This trip is rated “difficult”, although if you want to ride less or take days off, those options are available.  We ride 40-60 miles per day and will be in hilly and mountainous terrain.  Speed doesn’t matter but it’s important to be comfortable in the saddle.


Marty Jemison

A native of the Rocky Mountains and one of the principals of MJCT, Marty discovered his passion for cycling and refined his extraordinary skills in and around Europe. Having ridden professionally in the European peleton for seven years, Marty is one of 29 Americans to have completed the world’s greatest race, the Tour de France — twice, in fact, in 1997 and 1998. Marty won the 1999 US Pro Championships, earning him the coveted Stars ‘n Stripes national champion’s jersey. Marty is bi-lingual and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Utah.

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James Farrell

Incredible opportunity to ride with Arbinger Institute founding partner and Best selling author. He will be facilitating the daily Mindset training with a mix of classroom and in the field experiences. Jim is a strong cyclist and fan of the sport. He is as excited as you about seeing the Tour and riding the iconic climbs!


Arbinger training schedule will average 1.5 hours daily including both classroom and field training. The exact schedule will be customized to the days travel and riding schedule.

TDF Rest Day – Arrive into Lyon, France and meet at our start hotel. Early evening ride and city tour.

Group Dinner – Hotel TBD Boutique 3* or 4* business hotel

Morning transfer from Lyon (1hr) – Ride on the Tour de France race route 50+ kms. See the TDF stage finish live. Evening transfer into the Alps (2.5hrs)

Group Dinner – Hotel/Lodging/Chalet on the Criox de Fer climb in a ski village/ Saint Sorlin.

Our hotel is on the TDF course – descend the Croix de Fer and climb back up. (22.7km at an average 7% gradient with long sections of 8-10%) Watch the race live.

Free night for dinner in Saint-Sorlin – Lodging in Saint-Sorlin

Day away from the TDF – Climb the Col du Telegraph (11.8kms @ 7.3%) and Col du Galiber (18.1kms @ 6.9%). These two climbs were raced on Stage 17 after the Croix de Fer and have a combined total 34.8kms and 6960ft gain. There is one short 4kms decent between the two climbs going through Valloire ski village.

Group dinner – Lodging in Saint-Sorlin

Day away from the TDF – Climb Alp d’Huez – Bucket List – 13.8kms @ 8.1% with sections of 13% – Transfer to Annecy

Group dinner – Lodging in Annecy, France

We will start our day with an early ride around beautiful Lake Annecy. After our ride we will transfer to Paris via TGV high speed train

Free night for dinner in Paris – Hotel TBD

Today we get to see the final stage of the Tour de France live on the Champs-Elysees in Paris close to the Arc du Triumph

Group dinner – Hotel TBD

Guests will depart on their own.


If your companion rides only a small amount, we offer shorter rides.  This can be a good trip for non-cyclists if they are good walkers.  We do everything we can to ensure their TDF experience is parallel to those of our cyclists.

We want to share our passion for cycling and the Tour De France.  Marty Jemison has ridden the TDF twice during his professional cycling career.  You will be treated as any professional cyclist would be with a mechanic to care for your bike, staff to move your luggage, and guides on the road to show you the way so you can enjoy the Tour to the maximum.

The most convenient way to do this trip is with one of the awesome rental bikes provided by Jemison Tours. While you are always welcome to bring your own bike, not having to pack/unpack your bike and bring it on trains and into Paris is a plus.  A rental bike is included in your trip. Bicycles are lightly used carbon frames with 10 speed Ultegra groups and triple cranks. Marty has set these up specifically for his tours and they are professionally maintained. You also have the option of upgrading to a high end Canyon bike with an 11 speed drive train.

Ask about cost.


The total trip will cost $9,999 per person and run for 7 nights and 8 days. We require $2,500 deposit which is non-refundable with the final payment delivered 60 days prior to the trip date. Those booking single occupancy will be charged a $575 single supplement. Pro Level Rental bikes are encouraged and will be available for $400 for a week.

Price: $ 2,500.00
The $2,500 minimum will reserve your position for this trip.