Tour De France
Tour de France
The 2014 Tour de France was a fantastic 101st edition of the World’s biggest cycling race covering over 3,600 km and taking in 4 countries, 3 mountain ranges, cobbles and 5 mountain top finishes!
Starting in Yorkshire with the best Grand Depart ever, we saw millions of cycling fans cheering on the riders of the Tour de France as it snaked its way through Yorkshire then on to London. The weather and the cobbles of Northern France robbed us of one of the main contenders Chris Froome, before losing another possible winner Alberto Contador in a crash. Eventually Vincenzo Nibali of the Astana team emerged as a very worthy winner, taking a number of stage wins in the process.
Sports Tours International is an Official VIP Tour Operator of the Tour de France and we have been operating trips to the Tour de France for over twenty years. We have unrivalled knowledge and expertise of the inner workings of the Tour and we know exactly where to take you and how to get the very best out of your Tour experience to give you the most authentic experience.
2015 Tour de France
The full route of the 2015 Tour de France will be announced in mid October 2014. All we know is that it will begin with the Grand Depart in Utrecht in Holland with a Prologue time trial on the first day, Saturday 4th July 2015. The following day there will be a stage in Holland, but from stage 3 onwards, we do not know where it will go. We will be offering a range of trips including the opportunity to ride some stages on the same day as the peloton, ahead of the riders, even standing on the winners podium too! Typically, we will have tours for the Grand Depart, then covering some of the mountain stages too, before the final weekend most likely in Paris (unless there is a shock change!). To find out about our 2015 Tour de France trips, please sign up to our newsletter.
Imagine riding your bike on the same roads as the most famous cyclists in cycling history, over some of the battlegrounds of famous duels involving heroes of Tour de France history. With any luck you may even bump into some of the cycling legends as we work our way around France or meet some of the current top pros at the stage starts or finishes.
You will see the pain etched on the faces of the pro riders as they tackle some of the hardest mountain climbs and feel the electric atmosphere of the peloton passing inches from your face, giving you the chance to take some fantastic close up photographs of the action.
Read more about the Tour written by Rob Annis and read what you can expect on our Tour de France travel packages.
Hospitality at the Tour de France 2015
As always, our packages of Official Hospitality and Grandstand seats for the finish of the Tour de France in Paris are very popular with many of the grandstand and hospitality options selling out. We do not want to disappoint you, so if you really want to go, please book early! We will have our hospitality packages available to book in October. You can find out more details at the Tour de France Hospitality and Grandstand website page.
Ride a stage of the Tour de France
Also, how about taking part in a stage of the Tour de France, by riding the Etape du Tour? In 2014 the Etape du Tour replicates stage 18 of the 2014 Tour and cycling over the Tourmalet, before the finish at the top of the Hautacam. We do not know yet where the 2015 Etape du Tour will be, but we will find out in October at the same time as the Tour de France route is announced.
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