2018 Tour de France

In 2018 we will have been organising trips to the Grand Tours for an amazing 22 years, making us amongst the most experienced Tour Operators at Le Tour.

Le peloton devant la Tour Eiffel.

2018 Tour de France

The 105th edition of the Tour de France returns to a traditional route doing as a ‘Grand Boucle’ should — making a lap of France. Our 2018 trips give you the opportunity to choose an area of France you’d like to visit and our carefully planned itineraries allow you to discover the famous climbs, explore local villages and experience the French culture that the Tour de France is famous for.

We put together our itineraries so you can experience the full gamut of le Tour de France 2018 experiences. On the days we see the race, we mix it up between watching a start, finish, epic climb and somewhere en route in a small French village off the beaten tourist drive that one would bypass unless le Tour was in town. That’s what makes it special.

If you’ve ever stayed up late watching le Tour de France on TV and swooning over the imagery, there’s something special about being there live. When you hear the helicopters and look up overhead you realise that this time, you’re among the followers of Le Tour. It’s quite a feeling.

Why Us?

Why Us?

The difference that our 22 years’ experience at the Tour de France makes to you

  • We deliver a broad variety of trips that cater for your experience and budget
  • Every trip gives you the ability to choose from alternative riding and non-riding options each day
  • We consider your comfort in choosing your accommodation and transport arrangements
  • You will be looked after by our highly experienced team consisting of male and female guides, native French speakers, mechanics, drivers and former professional cyclists
  • Our unmatched reputation for attention to detail leaves you free to relax and enjoy your cycling holiday … we think of everything
  • Importantly all Bikestyle Tours trips are Guaranteed Departures, so we won’t cancel a trip due to insufficient numbers leaving you stranded. Our customers come from all over the world so no matter where you live we can help you with your 2018 Tour de France vacation.

Our trips in 2018

After several years following a Pyrenees and Alps sequence, this year finishes in the Pyrenees before the transfer and celebrations on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on 29 July, 2018. There are 3 full weeks of racing to catch, many areas of France to visit and lots of quiet roads to explore.

There are eight trips to choose from for our 2018 Tour de France trips plus our Grand Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Full three weeks of 105th Tour de France
  • Experience the exciting opening stages in Vendee
  • Visit Chateux and Wineries of the Loire
  • Watch the exciting French alps stages including the pretty Annecy stage start and the stage finish to Alpe d’Huez from your private balcony
  • Ride the famous Geant of Provence, Mont Ventoux
  • Watch the decisive stages for General Classification in the Pyrenees
  • Catch the TGV to Paris and watch the final stage on the Champs-Elysees

2018 Le Grand Tour

See it all … the full three weeks of the Tour de France

Duration: 25 days (24 nights)
Dates: Friday, 6 July to Monday, 30 July, 2018
Start: Nantes, Pays-de-la-Loire
Finish: Paris
Accommodation: 3 and 4 star hotels
Group Size: Maximum 20 people (4 Staff)
Suitable For: Cyclists and Non Cyclists
Price: AUD$13,500.00 (US$10,125.00)

2018 Grand Depart

Experience the energy and drama of the first week of Tour de France

Duration: 9 days (8 nights)
Dates: Friday, 6 July to Saturday, 14 July, 2018
Start: Nantes, Pays-de-la-Loire
Finish: Tours, Centre-Val de Loire
Accommodation: 3 and 4 star hotels
Group Size: Maximum 20 people (4 Staff)
Suitable For: Cyclists and Non Cyclists
Price: AUD$5500.00 (US$4240.00)

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the exciting opening stages in Vendée, including a stage start, stage finish, the teams’ time trial and the unique experience of a feed-zone
  • Visit Loire valley
  • Visit Châteux Azay-le-Rideau
  • Wine tasting and tour of Chinon caves
  • Visit the Normandy region
  • Visit Musée du Vélo

 

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the famous battlefields of the Somme
  • Commemorate those that have made the ultimate sacrifice with the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Ieper Menin Gate
  • Visit Polygon Wood, Tyne Cot, Hill 60
  • Guided tour of Newfoundland, Thiepval and Villers-Bretonneux
  • Watch an exciting stage finish to Amiens
  • Experience Le Tour as riders race of cobbled roads

 

2018 Western Front and Cobbles

A special 100-year commemorative trip of WW1 armistice and seeing the Tour de France on cobbles

Duration: 7 days (6 nights)
Dates: Tuesday, 10 July to Monday, 16 July, 2018
Start: Lille, Hauts-de-France
Finish: Paris, Île-de-France
Accommodation: 3 and 4 star hotels
Group Size: Maximum 20 people (4 Staff)
Suitable For: Cyclists and Non Cyclists
Price: AUD$4490.00 (US$3460.00)

2018 Week in the Alps

A very special small group experience for the Alpine stages of the 2018 Tour de France

Duration: 7 days (6 nights)
Dates: Sunday, 15 July to Saturday, 21 July, 2018
Start: Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Finish: Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Accommodation: Chalet
Group Size: Maximum 20 people (4 Staff)
Suitable For: Cyclists Only
Price: AUD$4750.00 (US$3660.00)

Trip Highlights

  • Relax with a cold beverage and wonderful food each evening at our private chalet after conquering a number of mountain passes each day
  • Ride iconic French Alp climbs, such as Col du Galibier, Alpe d’Huez Col du Croix de la Fer, Col du Glandon and some lesser known stunning balcony roads
  • Watch the exciting French alps stages including the pretty Annecy stage start and the stage finish to Alpe d’Huez

 

 

Trip Highlights

  • Watch the exciting French alps stages including the pretty Annecy stage start and the stage finish to Alpe d’Huez from your private balcony
  • Ride the famous Geant of Provence, Mont Ventoux
  • Watch the decisive stages for General Classification in the Pyrenees
  • Catch the TGV to Paris and watch the final stage on the Champs-Elysees
  • Morning ride around the Paris Sights before the vibrant city awakes

 

 

2018 GC Classic

Our premier trip, the classic Tour de France experience

Duration: 15 days (14 nights)
Dates: Monday, 16 July to Monday, 30 July, 2018
Start: Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Finish: Paris, Île-de-France
Accommodation: 3 and 4 star hotels
Group Size: Maximum 30 people (5 Staff)
Suitable For: Cyclists and Non Cyclists
Price: AUD$7650.00 (US$5890.00)

2018 Classic Climbs

For experienced riders, conquer the famous climbs of the Tour

Duration: 12 days (11 nights)
Dates: Tuesday, 17 July to Saturday, 28 July, 2018
Start: Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Finish: Toulouse, Occitanie
Accommodation: 3 and 4 star hotels
Group Size: Maximum 20 people (4 Staff)
Suitable For: Experienced Riders ONLY
Price: AUD$6850.00 (US$5270.00)

Trip Highlights

  • Ride more on our carefully itinerary for epic ride routes.
  • Ride iconic French Alp climbs, such as Col du Galibier, Alpe d’Huez Col du Croix de la Fer, Col du Glandon
  • Watch the exciting French alps stages including the pretty Annecy stage start and the stage finish to Alpe d’Huez
  • Ride Mont Ventoux and stunning Gorges de la Nesque
  • Watch the decisive stages for General Classification in the Pyrenees
  • Ride the Col du Tourmalet, Luz Ardiden and Col d’Aubisque

Trip Highlights

  • Ride the famous Geant of Provence, Mont Ventoux
  • Explore the quietest roads in France and the stunning landscapes through the Cevennes mountain range, Gorges du Tarn and beneath the Engineering masterpiece of the Viaduct du Millau
  • Watch the decisive stages for General Classification in the Pyrenees
  • Catch the TGV to Paris and watch the final stage on the Champs-Elysees
  • Morning ride around the Paris Sights before the vibrant city awakes

 

 

2018 Provence, Pyrenees and Paris

Experience the picturesque regions and see the biggest stages of the final 2 weeks of the Tour de France

Duration: 12 days (11 nights)
Dates: Thursday, 19 July to Monday, 30 July, 2018
Start: Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Finish: Paris, Île-de-France
Accommodation: 3 and 4 star hotels
Group Size: Maximum 30 people (5 Staff)
Suitable For: Cyclists and Non Cyclists
Price: AUD$6400.00 (US$4930.00)

2018 Col du Tourmalet to Paris

Experience the final week of the 2018 Tour de France

Duration: 8 days (7 nights)
Dates: Monday, 23 July to Monday, 30 July, 2018
Start: Toulouse, Occitanie
Finish: Paris, Île-de-France
Accommodation: 3 and 4 star hotels
Group Size: Maximum 30 people (5 Staff)
Suitable For: Cyclists and Non Cyclists
Price: AUD$5190.00 (US$4000.00)

Trip Highlights

  • Climb the Tour de France’s oldest mountain, Col du Tourmalet
  • Watch the decisive stages for General Classification in the Pyrenees
  • Explore the French Basque Country and watch the final time trial, just a short distance from your hotel
  • Catch the TGV to Paris and watch the final stage on the Champs-Elysees

 

 

 

Trip Highlights

  • Visit plus-beaux villages (officially most beautiful) in the Pyrenees including Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
  • Visit the grotto of Lourdes and the nearby spa town of Cauterets.
  • Watch the decisive stages for General Classification in the Pyrenees
  • Explore the French Basque Country and watch the final time trial
  • Catch the TGV to Paris and watch the final stage on the Champs-Elysees

 

2018 Spectator Trip

A unique non-cycling trip for race fans to be a part of the Tour de France experience

Duration: 7 days (6 nights)
Dates: Tuesday, 24 July to Monday, 30 July, 2018
Start: Toulouse, Occitanie
Finish: Paris, Île-de-France
Accommodation: 3 and 4 star hotels
Group Size: Maximum 14 people (2 Staff)
Suitable For: Non Cyclists ONLY
Price: AUD$4990.00 (US$3590.00)

2018 Champs-Élysées Weekend Triomphe Package

A special weekend package with VIP hospitality on the Champs-Élysées

Duration: 3 days (2 nights)
Dates: Saturday, 28 July to Monday, 30 July, 2018
Start: Paris, Île-de-France
Finish: Paris, Île-de-France
Accommodation: 4 star hotel
Group Size: Maximum 10 people
Suitable For: Non Cyclists
Price: AUD$1350.00 (US$1000.00)

Trip Highlights

  • 2 night’s accommodation in superior 4 star Paris hotel close to the Champs-Élysées
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 x Paris metro tickets per person to travel to Champs Elysees
  • Access to the Triomphe VIP area on Champs-Élysées for final stage
    • Services of Bikestyle Tours representative to escort you to the Triomphe area.
    • Champagne and open bar
    • Cocktail party, gourmet buffet and culinary workshops
    • Entertainment and live race broadcasting on screens

 

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