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2024 Tour de France - Pyrenees, Alps and Nice

9th – 22nd July 2024

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Tour Dates

Tue 9th - Mon 22nd July

Cycling and Spectating

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From £3649

Key Features

The final two weeks of the 2024 Tour de France with Sportive Breaks

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Sportive Breaks offer unforgettable Tour de France  cycling and spectator tours with hotels, transport, daily support all included. Our 13 nights/ 14-day tour to ride and watch the 2024 Tour de France is now available. Experience all the key stages of the final two weeks of the 2024 Tour de France as we travel from the Pyrenees to the Alps and finally Nice. We also make a 3-night stop in Provence to do some riding in this beautiful area.

Tour de France stages

We will be well-situated to view the following stages of the 2024 Tour de France:

  • Fri 12 July – S13 – Agen to Pau – Flat
  • Sat 13 July – S14 – Pau – St Lary Soulan – Mountain
  • Sun 14 July – S15 – Loudenvielle – Plateau de Beille – Mountain
  • Fri 19 July – S19 – Embrun – Isola 2000 – Mountain
  • Sat 20 July – S20 – Nice – Col de la Couillole – Mountain
  • Sun 21 July – S21 – Monaco – Nice – ITT

While our itinerary enables you the opportunity to see 3 Pyrenees and 3 Alps stages of the Tour, it also offers plenty of options for doing our own cycle touring in some of the best regions of France. Non-cyclists are also well catered for with opportunities to visit some iconic places like Lourdes, Bedoin & Malaucene in Provence and of course Nice.

What's Included?

Accommodation

13 nights in 3*& 4* hotels

Included meals

Breakfast and evening meal included (apart from the first night in Paris and the last night in Vence)

Transfers

Return airport transfers. From Paris CDG on arrival and back to Nice on departure

Transport

Air-conditioned coach transport with specialized bike trailer throughout

TGV

TGV from Paris to the Pyrenees on arrival

Guided Rides

With support vehicle

Bike Rental from £599

Ridley Fenix SLIC Ultegra Di2 Road Bikes, E-Bikes and E-Race Bikes also available on request

LIVE Stage viewing

On 6 stages

Hosted

Experienced team of driver, mechanic and bike guides

Tour Dynamic

Daily Rides

We offer a guided ride each day. We have our bike guides on the road with you. We also have a support vehicle with driver who is also a mechanic. We will either transport everyone to a location from where we will start the daily rides, or we will ride straight out from the hotel. We offer vehicle support for the riders and the spectators will be transported to the day’s touristic venue or to a vantage point to watch the race.

Transportation

On days where we move on to another hotel, we will transport luggage, bike boxes and bikes and we will offer an adapted itinerary depending on the day’s logistics.

Spectators

Riders and spectators may have a different itinerary daily but are reunited to enjoy the race watching experiences together. We attempt to keep hotel changes and transfers to a minimum.

Who is this tour for?

Cyclists and Spectators

Our tour is suitable for both cyclists of any level and non-cycling spectators. The hotels we stay at are in excellent locations with the world-renowned French cuisine we all enjoy so much.

Our daily, guided rides give cyclists the opportunity to ride some of the most beautiful climbs that feature on this year’s Tour de France. 

We stay in nice places but we will also provide plenty of opportunity for spectators to enjoy time away from the Tour de France with scheduled visits to local towns and villages like Lourdes, Carpentras and Nice.

Itinerary

Day One - Bienvenue en France

Date

Tuesday 9 July 2024

Location

Paris
Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon Hotel

Our hosts will collect you from Charles de Gaulle Airport at either 09:00 or 15:00 and we will transport you to a 4* hotel next to the Gare du Montparnasse. You will have a one-night stay here with breakfast included.
On arrival our hosts will assist you with loading your bike box and any luggage you wish to forward onto our tour vehicle. Our tour vehicle is a comfortable air-conditioned 50-seater coach with special bike trailer to transport your bike for the duration. Your bike will go ahead with our coach as we will be taken on the TGV tomorrow to the Pyrenees.

This evening our team will hold a welcome meeting at the hotel and the evening is free to eat out in Paris (at own expense). There are many restaurants nearby.

View Paris group airport transfer details here

Daily Highlights

Rides

No riding today

Meals

No Meals today

Day Two - TGV to Pyrenees

Date

Wednesday 10 July 2024

Location

Pyrenees

After breakfast we will assemble in the hotel’s reception at 09:30 and we will walk across to Paris Gare du Montparnasse train station. We should be relatively unburdened with luggage. We will board the TGV train to Lourdes in the Pyrenees.
On your arrival in Lourdes, you will be taken to our hotel in nearby Aucun, close to fantastic climbs such as the Col d’Aubisque, Col du Soulor, the Col du Tourmalet and the climb to Hautacam.
Here we will spend the next 5 nights on half-board basis so with daily breakfasts and evening meals included. For those of you who have booked bike rental, these will be available for you today.
This afternoon we have time for a warmup ride in the area.
Evening meal at the hotel.

Toulouse arrival
This afternoon, we also offer an airport transfer at 15.00 from Toulouse Airport to collect those who have chosen to join the tour today.

View Toulouse group airport transfer details here

Daily Highlights

Ride

Possible light afternoon ride taking some scenic trails in the area, and getting used to riding in France.

Meals

Welcome Dinner

SHORT Ride

Day Three - First Riding Day

Date

Thursday 11 July 2024

Location

Pyrenees

Today you will have various ride options from the hotel including to ride the Col du Tourmalet which will feature on this year’s tour again. We offer a guided ride which you can join but we will also provide GPX files for several self-guided rides should you wish to do something different:

Other options include:

  • Climb to Hautacam
  • Col du Soulor and Aubisque
  • Col de Marie Blanque

Those without bikes will have the opportunity to spend a relaxing day at the hotel’s swimming pool or to visit Lourdes. It’s worth a visit so for those who are interested, the coach will provide transport today.

Evening meal at the hotel.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Supported ride in the area. Several self-guided options available.

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

SHORT Ride

Long Ride

Day Four - First Tour de France Action

Date

Friday 12 July 2024

Location

Pyrenees

After a leisurely breakfast we will propose a guided ride today that will finish in Pau. There will be a likely sprint finish in Pau today.

A great option is to ride from our hotel to Laruns and to tackle the Col de Marie Blanque before a long descent into Pau. This ride totals 110km. A flatter, more direct ride is also possible.

Non-riders can visit Pau today and after the stage finish we will return to the hotel.

Evening meal will be taken at the hotel.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Guided Ride to Pau

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

SHORT Ride

Long Ride

Day Five - Tourmalet Stage

Date

Saturday 13 July 2024

Location

Pyrenees

Riders will head out onto the road and take on one of the area’s most spectacular climbs, the Tourmalet. Ride up to the summit and be road-side as the riders come past on the climb.

Non-Riders will be able to stay quite local today and watch the riders as they come through nearby Lourdes and Argeles Gazost en-route to the Tourmalet. We will transport you to the desired viewing location.

Evening meal at the hotel.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Supported ride

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Long Ride

Day Six - Loudenvielle

Date

Sunday 14 July 2024

Location

Pyrenees

Today’s stage will see the Tour move out of the Pyrenees with a stage from Loudenvielle to Plateau de Beille. Bastille day is always special with large crowds supporting the riders and a party atmosphere everywhere.

After an early breakfast we will travel to Loudenveille at the bottom of the first climb of the day, the Peyresourde where we will find a good parking spot for the coach, and we will watch the riders get ready for the start. After we’ve seen the stage start, we will offer a guided ride back to Aucun. An option is to ride yesterday’s stage in reverse so return to the hotel via the Hourquette d’Ancizan and the other side of the Tourmalet. This evening we will watch the Euros final at the hotel. It may feature France who will be very keen to win on Bastille day.

Evening meal at the hotel.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Guided Ride back to the hotel

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

SHORT Ride

Long Ride

Day Seven - Transfer to Provence

Date

Monday 15 July 2024

Location

Transfer to Provence
Ventoux & Provence

Today is a rest day on the Tour de France. After breakfast we move on to the next hotel of our tour in Carpentras, Provence, near Mont Ventoux. We expect the transfer to take about 6 hours today so we will arrive early to mid-afternoon. Bikes will be transported fully assembled.
Time permitting, we will offer a guided ride in the local area or you could just relax and have a dip in the outdoor pool.
Evening meal at the hotel.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Short Ride

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Short Ride

Day Eight - Provence

Date

Tuesday 16 July 2024

Location

Provence

Over the next 2 days cyclists will have the opportunity to ride the iconic Mont Ventoux known as the Giant of Provence and the stunningly beautiful Gorges de Nesque. There are many lovely towns and villages that are well located by bike such as Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes, Malaucene, Sault and Vaison la Romaine. During our stay in Provence the coach will take the non-riders to Bedoin, Malaucene and Vaison la Romaine.
Breakfast & evening meal at the hotel

Daily Highlights

Ride

Guided Rides and Self-Guided Route Options Available

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

SHORT Ride

Long Ride

Day Nine - Mont Ventoux

Date

Wednesday 17 July 2024

Location

Provence
Ventoux & Provence

Today we will have another day of exploring this fantastic area. 
Evening meal at the hotel.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Guided Rides and Self-Guided Route Options Available

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

SHORT Ride

Long Ride

Day Ten - Transfer to the Southern Alps

Date

Thursday 18 July 2024

Location

Transfer to the Alps

We will move on to the next stop on our tour today. We move to Valberg which is a ski resort located about 90km north of Nice. We expect the transfer to take about 4 hours today. Our location in Valberg puts us within reach of such climbs as the Cime de la Bonette, Isola 2000 and the Col de la Couillole

This afternoon we can ride the Col de la Couillole which is the final climb of Stage 19 of the Tour de France from the hotel.

Evening meal at the hotel.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Guided Rides and Self-Guided Route Options Available

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

SHORT Ride

Day Eleven - Bonette and Isola 2000

Date

Friday 19 July 2024

Location

Alps

Today the stage finish is in Isola 2000 which is accessible from Valberg. Riders can ride the climb to the finish and spectators can use our coach to get there.
For a tougher ride, there’s the option to ride to the climb of the Cime de la Bonette and watch the riders as they summit the climb.
Evening meal at the hotel

Daily Highlights

Ride

Guided Rides and Self-Guided Route Options Available

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

SHORT Ride

Long Ride

Day Twelve - Col de La Couillole

Date

Saturday 20 July 2024

Location

Valberg

The finish of today’s stage is at just 15 kilometres from our hotel today. Guided ride and transport to watch the stage finish. We can ride the Col de la Couillole before the roads close ahead of the arrival of the riders.
This evening we will enjoy our final night in Valberg.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Guided Ride

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

SHORT Ride

Long Ride

Day Thirteen - Monaco - Nice

Date

Sunday 21 July 2024

Location

Vence

This morning we will move to the final hotel on our tour. We will stay our final night at a hotel in Vence, just outside Nice. 

After getting checked into the hotel, we will make our way into Nice where we can watch the finish of today’s stage.

This evening you are free to explore Nice and eat out at one of the many great restaurants (at own expense).

Today’s final day time trial could be the deciding stage of the 2024 Tour de France.

The time trial course will run from Monaco to Nice on the stunning Côte d’Azur.

The Tour de France will finish in Nice and not in Paris for the first time in history as the French capital adds the final touches to its preparations for the Olympic Games.

Daily Highlights

Ride

Guided Rides and Self-Guided Route Options Available

Meals

Breakfast 

SHORT Ride

Long Ride

Day Fourteen - Au Revoir

Date

Monday 22 July 2024

Location

Nice

After breakfast we offer transfers from the hotel to Nice airport at 07.30hrs and 13.00hrs.

View departure details here

We also offer the option to take the TGV back to Paris where we can book an airport hotel near Paris CDG airport. Please Contact us

Daily Highlights

Meals

Breakfast

Pricing

Tour prices – Paris to Nice

  • £3899 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) or double (one bed for couple)
  • £4899 per person for the single occupancy of a room

Tour prices – Toulouse to Nice

  • £3649 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) or double (one bed for couple)
  • £4549 per person for the single occupancy of a room

We offer the option to book a Male or Female ‘Twin Share’ where we will pair you up with another guest on the tour. if you book this and you want to share with a particular person, please let us know at time of booking.

Bike Rental

Ridley Fenix SLIC equipped with Shimano Ultegra 12 speed Di2. Please read all information here before booking

  • £599 for the tour

E-Bikes and E-Race Bikes are also available on request. Please email us for availability and prices. Email Us

More about the event

Tour de France stages

You will witness the following stages during our tour:

  • Fri 12th July – Stage 13 – Agen – Pau 
  • Saturday 13th July – Stage 14 – Pau – St Lary Soulan
  • Sunday 14th July – Stage 15 – Loudienville – Plateau de Beille
  • Fri 19th July – Stage 19 – Embrun – Isola 2000
  • Sat 20th July – Stage 20 – Nice – Col de la Couillole
  • Sun 21st July – Stage 21 – Monaco – Nice

While our itinerary enables you the opportunity to see 4 mountain stages of the Tour plus a sprint finish and the Nice stages, it also offers plenty of options for doing our own cycle touring in some of the best regions of France. Non-cyclists are also well catered for with opportunities to visit some iconic places like Lourdes, Bedoin & Malaucene in Provence and of course Nice.

Hotel Locations

  • Paris
  • Aucun, Pyrenees
  • Carpentras, Provence
  • Valberg, Southern Alps
  • Vence near Nice

2025 Tour de France

The dates of the 2025 Tour de France are Saturday 5 Jul to Sunday 27 July 2025. This is a week later than in 2024. We already know that the Grand Depart of the 2025 Tour de France is in the Lille area. Stage 1 will start and finish in Lille on 5th July and stages 2 and 3 will start near Lille and will have finishes in Dunkerque and Boulogne sur Mer. Stage 4 starts from Amiens and will lead south to a location that’s still to be decided. The finish of the 2025 Tour de France will be on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Sunday 27th July after finishing in Nice in 2024.

The rest of the 2025 Tour de France route will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on Wednesday the 15th of October. Soon after this you will be able to book Tour de France cycling and spectator tours with Sportive Breaks as well as guaranteed entry and hotel packages for the 2025 Etape du Tour weekend.

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After the Tour de France route announcement in October 2024, you will benefit from the following privileges:

  • First pick of our 2025 Tour de France tours.

  • Option to cancel with full refund or move to another Sportive Breaks event if you no longer wish to come to the Tour de France

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