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Grand Départ Nice

There’s something incredibly special about the Tour de France Grand Depart, as the world’s best professional cyclists line-up to begin the ride of their lives, in spectacular surrounds, amidst the stunning Côte d’Azur.

Our Grand Départ Nice experience will have you absorbing it all alongside tour host; Australian cycling legend, Stuart O’Grady – ensuring the ultimate insiders experience and VIP access.

Designed for both riders and spectators, offering stunning riding over Nice’s scenic, yet testing terrain, as well as witnessing the sheer thrill and excitement of the opening stages. We’ll have you right in the midst of it to truly feel the madness and passion the Tour de France brings as we see the 2020 edition off in style.

Highlights:

  • Premium accommodation that will have you staying meters from the opening stages’ Start and Finish lines
  • Witness the excitement of the official opening teams presentation
  • Exclusive opportunity to meet a pro team ahead of race day
  • Take a step inside the Tour de France bubble with VIP access to the the Pre-Departure Village and team bus zone
  • Ride the official course, on closed roads, ahead of the race itself
  • Challenge yourself on incredible mountain and coastal rides
  • Embrace the electric atmosphere on Col d’Èze
  • Hosted by 17 x Tour de France contender, Stuart O’Grady
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Day 1

Let the games begin!

June 25, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 30km

Welcome to Nice and the start of what will be an incredible 5 days embracing the fabulous Tour de France Grand Départ!

This morning, our Mummu Cycling team will meet you at the Nice airport or train station at 10am to collect and transfer you to our premium accommodation at Le Méridien hotel where we will be located for the tour’s duration. Ideally positioned, right on the stunning Mediterranean coastline and just meters from the opening stage start/finish lines. Rest assured, you won’t get much closer to the Tour de France send-off than this!

On arrival, take some time to check-in and freshen up before meeting our team, who will assist in setting up and fitting bikes ahead of our afternoon warm-up ride.

Take the opportunity to then explore our gorgeous surroundings and grab a bite ahead of ride time at approximately 2pm.

Your tour host – former pro cycling legend, Stuart O’Grady will then lead you out on a relaxed 1.5 hour ride along the scenic coastal roads that surround Nice, to spin the legs out post travel, check bikes are running smoothly and to gear up for some big days on the horizon!

On arrival back, you’ll have time to refresh before we walk 450m to take our first real step into the Tour de France madness, at the official opening teams’ presentations. Expect nothing but pure excitement and lively atmosphere as thousands of other likeminded Tour de France enthusiasts come together to see the star-studded line-up take the stage to officially begin their 2020 TDF journey. Get your cameras out, as this will be a prime opportunity to snap away and see your favourite riders – all calm, before the storm!

Concluding a spectacular opening presentation, we will enjoy a group dinner to toast to our Tour de France adventures ahead.

Register Here
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Day 1

Let the games begin!

June 25, 2020

Welcome to Nice and the start of what will be an incredible 5 days embracing the fabulous Tour de France Grand Départ!

This morning, our Mummu Cycling team will meet you at the Nice airport or train station at 10am to collect and transfer you to our premium accommodation at Le Méridien hotel where we will be located for the tour’s duration. Ideally positioned, right on the stunning Mediterranean coastline and just meters from the opening stage start/finish lines. Rest assured, you won’t get much closer to the Tour de France send-off than this!

On arrival, take some time to check-in and freshen up. The afternoon will then be yours to explore our gorgeous coastal surroundings, no doubt humming with the Tour de France opening just around the corner.

This afternoon, we’ll walk 450m to take our first real step into the Tour de France madness, at the official opening teams’ presentations. Expect nothing but pure excitement and lively atmosphere as thousands of other likeminded Tour de France enthusiasts come together to see the star-studded line-up take the stage to officially begin their 2020 TDF journey. Get your cameras out, as this will be a prime opportunity to snap away and see your favourite riders – all calm, before the storm!

Concluding a spectacular opening presentation, we will enjoy a Group dinner to toast to our Tour de France adventures ahead.

Register Here
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Day 2

Exclusive Pro Team Meet & Greet + Cocktail Function

June 26, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 40km / 550m

Take this morning to start your day right with a delicious buffet breakfast at the hotel before we get set to tackle the surrounding undulating roads of Nice.

Stuey will have you whipping out your climbing legs as we head out on bikes from the hotel to enjoy a scenic mountain loop. This will mark a fantastic opportunity to experience beautiful Nice by bike and catch a glimpse of the stunning views and scenery that border the coastal city. Also this is the perfect time to test your legs out over a climb or two…Game on – if you so desire!

On return, take some time to enjoy lunch at your leisure in the humming city centre, before freshening up ahead of our evening’s cocktail function at a pro team’s hotel. Here, your host Stuart O’Grady has arranged an exclusive meet and greet with a professional team about to embark on their Tour de France journey. This will be an incredible chance to see how the team operate and prepare ahead of the most important race on the World Tour calendar. You’ll gather some fantastic insight from the ‘team behind the team’ of mechanics, to sporting directors. Get your questions and cameras ready!

Following our tour and race chat, we will return to downtown Nice, where the evening will be yours to enjoy the Tour de France festivities and test out the local dining hotspots. Time to get excited for the official Grand Départ tomorrow where the real games will begin…

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Day 2

Exclusive Pro Team Meet & Greet + Cocktail Function

June 26, 2020

Start your day right with a delicious buffet breakfast at the hotel before a big adventure ahead exploring the stunning, Nice. This morning, you’ll be setting out on a guided walking tour to see the sights of the city, and its beautiful surrounds.

On return, take the opportunity to enjoy lunch at your leisure in the humming city centre, before freshening up ahead of our evening’s cocktail function at a pro team’s hotel. Here, your host Stuart O’Grady has arranged an exclusive meet and greet with a professional team about to embark on their Tour de France journey. This will be an incredible chance to see how the team operate and prepare ahead of the most important race on the World Tour calendar. You’ll gather some fantastic insight from the ‘team behind the team’ of mechanics, to sporting directors. Get your questions and cameras ready!

Following our tour and race chat, we will return to downtown Nice, where the evening will be yours to enjoy the Tour de France festivities and test out the local dining hotspots. Time to get excited for the official Grand Départ tomorrow where the real games will begin…

Register Here
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Day 3

VIP Ride Depart along the Stage 1 Race Course + Finish line hospitality!

June 27, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 50km

Following breakfast, get prepared for an incredible day ahead as we set out to enjoy an exclusive opportunity to ride off the official Stage 1 start line, on closed roads, just hours ahead of the pros themselves and within the Tour de France race caravan!

This unique experience is a huge privilege we can deliver as an official Tour Operator of the Tour de France and one we immensely look forward to each year.

To top, today is Stage 1 and the atmosphere, lively-passionate crowds and excitement gathering will be truly spectacular. You will feel like a bit of a superstar as you set off the start line, with lines of avid fans cheering you on as they get set for the race to follow.

You will ride one lap of the 50km starting loop and will undoubtedly be grinning the whole way round!

On arrival back, you’ll be able to shower and change at the hotel, conveniently placed right by the start, before returning to see what we expect will be an incredibly thrilling Stage 1 final.

We’ll have you perfectly located at finish line hospitality where unlimited beverages and French canapés will be on hand. You’ll be giddy with excitement, witnessing those final winning moments LIVE, champagne in hand and toasts all round!

Concluding an epic day out, the evening will be yours to rest up, or explore and cheers to the first Yellow Jersey wearer of 2020.

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Day 3

VIP Ride Depart along the Stage 1 Race Course + Finish line hospitality!

June 27, 2020

Concluding breakfast this morning, get prepared for RACE DAY!

Today, the Tour de France, 2020 kicks off and you’ll be there at the start line, just meters from our hotel to send them off. You’ll not only see them start their three week journey, but then watch them pass once more as they tackle two starting loops around Nice’s outskirts.

Following some exhilarating race viewing, you’ll connect with our riding contingent to head to the finish and see what we expect will be an incredibly thrilling Stage 1 final.

We’ll have you perfectly located at finish line hospitality where unlimited beverages and French canapés will be on hand. You’ll be giddy with excitement, witnessing those final winning moments LIVE, champagne in hand and toasts all round!

Following an epic day out, the evening will be yours to rest up, or explore and cheers to the first Yellow Jersey wearer of 2020.

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Day 4

Col d'eze Mountain Madness

June 28, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 20km / 950m

Fuel well at breakfast this morning as today you’ll be tackling the challenging Col d’Èze and getting your first taste of Tour de France mountain madness while you’re at it.

The Col d’Èze is a popular training test for the Monaco based pros, including Tour de France race favourite, Chris Froome…At 10km in length and averaging 5%, it will present the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself on a climb, or alternatively tap your way up in your own time. Our Mummu Cycling team will be with you all the way, with our support vehicle always just around the corner when assistance is required.

Come the summit, you’ll be feeling elated and on top of the world as you look down on what you’ve achieved and appreciate the spectacular coastal views. Now you’ll be kicking back, relaxing over a roadside picnic lunch while awaiting the race to approach and absorbing the inevitable lively mountain stage atmosphere.

It may only be Stage 2, but we have a good feeling it’ll be race ON up here! Get ready to get your cheer on full steam as your favourite riders come blitzing by…

Following some exhilarating spectating, we will return to the hotel to relax, freshen up and pack bikes with the assistance of our team, ahead of our final farewell group dinner!

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Day 4

Col d'eze Mountain Madness

June 28, 2020

Fuel well at breakfast this morning as today you’ll be getting your first taste of Tour de France mountain madness! Enjoy a more relaxed start, before transferring to our race viewing location over the daring slopes of the Col d’Èze…

The Col d’Èze is a popular training test for the Monaco based pros, including Tour de France race favourite, Chris Froome…At 10km in length and averaging 5%, it will undoubtedly set the race on fire, and we’ll have you there to witness it all and lap up the sensational mountain stage atmosphere to top.

You’ll arrive in time to join our riders for a roadside picnic lunch while awaiting the race to approach. Get ready to get your cheer on full steam as your favourite riders come blitzing by…

Following some exhilarating spectating, we will return to the hotel to relax and freshen up ahead of our final farewell group dinner!

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Day 5

Departure Village and Bon Voyage!

June 29, 2020 / Difficulty

This morning, following breakfast and check-out we will set off to the Stage 3 Start where you’ll enjoy exclusive access to the Departure Village.

This access presents a unique occasion to see the riders within close proximity sign-on for the stage ahead, while enjoying the official Tour de France Departure Village festivities…Always full of atmosphere and lined with goodies ranging from local delicacies, to coffee and beverages…

From there, you’ll also have the opportunity to wander through the team bus zone with your tour host, Stuart O’Grady.  Here you’ll see the riders undergo their pre-race rituals, warm-ups and routines ahead of the stage. Stick with Stuey and we’re confident you’ll meet a star or two!

This afternoon, following the Stage Start, our team will transfer you to the Nice airport/train station before saying Bon Voyage!

Thank you for joining us on tour – we hope you had a blast and that we’ll see you back for more Mummu Cycling adventures in the future.

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Day 5

Departure Village and Bon Voyage!

June 29, 2020

This morning, following breakfast and check-out we will set off to the Stage 3 Start where you’ll enjoy exclusive access to the Departure Village.

This access presents a unique occasion to see the riders within close proximity sign-on for the stage ahead, while enjoying the official Tour de France Departure Village festivities…Always full of atmosphere and lined with goodies ranging from local delicacies, to coffee and beverages…

From there, you’ll also have the opportunity to wander through the team bus zone with your tour host, Stuart O’Grady.  Here you’ll see the riders undergo their pre-race rituals, warm-ups and routines ahead of the stage. Stick with Stuey and we’re confident you’ll meet a star or two!

This afternoon, following the Stage Start, our team will transfer you to the Nice airport/train station before saying Bon Voyage!

Thank you for joining us on tour – we hope you had a blast and that we’ll see you back for more Mummu Cycling adventures in the future.

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Inclusions

  • Hosted by 17 time Tour de France finisher, Stuart O’Grady
  • 4 nights premium 4* accommodation at Le Méridien Nice – incredibly located to TDF starts/finishes
  • Exclusive team meet and greet before Stage 1
  • See the first 3 stages of the 2019 Tour de France live
  • VIP Access to Finish line Izoard hospitality
  • Exclusive Ride off the Stage 1 start + along closed roads, within the race caravan
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 group dinners
  • 1 lunch
  • Transfers to and from Nice 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

€595 single supplement

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

$5,395 per person, twin share

$975 single supplement

UNITED STATES DOLLARS

$3,795 per person, twin share

$685 single supplement

BRITISH POUND

£2,995 per person, twin share

£540 single supplement

Add Ons
Bike Hire – FACTOR O2 – €340 / $550 AUD / $390 USD

Pre & Post Nights – rates available on request

Additional Information

Land Arrangement

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

Grand Départ Nice

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