Bikestyle Tours Tour de France Holiday 2019

Internationally recognised as the largest annual sporting event, the Tour de France attracts massive crowds.

Guests make the pilgrimage each year to conquer the bucket list climbs in the Alps, Provence and the Pyrenees.

Cycling Tourmalet, Tour de France 2019 Bicyle Tours

In 2019 we will have been organising trips to the Grand Tours for an amazing 23 years, 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, there’s something special about being there live.

We have a selection of trips for 2019 Tour de France, ranging from 7 Days to 25 Days, to cater for experience riders, social riders and non-riders. There is a trip for you. We put together our itineraries so you can experience the full gamut of le Tour de France 2019 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.

Official Release of Tour de France 2019 Route

The 106th Tour de France details — revealed
— Saturday 6th July to Sunday 28th July 2019 —
Celebrating 100 years since the first yellow jersey was presented

tour de france 2019 vacation trips

Opening Week in Belgium and through Wine Regions

Tour de France 2019 starts in Brussels 50 years after Eddy Merckx won his first yellow jersey. The opening stage covers some of the Tour of Flanders roads followed by the team time trial through Brussels.

The Champagne and Alsace wine regions welcome the peloton into France. Riders have to negotiate several climbs through the challenging Vosges and the Central Massif, before the first rest day in Albi.

tour de france 2019 vacations

Middle Week in the Pyrenees, a summit finish on Col du Tourmalet

Albi, the emerging French cycling destination hosts a stage start below the world’s largest brick cathedral. The race enters the Pyrenees with a very fast finish off the Col du Peyresourde and Hourquette d’Anzican.

There is a challenging time trial before a short mountain stage with a finish to Col du Tourmalet, the most summited climb in the Tour de France. The Ariege department hosts the tour again, with a new summit finish above Foix.

Riders have their final rest day in Nimes hosting the tour for 3 days.

tour de france 2019 itinerary

Final Week in the French Alps, several passes over 2000m

Riders enter the Alps arriving in Gap in a stage that should set up a breakaway. The race follows a chain of classic climbs through the Alps, Col d’Izoard, Col du Galibier, Col d’Iseran. Stage 18 looks to be the toughest stage on paper.

The penultimate stage is in the Tarentaise Valley, finishing to the popular ski station of Val Thorens.

The traditional finish on the Champs-Elysees takes place on Sunday 28th July.

Click on our video to find out about our 2019 Tour de France plans.

2019 Tour de France Itineraries

The ultimate 2019 Tour de France trip experience from start to finish

Duration: 25 Days (24 nights)
Dates: Friday, 5 July to Monday, 29 July 2019
Start: Brussels
Finish: Paris
Group Size: 30 guests – 6 staff
Suitable For: Cyclists and Non Cyclists
Suitable Cyclists ability: Experienced, Intermediate, Social
Price: AUD$14,890 (US$10,423)

Trip Highlights

Bucket List climbs
The big 3: (Col du Tourmalet, Mont Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez) and Col d’Aubisque, Col du Galibier, Col de la Croix de Fer

Experience the TDF Live
Stage Starts, Stage Finishes, Feed zone, Mountain Climbs (Stage 12, 14, 15 & 18), Team Time Trial (Stage 2), Paris Finale

See the Opening Stages of the 2019 Tour de France on the cobbles. 

Duration: 10 Days (9 nights)
Dates: Friday, 5 July to Sunday, 14 July 2019
Start: Brussels
Finish: Lyon
Group Size: 24 guests – 4 staff
Suitable For: Cyclists and Non Cyclists
Suitable Cyclists ability: Experienced, Intermediate, Social
Price: AUD$6,290 (US$4,400)

Trip Highlights

Bucket List climbs
Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg, Kapelmuur, Grand Ballon

and Secret Roads
Champagne wine trail, Alsace villages trail, Routes des Grandes Crus

Touristic opportunities
Tour of Flanders Museum, famous wine regions, Verdun Memorial, Mulhouse Motor museum

The ultimate Tour de France trip experience for the experience rider

Duration: 13 Days (12 nights)
Dates: Tuesday, 16 July to Sunday, 28 July 2019
Start: Toulouse
Finish: Lyon
Group Size: 20 guests – 4 staff
Suitable For: Experienced Riders Only
Suitable Cyclists ability: Experienced
Price: AUD$7,850 (US$5,500)

Trip Highlights

Bucket List climbs
Port de Bales, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col de la Madeleine and the big 3: Col du Tourmalet, Mont Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez

Secret Roads
Ariege Mountains, Gorges de la Nesque, French Alps balcony roads, Lacets du Montvernier

Touristic opportunities
Provence Villages, Lavender Fields of Provence, the City of Lights – Paris

Our marque trip catching the final 2 weeks of the 2019 Tour de France

Duration: 14 Days (13 nights)
Dates: Tuesday, 16 July to Monday, 29 July 2019
Start: Toulouse
Finish: Paris
Group Size: 30 guests – 6 staff
Suitable For: Cyclists and Non Cyclists
Suitable Cyclists ability: Experienced, Intermediate, Social
Price: AUD$7,900 (US$5,530)

Trip Highlights

Bucket List climbs
Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg, Kapelmuur, Grand Ballon, Col d’Aubisque, Col du Galibier, Col de la Croix de Fer and the big 3: Col du Tourmalet, Mont Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez

Secret Roads
Central Massif, Ariege Mountains, Gorges de la Nesque, French Alps balcony roads, Paris highlights, Champagne wine trail, Alsace villages trail, Routes des Grandes Crus

See the stunning postcard villages, Alpe d’huez, Ventoux, Final stage in the Alps 

Duration: 10 Days (9 nights)
Dates: Friday, 19 July to Sunday, 28 July 2019
Start: Lyon
Finish: Lyon
Group Size: 30 guests – 6 staff
Suitable For: Cyclists and Non Cyclists
Suitable Cyclists ability: Experienced, Intermediate, Social
Price: AUD$6,300 (US$4,400)

Trip Highlights

Bucket List climbs
Alpe d’Huez, Col d’Izoard, Col de la Madeleine

Secret Roads
Gorges de la Nesque, French Alps balcony roads, Lacets du Montvernier

Touristic opportunities
French Chateaux, Provence Villages, Lavender Fields, the City of Lights – Paris

Ride the Grandes Alpes Route and challenge the most famous climbs including Alpe d’Huez, Galibier, Izoard

Duration: 8 Days (7 nights)
Dates: Sunday, 21 July to Sunday, 28 July 2019
Start: Lyon
Finish: Lyon
Group Size: 20 guests – 4 staff
Suitable For: Cyclists Only
Suitable Cyclists ability: Experienced, Intermediate
Price: AUD$5,200 (US$3,640)

Trip Highlights

Bucket List climbs
Col de la Madeleine, Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier, Col d’Izoard

Secret Roads
French Alps balcony roads, Lacets du Montvernier, Tarentaise valley

Touristic opportunities
Ecrins National Park, Casse Déserte, Lac de Serre-Ponçon

For the Tour de France ‘Neo-Pro’ and their partners

Duration: 8 Days (7 nights)
Dates: Monday, 22 July to Monday, 29 July 2019
Start: Lyon
Finish: Paris
Group Size: 30 guests – 6 staff
Suitable For: Cyclists and Non Cyclists
Suitable Cyclists ability: Experienced, Intermediate, Social
Price: AUD$5,800 (US$4,060)

Trip Highlights

Bucket List climbs
Cime de la Bonette, Col d’Izoard, Col de la Madeleine

Secret Roads
French Alps balcony roads, Lacets du Montvernier, Lac du Bourget

Touristic opportunities
Ecrins National Park, Savoie, the City of Lights – Paris

Experience the final week at the Tour de France 2019.

Duration: 8 Days (7 nights)
Dates: Monday, 22 July to Monday, 29 July 2019
Start: Lyon
Finish: Paris
Group Size: 30 guests – 4 staff
Suitable For: Non Cyclists
Price: AUD$6,200 (US$4,340)

Trip Highlights

Bucket List
Watch the decisive final week of the Tour de France live. Including the best mountain stages of the race and the individual time trial.

Touristic opportunities
Nimes, Provence Villages, Lavender Fields, Ecrins National Park, Lac de Serre-Ponçon, Savoie, the City of Lights – Paris

Why Bikestyle Tours?

The enthusiasm of our staff for the Tour and the knowledge and insight provided by our guides means that a Bikestyle Tours trip gives you an unequalled experience. Our staff ratio of 1 staff to every 7-8 clients is one of the best in the business and assures a high level of personal service. You will be looked after by our professional team of on the road cycling guides (male and female), mechanics and support van drivers.

The combination of years of experience, good service, attention to detail and value for money has proven to be a winning formula. Our tour preparation is more than 12 months each year as we sleuth for the tour route before the official release. On our trips we stay in quality 3 star and 4 star hotels chosen for their comfort and location staying as close as possible to the race route, with a mix of traditional and modern hotel styles.

Importantly all Bikestyle 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 Tour de France vacation.

Specific trips for a range of cycling ability and non cyclists, we have a suite of trips to cater for a range of cycling abilities from our Classic Trips which cater for all levels of cyclists and non-cyclists to Experience Cyclists only trips.

Travel like a “PRO”. Our comfortable fleet of buses are the best in the business, our custom designed enclosed trailers carry your bike safely and this year most will have an outside shower with hot water to freshen up after you ride when we are on the road.

TDF 2019Check out your bus HERE

Is this trip for me?

I'M A NON RIDER, ARE THERE SPECTATOR TRIPS?

Spectactors welcome

We have trips with both riding and non-riding itineraries. The primary focus is seeing the race. On some days, we’ll visit beautiful areas of France where you can experience the food and culture.

They are great for a non-riding partner.

I'M AN EXPERIENCED CYCLIST, WHAT TRIPS ARE FOR ME?

Ride further and climb more

We have cyclist only trips designed for the experienced cyclist. Some rides are more than 100km and may have over 3,000m of climbing.

Riders who complete a good training program enjoy these trips the most.

I'M NO ELITE CYCLIST, SO HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?

Ride regularly

The majority of our trips cater for different riding abilities. We expect that guests have trained to prepare for their riding holiday.

Our easiest rides involve riding in a group at average speeds of more than 20km/hr (15miles/hr) on the flat.

Climb at your own pace.

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