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Ride the complete 2023 Tour de France a week before the pros in this once in a lifetime cycling package.

Tour Format

This is a self supported cycle tour with luggage transfers and all necessary transfers between finish and start lines. Full GPX and ride profiles will be provided and there will be a maximum of two checkpoints on each stage.  At these checkpoints you can refuel, refresh or simply jump in and call it a day. The full itinerary will be updated once the official course is announced in October 2022. This cycle tour is scheduled to last for 4 weeks to allow us extra time for any longer distance transfers between stages.

Number of Guests

This holiday is for a minimum of 4 guests and a maximum of 8. We welcome bookings below the minimum number of 4 people however the trip will not run if we have not reached at least 4 reservations before the 1st March 2023.

Fitness levels

You will need to be very fit and used to riding long distances potentially alone everyday for 4 weeks. This is not a holiday for a beginner. This holiday is for riders only. Sorry we are unable to accommodate none rides on this cycle tour.

Payment Details

To secure your spot on this holiday you will need to pay a 25% deposit now. The remainder of the balance is due 12 weeks before the start of the holiday on or before the 1st March 2023. You can also spread your payments by paying an additional 3 x 25% payments at any time up to the final payment day of 1st March 2023. 

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Itineraries

Arrival

Date : June 24, 2023

Time : 4:00 pm

Saturday

Arrival in Bilbao Spain for the start of the Tour. Tonight we will have a welcome meeting discussing

TDF Stage #1

Date : June 26, 2023

Time : 9:00 am

Sunday

Starting and finishing in Bilbao France - 185KM hilly loop.

TDF Stage #2

Date : June 26, 2023

Time : 8:00 am

Monday

In the morning we transfer to Vitoria-Gasteiz before tackling the 210km mountainous stage to Donostia-San Sebastián on the Spanish coast

TDF Stage #3

Date : June 27, 2023

Time : 8:00 am

Tuesday

In the morning we transfer to Amorebieta-Etxano in Spain before following the stage that takes us back into France. The rest of the itinerary will be added one the final route is announced in October 2022

TDF Stage #21

Date : July 14, 2023

Time : 8:00 am

Friday

The final run in to Paris. The full details of this stage will be announced in October 2023

Saturday

Date : July 15, 2023

Time : 10:00 am

Departure

Final Day Today its time to say goodbye. With a good breakfast inside of you it will be time to depart Paris for your journey onto your next destination.

  • Welcome meeting with ride and safety information.
  • Accommodation in at least 2 star accommodation on a shared room basis.
  • Self supported rides with up to two checkpoints per day.
  • Finish to start transfer for each day as required.
  • Luggage transfers.
  • Bike mechanic with tools and track pump.
  • Breakfast. Water on board minibus.
  • Twin room shared basis.
  • Full GPX files and route profiles.
  • Emergency breakdown / medical assistance to be confirmed.
  • Travel to the start of the holiday in Bilbao
  • Travel from the finish of the holiday in Paris
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Evening meals and drinks.
  • Bike Rental
  • Pricing Name
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    Pricing
     
  • Pricing Name TDF2023
    Start Thursday May 26, 2022
    End Thursday May 26, 2022
    1 - 8 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 8

    Adult ( 1 - 8 Pax ) EUR6,000.00 EUR0.00 /Person

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This is probably the question that we get asked the most. Its impossible to answer because it really depends on your fitness. The fastest guest we have had has completed it in 48 minutes. The slowest nearly 3 hours. Anything under one hour is considered good. The average time for our guests tends to be 75 minutes and the time to beat is that of the singer Sheryl Crow who competed it in 90 minutes.

The mountains here are long and steep and they are pretty difficult to avoid. We would suggest a good quality road bike with either a triple or double compact chainset. We have had people with standard chain rings but unless you are a very strong rider we would not recommand this.

This part of the Alps can get very hot in the summer but the weather at the top of the mountain is changeable. It can be hot in the valley and wet at the summit. We recommend you bring a waterproof coat and more than one change of kit. Plus arm and leg warmers. Certain villages but not all have launderettes.

Bidouiller. Apparently!

Yes we can however some of the hotels and accommodation we use are reluctant to provide vegetarian or vegan options. Please let us know before making a booking.

Yes, of course. Please note that accommodation is based on shared rooms and where possible we sleep guests of the same sex together, but we cannot guarantee a women or men only room.

Please visit our individual tours for more information however the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the riding. We also welcome cyclist on e-bikes.

We would suggesting having insurance both for your bike and yourself. We would also recommend a road helmet , gloves and glasses. Sun cream is also a good idea as the summer days are long and hot and you will be in exposed areas with little shelter for long periods of time.

We know WiFi is important to people. Where ever possible we will make sure that WiFi is available. We cannot guarantee speeds especially in the mountains.

We recommend flying to Lyon or Geneva airport.

On our supported tours we have basic tools, track pump and workstand available. You should bring a basic supply of inner tubes, patches, a small pump, and a multi-tool. You should also bring spares and tools specific to your bike such as a rear mech hanger.

Yes, of course. Please note that accommodation is based on shared rooms and where possible we sleep guests of the same sex together, but we cannot guarantee a women or men only room.

Yes we do please wait for us at the top of the mountain !