Cycling Tours and Holidays | Tour de France Tours
In 2019 we will be running two separate trips. Both will have the same dates. 15-28 July.
The official 2019 itinerary won’t be released until late October 2018. That’s purely because the race route isn’t finalised until then. Our TdF trips are very popular and we are happy to take advance bookings. The deposit is $500.00 however this is 100% refundable. If you don’t like the final itinerary when released then you can have your money back. (please note, not many people cancel) The dates (15-28 July) won’t change.
RIDE Holidays cycle tours are achievable for anyone who rides a road bike, not just the serious cyclist, and offers an unparalleled experience of both the race and the country. There are three rides to choose from daily – the less demanding ‘cappuccino’ level, then ‘latte’ and, for those keen on pedalling 100km or more per day, ‘espresso’.
Typically a two-week RIDE Holidays tour will encounter the Tour de France race about five times, prioritising the must-see sections as the race nears the finish. Group members will enjoy an insightful sampling of the different types of course sections, from mountain top triumphs to decorated villages. Our daily ride through France’s incomparable countryside is only broken up for the compulsory morning coffee and croissants and then continental fare offered in the villages and towns.
Both trips cater for cyclists and non-riding partners. (Team Macchiato)
Tour de France - Tour 1
Trip 1 is very much our traditional itinerary and will be starting in Toulouse and finishing in Paris. Including the Pyrenees, Provence and the Alps. A magnificent itinerary which gives you a complete taste of France.
14 Day Cycle Tour
Tour de France - Tour 2
Trip 2 involves less bus travel and is more of an exploratory trip. Starting and finishing in Lyon. This trip spends a lot more time in the French Alps. We will be riding hotel to hotel where possible and really trying to limit the time on a bus. (please note – trip 2 doesn’t include the Pyrenees)