5 Night Grand Depart Escorted Tour – Rider

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Date 29 Jun, 2022 04 Jul, 2022
From $7,675 AUD pp, twin/double share

Experience the thrill of the 2022 Tour de France Grand Depart. From the Danish city of Copenhagen, 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.

Tour inclusions:

  • Return airport to hotel transfers in Copenhagen – View Tour Prices – View Tour Itinerary
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in 4-star accommodation
    • Breakfast daily
  • Two group dinners
  • Two included lunches
  • Hosted by 17x Tour de France rider, Stuart O’Grady
  • See 3 2022 Tour de France stages live
  • Watch the Official opening team’s presentation
  • Izoard finish line hospitality on Stage 1, including:
    • Unlimited beverages and canapes
  • VIP access to private Relais Etape Hospitality along the Stage 2 course, including:
    • 3 course lunch
    • Drinks
    • TVs to view all the action
    • Celebrities and more
  • 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
  • Tour de France welcome package including Road Book and Official TdF Merchandise discount voucher
  • Merchandise Pack valued at over $200

Tour exclusions:

  • Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Meals and beverages other than those specified
  • Snacks
  • Bike hire: Available upon request


      Prices listed are PER PERSON and in Australian Dollars.
Hotel Twin Triple Single Quad
5 Night Grand Depart Escorted Tour - Rider 4-star accommodation
Package 7,675 - 8,760 -
Extra Night* - - - -
On Request Sold Out
* Extra Night price is for per person and per night. The rates quoted are outside peak event periods and should be used as a guide only. Additional surcharges may apply.
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Q. Is Sportsnet Corporation an Official and/or Appointed operator?
A. Sportsnet Holidays is a licensed Travel Agent selling official packages.

Q. Can I buy tickets without accommodation?
A. No, tickets must be bought in conjunction with accommodation.
Q. Can I buy the package without tickets?
A. No.
Q. Are there children’s tickets available?
A. No.
Q. Can I request where I sit?
A. No.
Q. Is there disabled access to the event?

Q. Can I request a hotel not listed under the ‘Prices’ tab?
A. No.
Q. Can I upgrade my room type?
A. No.
Q. What is the minimum night stay?
A. There is a 5-night minimum night stay on the Grand Depart Escorted Tour and a 2-night minimum night stay on the Paris Weekend Escorted Tour.

Flights & Transfers
Q. Are flights and pre-paid taxes included in the package?
A. No, flights and pre-paid airfare taxes are not included in this package. Please speak to your expert consultant to organise flights for you.
Q. Are transfers included from the airport to my hotel? If so, what type?
A. Yes, airport transfers are included in the 5 Night Grand Depart Escorted Tour. Airport transfers are not included in the 2 Night Paris Weekend Tour.
Q. Are transfers included from my hotel to the event? If so, what type?
A. Yes, event transfers are included as per the tour itinerary.

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WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 2022 – Day 1 – Welcome to Copenhagen!

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

This morning you will be met at Copenhagen airport or train station before transferring to your premium accommodation right in the heart of the humming Danish capital.

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

After settling in, explore the surrounds and grab a spot of lunch at your leisure before meeting ready to ride at 2pm.

17 x Tour de France rider and 4 x Stage winner, Stuart O’Grady will then lead the way on a group ride exploring Copenhagen’s well regarded city bike paths and surrounds. Copenhagen is famous for its great cycling reputation and we look forward to exploring the best of it with you.

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 2022 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 your glass to what will be a fantastic trip watching the best of the Tour de France’s opening three stages.


4-star accommodation in Denmark

THURSDAY 30 JUNE 2022 – Day 2 – Discover Copenhagen

While we await the 2022 Tour de France to get underway, today will be all about exploring the best of Copenhagen.

Enjoy a good breakfast at the hotel this morning before gearing up for a tour of Copenhagen by bike. As one of the best places in the world for inner-city cycling, today will be a fantastic opportunity to be guided via its best sights and must-visit hot spots. Along the way, we will be making a special stop at the Conditori La Glace bakery – famous for its incredible selection of divine cakes and World Champion status a phenomenal 10 times! Be sure to devour every bit of your world class cake…

Following the ride, there will be time to take lunch at your leisure downtown.

Later this afternoon, there will be the option to visit the iconic Rosenborg castle, one of the most famous sights in Copenhagen. The 400-year-old 17th century castle was built by Scandinavian King, Christian IV. When visiting the castle, you will be guided on a trip back in time as you explore the Knight’s Hall where coronation thrones and large silver lions await before making your way to the king’s headquarters where Denmark’s Crown Jewels are spectacularly displayed. The castle is also home to an incredible collection of the world’s finest Venetian glass by Flora Danica.

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.


4-star accommodation in Denmark

FRIDAY 1 JULY 2022 – Day 3 – Stage 1 – Watch the Opening Time Trial from Izoard Hospitality

Today the Tour de France begins with a fast and furious opening 13km race against the clock! It’s going to be quick and an absolute thrill to watch as the world’s best give it their all to claim the first Maillot Jaune of 2022.

This morning following breakfast, Stuey will lead the way on a scenic 2-hour ride around the famous lakes of Amager and Heron, ensuring you take in the best of Copenhagen’s picturesque landscape.

After the ride, there will be time to freshen up before making our way into Izoard finish line hospitality where you will indulge in unlimited beverages and canapés while watching the Stage action over big screen entertainment. Soon enough, the riders will start flying through to the finish one by one at shockingly quick speeds, all on cutting edge aerodynamic equipment. By then, you will be glowing with excitement, chanting support at each rider as they storm past within arm’s reach!

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


4-star accommodation in Denmark

 SATURDAY 2 JULY 2022 – Day 4 – Stage 2 – See the Best of Stage 2 from VIP Relais Etape Hospitality

After a good breakfast and hotel checkout, we will transfer to the ride start point of the day along the Stage 2 route that travels from Roskilde to Nyborg.

Today, you will have the opportunity to ride for several hours along the race route. Expect some wind as the route travels across exposed terrain…perhaps a nice chance to jump on the Stuart O’Grady train as he tucks into time trial mode!

We will end the day’s ride at Relais Etape hospitality, located at a pinnacle point along the race route. The Relais Etape is the Tour de France’s most talked about hospitality, offering a real day of ‘VIP treatment’ that will have you sitting down to a divine three course long-lunch, paired with unlimited local French wine. All while watching the Stage 2 action from big screen entertainment, amidst some star-studded company, in the form of past Tour de France contenders.

You will then get to watch the caravan and peloton zip right by us all as we wait to see who will claim Stage 2 honours. Prepare to get your cheer on for your favourite riders!

After watching the excitement of the Stage finish and lapping up the best of the incredible Relais Etape atmosphere, we will transfer on to our next destination in Odense – another popularly visited Danish city.

This evening will be yours free to explore the city and its fantastic selection of local bars and restaurants.


4-star accommodation in Odense

SUNDAY 3 JULY 2022 – Day 5 – Stage 3 – Watch the Stage 3 Start from the Official Departure Village

After breakfast this morning we will transfer to the Stage 3 start in Vejle where you will experience ‘Departure Village’ Tour de France hospitality.

Here, you will 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. Stick with your tour host, Stuey and you never know who you might bump into!

*Depending on COVID restrictions, you ‘may’ also have access to the Paddock that allows you to walk around the team bus area where riders are busily preparing and warming up for the Stage ahead!

Following the excitement of watching the Stage start, we will transfer back to the hotel. There will be opportunity to grab a bite to eat at your leisure before kitting up for this afternoon’s ride.

Today Stuey will be guiding you on a scenic 2.5-hour loop along the coast and through stunning countryside inland.

After the ride, we will watch the Stage finish together over a celebratory beer or beverage before meeting the staff in the 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 Denmark!


4-star accommodation in Odense

MONDAY 4 JULY 2022 – Day 6 – Depart Copenhagen

This morning after breakfast, say your goodbyes before being transferred to Copenhagen airport. We trust that you have had an amazing experience!