Grand Départ Basque

The 2023 Tour de France will get off to a spectacular start in Bilbao – the de facto capital of Basque Country, Spain! Our Grand Départ Basque tour delivers the ultimate insiders experience across 6 days. We’ll have you witnessing the thrill of the official opening team’s presentation and the first 3 stages LIVE from incredible VIP hospitality locations, including; the excitement of a Stage start, an exhilarating finish and at a pinnacle point along the race route. To top, you will explore and experience the best of the Bilbao as we go; from its fine gastronomy to its great history and sights.

Grand Départ Basque Highlights:

  • Premium 4* accommodation in Bilbao
  • Witness the excitement of the official opening team’s presentation and 3 stages LIVE!
  • Hosted by Stuart O’Grady
  • Take a step inside the Tour de France inner sanctum with VIP hospitality for 2 stages, including: The Stage 1 finish, the Stage 3 start
  • Ride on course off the Stage 1 start line along closed roads just ahead of the Pro Peloton
  • Explore the incredible city of Bilbao
  • Spectator and rider friendly
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Day 1

Welcome to Bilbao & Team Presentation

June 29, 2023 / Difficulty
/ Distance 1.5 hours

Welcome to Bilbao and the start of your Grand Départ experience!

The Mummu team will greet you by 10am this morning at Bilbao airport or train station before transferring you to our premium accommodation right in the heart of the humming Bilbao.

On arrival, take some time to check-in and settle before meeting the Mummu staff in our allocated bike room for a welcome brief. We will then assist with bike assembly and fits ahead of this afternoon’s warm-up ride.

After, there be an opportunity to explore our surrounds and grab a spot of lunch at your leisure before meeting the crew ready for today’s short warm up ride around town.

Post ride, freshen up and relax before regathering for the Official team’s presentation where you will see the world’s best cyclists take the stage to celebrate the opening of the 2023 Tour de France. Bring your cameras and enjoy the incredible pre-race atmosphere!

After the presentation, there will be a group welcome dinner to raise our glasses to what we are confident will be a fantastic trip watching the best of the Tour de France’s opening three stages.

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Day 1

Welcome to Bilbao & Team Presentation

June 29, 2023

Welcome to Bilbao and the start of your Grand Départ experience!

The Mummu team will greet you this morning by 10am at Bilbao airport or train station before transferring you to our premium accommodation right in the heart of the humming Bilbao.

On arrival take some time to check-in and settle before meeting the Mummu team for a welcome brief.

There will then be opportune to enjoy lunch at your leisure and explore the stunning city, famous for its architecture and iconic buildings from the Neo-baroque theatre and Art nouveau train station to the eye-catching Guggenheim museum and its modern displays. Bilbao is also famous for its gastronomy with traditional pintxo bars.

Early evening, we will regather for the Official team’s presentation where you will see the world’s best cyclists take the stage to celebrate the opening of the 2023 Tour de France. Bring your cameras and enjoy the incredible pre-race atmosphere!

After the presentation, there will be a group welcome dinner to raise our glasses to what we are confident will be a fantastic trip watching the best of the Tour de France’s opening three stages.

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Day 2

Exploring Bilbao

June 30, 2023 / Difficulty
/ Distance 2

While we await the 2023 Tour de France to get underway tomorrow, today will be all about exploring the best of Bilbao.

Enjoy a good breakfast at the hotel this morning before heading out to explore Bilbao – this is a great opportunity explore the stunning city, famous for its architecture and iconic buildings from the Neo-baroque theatre and Art nouveau train station to the eye-catching Guggenheim museum and its modern displays. Lunch will be at your leisure – perhaps this is a great time to try some of Bilbao’s famous gastronomy.

This afternoon we will be kitting up for a 2 hour ride along the beautiful Bilbao coastline. Along the ride route, we’ll make a short stop at a pro team’s hotel to get a behind the scenes look at what a typical team mechanic’s set up looks like. We’ll then continue our ride back to our hotel in town.

After a busy day, take some time to freshen up and the rest of the day and evening will be yours free to enjoy the buzzing city atmosphere and amazing gastronomy.

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Day 2

Exploring Bilbao

June 30, 2023

While we await the 2023 Tour de France to get underway tomorrow, today will be all about exploring the best of Bilbao.

Enjoy a good breakfast at the hotel this morning before a morning of either exploring Bilbao, this is a great opportunity explore some more of the stunning, lunch at your leisure downtown.

This afternoon we will have an organised guided walking tour. The tour will take us from Bilbao’s medieval old town (Las Siete Calles) to the alternative Bilbao La Vieja where we will go through the origins of this mercantile town from the beginning of the 14th century and walk through its first streets, buildings, squares and markets. You will discover the importance of the estuary, the mining and industrial activity and surrounding historical events. The history of Great Characters await us in an essential visit to get to know the town of Bilbao.

Following your journey back in time, the rest of the day and evening will be yours free to enjoy the buzzing city atmosphere and amazing gastronomy.

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Day 3

Ride off the Stage 10 Start line, along the race route and on closed roads with VIP treatment in Izoard for the finish.

July 1, 2023 / Difficulty
/ Distance 2 hours

Today the Tour de France begins with a hilly 185km loop stage! It’s going to be hot and an absolute thrill to watch as the world’s best give it their all to claim the first Maillot Jaune of 2023.

This morning following breakfast, we be kitting up for a 2 hour ride where today you will have the incredible opportunity to ride off the Official Stage start line, on closed roads and within the actual race caravan, just hours ahead of the pros! This is an exclusive Official Tour Operator experience that truly allows you to step right inside the race bubble.

After the ride, there will be time to freshen up before making our way into VIP Izoard finish line hospitality where you will indulge in unlimited beverages and canapés while watching the Stage action over big screen entertainment. You will watch the riders come in hot for the finish line LIVE to see all the action unfold of who will win stage 1! Will it be a sprint finish, a breakaway or a solo rider coming in to claim the first Maillot Jaune?

Once you’ve seen the Stage winner crowned, we will head back to the hotel. This evening will be at your leisure to explore the vibrant city, where the atmosphere will no doubt be at its best celebrating Day 1 of the Tour de France.

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Day 3

Ride off the Stage 10 Start line, along the race route and on closed roads with VIP treatment in Izoard for the finish.

July 1, 2023

Today the Tour de France begins with a hilly 185km loop stage! It’s going to be hot and an absolute thrill to watch as the world’s best give it their all to claim the first Maillot Jaune of 2023.

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and morning at your leisure before a leaisurly walk to the start of the 2023 Tour de France. We will spend time this morning exploring the start village before making our way into the VIP Izoard finish line hospitality where you will indulge in unlimited beverages and canapés while watching the Stage action over big screen entertainment.You will watch the riders come in hot for the finish line LIVE to see all the action unfold of who will win stage 1! Will it be a sprint finish, a breakaway or a solo rider coming in to claim the first Maillot Jaune?

Once you’ve seen the Stage winner crowned, we will head back to the hotel. This evening will be at your leisure to explore the vibrant city, where the atmosphere will no doubt be at its best celebrating Day 1 of the Tour de France.

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Day 4

Ride on TDF Stage 2 & Enjoy a Mummu Style Roadside Picnic!

July 2, 2023 / Difficulty
/ Distance 2

This morning following a good re-fuel at breakfast you will be kitting up for a 2 hour ride. Today’s ride will see another opportunity to ride on the TDF closed roads, you’ll be every other fans envy and will be feeling like a bit of a rock star as you witness the incredible feeling of being applauded and cheered for by fans lining the streets in excited anticipation for the stage to come.

We will ride for several hours along the course along scenic rolling roads, including a few testing climbs. Following a top effort, you will arrive to our Mummu Marquee where there will be a picnic waiting for you with food and drinks to refuel and await for the peloton to approach to cheer your favourite riders on as they storm by showing us how it’s done!

After the rider’s have past, we will then transfer back to the hotel where the evening will be yours to enjoy dinner at leisure and explore Bilbao some more before our final full day tomorrow.

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Day 4

Ride on TDF Stage 2 & Enjoy a Mummu Style Roadside Picnic!

July 2, 2023

This morning following a breakfast you will be hopping in the vans for an exclusive opportunity to drive along the closed roads of stage 2. You will travel for approximately 50km along the route to our mid-stage race viewing location.  While you await the peloton to approach, you will enjoy a delicious Mummu style picnic lunch with lots of delicious food and drink under the Mummu Marquee for shade. We will wait to cheers our to  favourite riders on as they storm by showing us how it’s done to perfection!

After the rider’s have past, we will then transfer back to the hotel where the evening will be yours to enjoy dinner at leisure and explore Bilbao some more before our final full day tomorrow.

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Day 5

Watch the Stage 3 Start from the Official Departure Village

July 3, 2023 / Difficulty

After breakfast this morning we will transfer to the Stage 3 start in Amorebieta where you will experience ‘Departure Village’ Tour de France hospitality – Another asset we have privileged access to as an Official Tour Operator.

Here, you’ll be able to kick back over local delicacies and enjoy the humming, excited pre-start atmosphere, while watching the riders step onto the stage for official sign-on, all surrounded by star studded company amidst former pros and big Le Tour names.

Following the excitement of watching the Stage start, we will transfer back to the hotel. After the transfer. We will watch the Stage finish together over a celebratory beer or beverage before meeting the Mummu staff in our bike room who will assist with packing up bikes ahead of tomorrow’s departure.

This evening, there will be a final group dinner to round out what we hope has been a memorable opening week at the Tour de France in Bilbao!

 

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Day 5

Watch the Stage 3 Start from the Official Departure Village

July 3, 2023

After breakfast this morning we will transfer to the Stage 3 start in Amorebieta where you will experience ‘Departure Village’ Tour de France hospitality – Another asset we have privileged access to as an Official Tour Operator.

Here, you’ll be able to kick back over local delicacies and enjoy the humming, excited pre-start atmosphere, while watching the riders step onto the stage for official sign-on, all surrounded by star studded company amidst former pros and big Le Tour names.

Following the excitement of watching the Stage start, we will transfer back to the hotel. After the transfer. We will watch the Stage finish together over a celebratory beer or beverage.

This evening, there will be a final group dinner to round out what we hope has been a memorable opening week at the Tour de France in Bilbao!

 

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Day 6

Until Next Time...

July 4, 2023 / Difficulty

This morning after breakfast, the Mummu team will transfer you to Bilbao airport before saying our goodbyes! We trust that you’ve had a great experience and hope to have you back on tour with us again soon.

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Day 6

Until Next Time...

July 4, 2023

This morning after breakfast, the Mummu team will transfer you to Bilbao airport before saying our goodbyes! We trust that you’ve had a great experience and hope to have you back on tour with us again soon.

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Inclusions
  • Hosted by 17 x TdF Rider, Stuart O’Grady
  • 5 nights in premium 4-star accommodation
  • Daily gourmet breakfast
  • 2 group dinners
  • Two included lunches
  • Transfers to and from Bilbao airport or train station
  • See three 2023 Tour de France stages live
  • Watch the Official opening team’s presentation
  • Izoard finish line hospitality on Stage 1 including beverages and canapés
  • Exclusive access to the Stage 3 Official Departure Village
  • Air-conditioned vehicles with on-course accreditation
  • COVID-Safe protocols
  • Professional staff and mechanical support
  • Support vehicles on all rides
  • Mummu Cycling Merchandise Pack
Exclusions
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bike Hire – available on request.

RRP Prices available in four currencies:

EURO

€4,395 per person, twin share

€650 single supplement

 

UNITED STATES DOLLARS

$4,395 per person, twin share

$650 single supplement

 

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

$6,995 per person, twin share

$1,085 single supplement

 

BRITISH POUND

£3,995 per person, twin share

£595 single supplement

 

Add Ons
Bike Hire – FACTOR O2 hire bikes available on request ($775 AUD / $485 USD / €485)
BYO Pedals, helmet, shoes

Additional information

Land Arrangement

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

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