3 Days cycling. 630 km

The first three stages of the 2024 Tour will provide seriously fun (and often flat’n’fast) cycling, guaranteed sunshine, lots of pasta and that holiday feeling…

The Grand Depart is always a unique occasion, and in 2024 it’ll be an Italian send-off in Florence… surely this is the year to come and see the show!

But this Loop definitely isn’t just Florence; this is a chance to ride through the hilly countryside of northern Italy; through Tuscany to the Adriatic coast, then back west past vineyards and medieval villages with their own, distinct identity… to an Italian finale in Turin with a new-found sense of Italy that you’d never get from a normal holiday!… this a unique weekend of Tour cycling. We’d love you to join us!

** 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 (adjusted if necessary for big climbs and according to feedstop distances once known). 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

Full dates and our own descriptions of each stage will be listed here in October when the route is announced. Until then, here are the profiles for the first three stages which have already been released (to get us excited about a Florence Grand Depart)…







Deposit Second Payment

Due end Jan

Final Payment

Due end Mar

Fundraising Target 80% Fundraising

due end April

£740 (TBC)


£250 £ £ £1200 £960


What’s included:
  • Accommodation (Mostly twin share. Single supplements are available to buy in 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 (£30 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