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
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- 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
- 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