Tour de France cycling holidays + Etape du Tour support packages

Published by Lyn on 4 February 2018

Want to ride the Tour de France before the peloton? Or tackle the Etape du Tour? Here are some cycling holidays based around the Tour de France.

Vincenzo Nibali in yellow. 

We'll keep adding this page with 2018 Tour de France cycling holidays as they come to hand.

Carcassonne and the Pyrenees stages

Veloroo Tour de France Tour
Julia and Steve at the Franco-Australian road bike specialists VeloRoo have put together a super Tour de France trip that will take you from the turrets of Carcassonne and the Millau Viaduct through to the peaks of the Pyrenees. It's the complete package and includes 8 nights' accommodation in boutique hotels, guided riding and support car. Rides and stages include the Col de Portet, Col de Tentes, and the showcase Lourdes to Laruns stage on July 27 that features the Tourmalet. Price includes cycling bib shorts, jersey and gloves (plus daily washing), all breakfasts, all lunches and all dinners (except on the Carcassonne rest day when you will want to indulge in local specialites!) All you have to do is ride (and cheer). This is a personalised tour so numbers are limited (it sold out in 2016 and 2017). Non-cycling partners welcome (there will be a support car for you!) Price in dollars but also payable in euro.
Full details here.

Mountain Bug Activity Holidays
This tour is run by local cycling experts Rob and Emma, who have their own chalet base in Barèges, just below the Tourmalet. Their Tour de France package is based around the passage of the Tour through the French Pyrenees during the week of July 21-28. It includes a week of guided rides on the Tour de France route itself, as well as a bunch of other local cols that have featured on the Tour over the years. Includes watching the passage of the Tour itself from the best local vantage points. This is a popular annual tour and early booking is recommended.
Full details here.

Alps stages

TAG Ride Tour de France Tour
This 7-night Tour de France cycling holiday surrounds you with the atmosphere of the race and allows you to combine some great Alpine riding with top vantage points at a number of the stages in the 2018 race. The TAG team
 has planned 3 daily routes to enable you to stop and watch the pros as they ride past you including the Col de Aravis from Flumet to Grand Bornand and arguably the showpiece of the 2018 Tour: Stage 12 from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Alpe d’Huez. The price of this tour includes return Geneva airport transfers, transport to and from te event, chalet accommodation, breakfasts, afternoon teas with pasta or freshly baked cake, 3-course evening meals with wine, and full vehicle support.
Full details here

2018 Etape du Tour cycling holidays

TAG Ride Etape du Tour
The 2018 Etape du Tour will take place in the Alps on Sunday, July 8, starting from the beautiful lakeside destination of Annecy. It finishes 169km and 4100m of climbing later at the ski resort of Le Grand Bornand. This four-night tour gives you the chance to combine some fantastic Alpine road cycling and training with watching or taking part in this popular event. Entry to the event is not included, but the price does include return Geneva airport transfers, transport to and from event, chalet accommodation, breakfast, afternoon tea with pasta or freshly baked cake, 3-course evening meals with wine, and full vehicle support.
Full details here.

For advice on riding the Etape du Tour, go hereIf you're interested in following the TdF independently, see our Tour de France accommodation page.

You can also use our bespoke service to find the right package for you.

2018 Tour de France – Stage-by-stage

See also our Tour de France section for more on watching the great race in France, including race history, TdF quiz and lots of race-watching tips.

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