9 days cycling. approx 1533km

Cycle all the way from Florence to the white roads of the Champagne region over a uniquely varied long week and experience the magic of the Tour

With a Grand Depart in Florence and three glorious Italian stages, we’ve got a fantastic start to the 2024 Tour de France.

After these first three stages, we have the excitement and trepidation of a very early Alpine stage to test our climbing legs. It’s mercifully short given the non-stop climbing; what a way to cross the border into France!

The First Half continues with a couple of easier and unbelievably picturesque stages that take us north, out of the mountains into Burgundy wine country, followed by a super-fun time trial route and another two gorgeous countryside stages that you won’t find on any “normal” cycling trip. Stage 8 takes us into undiscovered, quiet, hilly roads that will wow you with their tarmac and their beauty. For stage 9 we have the brilliant last-day challenge of the white roads, here in the Tour for the first time ever – and you can be the first to see them!

This Loop will be as treat-filled and non-stop as 9 days of cycling can be. Don’t just watch it… Ride it!


Fri 21st June: Travel under own arrangements to Florence hotel by 5pm. Meet the team, meet your fellow cyclists, arrival briefing and dinner
Sat 22nd – Sun 30th June: Cycle stages 1-9
Mon 1st July: Depart after breakfast, under own arrangements from Troyes hotel.

For dates, individual stage descriptions, and profiles where available, please see the route page


** ITALY: Note that due to long stages, two transfers and lack of lite options, we’ll be implementing cut-off times for feedstops on stages 1-3.

Cyclists will have 2hrs 15mins to pass through each 40km feedstop. This means with a start time of 8am, we expect all cyclists to arrive at the evening hotel by 8pm for dinner.

The cut-offs will be generous and shouldn’t change things for Grand Loopers and First Half Cyclists who have already committed to a certain level of fitness. However, we’d like to make these cut-offs clear from the outset so that cyclists choose their Loop wisely. If you have any related questions, please email Sarah


Deposit Second Payment
Due end Jan
Final Payment
Due end Mar
Fundraising Target 80% Fundraising
Due end April



£250 £900 £770 £1500 £1200


What’s included:
  • Accommodation (Mostly twin share. Single supplements are available to buy by January)
  • All food (3 meals and the best feedstops you’ve ever seen)
  • Fully signed route, the stuff of legend
  • Mechanical, medical and moral support
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Coach transfers to the next stage start when the stages aren’t contiguous
What’s not included:
  • Travel to and from France (but we’ll give you advice on the best travel routes)
  • Bike Transport (£40 each way if you want us to drive your bike there and back)
  • Evening massage (£10 or €10 per massage if you’d like one – highly recommended)
  • Beer/wine/drinks at dinner