21 Stages. 3460km

The ultimate sporting challenge, one week ahead of the pros!

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Stage 12

Stage 13

Stage 14

Stage 15

Stage 18

Stage 19

Stage 20

Cycle the entire 2019 Tour de France route from Brussels to Paris. Sporting challenges don’t come any bigger or better than this. You will tackle the flat, the mountains, the even bigger mountains, the time trials and the finale into Paris. Surviving this gruelling challenge will give you a real insight into the life of a pro-rider. The sense of achievement from completing the Grand Loop challenge cannot be underestimated.

Fri 28th June: Meet in Brussels at group hotel

Mon 22nd July: Depart from Paris hotel

For a detailed description of each stage, see THE ROUTE page

Fri 28th June. Arrival to Brussels

Sat 29th June. Stage 1. Brussels – Brussels. 192km

Sun 30th June. Stage 2. Brussels – Brussels. 28km

Mon 1st July. Stage 3. Binche – Epernay. 214km

Tues 2nd July. Stage 4. Reims – Nancy. 215km

Wed 3rd July. Stage 5. St Die des Vosges – Colmar. 169km

Thur 4th July. Stage 6. Mulhouse – La Planche des Belles Filles. 157km

Fri 5th July. Stage 7. Belfort – Chalon sur Saone. 230km

Sat 6th July. Stage 8. Macon – St Etienne. 199km

Sun 7th July. Stage 9. St Etienne – Brioude. 218km

Mon 8th July. Stage 10. St Flour – Albi. 218km

Tues 9th July. REST DAY

Weds 10th July. Stage 11. Albi – Toulouse. 167km

Thur 11th July. Stage 12. Toulouse – Bagneres de Bigorre. 202km

Fri 12th July. Stage 13. Pau – Pau. 27km

Sat 13th July. Stage 14. Tarbes – Tourmalet. 117km

Sun 14th July. Stage 15. Limoux – Foix. 185km

Mon 15th July. REST DAY

Tue 16th July. Stage 16. Nimes – Nimes. 177km

Wed 17th July. Stage 17. Pont du Gard – Gap. 206km

Thur 18th July. Stage 18. Embrun – Valloire. 207km

Fri 19th July. Stage 19. St Jean de Maurienne – Tignes. 123km

Sat 20th July. Stage 20. Albertville – Val Thorens. 131km.

Sun 21st July. Stage 21. Rambouillet – Paris. 100km (ish)

Mon 22nd July. Depart from Paris

Total

Cost

Deposit Second Payment

Due end Jan

Final Payment

Due end Mar

Fundraising Target 80% Fundraising

due end April

 

£4020

 

£400 £2020 £1600 £3000 £2400

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily, Lead Cyclist says, “This is the ultimate opportunity – grab it with both hands. I’d advise you to embrace this challenge in every possible way: the more you put into both the training and the fundraising, the more you will get out of the Tour experience”

Sarah, Event Organiser says, “The Grand Loop is 90% type 1 fun and 10% type 2 fun. If you anticipate the tough days, they won’t be nearly as tough. Life on Tour is an amazing bubble – all that we ask of you is to be supportive and inclusive to all cyclists, no matter which Loop or what speed”

Col, Alumni Cyclist says “It’s difficult to describe how much fun I had for the three weeks I rode the Grand Loop. Do it!”

Included in all Loops

  • Accommodation (Mostly twin share. Single supplements are available to buy in January)
  • 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 where applicable

Not included in all Loops

  • 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 per massage)
  • Beer/wine/dinner drinks!