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Great news, the official 2019 Tour de France route has been released, we’re excited the route looks great.

Lock your travel arrangements in to start our tour in the lovely southern French city, Toulouse on Tuesday 16th July. Our trip will finish in Paris on Monday 29th July.

When we arrive in Toulouse, the race will be nearby for our first two days, we’ll pick up the Tour de France again at key points in the Pyrenees and Alps for the final two weeks of the race all the way up to Paris.

We’ll take in many classic Tour de France rides including: Alpe D’Huez, Mont Ventoux, Col du Tourmalet, some days we’ll have a taste of what it’s like to be a pro rider and ride sections of the race course.

We’ll see the final race stage in Paris on Sunday 28th July, our trip concludes Monday 29th, the morning after the race finishes, we provide an airport transfer departing our hotel at 10.30am.

*Note, each of our Grand Tour Itineraries is new each year, so we can maximise your experience with race viewing combined with great rides. Our full Tour de France itinerary will be online shortly.
Take a look at our previous years trip (below) if you’d like an indication of the great inclusions, format and pricing*

Have a look at our previous 2018 Tour De France 14-Day Bucket List trip itinerary.

Payments

$750.00 AUD$7,950.00 AUD

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  • DATES
    Start: Toulouse, Tuesday 16th July
    Finish: Paris, Monday 29th July

    COST
    • $750.00 AUD reserves your spot for the 2019 Tour De France 14-Day trip
    • $7,950 AUD – Per Person Twin Share* Final Trip Pricing
    • $1,280 AUD – Single Supplement (optional)

  • Single Supplement

    * Our twin share prices are per person based on two people sharing one room. If you are travelling alone, you have the option of sharing a twin room with another tour participant that we’ll match you with or alternatively, have a room to yourself by paying the additional single room supplement.

2019 TOUR DE FRANCE

Short transfers, intimate groups, perfect mix of race viewing with the most popular classic climbs, routes, small roads and great cultural experiences.

The 2019 Tour de France will be the 106th edition of the race around France. The start, known as the Grand Départ will be in Brussels, Belgium in honour of the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France win by Eddy Merckx. The opening two stages will loop back to Brussels, to connect the regions of Flanders and Wallonia. We’ll keep you up to date as the race organiser provides us with more information.

Trip Highlights:

STAY
Chic French hotels

RIDE | VISIT
Pyrenees: 
Col du Tourmalet, Col du Aubsique
Provence: Mt Ventoux, Gorges de la Nesque
French Alps: 
Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier, Col d’Izoard
Italian Alps: Colle delle Finestre, Sestriere
Paris: Watch the Final Stage of the 2019 Tour de France in Paris. Guided early morning sightseeing ride to many of the famous Parisian locations including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph, plus ride sections of the final day’s racecourse including the Champs Elysees.

EAT | Drink
Wonderful regional produce, beautifully prepared by our hosts, matched with the finest local wines, craft beers and mineral waters.

WATCH
A mixture of stage starts, midpoints, feed stations, mountaintop and stage finishes.

Itinerary in brief: (Detailed Itinerary online shortly)
Day 1 Tues 16th July: Arrival Day Toulouse/Blagnac, plus fields of sunflowers loop ride 55km. Welcome dinner and drinks. Stay Toulouse old center.
Day 2 Wed 17th July: Tour de Tarn ride plus Tour de France race start Albi, ride back to Toulouse – intersect the race at a key point enroute 115km. Stay Toulouse
Day 3 Thurs 18th July: Ride the final of todays Tour de France high mountain stage inc Col du Peyresourde 80km. Stay Pyrenees, dinner at our Lourdes bike hotel.
Day 4 Fri 19th July: Col du Solour – Col d’Aubisque High Mountain Loop 90km. Stay Pyrenees, Lourdes bike hotel.
Day 5 Sat 20th July: Col du Tourmalet Loop, see the race on the lower slopes 110km. Stay Pyrenees, Lourdes bike hotel.
Day 6 Sun 21st July: Medieval Citadel Carcassone – Gorge de la Nesque Ride 60km. Stay Provence, Inc Dinner and wine at our private French Chateau, Mazan.
Day 7 Mon 22nd July: Mont Ventoux loop plus extras 100km – Stay Provence, Celebration dinner and drinks at our Chateau Mazan
Day 8 Tues 23rd July: Alps, Col d’Iozard, Montegenevre to the Frontier 70km – Stay Alps, dinner at our Montgenvre hotel
Day 9 Wed 24th July: Italian Alps Colle dello Finetre, Sestriere, Montgenevre 80km. Stay Alps, dinner at our Montgenvre hotel
Day 10 Thurs 25th July: Ride Telegraph, Galibier, Tour de France on the Col du Galibier 100km. Stay Alps, dinner at our Montgenvre hotel.
Day 11 Fri 26th July: Alpe d’ Huez, Secret Balcony Roads, Glandon, Croix de Fer loop ride 105km. Stay Grenoble
Day 12 Sat 27th July: Explore Grenoble – TGV Grenoble to Paris, explore Paris – Final dinner and drinks Paris. Stay Hotel Paradis 10th Arr Paris.
Day 13 Sun 28th July: Morning Paris sightseeing ride 25km – Watch the final stage Paris. Stay Hotel Paradis 10th Arr Paris.
Day 14 Mon 29th July: Final day. Transfer to Charles de Gaulle departs 10.30am.

TRIP INCLUSIONS

TRIP EXCLUSIONS

Pat and Grace worked tirelessly to make sure everyone’s needs and expectations were met

S. Charlton (2015)
S. Charlton (2015)Queensland, Australia

A big thanks to you for making my trip, as a non-rider, very memorable

L. Green (2010)
L. Green (2010) New Zealand

Grace and Pat go above and beyond to make sure you have a good time

Steph W. (2015, 2014 & 2013)
Steph W. (2015, 2014 & 2013)NSW, Australia

Nothing was too much trouble, their demeanour was always cheery

Andrew S. (2014)
Andrew S. (2014)Melbourne, Australia

Knowledgeable, multilingual, always helpful, a great team

Tommy. E (2016, 2014, 2013, 2012)
Tommy. E (2016, 2014, 2013, 2012)USA

Grace is the most organised of guides, no request is too unusual or difficult

A. Saunders (2017)
A. Saunders (2017)Victoria, Australia

You took care of my wife wonderfully… I am grateful and appreciative

David S. (2016)
David S. (2016)Canada

Thanks very much for a highly enjoyable and excellently run tour

Daren A. (2012)
Daren A. (2012)QLD, Australia

Grace and Pat are remarkable. Thank you so much!

Claudia H. (2104)
Claudia H. (2104)Canada

Grace… you are warm, inclusive and infectious in your enthusiasm

John H. (2014)
John H. (2014)Australia

Pat and his team did an absolutely brilliant job

L. Hocking (2015)
L. Hocking (2015)Victoria, Australia

Big thanks to Grace & Patrick… we had a Brilliant time

Andrew E (2016)
Andrew E (2016)Australia

The trip ran like clock work… all we had to worry about was enjoying ourselves

Ben K. (2013)
Ben K. (2013)NSW, Australia

Grace… you are still as efficient and organised as always

Richard B. (2016, 2012)
Richard B. (2016, 2012)Western Australia

Pat’s leadership gave everyone what they needed

Peter F. (2010)
Peter F. (2010)New Zealand

Our Tour

July each year signals Tour de France time and announce it’s summer. It’s a beautiful time to visit and ride in France. We’ll show you the smaller roads, charming villages and stay in chic French hotels.

It’s with out a doubt the best time to visit France, the villages, the big cities all come to life to the sights, sounds and festivities of the Tour de France.

There’s something beautiful about riding a bike in France in the sun drenched summer, the terrain is almost purpose-built for cyclists who love panoramic climbs, sweeping views and lakeside roads, it’s stunning.

France has been our base for the past ten cycling seasons, we know it like the back of our hand, we’ve spent much of that time running speciality cycling trips and tours. We’ve hosted groups to all of France’s beautiful regions, ridden all the best roads, mountains and we’ll show you the best of France on our 14 Day Tour.

We love everything about France, the people, it’s culture, it’s beautiful food, wine, the history, the outdoors, the mountains and it’s love for the biggest sporting event in the world.

We’re looking forward to showing you around France, the Pyrenees, Provence, the Alps, Paris and the 2019 Tour de France.

Ciao Pat, Grace and the Team

Advance Bookings:

We open up our Advance Reservations for trips so you can book well ahead. Guarantee your position by booking up to 12 months prior.

If you’d like to organise and book your trip more than 12 months prior, contact us via email or phone, we’ll arrange everything so you can make an advanced early booking.

An advance booking, accompanied by a fully refundable $750 AUD (Australian Dollar) ensures priority booking status when the trip details are announced. Note, an advance booking is not considered final until payment is received.

Once specific trip itinerary details are finalized, we’ll contact everyone on the advance reservation list via email, we’ll include the itinerary and offer a priority booking position before opening up bookings to the wider community.

If a trip fills – as it often does in the advance bookings, we create a waiting list and then offer reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on the date the advance reservation was made) once our advanced booking guest have finalised.

To cancel an advance booking submitted in writing/ via email within 14 days of the trip details being published. The (AUD) $750 advance reservation payment will be immediately refunded for any cancellation received within this 14-day period.

Final Payments:

The balance of your trip payment is due no later than 120 days prior to your trip departure date, we will forward via email your final payment invoice. You can choose to make full payment earlier if you prefer to finalise your trip payment early, contact us and we will arrange for an invoice to be sent.

What if I have to transfer, change or cancel my trip:
We understand you may not be able to go on your trip, cancel, change or transfer due to personal or medical reasons. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to transfer to another trip that has places available. If you have a question give us a call or email.

Due to the high demand, limited hotel availability and the advance payments expected by our hotels and restaurants we use, the following cancellation conditions apply to all of our trips.

AFTER BOOKING, IF YOU CANCEL:

120 – 91 days prior to departure50% cancellation fee of the trip price
90 – 61 days prior to departure75% cancellation fee of the trip price
60 days and less prior to departure100% cancellation fee of the trip price
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