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.
Tour de France | Tour Overviews (2018 Tours)
Our more detailed 2019 Tour Itineraries will become available in the coming weeks. In the meantime you can check-out our 2018 Topbike Itineraries and Tour Highlights below.
TDF Tour 1 | July 10-16, 2018
(6 nights / 7 days: Rennes – Paris)
After meeting in Rennes, we’ll follow the 105th Edition of the TdF for seven days as it traverses across the top half of France, from west to east.
With plenty of riding, viewing, eating and drinking in between, and a few cobbled sections to finish, it should be a ripper. The riding will all be done without any mountains in sight, but just watch out for those cobbles. With a group limited to 13 places only, this will be a tour for riding and relaxing and following Le Grand Boucle without spending hours every day waiting for, and chasing the race. With a small group you’ll receive personal and attentive care for the length of the tour.
TDF PARIS | July 20-30, 2018
(10 nights / 11 days: Grenoble – Paris)
With this year’s Topbike TdF PARIS Tour we have eight days of race viewing, covering stage starts, finishes and KOMs. We’ll be starting near the alps, before venturing into the Pyrenees. We’ll have the opportunities to climb the famed Cols of Tourmalet, Peyresourde and Aspin 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 Grenoble we’ll hit the race most days, along with fitting in plenty of riding. Up to 1,000k and up to 15,000m vertical, in total for the complete tour. We’ll move from Lanarce in central France, to Camon in the Pyrenees, Arreau deeper in the Pyrenees, with one ‘one-nighter’ at Buzancais, on the road to Paris