Tour De France
Tour de France
The route of the 2015 Tour de France has now been announced.
The 2015 TDF is an exciting route, with a Grand Depart in Utrecht in Holland, before heading into Belgium over some cobbles (again!) and along the north of France towards Brittany and a team time trial between Plumelec and Vannes. Then there is a transfer to the Pyrenees and three exciting days in the mountains there – the atmosphere here is always special!
From the Pyrenees, the Tour de France 2015 heads across towards the Alps, taking in Mende and the famous Montee Laurent Jalabert. After a rest day in Gap on the 21st July, there follows 4 exciting mountain stages, with the last two stages being of huge importance: the 138km stage from Saint Jean de Maurienne to La Toussuire, following a similar route to a cracking stage in the 2012 TDF; and the 110km stage from Modane to Alpe d’Huez, taking in the Col du Telegraphe and the Galibier. For the final day, the Tour will finish in Paris, where you can celebrate the arrival of the riders.
The 102nd Tour de France will cover 3,344km over the 21 stages and include 7 mountain stages, 1 individual time trial and 1 team time trial.
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.
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! We aim to have our trip for the 2015 Tour de France available in the next few days, but to find out about our 2015 Tour de France trips, please sign up to our newsletter.
Our plan for the 2015 Tour de France is to offer a variety of different trips, designed for the perfect cycling holiday.
- A weekend at the Grand Depart in Holland
- A trip covering the stages in Brittany
- Three Pyrenean stages
- Alpine stages – either for all of them or centred on Alpe d’Huez
- All Mountains taking in the Pyrenees, the Massif Central, the Alps and the finish in Paris
- Final Weekend in Paris
- Plus some shorter duration VIP trips, including riding on the stage on the same days as the riders and experiencing some of the Hospitality and behind the scenes access only a VIP Tour Operator such as ourselves can offer you.
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 shortly. 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 2015 the Etape du Tour replicates stage 19 of the 2015 Tour from Saint Jean de Maurienne to La Toussuire, very similar in certain respects to the 2012 Etape du Tour Act 1. We can offer you the chance to take part in the Etape.
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