The most hotly anticipated event in the road cycling calendar is upon us, with plenty of peloton politics, team tactics and dramatic French landscapes to wow us once again. With the spotlight firmly on France, we wanted to share some of our top tours based in the spiritual home of cycling:
1. Trip: St Malo to Nice (16 days)
What you can expect: A 1000 mile journey enabling you to see the best of France.
You say: ‘Probably the most fun I’ve had on a bike for years! In a short space of time strangers became friends and the warmth and support that was mutually given made the experience so much more unique.’ John, Isle of Wight.
2. Trip: Mont Ventoux to Alp d’Huez
What you can expect: Iconic TdF climbs on a daily basis that promise to challenge and thrill.
You say: ‘Our guide was a great source of interesting facts and anecdotes about the Tour and the world of professional racing. It really helped to get us feeling as though we were following in the footsteps of the ‘giants of the road‘!’ Thomas, London
You say: ‘All days had amazing scenery, best day for me was cycling down the Gorge du Tarn – it’s just stunning. The guide was also brilliant. Very perceptive and patiently helped me down a descent which he knew would worry me.’ Julia. Cambridge