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TDF 2023 Bike Tour

Conquering the French Alps + Chasing the Yellow Jersey in the Haute-Savoie

6 days / 5 nights Level: 4Price From: $6,895Collection: Challenge

Tour Highlights

  • Conquer 10 iconic climbs of the Savoie and Haute-Savoie region featured on this year’s Tour route
  • Enjoy VIP access on two mountaintop stage finishes for an exciting roadside perspective
  • Establish a home base (and enjoy limited transfers) in two luxury hotels that offer proximity to TDF stage viewings and total comfort after serious days in the saddle
  • Experience Stages 15 and 17 for yourself by riding race routes ahead of the pros
  • Benefit from a guaranteed small group size of 14 guests maximum, led by guides who know pro cycling, history, and French culture like the backs of their hands

Eat

Nourishing and satisfying Alpine fare to fuel our epic rides, including fondue Savoyarde, tartiflette, and fresh Alpine lake fish

 

Drink

Delicate Pinot Noir from Savoie, sparkling Crémant de Savoie, and Vermouth de Chambéry as an aromatic aperitif

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Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Ahead of the Peloton: Stage 15

    You will be picked up in Geneva for a transfer to Annecy in the Haute-Savoie. Our first day on the bike begins with a bang, consisting of 90 kilometers that feature in tomorrow’s Stage 15. From kilometer 60 to 150, we’ll hit the stunningly short-but-steep Col de la Forclaz de Montmin, followed by the Col de la Croix Fry, which the pros tackled previously in 2013. Finish the day on the Col de Aravis, which brings us back down to earth as one of the lowest passes in the French Alps. On our arrival in Megève, the Four Seasons is a sight for sore legs: gather for dinner and get a good night’s rest, because tomorrow the Tour arrives!

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Annecy, Col des Aravis, Flumet
    Accomplished: 58 miles / 93 km, elevation gain: 9,216 feet / 2,810 meters
    Accommodation: Four Seasons Megève

  • Day 2

    Bienvenue to the Action: VIP Stage 15

    Voila le Tour de France! Today, we’ll ride the final kilometers of Stage 15—the second of three mountain stages in the Haute-Savoie—just moments before the pros. Pass through Combloux, where Stage 16’s time trial will take place, and ride on to Saint-Gervais-les-Bains. Tackle the Côte des Amerands, enduring almost 3 kilometers at 11.1% before the pros arrive for their own final push to win this brutal mountain stage. We’ll be enjoying it all with VIP access, cold drinks in hand, watching the action unfold right from the roadside as the stage’s victors emerge. Once the dust has settled, ride back to the Four Seasons and relive the day’s excitement as you relax by the pool.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Combloux, Domancy, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
    Accomplished: 29 miles / 47 km, elevation gain: 4,635 feet / 1,413 meters
    Accommodation: Four Seasons Megève

  • Day 3

    A Three-Col Day

    Fuel up at breakfast—we’re in for another epic day of climbing in the Savoie. After a valley warmup, our appetizer is the familiar Col de Aravis, which today we’ll approach from the south side. There’s not much time to recover as we turn into Le Grand-Bornand and start up the iconic Col de la Colombière, where 12 kilometers average a 6% grade. For dessert, we finish with the Col de Romme. This pass is well-known to the TDF, having appeared in 2009, 2018, and 2021. Polish off 4 kilometers at 8%, then head into Megève for a well-earned lunch. Spend the afternoon blissed out at the Four Seasons—may we recommend a massage to ready your legs for tomorrow’s Queen stage?

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Le Grand-Bornand, Col de la Colombière, Sallanches
    Accomplished: 67 miles / 108 km, elevation gain: 8,946 feet / 2,727 meters
    Accommodation: Four Seasons Megève

  • Day 4

    Stage 17 Preview

    We’ll experience the next monumental alpine stage for ourselves just one day ahead of the peloton. Stage 17 will reveal the true GC contenders as they battle for every second in what will surely be a decisive day of the 2023 Tour. Steel yourself for 83% of the exact route and earn some serious bragging rights by completing 139 out of the stage’s 166 total kilometers. First up: the Col de Saisies, bringing 5.3% grade over some 13 kilometers. Next we scale the Cormet de Roselend, a pass linking two valleys of the Savoie. The 6% elevation gain feels manageable over nearly 20 kilometers—but the Côte de Longefoy comes up fast. It’s 6.6 kilometers at 7.6%, then one more tiny push to Méribel before felicitations are in order. We’ll show you what it means to “suffer in comfort” as we arrive at La Chaudanne, our chalet at the slopes of the Three Valleys—a resort town where you’re free to power nap before dinner on your own in Méribel.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Beaufort, Col des Saisies, Cormet de Roselend, Moûtiers
    Accomplished: 86 miles / 139 km, elevation gain: 11,850 feet / 3,612 meters
    Shorter Option: 70 miles / 113 km, elevation gain: 9,271 feet / 2,826 meters
    Accommodation: La Chaudanne

  • Day 5

    Col de la Loze and Courchevel: VIP Stage 17

    A festive feeling is in the air: today the TDF passes right across the doorstep of our hotel. But first, a ride that—after yesterday—could be considered a recovery. We’re bound for all 28 kilometers of the newly-paved Col de la Loze, a pass that debuted in the Tour de L’Avenir. The very next year it featured in the Tour itself, and has since been recognized as a new classic climb. The team captains are on our heels as they prepare to finish Stage 17, and we have front row seats in Courchevel with finish line VIP access. Our last day ends on a high note, and we’ll celebrate our own victories with a memorable final dinner in Méribel.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Courchevel, Col de la Loze
    Accomplished: 30 miles / 49 km, elevation gain: 6,374 feet / 1,943 meters
    Shorter Option: 11 miles / 18 km, elevation gain: 3,356 feet / 1,023 meters
    Accommodation: La Chaudanne

  • Day 6

    Au Revoir Alps

    Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and reflect on all the spectacular moments from the past week of the TDF. Our guides will make sure your transportation is arranged to the Chambery train station as you head off to connections in Lyon or Geneva.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Geneva, Switzerland Pick-Up Location: Hotel D’Angleterre in Geneva Pick-Up Time: 8:30 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Geneva, Switzerland or Lyon, France Drop-Off Location: Chambery Train Station Drop-Off Time: 10:30 am
Travelers Take Note

In order to follow the race stages, this itinerary may include van transfers. Due to the unpredictability of road closures surrounding the TDF, day-of logistical changes may be required.

Please note that electric assist is not available on this tour.

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

2023Single Supplement From: $1,850

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Weather by Month
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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region in ideal riding locations
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, and 4 cyclist-friendly dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Nutritious energy snacks, hydration, and shakes to support endurance and recovery
  • Local wines and beer with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line Cannondale carbon fiber road bike
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS with pre-programmed route maps

Support

  • Expert bilingual guide with extensive cycling experience and local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Laundry service provided mid-week
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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