The Grand Tours "Grand Slam"

  • Location

    Italy, France, Spain

  • Duration

    72 nights | 63 days riding

  • Length

    10,500km in total (ave. 167km daily)

  • Climb

    150,000m in total (ave. 2,400m daily)

4 May 2018 - 17 Sep 2018

Do you wish to achieve one of the world's great amateur cycling challenges? There is nothing quite like this - 63 days on the bike, 10,500km of riding, and over 150,000m of vertical ascent - as you ride every kilometre of all 3 Grand Tours. All in one year. Just a few hours ahead of the pros. And on the best routes in Italy, France and Spain. Start training!

For the first time ever, the opportunity of riding every kilometre of all 3 Grand Tours is being offered. This challenge is the genesis of Grand Tours Project, when our Founder became the first amateur cyclist to achieve this in 2013. We are now providing all of our expertise, experience, and logistical skills to allow any amateur cyclist the complete this feat.

The Grand Tours "Grand Slam" is a physical, mental and logistical challenge, and we can help with all three of these - your training program, the positive mental state you will need to maintain throughout, and of course all the logistical and organisational aspects.

Starting in Jerusalem, and riding through Sicily, the Dolomites, the Italian Alps, Rome, Brittany, the French Alps, the Pyrenees, Paris, the Sierra Nevada, and finally ending in Madrid ... you will ride over 10,000km seeing some of the best routes, scenery and villages in Europe.

Of course, it is difficult for anyone to take off 63 days from work and family. We're therefore also offering this on a staggered basis, so you're able to complete all 63 stages of the 3 Grand Tours over 1, 2 or more years. For example, you may wish to complete all 21 stages of the Tour de France in 2018, and then the Giro d'Italia and La Vuelta in years 2 and 3. Or just complete Week 1 of the Tour in 2018, and then gradually each of the other 8 weeks over the ensuing years (see our three "Ride Every Kilometre" tours).

There is very limited space for this challenge, with a maximum ratio of 7 cyclists : 1 guide. Don't be deterred by the enormity of the challenge - you will surprise yourself what you can achieve with some training and our support.

We can promise you a true experience of a lifetime, memories that will last forever, tired legs, and bragging rights with your cycling friends back home. And maybe a trophy and podium appearance at the finish line in Madrid. Contact us to find out more.

Total price: TBC

  • "Ride Every Kilometre" of all 3 Grand Tours, in the one season
  • Enter the history books by becoming only the 2nd amateur cyclist to achieve this feat of riding every km on the same day as each race
  • Relish the atmosphere and the crowds at each race, cheering you on to the finish line
  • Watch the pros as they fight for the pink, yellow and red jerseys
  • On several stages, cross the finish line, stand on the podium, and watch the race finish from the VIP grandstand
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers) - we have unique experience with this
  • Maximum group size: 14 (with 2 guides)
  • Start training!
  • Giro d'Italia

    4 - 28 May

    21 stages | 24 nights

    The "Grande Partenza" will be held in Jerusalem, the first time a Grand Tour is being held outside of Europe. The full route will be announced in late November, but it is rumoured that the Giro will then recommence in Sicily (with a possible climb up the biggest volcano in Europe, Mt Etna), and then travel up through the challenging and steep Appenine mountains, onto the Dolomites, the Alps, and then a grand finish in Rome.

    There is good reason the Giro is called "the world's toughest and most beautiful race".

  • Tour de France

    6 - 30 July

    21 stages | 24 nights

    The world's biggest and most prestigious cycling race. And the 2018 edition is shaping up to be a a beauty, with Chris Froome gunning for his record-equalling 5th win, but with serious challenges from Dumoulin, Porte, Quintana, and Landa.

    From the Vendée-Pays de la Loire region, and onto Brittany, the Alps (with Alpe d'Huez featuring) and the Pyrenees (legendary Col de Tourmalet) and finishing in Paris, we will see some stunning scenery in France. There is nothing quite like the Tour.

  • La Vuelta a Espana

    24 August - 17 September

    21 stages | 24 Nights

    La Vuelta is a real surprise package, and is as fascinating and beautiful as the Tour and Giro in so many respects. It also has the world's most passionate fans on the roads, and very steep finishes which make for a tough challenge after a long day in the saddle.

    The full route will be announced in January 2018, but you should expect to ride along the olive tree groves in Andalucia, the blue beaches along the Mediterranean coastline, and the wild hills of the Pyrenees. And Madrid will be a very welcome finish to the Grand Tours "Grand Slam".