2019 Tour de France Le Grande Depart

Nothing beats the excitement of a Tour de France Grand Depart! This tour, hosted by Australian cycling legend Stuart O’Grady delivers the ultimate insiders experience. Designed for both riders and spectators, the Tour de France VIP Grand Depart offers stunning riding through Belgium coupled with Stuart’s expert knowledge and VIP access.

Take the opportunity to travel with your non-riding partners on this ultimate Tour de France experience.

Tour de France Grand Depart Highlights:

  • Official VIP Le Tour hospitality experiences in both Relais Etape and Izoard
  • 5 nights’ luxury 5* accommodation in the Steigenberger Grandhotel, Brussels
  • Experience the excitement of the Pre-Departure Village, including access to the team bus area
  • Exclusive opportunity to ride a stage start before the pros on closed roads on Stage 3
  • Exclusive meeting with a pro team the day before stage 1.
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Day 1

Team Presentation

July 4, 2019 / Difficulty
/ Distance 30km

This morning the Mummu cycling team will welcome you at Brussels train station or airport. Pre-night accommodation is available before transferring you to our luxury 5* accommodation at Steigenberger Grandhotel.

Whilst you get settled into the hotel and freshen up our expert mechanics will build and set up your bike before we set off on an afternoon ride to stretch the legs and prepare for a big week ahead.

This evening we will transfer a short distance to Grand Place for the Official Tour de France Team’s Presentation. We will enjoy gourmet food and drink from our VIP viewing area as we discuss our predictions for the week ahead!

 

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Day 1

Team Presentation

July 4, 2019

This morning the Mummu cycling team will welcome you at Brussels train station or airport. Pre-night accommodation is available before transferring you to our luxury 5* accommodation at Steigenberger Grandhotel.

You’ll have the afternoon to get settled into the hotel, freshen up, relax or take stroll.

This evening we will transfer a short distance to Grand Place for the Official Tour de France Team’s Presentation. We will enjoy gourmet food and drinks from our VIP viewing area as we discuss our predictions for the week ahead!

Register Here
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Day 2

Pro Team Visit

July 5, 2019 / Difficulty
/ Distance 50km

While the pros enjoy there final day off the bike before the race start tomorrow we will head out for a morning ride to explore the surrounding areas of Brussels. Our spectating guest will have the opportunity to explore the streets of Brussels with their Discover Brussels cards, giving them free access to museums, transport, galleries and more!

After a relaxed afternoon we will head out to meet one of Stuey’s former teams at their hotel. Exclusive to Mummu Cycling, you will meet the Director Sportif, team mechanics, jump on the team bus and have a chat with the riders on the day before they start the 2019 Tour de France.

 

 

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Day 2

Pro Team Visit

July 5, 2019

While the pros enjoy there final day off the bike before the race start tomorrow our spectating guest will have the opportunity to explore the streets of Brussels with their Discover Brussels cards, giving them free access to museums, transport, galleries and more!

After a relaxed afternoon we will head out to meet one of Stuey’s former teams at their hotel. Exclusive to Mummu Cycling, you will meet the Director Sportif, team mechanics, jump on the team bus and have a chat with the riders on the day before they start the 2019 Tour de France.

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Day 3

Brussels Stage Finish

July 6, 2019 / Difficulty
/ Distance 45km

Today is Stage 1 of the 2019 Tour de France and luckily for you the stage starts right outside the front door of our hotel!

We have official ‘Ride Depart’ status today so we will be riding on course, right from the start line, and just before the pros.

Its approx 45kms ride to our viewing point, and roadside picnic, where we catch all the action as the pros hit the very first climb of Le Tour, Mur Du Grammont 1.2km @ 7.8% av. according to Le Tour or 9.2% in Wiki. and with that being just the average % the Mur look forward to some rather steep pinches of up to 19%

Its a cobblestone climb ridden in many famous races including the Tour of Flanders, Gent – Wevelgem and 49 editions of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. To top it all off there is a beautiful chapel at the top that features in many professional photos of the races.

It will be a day to remember and one that will test your legs and gearing even though the climb is only short. Bring your camera!

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Day 3

Brussels Stage Finish

July 6, 2019

Today is Stage 1 of the 2019 Tour de France and luckily for you today’s stage starts right outside our hotels front door! With our special access on course today we will drive through the official start line and then along the route to our viewing point and roadside picnic location on Mur Du Grammont.

Mur de Grammont has several names with its use in many famous races so its easy to be confused however its a spectacularly beautiful and brutal cobblestone climb. It is relatively short at 1.2kms but with pinches at 19% the pain in the pro’s legs and faces will be evident. There will be great photo opportunities both in the local scenery as there is a beautiful chapel at the top and because of the slower speeds of the riders as they make the climb.

 

With photos done, and picnic consumed we’ll head back to our hotel about 40km away

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Day 4

Team Time Trial

July 7, 2019 / Difficulty
/ Distance 50km

We will have a later start today. After breakfast we will head out for a morning ride that will include some of today’s TTT course and a view of the start ramp and team’s area. With the ride done we will head to a beautiful local restaurant near the finish line for a sumptuous lunch and to see the teams as they speed towards the line.

While our riding guests are out on their morning ride, our spectating guests will have the chance to explore the TTT start village and see the teams as they prepare for the day ahead.

Following the TTT we’ll return to our hotel for a drink as a group to hear Stuey’s analysis of Stage 2.

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Day 4

Team Time Trial

July 7, 2019

We will have a later start today.  While our riding guests are out on their morning ride, our spectating guests will have the chance to explore the TTT start village and see the teams as they prepare for the day ahead.

We’ve booked a local restuarant near the finish so we can combine a sumptuous lunch and see the teams speed towards the line.

Following the TTT we will return to our hotel for a drink as a group to hear Stuey’s analysis of Stage 2.

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Day 5

Ride Depart

July 8, 2019 / Difficulty
/ Distance 50km

After breakfast we set off for the Stage 3 start, where under A.S.O guidance you’ll experience the insider view of the departure village. Mingle with celebs over nibbles and with Stuey as your guide be introduced to the teams and their set-ups all cordoned off from the general public. It really is a special feeling as envious fans scramble for photos that are so easy on the inside.

You’ll see the ‘Sign On’ up close and then watch as the riders head off for their day of pain, wind, sun or celebration depending on what’s thrown at them. We will jump on our bikes also and ride a local route back to our hotel picking up a few photo opportunities along the way

Our spectating guests will be transferred to the Stage 3 Departure Village where you will be treated to Belgian delicacies as well as have access to the team bus area where you will see riders warming for the days stage.

This evening we will enjoy a a farewell dinner, hosted by Stuart O’Grady. A fantastic opportunity to reflect of the excitement of the past few days!

 

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Day 5

Ride Depart

July 8, 2019

This morning after breakfast our riding guests will set off for the Stage 3 start, where under A.S.O guidance you’ll ride the first 50km of the official route on closed roads.

Our spectating guests will be transferred to the Stage 3 Departure Village where you will be treated to the Belgian delicacies as well as have access to the team bus area where you will see riders warming for the days stage.

This evening we will enjoy a a farewell dinner, hosted by Stuart O’Grady. A fantastic opportunity to reflect of the excitement of the past few days!

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Day 6

Au Revoir

July 9, 2019 / Difficulty

This morning we invite our guests to enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out. Our staff will then assist you with your transfer before saying Bon Voyage!

We trust you’ve had a wonderful experience with Mummu Cycling and hope to tour with you again.

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Day 6

Au Revoir

July 9, 2019

This morning we invite our guests to enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out. Our staff will then assist you with your transfer before saying Bon Voyage!

We trust you’ve had a wonderful experience with Mummu Cycling and hope to tour with you again.

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Inclusions

  • Hosted by 17 time Tour de France finisher, Stuart O’Grady
  • 5 nights’ luxuray 5* accommodation in the Steigenberger Grandhotel, Brussels
  • Exclusive team meet and greet before Stage 1 of le Tour
  • See the first 3 stages of the 2019 Tour de France live
  • VIP Access to private Relais Etape Hospitality including 3-course lunch, drinks, TVs, celebrities and more.
  • Ride on closed roads of the course with pictures on the podium
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 group dinners
  • 3 lunches
  • Transfers to and from Brussels train station or airport
  • Air-conditioned vehicles with on-course accreditation
  • Professional staff and mechanical support
  • Support vehicles on all rides
  • Tour de France welcome package including Road Book and Official TdF Merchandise discount voucher
  • Mummu Cycling Merchandise Pack valued at over $200

 

Exclusions

  • Airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals, drinks and snacks other than those specified
  • Bike Hire – available on request.

Prices available in four currencies:

EURO

€3,295 per person, twin share

€400 single supplement

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

$5,295 per person, twin share

$625 single supplement

UNITED STATES DOLLARS

$3,895 per person, twin share

$480 single supplement

BRITISH POUND

£2,995 per person, twin share

£355 single supplement

Add Ons
Bike Hire – bikes available on request
Pre & Post Nights – rates available on request

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Single, Twin Share Solo, Double, Twin Share, Triple

2019 Tour de France Le Grande Depart

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