Tour de France Trips

When is the 2020 Tour de France?

— Saturday 27th June to Sunday 19th July 2020 —
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Ride Tour de France routes and conquer bucket list climbs in the Alps and Pyrenees.

Spectator and cycling trips to Le Tour – watch the race, ride the famous roads, or do both!

We’ve been organising Tour de France tours for over 20 years.

Book your Tour de France holiday with Bikestyle Tours and enjoy the cycling tour of a lifetime!

About Our Tour de France Tours

Every year, we organise several Tour de France cycling tours that offer fans the ultimate Tour de France experience.

  • Spectators Only– Watch the tour up close while exploring and sight-seeing some of France’s most charming and amazing
  • Social Riders–Aside fromwatching key stages of the race, you’ll enjoy guided rides with fellow riders as you cycle through beautiful routes along thetour. We design rides in a variety of difficulty levels so you can choose the type of ride you want each day.
  • Experienced Riders Only– The ultimate cycling holiday for the avid Watch the Tour de France while cycling through many of the same roads as the pros. Designed for experienced and seasoned riders, these tours offer epic rides across France and plenty of miles and challenging climbs along the way.
Tour de France Bike Tour, Experience Operator
Bikestyle Tours has organised bike tours to the Tour de France for 25 years. There are many trips for experienced and social cyclists. We also welcome non-cycling partners on some trips and have dedicated Spectator trips for the race fan.

2020 Tour de France Travel Packages

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Dedicated cycling trips for experienced and social riders
Also, spectator only trips for cycling fans

Our 2020 Tour de France Tours

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Grand Cycling Tour full three weeks
24 June to 20 July 2020
Nice to Paris

Cyclists and Non-Cyclists

Grand Cycling Tour (3 weeks)
Complete 2020 Tour de France

  • Grand Depart on Cote d'Azur, around Nice
  • Cycle the Alps, Pyrenees and see key mountain stages
  • Ride the giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux
  • Join our famous Paris sights bike ride before the grand finale on Champs-Elysees

Full details released soon...

24 June to 20 July 2020
Nice to Paris

Cyclists and Non-Cyclists
Opening stages of Tour de France and Climb Mont Ventoux
24 June to 3 July 2020
Nice to Lyon

Cyclists and Non-Cyclists

Grand Depart (10 Days)
Nice and Mont Ventoux

  • Grand Depart on French Riviera
  • See first mountain finish in the French Alps
  • Famous climbs including Mont Ventoux
  • Superior Hotels, 3 and 4 star

Full details released soon...

24 June to 3 July 2020
Nice to Lyon

Cyclists and Non-Cyclists
Girona, Pyrenees and Tour de France
29 June to 7 July 2020
Barcelona to Toulouse

Experienced Cyclists Only

Girona to the Pyrenees (9 Days)
TransPyrenees and TDF

  • Ride where the Pros train, Girona and Costa Brava
  • Adopt the Spanish relaxed way of life and enjoy more time on your bike
  • Transverse the Pyrenees and see the Tour de France mountain stages in the Pyrenees

Full details released soon...

29 June to 7 July 2020
Barcelona to Toulouse

Experienced Cyclists Only
Combine the best of France and the Tour
7 July to 20 July 2020
Tours to Paris

Cyclists and Non-Cyclists

Best of Le Tour (14 Days)
Premier trip to Tour de France

  • Visit the Chateux of the Loire Valley and Annecy at the foot of the Alps
  • Follow the green jersey competition and see key sprint stages
  • Spectacular rides in the volcanic regions of France, Auvergne
  • 3 nights on Alpe d'Huez and ride the 21 switchbacks, your own pace!
  • Final ride around Paris sights before the finale on Champs Elysees

Full details released soon...

7 July to 20 July 2020
Tours to Paris

Cyclists and Non-Cyclists
Challenge yourself on the Grandes Alpes route
10 July to 18 July 2020
Lyon to Geneva

Experienced Cyclists Only

Grandes Alpes (9 Days)
Famous climbs of Tour de France

  • Traverse the French Alps, following the Grandes Alpes route
  • Climb more and ride more miles with our experienced riders itinerary
  • Challenge yourself on the biggest climbs of the French Alps
  • Bucket list climbs; Alpe d'Huez, Col du Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col d'Izeran (highest paved pass in Europe)
  • See the race on the big mountain stages

Full details released soon...

10 July to 18 July 2020
Lyon to Geneva

Experienced Cyclists Only
Conquer Alpe d'Huez on a guided bike tour
13 July to 20 July 2020
Lyon to Paris

Alpe d'Huez to Paris (8 Days)
Final Week of Tour de France

  • Witness the final stages of the 2020 Tour de France
  • Conquer the mystical 21 switchbacks of Alpe d'Huez
  • Follow the decisive moments of the general classification, including the final Individual Time Trial
  • Be at the Arc de Triomphe for the crowning of the winner of the 2020 Tour de France

Full details released soon...

13 July to 20 July 2020
Lyon to Paris
Tour de France Spectator
13 July to 20 July 2020
Lyon to Paris

Spectators Only

Tour de France Spectator (8 Days)
VIP Experience, for the Race Fan

  • Dedicated itinerary for the racing fan
  • Witness big mountain stages during the final week
  • Visit the French Venice, Annecy and see the Tour de France live
  • Cheer every rider as they race against the clock in the individual time trial to decide 2020 winner
  • Arrive in Paris with VIP hospitality for the finale of the 107th Tour de France

Full details released soon...

13 July to 20 July 2020
Lyon to Paris

Spectators Only

2020 Tour de France Route

Tour de France 2020 route has now been officially released.

  • 2020 TDF route
  • 2020 TDF in numbers
  • Grand Depart from Nice
  • Alps and Pyrenees in first week
  • Across the Central Massif
  • To the Alps, again
  • The final big stages
Tour de France 2020 Route
21 stages of the 107th Tour de France. (Image credit: ASO)

On 15 October 2019 race organisers announced the route for the 107th Tour de France. Mountain stages were the target for this edition, but not only in the Alps and the Pyrenees. Riders will traverse the 5 most significant mountain ranges in France next July.

5 MOUNTAIN RANGES

French Alps | Central Massif | French Pyrenees | Jura | Vosges

3470 km

9 flat stages | 3 hilly stages | 8 mountain stage

4 summit finishes

1 individual time trial

2020 Tour de France will start 1 week earlier than normal, in order to make riders available for the Tokyo Olympics later in the year. This is the perfect opportunity for Le Tour to visit a popular tourist hub on the Mediterranean without the normal holiday crowds.

The 2020 Tour de France start in Nice, Cote d'Azur on Saturday 27 June 2020. A French Riviera backdrop will be an incredible spectacle. We have our Grand Cycling Tour trip along with our Grand Depart trips starting before the opening stage. Enjoy the French Riviera and see the Team Presentation as well as the opening stages.

A lumpy stage 2 will animate the competition for general classification, still with 19 days of racing before Paris! 

2020 Tour de France Route - Grande Depart
2020 Tour de France Route - Grand Depart

Riders will depart from Nice and head North into the Alps for their first summit finish. Uniquely, the 2020 Tour de France visits every mountain range in France. It is a hilly profile from beginning to end.

So — In the first week, the race has a stage in the Alps and finishes the week in the Pyrenees. Riders will climb to the highest road in the Gard department in the Cevennes National Park, part of the Central Massif mountain range. Road surfaces are coarse and there are many gorges to navigate, so it will tire the riders' legs before they reach the Pyrenees.

Port de Bales and Col du Peyresourde will return to the Tour de France route in 2020. Our Grand Cycling Tour trip and Girona to the Pyrenees trip will watch the tour in the Pyrenees.

After the first week of racing through 3 mountain ranges the tour will take a much needed rest on the Atlantic coast. While the roads flatten, the wind may also pick up. We saw the possibilities that cross-winds cause in the 2019 Tour of Spain!

So — General classification riders will be alert to conditions and their teams will have to work hard. Sprinters will also demand their teams to help secure a stage win and sprint points on the flatter stages.

But sprint stages are only short lived before riders enter the Central Massif for a second time. This time in the Volcano region of France, Auvergne. The riding in the area is always up and down, an opportunity for a breakaway. For us, some beautiful riding in country France, and spectacular views. A favourite area to ride for our crew! Also near to many famous French cyclists, such as Julian Alaphilippe.

On the eve of the final rest day the race returns to the French Alps. A second visit, this time its north. A new summit finish to Grand Colombier, it has been a categorised climb in many tours past, but it makes its debut as a summit finish. It has some steep pinches to reach the summit, so an exciting stage is planned.

Col de la Loze will also debut as a new summit finish. A newly paved 6km section will test the riders well above the 2,000m elevation.

We have 5 trips in the Alps during the final week.

  • Challenge yourself on our Grandes Alpes trip will parallel the tour route and conquer many climbs while pausing briefly to see the race at key locations. It is an experienced riders itinerary.
  • Our race fans on our Spectator trip will follow each stage in the final week.
  • Ticking of some bucket list items themselves, our Alpe d'Huez to Paris trip climbs several famous climbs and will see the race often.
  • Our Best of Le Tour and Grand Cycling Tour trips will combine and enjoy seeing the race and riding from their base in the Alps near Annecy.

From the Alps, before reaching Paris, the Tour will visit the Jura mountains and the Vosges mountains, thereby traversing the 5 mountain ranges of France.

At the base of Le Planche des Belles Filles in the Vosges a winner will emerge, and most likely they will have completed the individual time trial in the fastest time. A regular addition in recent years, including a spectacular gravel road segment in 2019, Le Planche des Belles Filles will feature in part of the Individual Time trial course.

Our Alpe d'Huez to Paris and Tour de France Spectator trips have the opportunity to see the final time trial before taking the TGV to Paris for the finale. Our Best of Le Tour and Grand Cycling Tour will already be in Paris enjoying a gourmet farewell dinner and a bike ride around the Paris sights.

Work with the Most Experienced Tour Operator at the Grand Tours

Grand Tours for 24 years

2020 will proudly be our 25th year of organising trips to the Grand tours, making us amongst the most experienced tour operators at Le Tour.

If you’ve ever stayed up late watching le Tour de France on TV and swooning over the imagery, we’ll help you make your dream come true by bringing you there live and letting you cycle the famous roads yourself!

  • 20+ years of experience organising Tour de France tours
  • Different trips and itineraries to suit your holiday preferences
  • Accommodations in 3 & 4 star hotels
  • Luxury transportation throughout your holiday

See the race at various stages including the start, finish, epic climbs and routes in small French villages. Go beyond the typical tourist areas of France and celebrate Le Tour in a friendly French town.

However you want to experience the Tour de France, we have a trip for you.

Check out the 2019 Tour de France trip to get an idea of what you can expect.

TDF ride tourmalet pyrenees
Ride Col du Tourmalet. Legendary Climb, Pyrenees
Watch the Tour de France from iconic locations
Celebrate the Tour de France in an iconic location, such as we did under Pont du Gard in 2019.

What customers say about their experience with Bikestyle Tours?

  • Experienced Guides • continuous operators of our own bike tours to Tour de France for 25 years
  • Outstanding cycling routes • Luxury transport to skip the boring bits and focus on the iconic and secret routes
  • More time at each destination • Our tours focus on key race moments and give more time for guests to relax, ride more and have a holiday

About the Tour de France

The Tour de France is unquestionably the most prestigious cycling event in the world.

21 day-long stages spread over 23 days. All the best riders in the world competing in one race. Millions of cycling fans around the world watching every bend and turn.

In cycling, it simply doesn’t get any bigger than this.

For avid cycling fans, the Tour de France is the pinnacle cycling competition and it must be experienced in person at least once in their lives.

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