Cycling Tours and Holidays | Le Tour de France 2019
In 2019 we will be running two separate trips. Both will have the same dates. 15-28 July.
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.
Trip 2 involves less bus travel and more riding. Starting in Marseille and finishing in Lyon. This trip spends a lot more time in the French Alps and also features 3 nights in Provence. The highlight being our lake front accommodation on Lake Annecy. We will be riding hotel to hotel where possible and really trying to limit the time in vehicles.
Non-riding partners (Team Macchiato) are very welcome on both trips however Trip 1 is certainly better for those not on two wheels.
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.