Tour de France
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Tour de France

Each year we run a Tour de France week from our base in Bourg d'Oisans. During the week you will ride the mythical climbs of Alpe d'Huez and the Col du Galibier plus we will organise at least one day watching a stage of the Tour de France. Full details are published each October one the route has been announced.
 

Tour de France 2018

Will finish on Alpe d'Huez and start in Bourg d'Oisans on the following day

Tour Reviews

Andy 26/07/2018

Great service from Helen at 21 Bends. She was really helpful in offering guidance around bike hire and transfers from the airport. Had a great time and would recommend using them.

Karyn 23/07/2018

Hello Helen and Phil, Your home and your hospitality are top notch. Your friendliness and advice superb. Thank you for a fantastic holiday. Kindest regards Karyn and Paul

Karyn 23/07/2018

Hello Helen and Phil, Your home and your hospitality are top notch. Your friendliness and advice superb. Thank you for a fantastic holiday. Kindest regards Karyn and Paul

Peter 13/08/2012

It's been close to a month since my trip but am still on a high thinking about it. Thank you all for making it so memorable and for helping it go so smoothly. The rides were of course great but wouldn't have been the same without the delicious breakfasts, experienced route guidance, action pictures and to top it off recovery massages....quite the TdF fantasy camp combo! I hope you're enjoying yourselves during all the hard work too!

John and Tim Crawford 02/08/2011

We had a brilliant week’s riding – the most enjoyable riding experience we have ever had including the Etape de Tour (Telegraph, Galibier and Alpe d’Huez), the Galibier stage of the TdF and the Alpe d’Huez stage of the TdF. Organisation and transportation were superb. The company of the 3 Australians and the Californian was stimulating. Organisation and food wae terrific. Many thanks, John and Tim

Fitness level

Tour format

Self Supported or Fully Supported. Please see each individual holiday

Tour dates and itinerary

We do not currently have any dates for this tour please contact us for more information

Photos

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You can ride the following climbs on this tour

Not all cols will be ridden during the Tour. Please see each individual tour for more information

 

Who are the holidays aimed at ?

The holidays are aimed at all keen cyclists. We are happy to take individual, couple or group bookings. Do not worry if you are coming on your own. We get lots of individuals on our holidays and by the end of the first day you will have experienced the same climbs as everyone else.

Tour Level Guide

Each Tour has a set of chainsets under the main title. This is our grading system to show you the difficulty of the riding and the typical length of any ride that will take place on that tour. Most of our rides take place in the high mountains and this can seriously decrease the length of ride that you are able to do. If you are concerned about your abilty please contact us before making a booking.

 
Very Hard Tour - between 75 and 200KM per day. The day will typically include more than two high mountain passes, a sportive such as the La Marmotte or a longer multi day tour such as the Route des Grandes Alpes
Hard Tour - between 75 and 150 KM per day. The day will typically include more than one high mountain pass. For example Alpe d'Huez and the Col du Galibier
Medium Tour - between 75KM and 100KM per day in high mountains. The day will include at least 1 high mountain pass such as Alpe d'Huez
Easy Tour - maximum of 100KM per day on mostly flat or medium sized mountains
Very Easy Tour - Maximum of 50KM per day on mostly flat terrain.



 

Additional Equipment

What's not included