grand-depart-2016

Normandy – Grand Depart

Experience the thrill of the 2016 Tour de France Grand Depart. From the beauty of Coastal Normandy to picturesque Brittany, this is a tour for cyclists of all levels. Offering VIP race viewing of the first week as well as the opportunity to ride the tour course before the pros, you have the chance to experience Le Tour from the inside. This tour perfectly sets the scene for the World’s greatest bike race.

  • 6 nights’ in luxurious 4 star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
  • Ride the Course before the pros of Stage 1 in Mont Saint-Michel
  • VIP Stage finish – Ride and cross the finish line of Stage 2 in Cherbourg
  • Official Tour de France Podium photo
  • VIP Stage start in Granville on Stage 3
  • Experience the beauty of Coastal Normandy and Brittany

The Details

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Team Presentations

June 30, 2016

This morning the Mummu Cycling team will meet guests in Paris to transfer to our hotel for the next 3 nights in St Malo, where all the tour action will begin. Following introductions and formalities we will set up our bikes for a quick, easy roll around the picturesque historical town to warm up our legs for the days ahead.

We will arrive back at the hotel to shower and change before watching the team presentations on TV as a group.

We have a very special optional add on* today to visit the team presentations in style. Enjoy return transfers to Sainte Mere l’Eglise where we will have dedicated VIP Hospitality area at the team presentation before enjoying a cocktail party and private tour of the Airborne museum. See the Pricing & Options tab for more details.

Today’s ride: easy 40km roll to get your legs warm.

 

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St Malo

July 1, 2016

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before we are given the chance to explore the historic port of St-Malo where walking through the cobbled streets in the old town feels like you’ve stepped back in time with much to see and discover. Late morning, we will prepare for a ride through the picturesque roads of Brittany.

We will all meet back at the hotel to freshen up for a group dinner ahead of the start of the Tour de France tomorrow.

Today’s ride: 70-90km mostly flat with some rolling hills.

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Grande Depart - Ride Stage 1 before the Pros!

July 2, 2016
TDF Stage 1: Mont-Saint-Michel – Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, 188 km

Today is the big day, and not only for the pros! This morning we will wake up with nervous excitement as we will be riding the start of Stage 1 in Mont Saint-Michel. We will be getting the VIP treatment and pleasure of riding the closed roads of the course before the pros themselves. Imagine pushing off at the start line on the Tour de France while the crowds go wild. This experience truly cannot be beaten. Following this morning’s unforgettable ride along the stunning coastline of Northern France, we will have a picnic lunch near Avranches to watch the peloton pass through.

You will then have the choice of getting the coach transfer you back to the hotel, or for the more ambitious, you may choose to participate in a group ride 60km back to the hotel. Dinner this evening will be at your leisure in St Malo where arguably France’s best seafood is on offer.

Today’s ride: 90-120km long flat ride along the coastline

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Tour Like the Pros

July 3, 2016
TDF Stage 2: Saint Lô – Cherbourg-Octeville, 182 km

After an early breakfast, we will check out of the hotel ready for a transfer to our new hotel in the port city of Cherbourg. Once we are checked in we will head out for a ride around the coastal roads toward the stage finish in Cherbourg where we will get the chance to ride the last 50km of the course across the finish line and onto the podium living the tour one step ahead of the pros! Ensure you find a spot for your cameras on this ride.

After crossing the line and enjoying a photo upon the podium, we will head into the VIP Izoard hospitality area to watch the pros race the roads we just rode. After a celebratory champagne we will head back to our hotels for a group dinner to share stories of today’s extraordinary experience.

Today’s ride: easy 60km coastal flatter roads with a small climb into the finish.

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VIP Departure Village in Granville

July 4, 2016
TDF Stage 3: Granville – Angers, 222km

We will head out early after breakfast in our vans to the start village in Granville for a VIP behind the scenes experience in the Departure Village of Stage 3 of le Tour. Here you will get a closer look at the teams as they prepare for the stage, a truly unique experience.

After rubbing shoulders with the pros in the village, we will ride back to Cherbourg along some of the roads used in yesterday’s stage. We will have different options today with a shorter and longer ride on offer.

Once we arrive back in Cherbourg and freshen up, we will enjoy some Normandy delicacies and of course wine as we hopefully watch the end of the stage. Guests can explore the port town tonight for diner at your leisure.

Today’s ride: 60-100km ride through Normandy

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WWII by bike

July 5, 2016
TDF Stage 4: Saumur – Limoges, 232km

Today we will explore Normandy by bike, visiting some of the region’s most historical WWII landmarks including the D-Day beaches. A longer ride will depart our hotel after an early breakfast towards the D-Day beaches with a second ride beginning later to meet up on the East Coast of Normandy for lunch.

After our return to the hotel, we will freshen up and settle in to watch the conclusion of Stage 4 as it approaches Limoges.

Dinner will be served in our hotel to celebrate an amazing experience with old friends and new at a group dinner. And of course a couple of drinks!

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Bon Voyage

July 6, 2016
TDF Stage 5: Limoges – Le Lioran, 216km

Today we make our way to breakfast with some incredible memories and new lifelong friends. Unless you are connecting to another tour with us this will be time to say your farewells as this will be the end of the services provided by Mummu Cycling and our guides.

Transfers to the Paris will be available.

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INCLUSIONS

  • 6 nights’ in luxurious 4 star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
  • Transfers from Paris
  • Professional staff and mechanical support
  • VIP Stage start – Ride the Pre-Departure of Stage 1 in Mont Saint-Michel before the pros
  • Ride the last 50km of Stage 2 – Cross the finish line in Cherbourg
  • Tour de France Podium photo finish
  • VIP Stage finish – Access to Izoard Hospitality for Stage 2 in Cherbourg
  • VIP Stage start – Access to Departure Village for Stage 3 in Granville
  • Support vehicles on all rides
  • Mummu Cycling Riders Pack
  • Official Tour de France Welcome Package
  • 25% Merchandise voucher to be used at Official Tour de France merchandise outlets
  • Gift of the Official Tour de France Road Book

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Insurance
  • Airfares
  • Visas
  • Meals and drinks other than those specified
  • Snacks other than those specified
  • VIP Team Presentation Add On (see pricing for details)
  • Bike Hire

Pricing

€2,695 per person in double occupancy

€495 single supplement

Add On

Enjoy the Official Team Presentation in style with Mummu’s VIP Experience. Includes return transfers to Sainte Mere d’Eglise, Welcome cocktail in the The Airborne Museum where you can live and understands the D-Day from the invasion preparations in England, through to the battles for liberation.

We will then enjoy a dedicated VIP Hospitality area right near the podium to watch the team presentations before enjoying a final celebratory drink before driving back to our hotel.

€325 per person

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