Tour de France cycling holidays + Etape du Tour support packages

Published by Lyn on 4 February 2019

Want to ride the Tour de France route? Here are some of the Tour de France spectator tours on offer.

Vincenzo Nibali in yellow.  

Alps – Tour de France Cycling Holiday with Buzz Cycling

Buzz Cycling
Fully guided and supported
7 days / €1080 per person 
Full details

Experience the excitement of the Tour de France during a week of cycling, spectating and supporting. This 2019 Tour takes in 3 mountain stages in the Alps – giving you the chance to not only see the Tour but to ride some of the route as well. Key stages are stage 18 on Thursday, July 25, Embrun to Valloire (Col de Vars, Col d’Izoard and Col du Galibier) and stage 19 on Friday, July 26, which goes from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes and includes Col d’Iseran. Then it's on to stage 20 on Saturday, July 27 from Albertville to Val Thorens (Col du Méraillet and the stunning Cormet de Roselend). Price includes accommodation, breakfasts and afternoon tea each day, evening dinners (6 out of 7 nights), internal transport and logistics, vehicle support and experienced domestiques. Extras available on request include bike hire, airport transfers and nutrition.

Pyrenees - Mountain Bug Tour de France Special, July 13-20

Mountain Bug
Fully guided and supported
5 days
July 13-20, 2019
Full details

This tour is run frm Mountain Bug's 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 13-20. 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. Includes Stage 12: Toulouse to Bagneres de Bigorre (Peyresourde, Hourquette de Ancizan), Stage 13: Time trail at Pau; Stage 14 : Finish at the Col du Tourmalet.

Pyrenees - Tour de France Cycling with Veloroo, July 14-22

Veloroo
Fully guided and supported
8 nights / AUD$4885, also payable in euros
Full details

Julia and Steve at the Franco-Australian road bike specialists VeloRoo have put together a super 4-stage Tour de France trip that will immerse you in the Tour as it passes through the Occitanie/Pyrenees area. It really is a complete package and includes 8 nights' accommodation in boutique hotels, guided riding and support car with one stage featuring a climb of the Col du Tourmalet. Price includes cycling bib shorts, jersey and gloves (plus daily washing), all breakfasts, all lunches and all dinners. All you have to do is ride (and cheer). This is a personalised tour so numbers are limited (it sells out every year and at the time of writing only 4 places remain). Price in Australian dollars but also payable in euro. Oh and by the way Dan Martin's dad, an Olympic cyclist in his own right, will be joining you for a couple of rides!
*This tour sold out within a month of release. Veloroo run a TDF trip to the Pyrenees every year – expressions of interest for 2020 are now being taken.* 

More Tour de France pages

For advice on riding the Etape du Tour, go here. If 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.

2019 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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