This year, for the first time in its history, Le Tour will finish with an exciting time trial from Monaco to Nice. The Tour de France Femmes is set to have an equally thrilling finish atop the legendary Alpe d’Huez.
One of the things we love about road cycling is that it allows all of us to follow in the footsteps of our cycling heroes, experience the thrill of conquering iconic climbs, and feel the same sense of achievement as we summit the world’s most famous mountain passes.
We take pride in offering you these opportunities with our almost three decades of experience. With over 50 carefully crafted road cycling itineraries in 13 countries, catering to various desires and ambitions, there’s likely something here for you. Why not let Skedaddle’s expert Tour Leaders introduce you to some of the world’s most breathtaking rides?
In the meantime, don’t forget to join us and our friends at RadioCycling to stay updated on all the action of this year’s Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes. Who knows? It might just inspire you to create your own unforgettable cycling story with us very soon!
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Tour de France – It’s More Than Just France…
It’s really great to see the Tour de France peloton riding on the same roads and climbing the same spectacular mountains that we climb during our own tours – there’s no other sport that allows amateurs to share a ‘pro experience’ in quite the same way that cycling does.
But the Tour isn’t only about France. I love how it brings the whole cycling world together and it’s amazing to see riders from so many of the destinations that we visit on Skedaddle tours, competing and riding together.
David Hall – Product Specialist – Road Cycling
Road cycling’s spiritual home and the natural arena for the world’s greatest bike race, the Tour de France. With its picturesque landscapes, challenging climbs, and deep-rooted cycling culture, France continues to captivate and inspire cyclists from around the world. For those after their very own riding glories here, look no further…
Sharing the limelight, along with one of Europe’s most dramatic mountain ranges, Spain is hosting the 2023 Grand Depart. The Tour’s first three stages feature Bilbao and the Basque region, showcasing not only a vibrant cycling culture and stunning landscapes but also a rich cultural heritage.
The Giro d’Italia often has to play second fiddle to the Tour de France, but if you ask us to choose, we’re not sure which way we’d swing! Italy’s natural beauty, vibrant atmosphere, and delightful cuisine are hard to beat. And when it comes to cycling, the country offers dozens of iconic climbs like the Mortirolo, Passo Gavia, and the Stelvio.
Colombia holds a special place in our hearts, and we are thrilled to see that no less than five Colombian riders are scheduled to start the race in Bilbao. Discover how you can experience this fantastically dramatic country with us and ride the same roads where the country’s Escarabajos have been honing their skills since the early 1950s…
Welcome the wildcard newcomers, Norway’s Uno-X Pro Cycling Team, to the 2023 Tour de France. We wish them the best of luck, and if our own Tour of the Norwegian Fjords is any indication of their training ground, prepare to be amazed.
It’s impossible to ignore the influence of Slovenian professional cycling in recent years. We believe it’s equally impossible for amateur cyclists to overlook the stunning beauty of Slovenia and the majestic Julian Alps…
Not just a tropical paradise crammed with natural beauty and exotic wildlife, but also home and training ground to Andrey Amador, the first Costa Rican ever to ride in the Tour de France and one of the peloton’s greatest all-rounders. Let us show you around this beautiful country and perhaps catch a glimpse of the man himself…
Three Portuguese riders are scheduled to start the race this year, and we think that’s more than enough reason to include Portugal on our list! A firm favorite with Skedaddlers, Portugal offers a more subtle road cycling experience with lower traffic levels and quieter roads.
How can we not mention our own backyard? We know that we can produce winners, but not only that, on a good day, the UK can hold its own against any of the other destinations listed. With tours like the classic Lands End to John O’Groats, Brecon Beacons, and our Tour d’Ecosse, you can experience the best of what our green and pleasant land has to offer.
Why not explore our full range of Road Cycling holidays and all the incredible destinations you can go to! Or head to our blog for even more inspiration and advice on everything cycling.