Cycling Holidays and Race Viewing in France
Corsica, TDF Climbs and TDF Paris
Visiting the Tour de France is more than seeing a bike race. The food, the wine, fashion, the culture and history. The buildings, monuments and views. Whether it’s riding through a small village or along the Champs Elysses in Paris. Add the biggest bike race in the world and it’s a spectacle almost beyond belief.
2019 Tour de France | PARIS Tour Overview
TDF PARIS | July 19-29, 2019
(10 nights / 11 days: Grenoble – Paris)
For the 2019 TdF ‘Ride to Paris’ Tour we have seven days of race viewing, covering stage starts, finishes, feedzones and KOMs. We’ll be starting near the Pyrenees, before venturing into the Alps, on our way to Paris. We’ll have the opportunities to climb the famed Cols of Tourmalet, Peyresourde, Aspin, Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez, Glandon and Galibier amongst many others. With a mix of luxury accommodation and traditional hotels, haute and provincial cuisine, we’ll finish with a morning ride around Paris.
From our start in Toulouse we’ll hit the race most days, along with fitting in plenty of riding. Up to 1,000k and 15,000m vertical, in total for the complete tour. We’ll move from Arreau to Couiza, both in the Pyrenees, Sommieres in Provence, before 4 nights in the French Alps and following the road to Paris.
2019 Climbs of the Tour de France Overview
Ride the famous climbs of the Tour de France, from the Alps to the Pyrenees, with a day in between riding amongst the vines of Provence. Not forgetting we’ll catch the TdF live on the tele most afternoons.
TDF CLIMBS | July 5-15, 2019
(10 nights / 11 days: Grenoble -Toulouse)
Feast of Ascension – “Eat-Drink-Ride-Suffer”
With Topbikes ‘Climbs of the Tour de France’ we venture north into the Alps, above Grenoble (nearly into Switzerland) all the way down to the Pyrenees, for 10 days of pointing our bikes up many of the Le Tours grand climbs, all of which appear regularly in the big event.
We move across the passes of Col du Joux Plane, Col de la Madeleine, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier, Alpe d’Huez, Mont Ventoux, Port de Pailheres, Portet d’Aspet, Col de Mente, Col de Peyresourde, Hourquette d’Ancizan, Col d’Aspin and Col du Tourmalet.