Tour de France "Getaway"

  • Location


  • Duration

    4 Days | 3 Nights or 5 Days | 4 Nights

  • Length

    35 - 218km daily (depending on week)

  • Climb

    1,000 - 4,500m daily (depending on week)

5 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018

Would you prefer a shorter version of our "Ride Every Kilometre" tour? If so, then join us for one of our "Getaway" trips, allowing you to ride 3 stages of the Tour de France.

Due to popular demand, in 2018 we're offering this 3-stage shortened option to allow those with limited time to join in.

This tour will be run over three days in each week of the Tour: 5-8 July (Week 1) in northern France for the Grand Départ, 15-19 July (Week 2) in the Alps, and 22-26 July (Week 3) in the Pyrénées. Take your pick on which stages you wish to ride.

We'll be riding every kilometre of these three stages on the day before the race itself. Despite being ahead of the race, we will still experience the amazing atmosphere of the Tour de France.

If you have more time to ride the Tour de France, you can join us on a longer version of this tour.

Total price: From €1,650

  • Ride 3 stages of the Tour de France, the day before the pros
  • On each stage, "Ride Every Kilometre" of the full race route
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Enjoy local cuisine and stay in hotels close to the stage start
  • Maximum group size: 14 (with 2 guides)
  • Take your pick which stages to ride: Week 1 the Grand Départ ... Week 2 in the Alps ... Week 3 in the Pyrénées
  • Bike rental (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent) available
  • Week 1 - 5 to 8 July

    Grand Départ

    4 Days | 3 Nights (3 stages)

    At the Grand Départ we'll be traveling through some beautiful regions in the Vendée region. The route will comprise two flat stages of around 185km per day, and a 35km Team Time Trial. The region is truly beautiful with tremendous variety, and it includes the crossing of the Passage du Gois from Noirmoutier-en-l’Île. Join us for stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Tour de France.

    Click here for a detailed description of the rides.

  • Week 2 - 15 to 19 July

    The Alps

    5 Days | 4 Nights (3 stages)

    Join us for 3 big days of cycling in the Alps (stages 10, 11 and 12). This will include climbs up some of the epic mountain passes such as Alpe d'Huez, Colombière and Madeleine and you will be one of the first to experience the re-introduction of gravel riding to the tour. With an average daily distance of 150km expect long days climbing. On day 3 we will climb over 5,000m, and the route has some of the most spectacular scenery of the Alps.

    Click here for a detailed description of the rides.

  • Week 3 - 22 to 26 July

    The Pyrénées

    5 Days | 4 Nights (3 stages)

    Following our departure from the beautiful medieval city of Carcassonne, we will enjoy some epic climbs in the Pyrénées including Portet-d'Aspet, Portillon and an amazing "short" 65km / 3,000m+ climbing stage with a mountain finish on Col de Portet. This is a new stage finish, so you'll be part of history! Join us to ride every kilometre of stages 16, 17 and 18.

    Click here for a detailed description of the rides.