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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 are currently designing 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.

Our trips to the Tour de France continue to set the bar as the premium trips to this great race.

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.

Full details will be available shortly. In the meantime, here's the complete list of our 2015 Tour de France trips:

 

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: KOM - Pyrenees

TRIP 2: KOM - Alps

TRIP 3: KOM - Pyrenees, Ventoux & Alps

2 Live Mountain Stages

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

MONT VENTOUX optional extension!

3 Live Mountain Stages

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

VIP Paris Finish optional extension!

Combine Pyrenees & Alps trips

Bonus: climb the legendary MONT VENTOUX in between the Pyrenees & Alps

VIP Paris Finish optional extension!

 

 

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: VIP - Pyrenees

TRIP 2: VIP - Alps

Official Ride across the Finish Line

3 Live Stages

VIP Access to Departure Village and Stage Finish

Climb Col d’Aspin and Tourmalet

Official Ride across the Finish Line

4 Live Stages

VIP Access to Departure Village and Stage Finish

Ride Alpe d'Huez & Col de la Madeleine

VIP Paris Finish optional extension!

 

 

 

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: VIP Spectator - Opening Stages

TRIP 2: VIP Spectator - Pyrenees

TRIP 3: VIP Spectator - Alps & Paris

First 3 Stages Live

The Team Presentation in Utrecht

VIP access to Team Area and Stage Finish

Guided visits to Amsterdam and the Hague

4 Live Stages

VIP Departure Village and Stage Finishes

Visit to Pau

Exclusive Pro Team visit

5 Live Stages, including Alpe d’Huez!

VIP Departure Village & Stage Finishes

Visit to Annecy

Exclusive Pro Team visit

VIP Paris Finish

 

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