Tour de France: Ride it – See it – Experience it
We all imagine ourselves as great champions…pushing the envelope – testing our body’s limits – reaching the summit. The question remains, what will you do with your thoughts? Will you wait another year dreaming about being in France and seeing the greatest bike race in the world? Or will you join us as we witness the epic culmination of the Tour de France.
We have 3 different trips to the Tour de France 2018
Trip 1: See the Tour de France depart on the island of Noirmoutier-en-L’ile
July 8 See the start of the Tour de France on the island Noirmoutier-en-l’ile. Watch the riders navigate the causeway, a road that gets submurged under the sea each day. It’s windy, slippery and dangerous!
**Single supplemet $500
Trip 2: See the Tour de France in the Alps Mountains
July 15 Arrival to Annecy – Warm up ride around the lake (40kms)
July 16 Climb to the ski station and former TDF summit finish, The Semnoz. It’s a TDF rest day so we’ll see riders out on training rides.
July 17 Ride from our hotel in Annecy to the Plateau des Glieres and watch the Pros race 2kms of gravel. Next, we will ride a direct route and see the stage finish in Le Grand-Bornand
July 18 Albertville – La Rosiere. We will climb the Col du Pre and the Cormet de Roseland to see the TDF live.
July 19 Alpe d’Huez – Stage 12 ends on this iconic climb and we will be there to see this mountain top finish live. YES, you will be riding your bike and climbing Alpe d’Huez !!
July 20 Depart from Annecy
**Single supplemet $500
Trip 3: See the Tour de France in the Pyrenees Mountains
July 23 Arrival to Toulouse and transfer deep into the Pyrenees Mountains to Luz Saint-Sauveur. Build bikes/warm-up ride.
July 24 Today we will ride one of the most iconice climbs in Tour de France history The Tourmalet
July 25 Descend the Tourmalet and ride to Saint Lary-Soulan and the live summit finish of Stage 17
July 26 Tour de France stage 18 finish in Pau after our morning ride to Gavarnie/Spain
July 27 See Stage 19 live on the Tourmalet and or choose to watch the tour live on the Col du Soulor/Aubisque
July 28 Depart from Toulouse
**Single supplemet $500
Check out the entire route on the official Tour de France website:
Official Tour de France website
About the Riding…
We provide you with everything you need to enjoy riding & watching, the Tour de France. Our mechanic will care for your bike while you enjoy breakfast, our staff prepares your ride food & drink mix and our bike guides will keep you on course regardless of your speed. You will be climbing Category 1 and Hor’s Category climbs on the Tour de France route before the race arrives. Expect to be cheered on by thousands of cycling fans!
About the Nourishment…
All of our trips focus on the bike and eating excellent cuisine. Full breakfasts – Ride Food – Picnics – Private dinners with wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone & Gigondas.
Life is short – enjoy it!
About the Accommodations…
Location – Service – Style
Our hotels are chosen first on location for the best cycling, followed by the owners attention to service and detail (Boutique and 4 star hotels are what we choose)
WHAT LEVEL RIDER DO I NEED TO BE?
This trip is rated moderate to difficult, but if you want to ride less or take days off, we have options for you. We ride 40-60 miles per day and will be in hilly and mountainous terrain. Speed doesn’t matter, but it’s important for you to be comfortable in the saddle.
IS THIS A GOOD TRIP FOR A NON-RIDER?
If your companion rides only a small amount we offer shorter rides. This can be a good trip for non-cyclists, if they are good walkers. We do everything we can to ensure that your TDF experience is positive.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?
We want to share our passion for cycling and the Tour de France. Marty Jemison has ridden and finished the TDF twice during his professional cycling career. You will be treated as any professional cyclist would be, with a mechanic to care for your bike, staff to move your luggage and guides on the road to show you the way. Read About Us
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey
European Knowledge – Jemison Cycling is owned & operated by a former Professional cyclist who raced over 900 days throughout Europe
Van Support & Luggage Transfers
Ride Food – Drink Mix
One Guide per 4 Guests
Snacks on the Fly
Bicycles (Rental Bikes available)
Personal incidentals & Guide Gratuities (our guides work hard for tips)
*Travel Insurance strongly suggested (www.TravelGuard.com)
Location: Annecy, France
Date: July (7-11) (15-20) (23-28)
Dates: July (7-11) (15-20) (23-28)
Cost: $3797Sign Me Up