Tour de France - Le Petit Tour

Start Date 20.7.19
Days 10
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ASCEND Le Petit Tour

Join the ASCEND tour for the 2019 Tour de France and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the race up close while enjoying the French countryside and cuisine. Each day we will ride between 50-110km (depending on the itinerary) riding the same roads as the heroes of the tour.

Tour de France – Ride the famous climbs

We will climb the famous mountains including Mont Ventoux, Alpe D’Huez, and the Col du Galibier, along the way staying at 3-4-star accommodation including the Sofitel Paris Le Frauburg located just 200m from the finish area on the last day of the Tour de France.

Tour le Tour in style

You will be guided by experienced tour leaders who have over 20 years of sporting tour experience, have access to Ascend tour vans, and be transported in the comfort of a large coach when moving location. Everything is organised for you including TGV train tickets at the start and end of the tour. All breakfasts and dinners are provided with light lunches included while riding the country-side.

The French Experience

Non-riding spectators will have their own experienced host and will be looked after with special tours of the Pont du Gard, Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Saint Arnoux and Roman ruins in Lourdes. They will have the option of being a part of daily riding activities, riding ‘shotgun’ in the tour vans and cheering on the riders at various locations on the course.

Le Champs Elysees finish line experience

The final pièce de résistance of our tour is on the final day when we make our way to the finish area as part of the Tour de France Triomphe Package where we witness the final stage and presentations of the tour – French Champagne included!

Team ASCEND

A special keepsake post-tour video will be produced for you to show your friends at home all the special moments of your time at the Tour de France. You will receive 3 x ASCEND Tour jerseys, a special memento from the Alpe D’Huez climb and much more.

This is a once-in-lifetime tour experience you do not want to miss!

Start/End

Saturday July 20 – Monday July 29

Duration

10 days/9 nights

Locations

Alpes and Paris

Difficulty

Intermediate

Tour Inclusions:

  • 9-nights’ accommodation at 3-4-star hotels
  • All transport and transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily dinner
  • On course nutrition, light lunch and snacks
  • Detailed daily itinerary including maps of each ride
  • Ride Mont Ventoux, Alpe D’Huez, Col du Galibier and many more climbs
  • 8-seater support vans
  • Bike guides and hosts
  • Bike mechanic
  • Luggage van for bikes and large luggage transport
  • Tour de France Triomphe Package at finish line in Paris
  • 2 x ASCEND cycling jerseys
  • TGV train ticket from Paris to Toulouse
  • TGV train ticket from Chambery to Paris

Also available but not included in the package:

  • International Airfares – we can book for you
  • Bike rental – we can arrange for you
  • Travel Insurance – we can provide for you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Included?

Accommodation

Accommodation

9 nights accommodation on the Tour de France route, including the Sofitel Paris Le Frauburg at the finish line.

Bike Support

Bike Support

Bike hire, bike support and mechanics for tour members.

Spectator Tourist Sightseeing

Spectator Tourist Sightseeing

Spectators visit some of France's famous tourist sights.

Merchandise Pack

Merchandise Pack

ASCEND Tour members receive merchandise packs including tour cycling jerseys and kit.

Detailed Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Detailed daily itinerary for your Tour de France route.

Flights

Flights

Let Tri Travel find the best flight options

Bike Insurance

Bike Insurance

Through our partners we offer comprehensive bike insurance

Pre and Post Travel Plans

Pre and Post Travel Plans

Looking to holiday before or after the race? We provide full travel solutions.

Meals included

Meals included

All breakfast and dinners are provided, along with lunches while out on the road.

Highly experienced team

Highly experienced team

Over 20 years of sporting tour experience.

Full Transport and Logistics

Full Transport and Logistics

From the moment we meet and greet you at the airport, through the tour experience. We provide the best quality transport and logistics.

Star

The Tri Travel Difference

The little things that make your experience unique with us.

  • Create life time friends
    Connect with like-minded athletes. Who knows, we might have another marriage proposal on your tour!
  • Money can’t buy experience
    This is often a once in a life time experience for you and your entourage. We make sure you make the most of your time at the event.
  • No limits, no judgements
    Ask all the questions you need to prepare yourself for the race. We have all the answers.
  • Network with the Pros
    We have hand selected the best for you. They are here to support your race.
  • Jokes are for free
    We have fun on our tours, and you’ll take away memories that last a lifetime.
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Day 1 - Le Petit Tour

ASCEND Le Petit Tour Begins

ASCEND 9-night tour begins/joins the 13-night tour

July 21, 2019

Today ASCEND bike tours welcomes the 9-night tour members arriving from Paris on the train to Toulouse. Our tour leaders will meet you in Toulouse and drive to Sault where you will join the ASCEND team and follow the itinerary.

 

 

 

 

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Day 2 - Le Petit Tour

Tour de France Rest Day

ASCEND Itinerary 60km

Mont Ventoux climb day

July 22, 2019

Today we tackle the Giant of Provence, the Mont Ventoux. Even though it doesn’t feature on this year’s TDF race route, we take the opportunity to scale this iconic mountain on the rest day for the Tour de France riders.

We will leave together after breakfast riding to the base of the mountain. Here we will begin the long climb to the summit, but you will be fully supported by our vans along the way. We will re-group and ride back to our accommodation for lunch and relax around the pool.

This afternoon we will visit a local winery, eat baguettes and cheese and be French!

 

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Day 3 - Le Petit Tour

Tuesday 23 July 2019  

Tour de France Stage 16 – Nimes to Nimes 177km

ASCEND Itinerary 100km

Roman History awaits

This morning we will ride to Pont du Gard, one of France’s most popular tourist destinations. Along the way we will stop in the beautiful market town of Avignon for a coffee and cake.

After watching the tour and cheering on the riders, we will make our way back to Sault and enjoy a group dinner this evening before packing up for our next move to the heart of the Alpes.

 

 

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Day 4 - Le Petit Tour

Wednesday 24 July 2019 

Tour de France Stage 17 – Pont du Gard to Gap 206km

ASCEND Itinerary 100km

Sault to Gap and move to Les Deux Alpes

We have a full day ahead of us today. After an early breakfast, please have all your luggage ready as we will move on to our next hotel this evening. We will ride to Gap for the finish of today’s stage.

The spectators will go straight to Gap and visit the Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Saint Arnoux while our riders make their way to the finish area of the day’s stage.

We will then take you from Gap to Les Deux Alpes this evening where we will have our evening meal on arrival at our hotel.

 

 

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Day 5 - Le Petit Tour

Thursday 25 July 2019

Tour de France Stage 18 Embrun to Valloire 207km

ASCEND Itinerary 75km

Today – we climb!

Today from our base at Les Deux Alpes, we will tackle the Col du Galibier, one of the toughest mountain passes in the tour, before rolling back down to the start of the climb where we will cheer on the riders of the Tour de France.

Here we will set-up base, meet our spectators and enjoy a late lunch while enjoying all the colour of the tour. After the TDF riders have passed by, we will ride back to Les Deux Alpes where we will enjoy the hotel facilities and evening meal.

 

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Day 6 - Le Petit Tour

Friday 26 July 2019

Tour de France

Stage 19 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes 123km

ASCEND Itinerary 50km – A special day – Alpe D’Huez

This morning we pack our bags, which will make their way to our next stop – Val Thorens. But before we get to our luxury apartments on le Tour’s last climb, we will ride the Alpes most famous col – Alpe D’Huez.

After riding down from Les Deux Alpes, we follow the valley floor towards the climb. We re-group and, one at a time, we will climb the 15.2km mountain, rewarding the fastest climber of the day (including handicap) with a special ASCEND King of the Mountain jersey. Each rider will receive a commemorative ‘sign-post’ to show friends back home they have conquered the Alpe D’Huez.

After the climb we will have lunch at Smithy’s Tavern and Bar watching some of the tour on TV before making our way to Val Thorens where we will have dinner together.

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Day 7 - Le Petit Tour

Saturday 27 July 2019

Tour de France

Stage 20 Albertville to Val Thorens 131km

ASCEND Itinerary 80km

Time to celebrate

After breakfast we will ride down to Moutiers for a coffee before turning around and climbing back to Val Thorens where the final climb of the tour will conclude.

From our hotel we will walk to the finish area gaining the best vantage point to watch the riders conquer the last of the climbs. With just the precession into Paris left, the winner of the tour will be crowned today.

After the completion of the day’s ride, we will have dinner and pack our bikes and bags for the trip to Paris. The tour truck will leave early evening with bikes and suit cases (leave only hand luggage for tomorrow) and drive overnight so that our luggage will be waiting for us at the Paris hotel.

This evening we will celebrate a great tour.

 

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Day 8 - Le Petit Tour

Sunday 28 July 2019

Tour de France

Stage 20 Rambouillet to Paris 127km

ASCEND Itinerary

Let’s go to Paris!

Leaving early, we will make our way to Chambery where we will catch an early TGV train to Paris. Once we arrive in Paris, we will transfer to our beautiful hotel which is located just 200m from the Champs Elysees TDF finish.

Included in the tour is an excellent hospitality package on the Champs Elysees to experience the final of the Le Tour in style.

Official Tour de France Triomphe Package

The Tour de France Triomphe Package is located on the Rive Gauche side of the Champs Elysees and it is the closest location to the Awards Ceremony.

The Triomphe Package includes:

  • A personal welcome by Tour de France hostesses
  • Cocktail party and culinary show
  • Plasma TV screens inside the area so you can keep up with the progress of the day’s stage plus entertainment inside the area
  • Grandstand seats in the official tribune ‘Triomphe’ located on the Rive Gauche
  • Aperitif champagne served when the riders are on the Champs Elysees
  • An official 2018 Tour de France gift

After the tour it is time to celebrate in one of the many French restaurants and bars. After 13 days of travel the team will become close friends, and lifelong memories will be made.

Tomorrow we will check-out from the hotel for our return journey home or to continue our European tour.

 

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