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Day 5- Up early to catch the TGV fast train to Paris, where we’ll arrive prior to the riders on the
Champs Elysees. We’ll take in all the electric atmosphere of the last stage in this 3 week, over
3,500km grind which is the Tour de France. This stage is always prestigious, and the field will be
cranking hard for the glory that goes along with a win on cycling’s most famous venue. If you
decide to prolong your stay in the City of Lights for a few days, please let us know. We’ve lived
here before and can offer many suggestions for seeing the famous sites or quaint places that most
tourists don’t see. Farewell dinner tonight to end our unforgettable Tour de France experience.

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2005 Tour de France Tour 1,
  July 13-19

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INCLUDES: 6 Days, 5 Nights, 5 Dinners, 5 Breakfasts, bike rental
PRICES: $2,850 per person Double Occupancy (Single Supplement- $500)
DIFFICULTY- Easy To Difficult (Support vehicle available)
- Visit Old City (Vielle Ville) Lyon
- 4 Tour de France Viewing Days
- Decisive Individual Time Trial in St. Etienne
- Paris, Champs Elysees and much more

Day 1- Arrival in Lyon either via TGV fast train or air.We’ll take time to visit the superb "Vielle
Ville" (Old Town) prior to transferring to our hotel. After fitting bikes we’ll get the lay of the land
with a short orientation ride of about 8 miles prior to a welcome cocktail and sumptuous dinner
in this gastronomic region.
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Day 2- Stage 18 of the Tour comes into Mende this
afternoon, and we’ll pick up the route in the reverse
direction and find good viewing spots along the way to
watch the riders pass by. There will be a great chance of
a breakaway today as many of the riders will still be
looking for Tour glory to add to their palmares (career
accomplishments). Another group dinner tonight. Don’t
forget to try some of the red wines from the famous
northern Rhone Valley region where we are located.

Day 3- Stage 19 of the Tour arrives in Le-Puy en Velay
today, and our approach will be similar to that of
yesterday. We’ll ride in the opposite direction of the route
and then find a good viewing spot and picnic until the
riders roll by. As was the case yesterday, this stage sets
up will for a breakaway, so there should be some hard
riding out front before the main peleton arrives. Back to
the hotel for another superb group dinner.

Day 4- Stage 20 is the 55km (34 mile) ITT (Individual
Time Trial) around St. Etienne. We’ll have opportunities
to do a few miles ourselves both before and perhaps
even after today’s event. The ITT is often the most
decisive discipline of the Tour, so if it comes down to the
wire, this stage may well decide who is in yellow on the
Champs Elysees tomorrow. Another group dinner before
we say good-bye tomorrow to this lovely part of France.
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