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Tour de France VIP Official Tour Operator

 

 

Tour de France VIP Official Tour Operator


The 2015 Tour de France

Peter Thomson and his expert team of trip planners have once again designed a full spectrum of unique and challenging Tour de France cycling and spectator experiences to capture the thrilling moments, spectacular scenery and sheer grit of this great race.

Thomson Bike Tours continues to set the bar as the Premium Official Tour Operator to the Tour de France.

Avid riders will want to test themselves on one of our King of the Mountains Challenges. Those looking for a less strenous vacation can get behind the scenes on one of our VIP Experience Cycling trips or specially designed Spectator trips.

As Official VIP Tour Operator, we get you inside the Tour de France. Meet pros and cycling celebrities, stand on the official podium, ride up Alpe d’Huez to a cheering audience hours before the peloton, test yourself on the iconic climbs, and soak up the electric atmosphere of one of the world’s greatest sporting events.

 

Our 2015 Tour de France Program

1. King of the Mountains Cycling Challenges


Developed to challenge the strongest cyclists, our King of the Mountains trips combine ambitious ride programs with our legendary race-viewing vantage points, complete with satellite TV on the mountainside. If you are focused on the ride, this is the trip for you. Choose between Extreme (hardcore cyclists) or Performance (avid cyclists) rides.

  • Focused on the RIDE

  • 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!

 

 

 

TRIP 1: Pyrenees

TRIP 2: Alps

TRIP 3: Alps & Paris

2 Live Mountain Stages

Ride Tourmalet, Plateau de Beille, Aspin, Peyresourde, Port de Bales....

 

3 Live Mountain Stages

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

 

3 Live Mountain Stages

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

PARIS Finish


TRIP 4: Pyrenees & Ventoux

TRIP 5: Pyrenees, Ventoux & Alps

TRIP 6: Pyrenees, Ventoux, Alps & Paris

2 Live Mountain Stages

Ride Tourmalet, Plateau de Beille, Aspin, Peyresourde, Port de Bales....

Ride MONT VENTOUX

5 Live Mountain Stages

Ride Tourmalet, Plateau de Beille, Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, Madeleine....

Ride MONT VENTOUX

5 Live Mountain Stages

Ride Tourmalet, Plateau de Beille, Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, Madeleine....

Ride MONT VENTOUX

PARIS Finish

 

 

2. VIP Experience Cycling Trips


If you want insider race access, but still want to tackle some of the iconic terrain, this is the trip for you. Our VIP Cycling Experience is aimed at Tour de France fans looking for moderate rides on the actual TDF route combined 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 and meet the Tour de France celebrities

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

 

 

 

TRIP 1: Pyrenees

TRIP 2: Alps

TRIP 3: Alps & Paris

Official Ride across the Finish Line

3 Live Stages

VIP Access to Departure Village

VIP Access to Stage Finish

Climb Col d'Aspin and Tourmalet

Official Ride across the Finish Line

4 Live Stages

VIP Access to Departure Village

VIP Access to Stage Finish

Ride Alpe d'Huez & Col de la Madeleine

Official Ride across the Finish Line

4 Live Stages

VIP Access to Departure Village

VIP Access to Stage Finish

Ride Alpe d'Huez & Col de la Madeleine

VIP Paris Finish

 

 

3. VIP Spectator Trips


Enjoy exclusive race access, guided cultural visits, extraordinary photo opportunities, and unexpected surprises around every bend. Your host, Jacinta, spares no expense in creating the ultimate insider Tour experience for the non-rider.

  • 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

 

 

TRIP 1: Le Grand Depart

TRIP 2: Pyrenees

TRIP 3: Alps & Paris

First 3 Stages Live

The Team Presentation in Utrecht

VIP Access to Departure Village

VIP Access to Stage Finish

Guided visit of Amsterdam

4 Live Stages

VIP Access to Departure Village

VIP Access to Stage Finish

Exclusive Pro Team visit

Visit to Pau

5 Live Stages, including Alpe d'Huez!

VIP Access to Departure Village

VIP Access to Stage Finish

Exclusive Pro Team visit

Visit to Annecy

VIP Paris Finish

 

Tour de France VIP Official Tour Operator

What our guests say...

 

I have been on some great trips--this was certainly the best trip in 10 years! Great mix of biking and tour viewing and incredible VIP access to the start, end and during different stages. Way, way beyond expectation. A live band on Hautacam, really? Just incredible!


Tom Hamilton – IL, USA
2014 Tour de France VIP Cycling Pyrenees

All expectations of my 1st Thomson's Tour were blown away on every level! No expense was spared, and the professionalism and integrity of the Thomson crew was unsurpassed. To say this trip was unforgettable would be an understatement. The pure logistics, the race viewing tents, the effort put into every day's itinerary, the friendliness of every ride leader, the energy and enthusiasm of everyone .... was just spectacular ! And the TDF finish in Paris ... was just mind blowing and the ultimate highlight and finish to a sensational week !! Thank you Team Thomson and hope to see you all for the Giro 2015 :-)


Robert Bennet – NC, USA
2014 Tour de France KOM Pyrenees & Paris

Fantastic! We have not had so much fun in a long time! The whole trip from the planning, to being at the Tour and
everything inbetween was just great. The staff were wonderful, helpful and knowledgable and happy to chat and answer questions, which just enhanced the overall experience. We could not have asked for anything more!


Kris Winnet - Qld, Australia
2014 Tour de France Spectator Alps