Trek Travel Announces 2018 Tour de France Bike Tours
23rd November, 2017
MADISON, Wiss. - November 19, 2017 - Trek Travel is front and center at the 2018 Tour de France as the company unveils five distinctive new cycling trips.
The 2018 Tour de France will be held July 7 - July 29.
As Official Tour Operator for both the Tour de France and the Trek-Segafredo Racing team, Trek Travel offers VIP access, exclusive viewing spots, an evening visiting with Tour de France stage winner Jens Voigt, and daily rides on industry leading Trek bicycles. Non-rider options are also offered.
Trek Travel will feature five itineraries during weeks two and three. Two designated VIP Ultimate trips offer unmatched race-day viewing, including a luxury open top bus to better view the action, along with behind-the-scenes activities like Q&A sessions with members of the Trek-Segafredo team and touring the team bus.
WEEK TWO TRIPS
Etape du Tour
Guests will ride an actual stage of the Tour de France on a day when the pros rest.
They will bike Stage 10 of the Tour, climbing the same exact routes as the world s most famous cyclists on a race-worthy Trek Domane SL7 carbon road bike.
The six-day, five-night trip is offered from July 4 - 9, 2018. Priced from $4,899 per person, the trip begins and ends in Annecy, France. Rides from 24 to 55 miles with up to 23,000 feet of climbing.
The Alps & Alpe d Huez
An ultimate 2018 Tour de France experience! Behind-the-scenes with the Trek-Segafredo team, viewing the finish of Stage 10 of the Tour on an open-top bus, a chance to ride over the finish line of Stage 12 on Alpe d Huez, and more.
The six-day, five-night trip is offered from July 16 - 21, 2018. Priced from $7,699 per person, the trip begins in Annecy, France and ends in Grenoble, France. Rides from 17 to 55 miles with up to 27,000 feet of climbing.
Annecy to Alpe D Huez
This limited-availability trip features an evening with cycling legend, Jens Voigt. He will share the thrills and challenges of cycling the Tour before guests conquer several Alps climbs including a thrilling mountaintop finish on the Alpe d Huez.
The six-day, five-night trip is offered from July 16 - 21, 2018. Priced from $7,299 per person, the trip begins in Annecy, France and ends in Grenoble, France. Rides from 10 to 45 miles with up to 24,000 feet of climbing.
A trip to test the endurance of avid athletes! This unforgettable cycling experience spills into Weeks 2 and 3 of the 2018 Tour de France. In all, guests will climb seven of the world s most legendary mountains, enjoy up-close race viewing of Stages 12 & 19 of the Tour, and ride across the departure line of Stage 19 in Lourdes.
The 11-day, 10-night trip is offered from July 18 - 28, 2018. Priced from $5,999 per person, the trip begins in Grenoble, France and ends in Pau, France. Rides from 10 to 45 miles with up to 24,000 feet of climbing.
WEEK THREE TRIPS
In addition to Epic Climbs noted above Tour de France Week 3 Trips include:
Pyrenees to Paris
We are getting close to the finish! The Pyrenees are the hulking giants of the Tour de France and, when not ascending them, guests will join team Trek-Segafredo for cocktails, cross the finish line of Stage 16, and enjoy the VIP Paris Race Finale at Automobile Club de France.
The eight-day, seven-night trip is offered from July 23 - 30, 2018. Priced from $7,899 per person, the trip begins in Pau, France and ends in Paris, France. Rides from 21 to 56 miles with up to 28,000 feet of climbing.
PARIS FINISHING PACKAGES (no peddling required)
For those who wish to view the end of the tour and spend a few days in Paris without ever riding a bicycle, Trek Travel offers two options. A three-night Paris Finishing Package is available. This special experience features entrance to Trek Travel s finishing party at the Automobile Club de Paris, a four-day Paris pass with entrance to 60 museums and attractions, a specially guided tour of Paris and three nights at the four-star Hotel Westin Paris-Vendome. Priced at $2,499 per person.
In addition, Trek Travel offers passes to a Paris Viewing Event at the Automobile Club de Paris. From a private balcony overlooking the Champ s Elysee, guests enjoy food and drinks while taking in all the excitement of the tour. Cost is $525 per person.