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The Final Week of the 2024 Tour de France with the Premier Official Tour Operator

A unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Finish of the Tour de France in NICE. Experience the Grand Finale LIVE in Nice, conquer Mont Ventoux, witness the penultimate stage LIVE on the last climb, and stay in a luxury 5-star hotel for the final 3 nights in Nice.

Thomson Tour de France K/QOM Challenges are the trips of choice for avid cyclists of all abilities looking for a unique blend of LIVE race-viewing and challenging riding.

Be there in Nice to experience the Final Stage of the Tour de France LIVE in Nice where we’ve secured the 5-star Hotel Anantara Plaza just 100m/yards from the Finish Line! You’ll also witness Stage 20, LIVE on the mountain-side of the Col de la Couillole, the final climb of the 2024 Tour de France, and mingle with pro riders and Tour celebrities with our privileged VIP access to the Departure Village and Team Paddock at the start of Stage 18 in Gap. Experience a memorable day in Nimes with an official ride across the Finish Line before the peloton, a photo shoot on the Official Podium, then witness the Finish of Stage 3, LIVE from the Official VIP Lounge.

Riding is also a key feature of every Thomson Tour de France trip and on this trip you’ll have the opportunity to conquer one of the most iconic climbs of all time, Le Mont Ventoux! Other famous climbs you’ll tick off include the Col d’Eze, the Col de la Madone, the Col de Turini and the final climb of the 2024 Tour de France, the Col de la Couillole. 

 

Optional Upgrades:

Final Day VIP Race-Viewing Upgrade: your package includes entry to the Masséna Grand-Stand at the Finish Line. Contact us if you’d like to upgrade to the VIP Baie des Anges Lounge reserved exclusively for Thomson guests. An open bar service provides cocktails, champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks, and numerous food stations serve gourmet French food throughout the day. A seated terrace is available looking over the race route on the Promenades des Anglais and TV screens broadcast the race, so you don’t miss any of the action.  A true VIP experience to close out a fantastic week at the Tour de France!

Anantara Plaza Hotel Room Upgrade: your package includes a standard room with city/garden view at the Anantara Plaza Hotel in Nice at the Finish Line. Contact us if you’d like to upgrade to a room with a sea view or a suite!

Please contact nancy@thomsonbiketours.com if you’d like to take advantage of either of these upgrades.

 

Next Departure

July 15th 2024


Rental Bike

USD $550


From

USD $9,695


Duration

8 days / 7 nights


Non-Rider Friendly

No


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Daily itineraries

Only with Thomson: a choice of 3 fully supported rides each day. With daily rides from 25km to 150km (15 miles to 90 miles), no matter your fitness level, we’ve got you covered!

 

Rider-Only Trip: please note that this trip is reserved for cyclists only. If you wish to join us with a companion who does not ride, please check out our parallel non-riding companions welcome trip

 

Check out our Sport, Performance and  Epic itineraries below.

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01 Bienvenue en France! Moulin de Vernegues
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01 Bienvenue en France! Moulin de Vernegues
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01 Bienvenue en France!
02 Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish Moulin de Vernegues
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02 Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish Moulin de Vernegues
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02 Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish
03 Mont Ventoux Moulin de Vernegues
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03 Mont Ventoux x 2! Moulin de Vernegues
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03 Les Gorges de la Nesque
04 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access - OR - Ride in Le Luberon Natural Park Moulin de Vernegues
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04 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access - OR - Ride in Le Luberon Natural Park Moulin de Vernegues
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04 LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access - OR - Ride in Le Luberon Natural Park
05 Col de la Madone Anantara Plaza Nice
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05 Col de la Madone Anantara Plaza Nice
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05 Col d'Eze
06 LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Col de la Couillole Anantara Plaza Nice
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06 LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Col de la Couillole Anantara Plaza Nice
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06 LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Col de la Couillole
07 The Final TT: ride the course & watch the race! Anantara Plaza Nice
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07 The Final TT: ride the course & watch the race! Anantara Plaza Nice
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07 The Final TT: ride the course & watch the race!
08 Au Revoir!
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08 Au Revoir!
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08 Au Revoir!
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Day 1

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Bienvenue en France!

Your trip starts at Marseille Airport where our staff will meet you before the transfer to your hotel in Vernegues.

After a brief orientation meeting, lunch and bike build-up, you’ll head out on our warm-up ride into the Provençal countryside. A mostly flat ride today with one short climb to tes the climbing legs.

Bienvenue en France!

Your trip starts at Marseille Airport where our staff will meet you before the transfer to your hotel in Vernegues.

After a brief orientation meeting, lunch and bike build-up, you’ll head out on our warm-up ride into the Provençal countryside where the climbs of La Montée de Charleval and the Col St Anne set the tone for the week ahead.

Bienvenue en France!

Your trip starts at Marseille Airport where our staff will meet you before the transfer to your hotel in Vernegues.

After a brief orientation meeting, lunch and bike build-up, you’ll head out on our warm-up ride into the Provençal countryside where 3 short climbs, the Montée de Charelval, the Col St Anne and the Col de Seize will test your climbing legs, and set the tone for the week ahead.

Day 2

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Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish

A unique opportunity today to ride your bike across the Official Finish Line just a few hours before the peloton – followed by a photo shoot on the Official Podium. You’ll round off an amazing Tour de France day by witnessing the Race Finish from the VIP Tribune at the Finish Line in Nimes.

Before all the excitement of the stage finish, you’ll enjoy a magnificent ride through Les Alpilles Natural Park, a unique chain of small mountains with stunning views and picteresque villages. A really stunning ride showcasing the best of Provence.

Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish

A unique opportunity today to ride your bike across the Official Finish Line just a few hours before the peloton – followed by a photo shoot on the Official Podium. You’ll round off an amazing Tour de France day by witnessing the Race Finish from the VIP Tribune at the Finish Line in Nimes.

Before all the excitement of the stage finish, you’ll enjoy a magnificent ride through Les Alpilles Natural Park, a unique chain of small mountains with stunning views and picteresque villages. A really stunning ride showcasing the best of Provence.

Ride over the Finish Line, Podium Photo Op & LIVE VIP Race-Viewing of the Stage Finish

A unique opportunity today to ride your bike across the Official Finish Line just a few hours before the peloton – followed by a photo shoot on the Official Podium. You’ll round off an amazing Tour de France day by witnessing the Race Finish from the VIP Tribune at the Finish Line in Nimes.

Before all the excitement of the stage finish, you’ll enjoy a magnificent ride through Les Alpilles Natural Park, a unique chain of small mountains with stunning views and picteresque villages. A really stunning ride showcasing the best of Provence.

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Mont Ventoux x 2!

Whilst the Epic and Performance groups are conquering the Giant of Provence, you’ll enjoy a much gentler ride.

Leaving from the typical Provençal village of Mazan you’ll ride through vineyards and olive groves to Ville sur Auzon. A short climb over the Col de Notre Dames des Abeilles takes you to Monieux and the start of one of the most spectacular descents in France, the 20km route through les Gorges de la Nesque. Enjoy!

Mont Ventoux

One of Europe’s most iconic climbs is on the agenda today, Le Mont Ventoux from Bedoin!

After a short warm-up ride to the village of Bedoin you’re soon on the lower slopes of the climb to Ventoux. 14km of climbing through the pine forest brings you to the Chalet Reynard and the final 7km across the famous lunar landscape to the summit at 1900m. From the summit enjoy the long descent through vast lavender fields to Sault and the surprise of the day, the spectacular descent through the Gorges de la Nesque.

Mont Ventoux x 2!

Not much needs to be said about today’s ride – except maybe, that in true Thomson EPIC style, you’ll climb the Giant of Provence not once, but twice!

Your first ascent of Ventoux will be from the classic south side starting from the village of Bedoin. After 14km of climbing through the pine forest you’ll break out of the trees and be faced with the final 7km, across the famous lunar landscape, to the summit at 1900m. From the summit enjoy the long descent to Malaucene for a coffee-stop and some refuelling. What goes down must go back up and you’re soon climbing the northern approach to the summit. The descent takes you through vast lavender fields to Sault and the surprise of the day, the spectacular descent through the Gorges de la Nesque. EPIC!

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LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access - OR - Ride in Le Luberon Natural Park

Today you’ll have a couple of options to choose from:

Option 1: head over to Gap to experience the start of the Tour de France stage. You’ll have privileged access to the VIP Departure Village and Team Paddock, a great place to mingle and meet the teams and individual riders as they prepare for the start of today’s stage.

Option 2: join our ride leaders for a magnificent ride through the Luberon Natural Park. Best described in Peter Mayle’s classic book “A Year in Provence”, the Luberon is quintessential Provence, and your ride includes the very best of the region including the stunningly beautiful villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Menerbes, Lacoste to name but a few. The toughest choice of the day will be choosing the nicest village for a coffee stop…

LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access - OR - Ride in Le Luberon Natural Park

Today you’ll have a couple of options to choose from:

Option 1: head over to Gap to experience the start of the Tour de France stage. You’ll have privileged access to the VIP Departure Village and Team Paddock, a great place to mingle and meet the teams and individual riders as they prepare for the start of today’s stage.

Option 2: join our ride leaders for a magnificent ride through the Luberon Natural Park. Best described in Peter Mayle’s classic book “A Year in Provence”, the Luberon is quintessential Provence, and your ride includes the very best of the region including the climbs to the Col de Murs and the Col des Trois Termes and the stunningly beautiful villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Roussillon to name but a few. The toughest choice of the day will be choosing the nicest village for a coffee stop…

LIVE Race-Viewing: VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock access - OR - Ride in Le Luberon Natural Park

Today you’ll have a couple of options to choose from:

Option 1: head over to Gap to experience the start of the Tour de France stage. You’ll have privileged access to the VIP Departure Village and Team Paddock, a great place to mingle and meet the teams and individual riders as they prepare for the start of today’s stage.

Option 2: join our ride leaders for a magnificent ride through the Luberon Natural Park. Best described in Peter Mayle’s classic book “A Year in Provence”, the Luberon is quintessential Provence, and your ride includes the very best of the region including the climbs to the Col de Murs and the Col des Trois Termes and the stunningly beautiful villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Roussillon to name but a few. The toughest choice of the day will be choosing the nicest village for a coffee stop…

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Col de la Madone

Today we leave behind the ancient Roman city of Nimes and head over to Nice where we’ll spend the final 3 days in the magnificent 5-star Anantara Plaza Hotel, perfectly situated on the Place Massena just 100m from the Finish Line of the final stage!

After checking in to the hotel and a quick lunch it’s time to get in the saddle for a magnificent ride in the mountains behind Nice. The highlight of the final stage of the Paris-Nice annual stage race is the climb to the Col d’Eze and you’ll have the opportunity to test your legs on this wonderful climb today.

Col de la Madone

Today we leave behind the ancient Roman city of Nimes and head over to Nice where we’ll spend the final 3 days in the magnificent 5-star Anantara Plaza Hotel, perfectly situated on the Place Massena just 100m from the Finish Line of the final stage!

After checking in to the hotel and a quick lunch it’s time to get in the saddle for a magnificent ride in the mountains behind Nice. You’ll follow one of the most scenic and spectacular routes in France featuring the Col d’Eze and the Col de la Madone (made famous by a certain Lance Armstrong).

Col de la Madone

Today we leave behind the ancient Roman city of Nimes and head over to Nice where we’ll spend the final 3 days in the magnificent 5-star Anantara Plaza Hotel, perfectly situated on the Place Massena just 100m from the Finish Line of the final stage!

After checking in to the hotel and a quick lunch it’s time to get in the saddle for a magnificent ride in the mountains behind Nice. You’ll follow one of the most scenic and spectacular routes in France featuring the Col d’Eze and the Col de la Madone (made famous by a certain Lance Armstrong).

Day 6

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LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Col de la Couillole

The final mountain stage and a summit finish on the Col de la Couillole and you’ll be there on the mountain-side to witness the best of the race action.

After a short transfer you’ll start the ride in the village of Pont de Clans. After 9km you’ll join the route of today’s stage for the ascent of the Col de la Couillole, a challenging but spectacular climb high in the Alpes de Haute Provence mountains. Riding this final climb on the actual race route on Race Day will be an experience you’re unlikely to forget!

Our Logistics Team will have set up our Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on the Col de la Couillole which will be buzzing with thousands of passionate fans excited to see the finish on the final climb of the 2024 Tour de France. Enjoy the atmosphere from the comfort of our Private Hospitality Marquee. Food, drinks, and satellite TV race coverage will keep you entertained as you wait for the peloton to approach.

LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Col de la Couillole

The final mountain stage and a summit finish on the Col de la Couillole and you’ll be there on the mountain-side to witness the best of the race action.

After a short transfer to the Col de Turini you’ll ride the final 73km of today’s Tour route over the Col de la Colmiane and the final ascent of the Col de la Couillole. Both of these climbs are challenging and both provide spectacular high mountain scenery. Riding these final 73km on the actual race route on Race Day will be an experience you’re unlikely to forget!

Our Logistics Team will have set up our Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on the Col de la Couillole which will be buzzing with thousands of passionate fans excited to see the finish on the final climb of the 2024 Tour de France. Enjoy the atmosphere from the comfort of our Private Hospitality Marquee. Food, drinks, and satellite TV race coverage will keep you entertained as you wait for the peloton to approach.

LIVE Race-Viewing: Private Hospitality Marquee on the final climb to Col de la Couillole

The final mountain stage and a summit finish on the Col de la Couillole and you’ll be there on the mountain-side to witness the best of the race action.

For those who feel up for the challenge there’s the option to ride the entire route of today’s stage, from your hotel in Nice over the Col de Braus, Col de Turini, Col de la Colmiane and the final ascent of the Col de la Couillole. This is an extremely challenging ride and to complete it ahead of the pro peloton will mean an early start and a strong pace for the whoel ride – but riding the entire route of this final stage on Race Day will be an experience you’re unlikely to forget!

Our Logistics Team will have set up our Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on the Col de la Couillole which will be buzzing with thousands of passionate fans excited to see the finish on the final climb of the 2024 Tour de France. Enjoy the atmosphere from the comfort of our Private Hospitality Marquee. Food, drinks, and satellite TV race coverage will keep you entertained as you wait for the peloton to approach.

Day 7

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The Final TT: ride the course & watch the race!

After an inspiring week of Tour de France race action and spectacular riding, it’s time to celebrate by witnessing the Final Time Trial from Monaco to Nice. Your hotel is situated just 100m from the Stage Finish Line on the Place Massena and the standard trip package comes with access to the Massena Grand-Stand seating directly opposite the Finish Line. Enjoy a thrilling finish to the 2024 Tour de France!

Ride the TT Course: an early-morning, once-in-a lifetime opportunity to ride the entire 34km TT course from Monaco to Nice. Unique!

VIP Upgrade: please contact us if you’d like to upgrade to the VIP Salon Baie des Anges (subject to availability).

The Final TT: ride the course & watch the race!

After an inspiring week of Tour de France race action and spectacular riding, it’s time to celebrate by witnessing the Final Time Trial from Monaco to Nice. Your hotel is situated just 100m from the Stage Finish Line on the Place Massena and the standard trip package comes with access to the Massena Grand-Stand seating directly opposite the Finish Line. Enjoy a thrilling finish to the 2024 Tour de France!

Ride the TT Course: an early-morning, once-in-a lifetime opportunity to ride the entire 34km TT course from Monaco to Nice. Unique!

VIP Upgrade: please contact us if you’d like to upgrade to the VIP Salon Baie des Anges (subject to availability).

The Final TT: ride the course & watch the race!

After an inspiring week of Tour de France race action and spectacular riding, it’s time to celebrate by witnessing the Final Time Trial from Monaco to Nice. Your hotel is situated just 100m from the Stage Finish Line on the Place Massena and the standard trip package comes with access to the Massena Grand-Stand seating directly opposite the Finish Line. Enjoy a thrilling finish to the 2024 Tour de France!

Ride the TT Course: an early-morning, once-in-a lifetime opportunity to ride the entire 34km TT course from Monaco to Nice. Unique!

VIP Upgrade: please contact us if you’d like to upgrade to the VIP Salon Baie des Anges (subject to availability).

Day 8

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Au Revoir!

Your trip to the Tour de France ends at the Anantara Plaza Hotel on Monday July 22 after breakfast.

Please note we will not be providing a drop-off service on Monday morning. Both Nice Airport and Nice Train Station are 10 minute taxi rides from the hotel. Our staff (and the hotel staff) will be available to help you reserve transport to the airport or train station.

Au Revoir!

Your trip to the Tour de France ends at the Anantara Plaza Hotel on Monday July 22 after breakfast.

Please note we will not be providing a drop-off service on Monday morning. Both Nice Airport and Nice Train Station are 10 minute taxi rides from the hotel. Our staff (and the hotel staff) will be available to help you reserve transport to the airport or train station.

Au Revoir!

Your trip to the Tour de France ends at the Anantara Plaza Hotel on Monday July 22 after breakfast.

Please note we will not be providing a drop-off service on Monday morning. Both Nice Airport and Nice Train Station are 10 minute taxi rides from the hotel. Our staff (and the hotel staff) will be available to help you reserve transport to the airport or train station.

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Climbs

Stage

Rest Day: Gruissan


Stage 16

Gruissan > Nimes


The sprinters may be heavily tipped for success when the race heads away from the coast near Narbonne, and maybe even when the riders pass over the Pic Saint-Loup. But the Mistral can blow fiercely at this time of year and could well upset the plans of the sprinters if those teams that feel at home when it’s windy end up scattering the peloton.

Stage 17

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Superdévoluy


As the race homes in on the southern Alps, there will be no significant obstacles crossing the Drôme. The tests beyond that, though, are likely to encourage the formation of a large breakaway group, whose members will have a chance to shine, assuming they can deal with the climbs in the final 40 kilometres. We’ll get a clearer idea of this on the ascent of the Col Bayard, although the final selection should be made on the Col du Noyer (7.5km at 8.4%), with the final decision coming on the approach to the Superdévoluy ski station.

Stage 18

Gap > Barcelonnette


The altimeter drops temporarily, although the sprinters will still have to go right to their limits in order to claim the final bouquet within their grasp. That’s down to the fact that once the peloton has admired Lake Serre-Ponçon, the day’s attackers will have a few hills to exploit as they seek to maintain their lead. A strong puncheur might be able to go clear on the Côte de Saint-Apollinaire, and they’ll even more opportunity to do so on the Côte des Demoiselles Coiffées.

Stage 19

Embrun > Isola 2000


The menu for this ultra-mountain stage could well make you dizzy, but it’ll also whet the appetite of the very best climbers. Although the stage is less than 150km long, the riders will climb above 2,000 metres on three occasions, the biggest test the climb to the summit of La Bonette, the highest road in France at an altitude of 2,802 metres. Its 360-degree panorama is breath-taking.

Stage 20

Nice > Col de la Couillole


The Paris-Nice regulars will be racing over familiar terrain, but that won’t make things any easier if the contest for the Yellow Jersey is still raging, particularly over such a short distance. Battle could commence as early as the climb to the Col de Braus. There will then be no respite on the climbs of the Cols de Turini, de la Colmiane and finally de la Couillole, the final ascent extending for 15.7km at an average gradient of 7.1%. We’ll all be holding our breath!

Stage 21

Monaco > Nice


Everyone remembers the last occasion the Tour finished with a time trial, when Greg LeMond stripped the yellow jersey from the shoulders of Laurent Fignon on the Champs-Élysées in 1989, by just eight seconds. Thirty-five years on, we can but dream of a similar duel, involving two or three riders, an authentic athletic confrontation whose outcome would determine the final podium of the 111th edition, and the first to finish far from its familiar Parisian setting, the ultimate finale destined for Place Masséna, just a few pedal-strokes from the Promenade des Anglais.

Stage 20

Nice > Col de la Couillole


The Paris-Nice regulars will be racing over familiar terrain, but that won’t make things any easier if the contest for the Yellow Jersey is still raging, particularly over such a short distance. Battle could commence as early as the climb to the Col de Braus. There will then be no respite on the climbs of the Cols de Turini, de la Colmiane and finally de la Couillole, the final ascent extending for 15.7km at an average gradient of 7.1%. We’ll all be holding our breath!

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2024
July 15 to 22
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    Hotels

    Moulin de Vernegues

    Ideally located in Provence, close to the Luberon Natural Park and Nimes, the Moulin de Vernegues is a wonderful 4-star hotel set in a typical Provençal mas or farmhouse surrounded by plane trees and lavender fields. The hotel has a large outdoor pool with a great pool bar serving snacks, drinks and cocktails, the perfect place to relax after a hard day's riding in Provence. 

    Anantara Plaza Nice

    The Anantara is a magnificent 5-star hotel situated just 100m from the Finish Line of the Final Stage of the 2024 Tour de France. We're so close you can even see the Finish Line from your hotel room! Being able to secure such a fantastic property so close to the Finish was a real "coup" for the Thomson team and we're so excited to be able to offer you this incredible hotel in such a privileged location! 

    Pick-up and Drop-off

    Arrival

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    Marseille Provence Airport

    July 15 at 9:30am

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    Hilton Garden Inn Marseille Provence Airport

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    July 15 at 9:30am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Time

    No organised Drop-Off

    What's included

    What's Included What's Not Included
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    • TDF Stage 16: VIP ride across the Finish Line, Podium photo op, and access to the VIP Hospitality Lounge at the at the Stage Finish in Nimes
    • TDF Stage 18: access to the VIP Departure Village and Team Paddock in Gap
    • TDF Stage 20: access to our Private Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on the Col de la Couillole
    • TDF Stage 21: access to the Massena Tribune at the Finish Line in Nice
    • Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All but 1 dinner
    • 4 x sit-down lunches
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
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    • Pick-up at Marseille Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Overall Staff to Guest ratio: 1 to 3
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the rides arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    • Merchandising arrow
    • Tour de France Gift Bag
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours merchandise pack
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      Tour de France Viewing arrow
    • TDF Stage 16: VIP ride across the Finish Line, Podium photo op, and access to the VIP Hospitality Lounge at the at the Stage Finish in Nimes
    • TDF Stage 18: access to the VIP Departure Village and Team Paddock in Gap
    • TDF Stage 20: access to our Private Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on the Col de la Couillole
    • TDF Stage 21: access to the Massena Tribune at the Finish Line in Nice
    • Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All but 1 dinner
    • 4 x sit-down lunches
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick-up at Marseille Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Overall Staff to Guest ratio: 1 to 3
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the rides arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    • Merchandising arrow
    • Tour de France Gift Bag
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours merchandise pack
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities

    Rental bikes

    Specialized Aethos Expert

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    Frame

    Aethos FACT 10r Carbon

    Groupset

    Di2 Shimano Ultegra

    Weight

    699g (size 56)

    Wheels

    Roval C38

    Chainrings

    52/36T

    Cassette

    11-36t (12-speed)

    Sizes

    49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61

    Rental Fee

    USD $550

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    Guest Experience

    Elevate your riding experience to new heights as you conquer legendary ascents that have tested the mettle of cycling's elite. Picture yourself pedaling through panoramic vistas, tackling hairpin turns and steep gradients, all while astride top-tier bikes meticulously fine-tuned by professional mechanics. With a support crew unparalleled in their dedication, every mile becomes a triumph, every summit a personal victory. Fulfill your lifetime riding goals and immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of the pro peloton, where the passion for cycling meets the grandeur of the mountains. This isn't just a trip—it's a unique opportunity to challenge yourself and ride the same paths as cycling legends.

    VIP Experience

    Embark on the ultimate cycling pilgrimage with our exclusive VIP trip to witness the Tour de France in unparalleled style. Immerse yourself in the thrilling energy of the race with spectacular access to the start and finish lines, as well as prime vantage points along major climbs like the legendary Col du Tourmalet and the Col du Galibier. Rub shoulders with cycling royalty as you meet the pro riders up close, savoring the electrifying atmosphere of the world's greatest cycling event. Indulge in the epitome of luxury with our VIP areas, where the finest champagne and cuisine await you. Experience the Tour like never before – you'll be as close to the pros as a Directeur Sportif, creating memories to last a lifetime. Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, meticulously supported by the Thomson team, and elevate your passion for cycling to new heights.

    Legendary Climbs

    Get ready to ride your way into cycling history! Join us on an exhilarating adventure that puts your climbing skills to the ultimate test along the legendary routes of the Tour de France. Channel your inner pro cyclist as you conquer iconic climbs such as the formidable Tourmalet and the breathtaking Galibier. Feel the rush of ascending these famed Cols, surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes that have witnessed cycling greatness. This isn't just a ride; it's a chance to immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of professional cycling, supported by a dedicated team ensuring you tackle each ascent like a champion. Grab your bike, bring your determination, and let's ascend to new heights together!


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