Tour de France
Tour de France
Chris Froome and Team Sky achieved an amazing victory in the 2015 Tour de Froome in winning the Yellow Jersey. From the moment, the 2015 Tour had its' Grand Depart in Utrecht in Holland, this year's Tour has been an fantastic race to follow and be a part of. For those who joined us at various locations in Holland, Belgium and France, we hope you enjoyed the Tour as much as we did - it was fascinating watching the stages through Northern France, then down to the Pyrenees for the first mountain stages, before a final week in the Alps and a finish on the slightly damp cobbles of the Champs Elysees in Paris.
2016 Tour de France
Unsurprisingly, as you would expect (!), we are already looking forward to the 2016 Tour de France. All we know at the moment is the Grand Depart of the 2016 Tour de France is in La Manche, back in France for the first time since 2013. The announcement of the full route of the 2016 Tour de France will take place in late October 2015 - we will have details of our TDF packages after this time. To be one of the first to find out about 2016, sign up to our newsletter and we will be in touch when the packages are available.
For more details of the 2016 Grand Depart of the Tour de France, please visit the 2016 Grand Depart page on our website
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. This is a cycling holiday with a difference!
With many of our Tour de France trips, we offer the chance for you to ride on some of the roads used in the stage that day. We try to encompass riding some of the most famous Tour de France climbs where possible. For those without bikes, we will take you to strategic points on the stage, so that you can watch the action. Sometimes this means walking a good distance, so always be prepared with good walking shoes or training shoes....our Tour de France trips can be good exercise for non-cyclists!
We will be offering a range of Tour de France 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!
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 Paris finish of the Tour de France 2016
Although not yet confirmed for 2016, we expect the Tour to finish in Paris....but we will have to wait until late October to find out. As always, our packages of Official Hospitality and Grandstand seats for the finish of the Tour de France in Paris in 2015 were very popular with ALL 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! As a guide for reference only, you can find out more details about the 2015 options at the Tour de France Hospitality and Grandstand website page, but please note these are subject to change in 2016.
VIP Experiences during the 2016 Tour de France
As an Official VIP Tour Operator of the Tour de France we have access to some amazing VIP experiences throughout the 2016 Tour de France. These TDF experiences include:
- Start Village VIP access on certain stages.
- VIP Hospitality at the finish of certain stages.
- Drive in an Official Tour de France car on the stage of the Tour.
- Cycle on a stage of the Tour, cross the finish line and stand on the official Podium!
You can find our more about these VIP experiences by visiting the dedicated page on our website, but please note, the information here refers to 2015 and is only a guide. It is very simple to book many of these experiences directly online and guarantee your place!
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 2016 the Etape du Tour will replicate a stage of the 2016 Tour de France. At the moment, we do not know what stage this will be or where it could possibly be located......could be anywahere in France or even elsewhere!
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