Tour Voile - Sailing Tour de France Trip 2020

Tour Voile - Sailing Tour de France Trip 2020

Sailing in the mountains - watch the prestigious Tour Voile, Sailing Tour de France on an inland mountain lake for the first time in history and discover the mountains at the same time.

Location: Serre Poncon Lake, Southern French Alps

Months available: July

Holiday Guide Price
Adult price: 657€ to 974€
Child price: 582€ to 899€
Prices will vary depending on your accommodation choice
  • 7 nights accommodation in the accommodation of your choice.
  • Tips and advice on making the most of the Tour Voile's first act on an inland lake.
  • Visit of the race paddock to see the trimarans and equipment close up.
  • A taster experience on the trimaran DIAM 240D - 1h of high speed sailing sensations.
  • 9 activity points per person that you can exchange for a wide range of activities and adventures around the lake.
  • A personalised itinerary
  • A personalised welcome meeting at your accommodation with a local expert 
  • Concierge service throughout your stay for advice, information and tips to enjoy the area
  • A tree planted on your behalf to help with your carbon offsetting

Tour Voile Dates 16 - 17 July 2020

The Tour Voile, the sailing world's answer to the Tour de France traditionally races around the coast of France but for 2020, one of the acts will take place on the Serre Poncon lake, a 22km long inland lake surrounded by dramatic Alpine summits. This will be the first time ever the tour has diverged from the coast line!

The boats used for the race are trimaran DIAM 240Ds, a fun high speed sailing experience, perfect for racing in a variety of conditions.

The final details of dates and the rest of the tour will be announced this Autumn, but the rumours are true, there will be an act on the lake and it is likely to be the second to last one before the finish in Marseille. The tour takes place in July each year so as soon as we have the dates of the Serre Poncon act, we will publicise them so you can book your trip around these dates.

Serre Poncon Lake

The Serre Poncon lake has a long history of sailing as well as windsurfing, kite surfing and other water sports and is renowned for its afternoon katabatic winds, which will add an additional challenge to the sailors. The decision by the Tour de Voile to visit this spectacular location is testament to its value and importance in the sailing world.

Read more about the Serre Poncon lake

Holiday Highlights

The area around the Serre Poncon lake is one of the few places in the world where you can climb to the top of a glacier one day and go sailing the next, making this event a great opportunity for mountain lovers and sailors to meet and share their passions!

This holiday takes place around the tour with two full days to watch and take in the ambience of the races, the sailing village and local events and entertainments and a wide choice of activities to try out for the rest of your stay to make the most of the mountains and lake yourself.

You will also be able to experience first hand sailing on the same trimaran DIAM 240D on the lake for yourself. As part of this holiday a fully qualified skipper and team will take you out for an hours technical sporty sailing on the same trimaran as the experts! Watch, feel and enjoy world class mountain lake sailing yourself! High speed sensations guaranteed!


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The nearest major city is Gap which is just south of Grenoble and north of Marseille. Gap has a train station which links to the major TGVs such as Aix-en-Provence and Lyon and also has a night train directly from Paris. The nearest airports are Marseille, Grenoble or Lyon but Nice, Turin and Geneva are also drivable distance.

We highly recommend you self drive during this holiday so you can choose where and when you want to watch the Tour de Voile races and also to get about to your activities and other sightseeing opportunities. The area has so much to offer and for you to explore in your free time and public transport is limited so this option gives you the most flexibility. Check out our partner's hire car rates.

However, if you are a group and would like a quote for a transport included holiday, please just let us know when you make your enquiry and we can quote this for you.

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