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    LOCATION

    France

  • START | END

    Grenoble | Paris

  • DURATION

    14 Days
    13 Nights

  • PRICE

    $6,795 AUD  —  Per Person Twin Share*

    $1,195 AUD —  Single Supplement

    * Our twin share prices are per person based on two people sharing one room. If you are traveling alone, you have the option of sharing a twin room with another tour participant that we’ll match you with or alternatively, have a room to yourself by paying the additional single supplement.

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Our Tour Highlights

Alps | Provence | Midi Pyrenees | Pyrenees

Alps – Grenoble| Alpe d’Huez| Lacettes du Montvernier| Col de la Madeleine.
Provence – Maulecene| Mont Ventoux| Saint Paul Trois Chateau
Midi Pyrenees – Pic du Nore| Carcasonne| Foix| Col du Portet /Mente
Pyrenees Mountains –  Lourdes| Col du Tourmalet| Solour/Aubisque |

Bonjour! Welcome to France and the Tour de France.

It’s our pleasure to welcome you to Europe and France. July each year signals Tour de France time and announce it’s summer. It’s a beautiful time to visit and ride in France. We’ll show you the smaller roads, charming villages and stay in chic French hotels.

It’s with out a doubt the best time to visit France, the villages, the big cities all come to life to the sights, sounds and festivities of the Tour de France.

There’s something beautiful about riding a bike in France in the sun drenched summer, the terrain is almost purpose-built for cyclists who love panoramic climbs, sweeping views and lakeside roads, it’s stunning.

France has been our base for the past ten cycling seasons, we know it like the back of our hand, we’ve spent much of that time running speciality cycling trips and tours to the Tour de France.

We’ve taken groups to all of France’s beautiful regions, ridden all the best roads and mountains, we’ll show you the best of France and the Tour de France.

We love everything about France, the people, it’s culture, it’s beautiful food, wine, the history, the outdoors, the mountains and it’s love for the biggest sporting event in the world – The Tour de France.

We think this is the best 14 day Tour de France tour itinerary we’ve put together since the 2011 Tour de France. The transfers are short, the group will be intimate, we see plenty of the race,  its the perfect mix of race viewing combined with the most popular classic climbs, routes, small roads and great cultural experiences as we follow a traditional clockwise route around France.

Come Ride With Us.

Our Trip

Our Tour de France small group trip provides the perfect mix of “ride more – transfer less”, with challenging and scenic rides in the Alps, Provence, Midi Pyrenees – Southern France, Pyrenees Mountains, combined with a cultural and culinary French experience of a lifetime.

Each of our Grand Tour Itineraries provides a unique experience, as the race route changes dramatically each year. You’ll have your fill of riding – race viewing, no matter whether you are cycling or non-cycling, you’ll see a vast range of France and different aspects of the Tour de France race stages, including; stage starts, midpoints, feed stations, hilltops and stage finishes.

The official Tour de France race route has been released, more route details will continue to come in, but we have the inside scoop so you can plan on riding many of the legendary French routes, including Alpe d’Huez, Mont Ventoux, Col du Tourmalet and much more – check the itinerary details to see which famous roads we will ride, when and where we will see the race.

14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS ITINERARY

2018 Official
Tour de France

The Race

We look forward to showing you around France’s amazingly diverse countryside and landscapes. The 2018 Official Tour de France race route has been announced and here’s what the organisers have told us so far.

The 2018 Tour de France race dates are 7th – 29th July, it will be the 105th edition of the greatest of cycling’s three Grand Tours. The Tour “Grand Départ” will be in the Vendée, north west France.

At this early stage, the route will leave the Grand Depart, then traverse across northern France, taking in some cobbled roads en route to the French Alps. Next, there are stages into the massif central and onto the Pyrenees prior to arriving on the Champs Elysees in Paris. As usual, the early stages promise to be very exciting with some treacherous roads and the Atlantic winds to cause havoc in the peloton.

The Grand Départ Stage One will set off from the Passage du Gois and from here the peloton heads towards Mont des Alouettes arriving in Fontenay-le-Comte after a tour of the Vendée coast including the beautiful towns of Saint-Jean-de-Monts, Les Sables-d’Olonne and Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard.

The second stage follows a similar route to one that was last used in the ‘30s and should finish with a sprint finish in Roche-sur-Yon.

The next day, the third stage of the Tour de France will head out of Vendée for a 35km team time trial in Cholet.

Finally, stage four will start in La Baule, where the famous beach last saw the race in 1988. The peloton will race for around 100km in the Pays de la Loire region before crossing into Derval.

The full route was unveiled on Tuesday, 17th October at the Palais des Congrès de Paris. Our full itineraries and pricing will be released shortly.

We build an inclusive team environment on each of our tours, wether you are riding or spectating or doing a bit of both. You’ll watch the race both live and or on TV each day, in the time zone and see the roads made famous by the Tour de France. We are about you having a great time, creating amazing memories and achieving big things.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Tour de France in 2018.

Au Revoir Pat and Grace.

Come ride with us.

OVERALL ROUTE

7th – 29th July 2018

2018 Overall Route

 Printable PDF – Overall route of Tour de France 2018

STAGE 1 – STAGE 4

Here’s what the organisers have told us so far:

Stage 1, July 7: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île – Fontenay-le-Comte, 195kms
Stage 2, July 8: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain – La Roche-sur-Yon, 185kms
Stage 3, July 9: Cholet – Cholet, Team Time Trial, 35kms
Stage 4, July 10: La Baule-Escoublac – Sarzeau 192km
Stage 5, July 11: Lorient – Quimper 203km
Stage 6, July 12: Brest – Mature Brittany Guerledan 181km
Stage 7, July 13: Ferns – Chartres 231km
Stage 8, July 14: Dreux – Amiens Metropole 181km
Stage 9, July 15: Arras Citadel – Roubaix 154km
Rest 1 July 16: Annecy
Stage 10, July 17: Annecy – Le Grand Bornand 159km

Stage 11, July 18: Albertville – La Rosiere San Bernardo 108km
Stage 12, July 19: Bourge Saint Maurice – Alpe d’Huez 175km
Stage 13, July 20: Bourge d’Oisans – Valence 169km
Stage 14, July 21: Saint Paul Trois Chateaux – Mende 187km
Stage 15, July 22: Millau – Carcassonne 181km
Rest 2 July 23: Carcassonne
Stage 16, July 24: Carcassonne – Bagneres de Luchon 218km
Stage 17, July 25: Bagneres de Luchon – Saint Lary Soulan 65km
Stage 18, July 26: Trie Sur Baise – Pau 172km
Stage 19, July 27: Lourdes – Laruns 200km
Stage 20, July 28: Saint Pee Sur Nivelle – Espelette 31km
Stage 21, July 29: Houilles – Paris Champs-Élysées 115km

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