Tour de France "Ride Every Kilometre" - La Vendée to Paris

  • Location


  • Duration

    25 Days | 24 Nights

  • Length

    120 - 225km daily

  • Climb

    1,000 - 4,500m daily

4 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018

A bucket-list cycling challenge: ride every kilometre of the Tour de France. The identical route as the race itself, just one day before the pros.

"I've ridden every kilometre of the Tour de France on two occasions, and each time has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. We have now started the "Ride Every Kilometre" concept to allow any capable cyclist to achieve this challenge of a lifetime - either one week or all 21 stages." Keith Tuffley, Founder of Grand Tours Project.

Riding a full stage of the Tour de France is a challenge in itself, but taking on a full week or even the full Tour is one of the world's great sporting "bucket-list" experiences. You will ride along some of the most beautiful cycle routes in France, whilst enjoying great local cuisine in charming villages.

We'll be riding one day before the Tour itself, as this will allow us to complete each stage and spend more time on our bikes enjoying the scenery.

To achieve this challenge, you will need to be fit and strong, and be ready for back-to-back long days in the saddle. But this is more than about just the bike - we will always have enough time on the route each day for relaxing stops at our favourite bakeries and for our obligatory picnic lunches.

There are very limited spaces on this tour, with a maximum of 14 cyclists. This small group will ride together and will always have the support van close by – with drinks, snacks and dry clothing.

If riding every kilometre of the Tour de France sounds a bit much then you may prefer to ride one week (see our Week 1, 2 or 3 options), or you can check out our Tour de France Experience.

Total price: From €11,950

  • "Ride Every Kilometre" of all 21 stages of the Tour de France, on the day before the race.
  • Achieve one of the world's great "bucket-list" sports challenges.
  • Roubaix, Alpe d'Huez, Madeleine, Tourmalet... and so much more
  • Each week gives you the opportunity to watch at least one stage live
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers).
  • Maximum group size: 14 (with 2 guides)
  • Bike rental (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent) available
  • Week 1 - 5 to 15 July

    Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Roubaix

    11 Days | 10 Nights (9 Stages)

    The first four stages of the Tour will be held on the Atlantic coast in the Vendée-Pays de la Loire region, with a crossing of the infamous Passage du Gois which only at low tide allows the cyclists to pass. The next five stages will pass through Brittany, home territory of 3-times winner of the Tour de France, Louison Bobet, and onto Roubaix, to experience 21 kilometres of cobbles. This first week promises to be a fantastic experience on some of the legendary Tour de France routes.

    See our Week 1 tour for more details.

  • Week 2 - 15 to 22 July

    Annecy to Carcassonne

    8 Days | 7 Nights (6 Stages)

    The Tour proceeds to the Alps in the second week, and the 21-hairpin climb up Alpe d'Huez will feature, as will numerous other legendary mountain passes. We will enjoy some of the great climbs and descents in the French Alps, followed by three stages heading to Carcassonne. We'll relish cycling on the roads just 24 hours before the pros.

    See our Week 2 tour for more details.

  • Week 3 - 22 to 29 July

    Carcassonne to Paris Champs-Élysées

    8 Days | 7 Nights (6 Stages)

    The Pyrenees will be the highlight of the 3rd week, and we are looking forward to its greatest cycling pass, the Col de Tourmalet. The finish in Paris is always a memorable experience, as we ride the cobbles on the Champs Elysées and then sip champagne to toast our incredible achievement.

    See our Week 3 tour for more details.