2022 Ride Every Km - Grand Tour France

  • Location

    Ride across France from Copenhagen to Paris

  • Duration

    From 5 up to 27 days

  • Length

    From 394 km up to 3,328 km

  • Climb

    From 3,000m up to 50,000m

29 Jun 2022 - 3 Jul 2022 / 3 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022 / 10 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022 / 17 Jul 2022 - 25 Jul 2022

France’s premier cycle race has been announced and we are sure that there are many of you keen to participate in and watch the Grand Boucle. We have designed The Ultimate Ride Every Kilometre tour and if that is too much of a challenge, smaller portions of the tour are available.

So what is Ride Every Kilometre (REK)? It's the opportunity for you to ride the same full stages as the pros, the day before the actual race. Riding from the start (at a reasonable time!) to the finish; without control checkpoints, detours and less stress trying to race the gendarmes, caravan and the pros! REK has been tried and tested by Keith Tuffley. He succeeded and decided to set up Grand Tours Project to help other cycling fanatics to achieve their dreams of riding the premier cycle races in Europe.

If you have the time and energy, The Ultimate REK will take place over 27 days! This includes the Grand Depart in Copenhagen, Part 2 from Dunkerque to Chatel via western Switzerland, Part 3 from Morzine to Carcassonne and the final week Part 3, Carcassonne to the finish in Paris. 3323 kilometres and approximately 50,000 metres ascent. Can you do it?

Understandably, The Ultimate REK is for those riders who have the time and fitness to complete the French grand tour, without team members fighting tactical battles, assisting in breakaways, and of course professional backup. Grand Tours Project will provide a guide, a support van and a mechanic.

If time is your enemy, Grand Tours Project have split The Ultimate REK tour into 4 parts. This tour is designed to ride 24hrs prior to the official stage.

Please note - Grand Tours Project is not an "Official Tour Operator" of the Tour de France. You can find these official operators on the TDF website.

Total price: On Request

  • Achieve one of the world's great "bucket-list" sports challenges
  • "Ride Every Kilometre" of 3, 6, 9 or 21 stages
  • Ride every stage 24 hours ahead of the pros
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers).
  • Minimum and Maximum group size: 7 (1 guide) or 14 (with 2 guides)
  • Bike rental (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent) available
  • The Grand Depart - Ride Every kilometre

    29 June - 3 July, Stages 1-3.

    394 km

    Five days and 4 nights with three days of riding from Copenhagen to Sonderborg. Fast and furious riding across Denmark's flat terrain. Don’t be deceived, wind is a possibility and we all know how wind can turn an easy ride into a major challenge!

  • Week 1 - Ride Every Kilometre - Belgium, France & Switzerland

    3 - 10 July - Stages 4 - 9

    1,090 km

    Eight days and 7 nights, with six days of riding from Dunkerque across northern France. Cobblestones make an appearance on Stage 5, before heading to Alsace, into Lausanne Switzerland and our stamping ground around Aigle and Alpes Vaudoise. This REK finishes in France at Chatel, in the ski resort of Les Portes du Soleil. A mixture of flat, hilly and mountainous terrain.

  • Week 2 - Ride Every Kilometre - ALPS & CARCASSONNE

    10 - 17 July - Stages 10 - 15

    1,051 km

    Eight days and 7 nights with six days of mountain riding from Morzine in the massive ski resort, Portes du Soliel, and then southwards into the many iconic climbs of the French Alps, such as Col du Galibier (twice!), Col de la Croix de Fer, Alpe d’Huez, and Col du Granon, before finishing on flat and hilly terrain into Mediterranean Carcassonne. If you are looking for iconic and epic mountains, this week is for you.

  • Week 3 - Ride Every Kilometre - THE GRAND FINALE

    17 - 25 July - Stages 16 - 21 + Spectator Day

    793 km

    Nine days and eight nights with 6 days of riding from beautiful Carcassonne across towards the French Pyrennes before heading north to Lacapelle-Marival and Rocamadour for the Individual Time Trial and then into Paris. Stage 21 into Paris is the next day allowing you to sleep in, watch both the Women’s and Men’s races amongst the cheering crowds and then the podium awards.

  • The Ultimate Ride Every Kilometre - 21 stages

    29 JUNE - 25 JULY, Stages 1 to 21 -


    So what will it be? The Ultimate REK of France’s Grand Boucle riding the entire route and the 21 stages or a REK week of your choice? The ultimate challenge is getting so much interest and we would recommend you to get in touch soon!

    PS But wait there's more! We have designed a 5-day experience tour through Switzerland and are drafting up Weeks 2 and 3 for Experience tours - that is, riding portions of the race routes as well as scenic detours of up to 100km per day on the day of the race, with opportunities to access premium areas. Stay tuned.