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Details of our 2014 Tour de France Trips

Once again the Tour de France organizers have designed a unique and exciting itinerary.

The UK sets the scene with the Grand Depart and opening stages taking place in Yorkshire and London. Will Team Sky shine on their home turf - catch all the action on our Spectator trip to Yorkshire & London!

With 2 summit finishes, the Alps will define the main contenders for the General Classification.

But it's in the Pyrenees where the yellow jersey will no doubt be won or lost. The final week of the Tour de France features 3 consecutive mountain stages with 2 critical summit finishes, in Pla d'Adet and Hautacam.

Join Thomson Bike Tours at the most key segments of the decisive stages. Be there to witness the thrilling action that will determine the outcome of the 2014 Tour de France. We have a full program of cycling and spectator trips designed to capture the magic and grandeur of the Tour de France, in the UK, the Alps and the Pyrenees!

 

2014 Tour de France Program

1. King of the Mountains Cycling Trips

Our King of the Mountains Cycling trips are designed to challenge the strongest riders on the routes of the Tour de France. Our daily itineraries will include the toughest and most iconic of the Tour de France climbs...

  • Strong focus on the bikes rides

  • Choice of 2 fully supported rides each day: Extreme for hard-core riders, Performance for avid riders

  • As the name would suggest - conquer the Tour's toughest climbs

  • Witness the race from our famous race-hospitality viewing areas, LIVE on the mountainside

  • The best support in the industry!

 

 

KOM - Alps Stages
KOM - Pyrenees Stages
KOM - Pyrenees & Paris

The 2 mountain stages in the Alps

Ride Alpe d'Huez, Croix de Fer, Madeleine, Galibier...

The 3 mountain stages in the Pyrenees

Ride Tourmalet, Hautacam, Aspin, Port de Bales...

The 3 mountain stages in the Pyrenees

Ride Tourmalet, Hautacam, Aspin, Port de Bales...

Watch the final stage in Paris

 

 

2. VIP Experience Cycling Trips

Our VIP Cycling Experience trips combine moderate bike rides with exclusive VIP access to the race. Designed for Tour de France fans looking to ride parts of the actual TDF route along with exclusive VIP access and race-viewing opportunities.

  • Ride the last few km of a Tour de France stage and cross the Finish Line, just hours before the peloton

  • Official picture on the Tour de France podium

  • VIP race access - stage finishes, stage departures etc.

  • Guided visits of the technical and team areas. Meet Tour de France celebrities

  • Witness the race from our famous race-hospitality viewing areas, LIVE on the mountainside

 

 

VIP - Alps Stages
VIP - Pyrenees Stages
VIP - Pyrenees & Paris

Official Ride across the Finish Line

Access to our Race-Viewing Hospitality Area on the climb to Chamrousse

Departure Village VIP access

Ride Alpe d'Huez, Madeleine and more

Official Ride across the Finish Line

Access to our Race-Viewing Hospitality Area on the climb to Hautacam

Departure Village VIP access

Ride Tourmalet, Aspin and more

Official Ride across the Finish Line

Access to our Race-Viewing Hospitality Area on the climb to Hautacam

Departure Village VIP access

Ride Tourmalet, Aspin and more

Watch the final stage in Paris

 

 

3. VIP Spectator Trips

Our Spectator trips are specifically designed for non-riders looking for a complete Tour de France experience without having to turn a pedal. As an Official Tour Operator we can provide you with unparalleled VIP race-viewing opportunities and exclusive access to the inner workings of the worlds greatest race. Plus we guarantee lots of fun along the way!

  • Exclusive VIP access to Departure Villages

  • Access to VIP viewing areas at the Finish Line

  • Race viewing from our famous race-hospitality viewing areas on the mountainside

  • Guided visits of technical areas, media centers and team zones.

  • Meet Tour de France celebrities

  • Visits of Historical / Cultural Attractions

 

Yorkshire & London
Alps
Pyrenees & Paris

All 3 British Stages

VIP access to Team Enclosure in York

Finish of Stage 3 on the Mall in London

Stay at the HILTON in London

Finish of Stage 11 from the VIP Pavilion

Free access to our Race-Viewing Hospitality Area in Chamrousse

VIP access to Departure Village in Grenoble

Finish of Stage 16 from the VIP Pavilion

Free access to our Race-Viewing Hospitality Area in Hautacam

VIP access to Departure Village in Maubourguet

VIP viewing of the Finish on the Champs-Elysees in Paris

 

Tour de France VIP Official Tour Operator

What our guests say...

 

Thomson Bike Tours literally composed a trip of a lifetime. From excruciating (yet fun) climbs of monumental passes of the Tour de France, to wonderful staff personnel to relate to and converse with, this trip was everything I could've asked for and more. Very well planned, communicated, and executed and I will definitely be back!


Sarah Elbing – USA
2013 Tour de France Alps

I always wanted to ride through the French Alps and to experience the Tour De France. To be able to combine these two aspirations was fantastic. After experiencing the TDF with Thomson's I don't think there is a better way to experience the TDF. You get to feel what the tour riders feel riding up the Cols with people cheering you on and then when you get to the top The Thomson hospitality tent is there to unwind eat, drink and soaked up the race atmosphere. It's a cyclists heaven, I don't think any other bike tour operator company could top the Thomson's tour experience. You just ride and everything else just falls into place seamlessly. I wouldn't even consider doing another bike tour holiday with anyone other than Thomson's!


Mark Jones – Australia
2013 Tour de France Ventoux, Alps

I would describe this trip as amazing and a trip of a lifetime. We could never have gotten so close to the action if we tried to follow the Tour on our own. The staff, especially Jacinta, was so helpful, knowledgeable and hilarious! Apart from watching the cyclists, the scenery and the mountain towns were breathtaking! The accommodations and food were very good and the spectators we met in the group were wonderful. Overall, I can't say enough about this trip. It was worth every penny!


Aubri Sheremet - USA
2013 Tour de France Spectator Alps