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See the finale of the Tour de France in the heart of Paris before setting off on the challenge the next day!
Join us as we cycle 358 miles from the majestic capital city of Paris to Geneva! This fantastic, yet tough ride sees us leave Paris and spend 4 days in the saddle, riding across stunning French countryside, through medieval towns, crossing through the famous vineyard regions of Burgandy and Champagne. We then pass through the charming Roman Spa town of Lons-le-Saunier, which marks the start of the epic finish to this challenge – to conquer the Juras Mountains! Without doubt the feeling of tackling the hair pin bends of Col de la Faucille (1,232m) will never be forgotten. The downhill from this Tour de France Col straight into Geneva is sure to be breath-taking! We then celebrate our achievements with a fantastic finish on the shores of Lake Geneva.
PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPANTS WILL BE INVOICED £70 FOR A NON – REFUNDABLE FLIGHT PAYMENT 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE CHALLENGE DEPARTURE DATE. THIS COST IS INCLUDED IN THE COSTS OUTLINED BELOW
Day 1 – We meet the support crew at Kings Cross St Pancras in the morning in order to load the support vehicles with bicycles. We then catch the Eurostar to Paris, once checked in at the hotel we free at leisure to watch the Tour de France finale’ (TDF date only) .
Day 2 – Paris to Sens – We take the short ride to the Eifel Tower which marks our official start. We cycle through many small, traditional towns and villages as we approach Sens – a fantastic town famous for Cathedral St-Etienne. Cycling distance – approx. 86 miles
Day 3 – Sens to Saulieu – We experience the longest distance today. Cycle to Saulieu. Saulieu is located on the edge of Morvan National park – an area known for its woodland, lakes and rivers. Cycling distance – approx. 98 miles
Day 4 – Saulieu to Lons-le-Saunier – Leaving Lons-le-Saunier, we continue cycling in a south easterly direction towards the town of Beaune – a great town situated in the heart of prestigious vineyard and also known as the ‘capital of Burgundy wines!’ We reach the lovely town of Lons-le-Saunier – an old Roman Spa Town. Cycling distance – approx. 101 miles
Day 5 – Lons-le-Saunier to Geneva – We set off for our most challenging day in the saddl – to cross the mighty Juras Mountains into Switzerland and take in the famous Col del la Faucille (1,232m) – a peak which has featured in many Tour De France routes. We then enjoy the descent to the border into Switzerland and glide into Geneva celebrating with a champagne finish in Parc Barton. Tonight we enjoy a celebratory meal. Cycling distance – approx. 75 miles
Day 6 – We take the transfer to Geneva Airport for our flights to London where we are reunited with our bikes.
*Please note that whilst we make every effort to adhere to this schedule and the accommodation stated, this is subject to alteration.