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Non - Cyclists Can Now Take Part in the Tour de France



With VIP Tours from Discover France


SCOTTSDALE, AZ – June 5, 2011 – A French company that specializes in bringing clients up close and personal with the Tour de France welcomes amateur cyclists and even couch potatoes on customized tours inclusive of VIP access to this yearly cycling competition. These non-cycling adventures include the best action viewing sites along with champagne at a team time trial at the finish July 3 at Les Essarts and a village gathering with former teams and tour officials on July 4 at Olonne Sur Mer.


Discover France Adventures, the leaders and specialists in France for cycling and hiking tours, is one of only four companies globally and the only one in France licensed to bestow varieties of Tour de France access to its guests. For non cyclists they offer the following three programs for 2011:


Opening Week Brittany VIP Tour, July 2-7, will experience the fresh energy and ambiance that surrounds the start of the Tour. This package includes touring historic regional sites and the Bretagne culture. The double occupancy per person rate is 2279 Euros. See:


Grenoble Time Trial & Paris Finish VIP Tour, July 22-25, includes witnessing individual time trials in Grenoble plus stays in historic Lyon and in Paris, with VIP Tribune Grand Palais finish line seating for the prestigious victory sprint on the Champs Elysees. The double occupancy per person rate is 1595 Euros inclusive of three nights lodging, daily breakfasts and some lunches and dinners including a gourmet dinner n Lyon. The package includes: 1 night lodging in a charming 3 star hotel in central Lyon, and 2 nights superior 4 star hotel in Paris. Meals include breakfasts daily, lunches and dinners where mentioned including gastronomic dinner in Lyon, first class high speed rail and motor coach transport, guide services and more. See:


The Finish! Paris Tribune Only, July 24, offering VIP reserved seats along the Champs Elysees for crowd-free viewing of the finale. The per person rate of 240 Euros includes a personal welcome by Tour de France hostesses, refreshments service, grandstand seats in the official tribune “Grand Palais” and more.  See:


The grand final in Paris to the Tour de France is usually just a celebratory ride into the capital by the peloton as the general classification winner is usually determined by this stage. However, winning the sprint on this final stage is a very prestigious win for any pro rider who can survive to the end of the race and so viewers are in position to watch an exciting finish every time.


Discover France Adventures has been organizing bicycle tours and hiking tours in France since 1994 and has offices in both the USA and in France. Discover France Adventures award winning tours are made up of their unique self guided tours and very competitively priced guided tours. They are proud to be a continued supporter of Sustainable Travel International.


Visit for all details or contact them by phone at 800.960.2221 or by email at


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