How to get there
Geneva Airport, is the main airport serving our trip to Switzerland. The airport is located just 5 kilometres from the city centre
Our experienced staff will meet you at the Airport to transfer you and your bike to our base in Evian
Geneva Airport train station is a five-minute walk through the Airport shopping arena
Tour de France Swiss Alps Stages
Friday 8th July, 2022 - Arrival day
Please arrive at Geneva Airport today by your own means. Our experienced team will be at the Airport to meet you and transfer you and your bikes to our base in Evian. Please advise us of your mode of arrival in advance so we can make arrangements to meet you.
Our guides and mechanic will assist with building your bike for the days ahead. We will host your evening meal and provide a briefing on the activities to come.
* We are planning on having 1 transfer in the morning at approx 11.00am and another transfer in the afternoon between 3.00pm and 5.00pm. This will depend on all of our clients’ arrival times. Please make sure that your flight arrives before our last transfer. Alternatively you can email our office if you have any queries.
Saturday 9th July, 2022 - Stage 8 – Dole to Lausanne: 184km
Today we will transfer you and your bikes to view Stage 8 from Dole to Lausanne. Our experienced guides will prepare a route of approximately 40km which will finish at the Relais Etape hospitality venue. Those who aren’t riding will be taken directly to this venue.
This evening we will return to the Hotel Hilton Evian on the shores of Lake Geneva in Evian for our evening meal.
Relais Etape Hospitality
Today we offer the ‘Relais Etape’ experience. Enjoy a lunch in 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.
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
You can also watch the video so you know what to expect – Relais Etape Video.
Sunday 10th July, 2022 - Stage 9 - Aigle to Chatel les Portes du Soleil: 183km
Stage Nine, the final outing before the second Rest Day takes place almost entirely in Switzerland but finishes in France. This route takes the peloton 183km from Aigle, home to the UCI, to Chatel les Portes du Soleil. This features three challenging Alpine climbs in the final 85 kilometres and could suit a breakaway group.
We will arrange a guided ride on the route of the Stage and complete the ‘ride across the finish line’ experience. This ride will be completed on closed roads hours before the professionals and will be between 40 and 50km on the race route.
Also today we will have a prime position for the day at the official ‘Izoard’ finish hospitality venue. Watch the course on big TV screens before watching them finish LIVE from your prime viewing position near the finish.
Izoard finish line hospitality
The Tour de France sets up a limited number of areas located on course within the final portion of the stage. These have names like Izoard and Galibier. Access to these areas is usually reserved and by invitation only. You will see famous ex-cyclists, sponsors and team guests. Typically these areas are within 200 metres or so of the finish line. There is also a spectator friendly elevated viewing area. You will be served with drinks and snacks and there is a big screen to watch the LIVE action as it unfolds. After watching the finish, you will celebrate the victory with Champagne. We will return to the Hotel Hilton Evian for our evening meal.
Monday 11th July, 2022 – Rest Day – Departure day
Today is the day that the Tour will come to an end.
Our mechanic will help you pack your bike and our team will transfer you to Geneva Airport for your onward journey.