with 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          Haibike 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 – Switzerland 5 day tour includes:

  • 4 nights of quality 2* or 3*Hotel Accommodation in the charming town of Bulle in the heart of Gruyère, Switzerland
  • Swiss continental buffet breakfasts the ideal start to your cycling day.
  • 4 superb, tailored guided rides with the highest level of safety including TDF race routes
  • 3 daily ride options, ‘the tailored challenge’
  • 2 Tour de France stages with “unique live viewing opportunities” in Switzerland
  • Welcome to Switzerland with traditional drinks and dinner
  • 3 Restaurant authentic Swiss lunch experiences including the stages of the Tour de France
  • Support person & vehicle with ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance
  • Sports drinks & nutritional bars available for all bike rides
  • The ultimate support of the professional team living in Annecy the French Alps
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off at Geneva International Airport, Switzerland (9.00am tour arrival & departure day)

Tour de France Switzerland Bike Tour Highlights:

  • Charming Bulle situated in the heart of Gruyère, in the region of Fribourg
  • Experience for yourself the thrill of riding Tour de France roads on the green landscapes, pristine lakes and Mountains of Switzerland
  • Very best flavours of Switzerland in a variety of spectacular restaurant lunch settings.
  • Challenge and enjoy the Jura Mountains, Cote du Stade Olympic Lausanne (604m), Col du Mont d’Orzeires (1000m), Col des Mosses (1445m), Col de la Croix (1778m) take on one, take on all the challenge is yours!
  • Memorable Tour de France unique live road side viewing in the Olympic City of Lausanne
  • 1st class service, small group camaraderie a unique experience & lots of fun
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