TOUR DE FRANCE 2024 (TDF1)
Pyrenees, Provence and The Alps 


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09 - 22 July 2024 (14 Days / 13 Nights)

TDF1 and TDF3 are very similar. Both start in Toulouse on 9 July and finish in Nice on 22 July. They both cater for cyclists and non-riders. Both trips spend 4 nights in the Pyrenees and 2 nights in Provence.

TDF1 and TDF3 will both ride the following….

  • Col du Soulor
  • Col d’Aubisque
  • Col du Tourmalet
  • Hautacam
  • Mont Ventoux
  • Alpe d’Huez
  • Col d’Izoard
  • Col du Lautaret
  • Col du Galibier

The subtle differences between TDF1 and TDF3.

  • TDF1 has three nights in Serre Chevalier, TDF3 has 2 nights.
  • TDF1 spends 3 nights in the city of Nice. TDF3 - 2 nights.
  • TDF3 will spend a night in a beautiful chateau near Valence. TDF3 also spends a night at the top of Alpe d’Huez.
  • TDF1 will see up to 5 stages of the TdF. TDF3 will see up to 4 stages.
  • TDF1 has 2 complete rest days. TDF3 only has 1 complete day off the bike.    



Join Ride Holidays for the greatest sporting event on the planet - the 2024 Tour de France. Our cycle tours are achievable for anyone who rides a road bike, not just the serious cyclist, and offers an unparalleled experience of both the race and the country.

We start in Toulouse and finish in Nice. Both our first and last nights are at airport hotels. This is to  make it as easy as possible for you. Our first ride is in the mighty Pyrenees - where we spend 4 nights. You can  tick off Col du Soulor and Col d’Aubisque as rides.

A key mountain stage ride is over Col du Tourmalet and you’ll be there!! 

It’s then on to Provence for a couple of nights where our target is the magnificent Mont Ventoux. No pressure.

It’s then off to the high mountains for 3 nights. Staying in the famous ski valley of Serre Chevalier.  You get the chance to ride all the favourites, such as Alpe d’Huez, Lautaret, Galibier and Col d’Izoard.

Our final 3 nights are spent in Nice. History is being made in 2024, as the final stage moves away from Paris. You’ll get to ride another key mountain and then be part of all the TdF action on the last stages.

There are three rides to choose from daily - the less demanding 'cappuccino' level, then 'latte' and, for those keen on pedalling 100km or more per day, 'espresso'.

There is also a non-riding 'macchiato' option, focusing more on scenery, markets, and wineries. You have your own vehicle and guide. (On TdF stages you’ll have V.I.P access. Driving on roads that are closed to the public).

First held in 1903, the Tour de France has become one of the most popular sporting events in the world. For over a hundred years, spectators have been entranced by not only the drama and intrigue of the epic cycle race itself, but of the stunning mountain ranges, vineyards and sunflower fields that serve as its backdrop. For the competitors the Tour de France is a gruelling, relentless affair, but that's far from the case for those who choose to embark on a Tour de France experience with Ride Holidays. 

Vive le Tour.








Tour de France | TDF1 Details


Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Excellent hotels in central locations.
  • 1 night Toulouse, 4 nights Pyrenees, 2 nights Provence, 3 nights French Alps, and 3 nights Nice.
  • The hotels in Toulouse, Provence, Serre Chev and Nice are 4 stars. Pyrenees is 2/3 stars, but we’ve stayed here many times before and it’s better than that. Location wise it is 5 stars.  

Amazing Cycling & Tour de France Race Viewing

  • Choice of 3 rides per day at your pace. GPS assistance.
  • Ride all the classic mountains - Tourmalet, Aubisque, Solour, Mont Ventoux, Alpe d'Huez and many more.


General Cycling Tour Details

  • 8 staff including non-riding guide.
  • Luxury 48 seat coach plus 2 x 9 seat support vehicles.
  • 10-week training program from a professional coach.
  • All breakfasts, all dinners (except 2) and some lunches.
  • Includes all tips for European Staff.
  • Up to 5 stages of the TdF. A start, finish, Time Trial (TT) and 2 mountain stages.  
  • On the road cycling snacks and drinks.
  • Tour de France souvenir booklet and Ride Holidays cycle jersey.
  • Specific non-riding program with V.I.P access to the TdF race route.
        

    The Tour Price Excludes

    • Meals not included in the itinerary. Alcohol (although some wine is included at dinner).
    • International airfares.
    • Pre-& post tour accommodation or tours.
    • Travel Insurance – compulsory!
    • Taupo social, training weekend in May.

             

    Bike Hire Options

    • $1000.00 NZD (Road bike - Standard, Shimano 105, Di2, Disc) (Scott Addict or similar).
    • $1600.00 NZD (Road bike - Excellence, Shimano 105 Di2 & Disc) (Pinarello X3 or similar) Please note: Excellence Road bikes on request with limited stock.
    • $1900.00 NZD (Road e-bike, Shimano 105 Di2 & Disc) (Pinarello Nytro E5 or similar).


    The Tour Cost

    • $10350.00 NZD per person twin share.
    • $1750.00 NZD for single room (Subject to availability).

      The initial deposit is $2500.00 NZD per person. To be paid at time of booking. Full payment will be 90 days prior to departure.

      We suggest that have travel insurance in place when paying deposits and booking flights.

      ** Please note re: hire bikes. Insurance for the bike is not included. It’s simply not a thing in Europe. You are liable for any damage to the bike. Ride Holidays will offer an optional insurance kitty for all those who are hiring. It’s $150.00 (we will organise this closer to departure) per bike and you can opt in or out. For all those who opt in then we have a pool of $$ to use for any damage. Any unused $$ will be donated to our kid’s bike charity.




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      Tour de France | TDF1 Itinerary

      Day 1, Tuesday 9 July 2024

      Welcome to Toulouse, Welcome to France

      You'll feel the excitement as soon as you hop off the plane. France is the number one tourist country on the planet and for good reason.

      Amazing scenery. Unbelievable food. The best cycling roads on the globe. Oh – and the world's greatest bike race which we’ll see in a couple of days’ time.

      Feel free to arrive at any time throughout the day, our hotel is located close to the airport. Let us know via the RH App when you arrive, and we’ll send the shuttle to pick you up.

      This afternoon we’ll put together as many of the bikes as possible. Hire bikes will be in the Pyrenees waiting for us when we get there tomorrow.

      If you arrive early, then we recommend visiting Toulouse. The fourth largest city in France. The old square is particularly beautiful.  

      Tonight, the chef has promised a regional meal. That's French speak for using local produce to create a stunning welcoming dinner for us. Oh, there will also be champagne. When in France!!

      Welcome. It’s great to have you here.

      / Accommodation: Marriott Toulouse Airport
      / Meals Included: Welcome Dinner


      Day 2, Wednesday 10 July 2024

      The Magnificent Pyrenees

      After breakfast we pack all our bikes and bags into our luxury bus. We aim to arrive in Argeles by late morning. Waiting for you will be lunch – baguettes. Of course!!

      Our base camp hotel for the next four nights is a small family run hotel. It isn't 5 stars; however, you will be treated like royalty and the food is amazing. (It also has a great bar). We book this hotel every year because of its location. Look up and you can see the likes of Tourmalet and Col du Soulor. If you’re scared of heights, then don’t look up.

      Team Macchiato – this afternoon we’ve booked a local gastronomic guide to walk you around Lourdes. You visit the markets in search of local produce before sitting down to a fantastic lunch before heading to Pau.

      For the riders, it’s all about turning the legs over and making sure your bike is running smoothly. For some, it will be the first time you've cycled on the opposite side of the road. (Actually, todays ride is almost 100% on a stunning bike path).

      Rides will be about 40km in length. No real mountains today. Just a few false flats. (In our world - less than 7% is a false flat, 7-10% undulating, 10-14% some climbing, 14% and steeper - hills).

      Tonight, we dine together as it's time to introduce you to our French team and talk about the plan for tomorrow.

      / Accommodation: Hotel Les Cimes
      / Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


      Day 3, Thursday 11 July 2024

      The mighty Aubisque

      As guides we are often asked about our favourite rides. There are many to choose from however for me, Col d'Aubisque is the most beautiful. We like to start with a highlight. And then continue that trend for the next two weeks.

      After breakfast we ride the 20km up (yes – up) to Col du Soulor. It's not a challenging climb as it's broken up with typically beautiful French villages. It's then another 10km over to Col d'Aubisque. That 10km will make your eyes water – it’s that good!! 

      The great thing about today is that there are plenty of options for every ability. Cappuccinos may decide to get a lift up Soulor and then roll over to Aubisque. Expresso riders may decide to roll down the other side of Aubisque and then climb back up. Totally up to you.

      Team Mac - as mentioned -the road between Soulor and Aubisque is the most scenic 10km in the whole of France. (In our humble opinion). We strongly encourage that you walk it. We'll get you up there nice and early. (Bring a torch for the tunnels). This afternoon let’s hop back in the van and head out to Gavarnie. Gavarnie is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a fantastic introduction to this part of the world. Prepare to be wowed. Please make sure you have good walking shoes as you have two choices… 1, donkey or 2, by foot. Up to you!!

      Waiting for us at the top of Aubisque is Alex, a good friend of RH and he owns the café. Would be a great place to have lunch. The views from the deck aren't too shabby.

      You will be joined by TDF3 today… A sea of Pink and Blue.

      After lunch – a 30km downhill to our hotel. We'll have you firmly planted in our hotel bar, beer in hand by the time today’s stage draws to a close. It’s a flat 204km stage – maybe today is the day that Cav makes history.

      The perfect introduction to the mighty Pyrenees. Sleep well!!

      / Accommodation: Hotel Les Cimes
      / Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Day 4, Friday 12 July 2024

      Hautacam and Le Tour de France

      Today’s stage finishes in Pau which is about 60km from our hotel. We don’t know exactly what time they’ll finish but it’s usually around 6pm. (everything in France works backwards from the best TV viewing times).

      OK, here’s the plan.

      This morning we ride the one and only – Hautacam. The start of the climb is literally only about 2km from our hotel. That’s plenty of time to warm up. (It’s July in France – you won’t be cold). The actual climb is only 16km. (Yes, that’s a puppy dog). It’s the inconsistency that makes it hard. On average you’re talking 7.4% however sections of it are flat as you cycle through gorgeous villages. So, if some sections are flat and the average is 7.4% then that means that other sections must be… ahhh. Not flat!!

      Late morning – we’ll hop in the bus and head for Pau.

      It's hard to describe the feeling one has when you see the Tour de France live for the first time. Our official support van will be able to take Team Mac past the road closures. Quite a treat as the road will have been closed to normal traffic for the past 48 hours.

      You'll quickly understand why this bike race is so important to the French - they live for it. Viva le Tour! Seeing the race is amazing however it's often the pre-race caravan that has everyone buzzing. You'll see adults diving on the road (and pushing children out of the way in the process) trying to acquire one of the sponsor's products. Sometimes you win and come away with a cycling top, sometimes you lose and find yourself with five bags of washing powder. Mind you - they may come in handy in weeks to come. The atmosphere is electric.

      It’s a long day (we won’t be back until late evening) but it offers non-stop action. You’ll remember it for the rest of your life.

      / Accommodation: Hotel Les Cimes
      / Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch (Dinner is own arrangements in Pau)








      Day 5, Saturday 13 July 2024

      Col du Tourmalet – Tour de France

      We see today as being the key TdF Pyrenees stage.

      For anyone that follows cycling - if you say the words - Col de Tourmalet then you know it's going to be a special day. It is one of the most famous climbs in France with its highest point being 2128m. We will have plenty of options so please don't be worried.

      Cappuccino riders - the shortest ride to the top of Tourmalet from our hotel is only 30km, (30km uphill). We will show you our home base café on the way up. There's no pressure. Find a spot to watch the race come through. You can simply turn around when you've had enough.

      Latte and espresso riders - We will be encouraging you to do the 102km loop. Departing Argelès Gazost we ride towards Lourdes and on to St Marie de Campan where we'll regroup for coffee. From the café, the road heads into the sky for 17.5km. Some riders will take just over an hour, some will take up to three. Tomorrow is a rest day so feel free to push the boat out today. Give it all you’ve got!!

      Team Mac - you simply will never forget the cable car to the top of Pic du Midi de Bigorre from La Mongie (altitude 2,877m). There's a café at the summit, as well as an interesting observatory, visitor centre and museum. It's then only a short drive to the top of Tourmalet where you can watch the suffering.

      Tonight, after dinner we head into Lourdes to witness the evening candle lit procession. Even for those who aren't religiously minded the procession is a must as thousands and thousands of pilgrim's flock to Lourdes daily, making Lourdes 2nd only to Paris for hotel rooms in France.

      / Accommodation: Hotel Les Cimes
      / Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own arrangements)


      Day 6, Sunday 14 July 2024

      Carcassonne for lunch!! Bastille Day.

      Today is purely a transfer day. (Non-ride day). We leave our Pyrenees paradise and head for the beautiful Provence. It's roughly 6 hours on the bus plus stops. Rest your legs, pull up a seat and let's watch the Russian Fly-Fishing movie. (Long story).

      Lunch is at the UNESCO world heritage fortified town of Carcassonne. The earliest known occupation of the site where Carcassonne now stands dates from the 6th century BC. A prehistoric hill-fort (oppidum) was built on this rocky spur overlooking the valley of the Aude and the ancient routes linking the Atlantic with the Mediterranean and the Iberian Peninsula with the rest of Europe. In its present form it is an outstanding example of a medieval fortified town, with its massive defences encircling the castle and the surrounding buildings, its streets and its fine Gothic Cathedral. Carcassonne is also of exceptional importance because of the lengthy restoration campaign undertaken by Viollet-le-Duc, one of the founders of the modern science of conservation.

      Stage 15 of the 2024 TdF is also a key mountain stage. That’s great because out coach has a TV. And a bar. And it’s always happy hour.

      Our accommodation for the next two nights is set in the heart of the charming Luberon area, the Hostellerie Notre-Dame de Lumières, Relax and enjoy unforgettable experience in this ancient convent from the 17th century. Converted into hotel and entirely renovated (with an amazing swimming pool) and only about 30km away from the mythical - Mont Ventoux.

      The convent is excellent and it's the outside courtyard restaurant draws us back year after year. We'll eat dinner at the hotel. Sleep well. The Giant of Provence awaits.

      / Accommodation: Hotellerie Notre Dame de Lumieres
      / Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own arrangements)








      Day 7, Monday 15 July 2024

      Mont Ventoux

      We've got one day - let's make it happen.

      Get set for the ride of your life. This is the big one. You'll be fit by now so no excuses! A certain rider who once claimed to have won seven Yellow Jerseys, before admitting to the world that he was indeed as high as a kite, used to vouch that Mont Ventoux is the most difficult of all the Tour de France climbs. Drugs or no drugs - Lance is right!

      Standing 1,600m above the Cote du Rhone countryside, it's referred to as the Giant of Provence. It's also generally very hot and windy so we'll try and get on the road early this morning. The terrain in the Cote du Rhone region is brilliant, we'll cycle in some of the famous vineyard regions and see the premier varieties of Grenache, Syrah (Shiraz) and Viognier being grown. The landscape around Ventoux is interesting yet varied, you'll cycle up through mixed agricultural farmland, past fields of beautiful lavender and through the forests of Ventoux.

      Many of us will ride all the way from our hotel to the top and back down the other side. It's 40km until you start the climb so plenty of time to warm up. Latte and Team Macchiato (e-bikes) will be dropped at the base of the great Mountain. Cappuccino cyclists and any non-riders can get a lift to Chalet Reynard (top notch hot chocolate) which sits 6km from the summit.

      Today is your best chance for some retail therapy. You've just biked Mont Ventoux - now you need to buy the kit.

      Team Mac - a few options. For the past two years we've hired e-bikes for the ride on Ventoux. We will certainly have our safety hat on if you choose this. A guide will ride with you. The other option involves visiting a couple of the beautiful towns that make this region famous. You haven't been to Provence unless you've seen the likes of Gordes, Goult and Vanasque.

      / Accommodation: Hotellerie Notre Dame de Lumieres
      / Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

      P.S., Team Mac – Monday is market day in Bedoin. Think of NZ’s biggest market and add steroids. 

      P.P.S., it’s also a rest day for the TdF riders so there’s zero-time pressure today. 


      Day 8, Tuesday 16 July 2024

      L’Alpe d’Huez

      It’s an early start. Our plan is cunning. Cunning as a fox.

      It’s also about a 4-hour drive from our Provence hotel to Le Bourg d’Oisans. The town at the bottom of the most famous piece of dirt in the world. L’Alpe d’Huez.

      We really want to depart early as it’s often quite hot in this part of France. The earlier we leave, the earlier you’ll be climbing. 

      The Alpe d'Huez was first climbed in the 1952 TdF, it climbs over 1,100m vertically over 14km and has 21 legendary hairpin turns. The climb can be broken up into three stages. The first part is the steepest with gradients above 10% for the first 6 hairpins until the hamlet of La Garde. The gradient then eases a little to 8% after hairpin 6, and the turns become more spread out for the following 6kms. With only 5 hairpins left, the gradient ramps up again for 1km to 11% before easing off to 9% until you reach the Alpe d'Huez village. It's only 2km to go to the top at around 5% gradient, so you can now relax a little and enjoy the fruits of all your hard work. Well done, it's a great accomplishment and another milestone achieved!

      It’s then a short 90min drive to our next hotel in Serre Chevalier.

      Team Mac - we suggest that you miss the d’Huez today. It’s our advice that you head out early to Avignon. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. You will have plenty of time to visit the Palais des Papes - one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Avignon became the home of the Popes in 1309, who were fleeing the violent chaos of Rome. The Palais was built between 1335 and 1364 on a natural rocky outcrop at the northern edge of Avignon, overlooking the river Rhône. We’ll see you at the hotel later tonight. Enjoy.

      / Accommodation: Grand Hotel, Serre Chevalier
      / Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own arrangements at the top of d’Huez)


      Day 9, Wednesday 17 July 2024

      Col d’Izoard

      Team Mac - You spend your day in Briancon – the highest city in Europe. The old town is called Cité Vauban, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We’ve booked a local guide to show you around. It’s a 2-hr walking tour so please make sure you have good shoes. This town is not flat and most of the streets are narrow and cobblestones.

      We’ve booked a table at Au Plaisir Ambre. The only restaurant in Briancon to be rated highly by Michelin. Your chef is Michael Chassigneux. His dishes are inspired by his worldwide travels. Enjoy!! This afternoon we’ll return to the hotel to meet up with the cyclists before heading to the thermal pools. A great day all around.

      Our suggestion for the riders is the spectacular Col d’Izoard. The start of the climb is only 15km from our hotel. It is however quite a long 19km incline, not as scary as some of the steeper hills with an average of just over 5%.

      500m from the top of d’Izoard is a fascinating building called Napoleon’s Refuge. It transpires that the man himself left a large amount of money in his will to this particular French Provence - mainly to thank the local people for their support. It was decided that the best way of using this money was to build shelters on isolated high mountain passes. The shelter has now been turned into a café. I wonder what he would say now if he knew that a few skinny cyclists wandered in every day and asked, “latte please”?

      For those who are keen on extra VM then simply roll over the top and down the other side. Stop when you’ve had enough. Turn around and rejoin the rest of us.

      This evening we plan on visiting the excellent local spa and thermal pools. Time to give some love back to your weary legs. NOTE – all men need Speedos or equivalent to access the pools, no baggy board shorts allowed! Yes, you won’t be allowed in.

      / Accommodation: Grand Hotel, Serre Chevalier
      / Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner



      Day 10, Thursday 18 July 2024

      Flexibility is the key….

      Our last full day in the Alps, Your choice.

      Galibier or the MUNTA?  or both.....

      Option 1 - Remember stage 11 of the 2022 TdF. When Pogacar cracked and lost over 2 mins to the eventual yellow jersey winner? Well!! Col du Granon is literally across the road from our hotel. It can only be described as a Munta. 10km and 10%. The view from the top is awesome and there's the added bonus of a really remote café at the top. So, only a 20km ride today. In the small print – 1000 VM.Option 2 is what the majority of you should do. Especially if you haven’t been up Galibier before.

      It's very gentle ride up to Col du Lautaret from our hotel. 20km at 3-4%. That's flat. There's coffee and more importantly - donuts at the top. You can chill out here for a while and re-group.

      It's then only a short wee 8km (up) to Col du Galibier. It's not that difficult until you reach the last 1km which is when the shit starts to get real. Galibier is our highest point of the tour at 2642m and is the 8th highest paved road in the Alps.

      Team Mac –We’d encourage you to join us at the top of Galibier as well. We need you to hand out the lollies. Please. (By the way – there will be a walk planned most days for you. Today’s walk runs through the valley at the bottom of Lautaret).

      Late this afternoon we should all get together to watch the final hour of today’s TdF mountain stage. Who will be in yellow?

      / Accommodation: Grand Hotel, Serre Chevalier
      / Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner








      Day 11, Friday 19 July 2024

      Stage start in Embrun

      Stages 19, 20 and 21 will decide the 2024 Tour de France. Personally, I can’t recall 3 final stages as difficult as these. Usually, the last stage in Paris is a procession. That changes in 2024. The GC could change hands right up to the last minute.

      We leave Serre Chevalier and travel south. Towards the Mediterranean and our last 3 nights together. You’ll be at all 3 stages. How good is that!!  

      So far on our trip we’ve seen a TdF race finish, mountain stage and today we’ll see the start at Embrun which is about a 90mins drive. (Today is a non-riding day).

      TdF starts are a hive of activity as you get the chance to watch the riders warming up and signing on. They’re also your best chance for official merchandise.

      After the riders roll out, we’ll hop on the bus for a 300km journey on to Nice. In an ideal world – we’ll get to our hotel by late afternoon to watch the concluding kilometres of today’s stage up Isola 2000. The back up plan is the TV in the bus.

      In summary – We drive, see the race, drive some more and eventually end up in Nice.   

      / Accommodation: Nice Sheraton Airport
      / Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      P.S., Flexibility is key…. We are very aware that this is your holiday. We’ll change the plan on the road if there’s desire to do so. For example – some of you may simply want to ride your bikes rather than see today’s stage. You are after all seeing the race tomorrow and Sunday. We will listen to what you want….  Having 3 vehicles means there’s plenty of flexibility.


      Day 12, Saturday 20 July 2024

      TdF stage 20 - Col de Turini

      The 20th stage of the 2024 Tour de France features 4 climbs. We’re going to approach today in a, ‘less is more’ type of scenario. The idea being that we’ll have you on either Col de Braus or Col de Turini. Which are the 2 closer climbs to Nice.

      After seeing the riders come through, we’ll roll back into town where we could watch the final climb (Col de La Couillole) on the big screen. Nice will no doubt have a large fan zone. This is their year to shine. The city will be pumping.

      The other option for those who chose not to see the race start yesterday, is to see today’s race start. Which is only a few km’s away from our hotel.

      Team Mac – we suspect you may be a bit over the TdF by now. Our suggestion is that you visit Antibes. A resort town between Cannes and Nice on the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur). It’s known for its old town enclosed by 16th-century ramparts with the star-shaped Fort Carré. This overlooks luxury yachts moored at the Port Vauban marina. There are many restaurants to choose from (lunch).

      Tonight is your final free night of the trip. We see quite a few of you staying in Nice until late. Keep an eye on the RH App as we’ll load the exact plan for tomorrow. Enjoy your night.

      / Accommodation: Nice Airport Sheraton
      / Meals Included: Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner own arrangements)


      Day 13, Sunday 21 July 2024

      Final stage of the 2024 Tour de France

      For the first time in 110 editions, the Tour de France will not finish in Paris. Adding to that – the last time a time trial (TT) decided the yellow jersey was 35 years ago(Greg LeMond).

      Over 2 years ago we decided that seeing the final stage in Nice was a must-do. In fact, in 2023 we visited Nice to get the lie of the land. It’s a fantastic cycling city and worthy of hosting today’s famous stage.  

      Today’s TT is a hilly 35.2km test. Starting in Monaco and finishing in Nice. The climbs of La Turbie and Col d’Eze lie on the route. The final 15km are a long sweeping descent with the finish line being at the Place Masséna.

      There will be a few options.

      A, it’s our intention to offer V.I.P seating(at a cost). We won’t have these details until early 2024. Watch this space.

      B, we’ll offer a ride out to the first climb at La Turbie (8.1km at 5.6%). The atmosphere will be electric.

      C, roll out of our hotel, turn left when you hit the bike path. This will take you all the way to the stage finish. You can spend all day there and bike home when you’ve had enough. We’ll look after your bikes while you have fun.

      Whatever you choose – it will be epic.  

      This evening we enjoy our last meal together. A few stories will be told. Champagne will be consumed. It's been a fabulous 2 weeks. Thank you.

      / Accommodation: Nice Airport Sheraton
      / Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch own arrangements)


      Day 14, Monday 22 July 2024

      Safe travels home

      Our tour finishes after breakfast. For some it's time to head home, while others will take some time in Nice or head off to explore other parts of Europe.

      Thank you for joining us on the adventure of a lifetime and the greatest sporting event in the world. Let’s have a look at what we achieved.

      • Col du Soulor - 1
      • Col d’Aubisque - HC
      • Col du Tourmalet - HC
      • Hautacam – HC
      • Mont Ventoux – HC
      • Alpe d’Huez – HC
      • Col d’Izoard – HC
      • Col du Lautaret - 2
      • Col du Galibier – HC

      Again, I want to reassure you that there will be shorter options each day. The list above is pretty impressive, but we are on holiday. It’s not a training camp. 

      Thank you for joining Ride Holidays.

      Safe travels home.





       

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