Alpine Riders Week 22nd - 28th July



TOUR DE FRANCE WEEK HOLIDAY 22nd - 28th July 2019

£1399 pp (based on 2 sharing | £1849 (single occupancy)

(Package excludes flights and sports travel insurance)

On this official Tour de France tour you will stay in one of our 5 star catered chalets in the resort of Sainte Foy overlooking the Tarentaise valley in the Savoie. Spend 4 days cycling in the area before the arrival of the Tour de France and exclusive VIP access the 2 stages in this area. Doing the Etape du Tour first? Join our Alpine riders week on Monday after the Etape and explore this area by bike before riding and watching the final stages of the 2019 Tour de France.

What's included:

  • 6 nights at The Peak or La Marquise luxury catered chalet in Sainte Foy Tarentaise
  • Shared airport transfers from Geneva airport at 10:00 or 16:00 collection on arrival, 09:00 or 14:00 drop off on departure
  • Unlimited use of Gym, Wattbike, Spa, Sauna, Hammam and balcony hot tub with stunning valley views
  • Bike storage & washing machine
  • Route maps, plans and daily guided cycling
  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 evening meals
  • Packed lunch and energy products on guided ride days
  • 2019 Tour de France road book and merchandise pack
  • Exclusive Tour de France VIP access
  • Minibus support vehicle
  • The Services of experienced bike guides
  • A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini
  • A safe pair of hands Read more

Optional Extras:

  • Private airport transfers (POA)
  • Road bike hire
  • Massage or spa treatments


Mon 22nd July

Arrival day

Our tour starts today so you can either make your way to our chalets the Peak and the Marquise in Sainte Foy or make use of our airport arrival transfers from Geneva airport at 10.00 and 16.00.

This evening we will be on hand to assist you with putting your bikes together if you are travelling with your bike. We will also have your rental bike ready if you have chosen this option.

This evening we will take the opportunity to introduce everybody in our group and talk through the itinerary of the weekend.

Tues 23 July

First cycling day

As this is our first day cycling in the area and we have some tough days coming up this week, we will provide a guided ride today locally into the Tarentaise valley. We provide minibus support, food and drink during the rides plus our bike guide will ride with you and plan the day. We will keep it relatively short but if you feel at the end of the day that you want to do it a bit more, you can ride from Bourg st Maurice back up to the chalet in Sainte Foy for an additional 15km steady climb.

Sainte Foy>>Vulmix>>Versant Soleil>>Notre dame de Pré>>Bourg St Maurice (ride up to Sainte Foy for those who can)

Wed 24 July

Cormet de Roselend

We will transfer you over to Albertville and we will ride stage 11 of the 2018 Tour de France from Albertville to La Rosière over the Cormet de Roselend which will feature again in the 2019 Tour de France later in the week. This is a is 108km ride. Transport back to Sainte Foy after La Rosiere.

Thurs 25 July

Embrun to Valloire

Today the Tour de France comes closer to us as the finish of today’s stage is in Valloire after scaling the Col du Galibier from Embrun. We offer a fully supported ride today to Valloire to watch the finish. In the morning we take you to Moutiers from where we have a short warm up ride before we tackle the Col de La Madeleine which brings us into the Maurienne Valley. We then ride the fairly flat valley road to the top of the valley and we will tackle the Col du Galibier which takes us right up to Valloire. The riders of the 2019 Tour de France will finish in Valloire but from the other side today.

After the finish, we will provide transport back to Sainte Foy where we will enjoy the chalet’s facilities and evening meal this evening.

Fri 26 July

Tignes finish

The next Alpine stage will start from the town of Saint Jean de Maurienne in the Maurienne valley and finish in Tignes, a popular French ski resort at the foot of the Col de L’Iseran just a few kilometres away from Sainte Foy. The riders of the Tour de France will climb the Col d’Iseran from the valley which comes into Val d’Isere before the finish in Tignes.

Our itinerary

Cyclists can join us on our guided ride to Tignes today. We have a great treat in store for you as we have access to the course for a ‘cross the finish line experience’. We are in a great place in Sainte Foy to ride to Tignes.

For the cyclists

We have a treat in store for you today. The cyclists can join us for our ‘cross the finish line’ VIP experience. We will ride on the very roads that the peloton will ride on just hours later. After you have crossed the official finish line in Tignes, we will be joined by the non-cyclists and we will all have our photos taken on the winners podium and wait for the riders to arrive in Tignes.

Your day includes

  • The support of the Sports Tours International team and support vehicle
  • Cycle the final portion of the stage along the same route as the pros just hours later
  • Crossing the finish line on your bike
  • A photo on the top step of the official podium
  • A seat on the final grandstand to watch the pros arrive (no food included)
  • Return transfer back to the hotel after the stage

Sat 26 July

Albertville to Val Thorens

Relais Etape Hospitality

For both riders and spectators we offer the ‘Relais Etape’ experience. Enjoy a sit down lunch, a comfortable setting with a large screen to watch today’s deciding stage. The ‘Relais Etape’ is an area on the course of a Tour de France stage which takes the form of a small village in a prime position along the route, just a few kilometres from the finish line. We will accommodate a ride to this area for those who are cycling and spectators will be taken directly to the ‘Relais Etape’ to enjoy the day.

This inspiring package mirrors the excitement of the race and includes:

  • A clubhouse to accommodate all guests
  • Welcome aperitif and unlimited buffet
  • Entertainment and live coverage of the race on a giant screen
  • Champagne celebration of the day’s action
  • Tour de France gift

Sun 27 July

Departure day

As the riders of the 2019 Tour de France get ready for the final processional stage into Paris on the Champs Elysees, it is time for us to go home. We will run 2 airport transfers to Geneva airport, arriving in Geneva at 09.00 and 14.00. The journey takes about 2.5hrs so please ensure that your flight times are in line with this.


Sports Tours International In Partnership with Sports Tours International

tour de france 2018 route map

Stage 11 Tour de France 2018

Cormet de Roselend