Tour de France

15th-22nd July 2018

Holiday Overview

The Tour de France is the ideal opportunity to combine an alpine cycling holiday with a bucket list item and watch the world’s elite riders take part in the iconic Tour de France.

Based in the heart of the Savoie region, your TAG Ride holiday gives you the opportunity to take part in daily rides and explore some of the most famous cols across the savoie (Col de la Madeline, Cormet du Roselend etc).  All rides are paced to ensure everyone works within their capabilities and goals.

We combine these daily rides with the opportunity to join the Tour as a spectator; soak up the atmosphere, watch the famous caravan pass through and cheer the riders on!

The Race & The Route

The 105th edition of the Tour de France will take between 7th and 29th July 2018. The stages for this year's Tour are as follows:

Saturday, July 7, 2018 Noirmoutier-en-l'Île / Fontenay-le-Comte STAGE 1
Sunday, July 8, 2018 Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon STAGE 2
Monday, July 9, 2018 Cholet / Cholet STAGE 3
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 La Baule / Sarzeau STAGE 4
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Lorient / Quimper STAGE 5
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Brest / Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan STAGE 6
Friday, July 13, 2018 Fougères / Chartres STAGE 7
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Dreux / Amiens Métropole STAGE 8
Sunday, July 15, 2018 Arras Citadelle / Roubaix STAGE 9
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand STAGE 10
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo STAGE 11
Thursday, July 19, 2018 Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe d'Huez STAGE 12
Friday, July 20, 2018 Bourg d'Oisans / Valence STAGE 13
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Mende STAGE 14
Sunday, July 22, 2018 Millau / Carcassonne STAGE 15
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon STAGE 16
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan STAGE 17
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau STAGE 18
Friday, July 27, 2018 Lourdes / Laruns STAGE 19
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette STAGE 20
Sunday, July 29, 2018 Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées STAGE 21

Find out more about the race here:

Sunday 15th July Arrive Geneva airport to meet transfer to your chalet accommodation in Les Trois Vallees. Welcome, introduction to the team, overview of the week, bike familiarisation and three course evening meal with wine.­­­
Monday 16th July & Saturday 21st July Wake up to a hearty breakfast prepared by your chalet team and begin your preparations for the first day’s riding. A morning’s riding, taking in the local scenery on one of the area’s much-loved routes, followed by a lunch stop. Your afternoon’s ride will take you back to your accommodation, where you will be met by welcome afternoon refreshments. Before sitting down to your three-course dinner in the evening (the first of 6!) there will be ample time for a nap, a stroll or some rest and relaxation!
Tuesday 17th July Stage 10- Annecy to Le Grand Bornand. Starting from Flumet we’ll cycle the Col d’Aravis to join in the spectator fun near to Le Grand Bornand.
Wednesday 18th July  Stage 11 - Albertville to La Rosiere: A great opportunity to tackle the Cormet de Roselend. Depending on time, energy levels and enthusiasm we’ll either watch the riders on the Cormet, or continue to La Rosiere to take in the finish.
Thursday 19th July  Stage 12 - Bourg to Alp D’Huez: We’ll aim for an early start up the Col de Madeleine and watch the fun from there.
Friday 20th July Free day. Self-guided cycle or take in some of the local Alpine walking trails accessible via the local chairlift system.
Sunday 22nd July After an early breakfast, depart La Tania on your transfer back to Geneva airport.
What's Included?
Included in Your Holiday
  • 7 nights chalet accommodation
  • Free return Geneva Airport transfer
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea (7 days)
  • Evening meal with wine (6 nights)
  • Cycle support
  • Event Transport
Not Included in Your Holiday
  • Flights
  • Bike hire/carraige
  • Lunch
  • Insurance
Travel Information
Our transfers operate in and out of Geneva Airport.

Inbound flights should land at Geneva no later than 13:30 in order to meet the transfer to resort.

Outbound flights should depart Geneva no earlier than 13:30.

Please let us know if these timings present a problem for you prior to booking.
Bike Transport or Hire
Bringing your own bike out to the Alps is easy. You'll need a bike box to transport your bike. If you don't have one, they can be rented via You will need to remove the pedals and the handlebars, and then turn them so they are by your forks. Easyjet, Swiss and BA offer cost effective bike carriage (around €50) and you can pack other belongings in with your bike, working within the allowed weight limits. If you wold prefer to rent a bike locally, please let us know at the time of booking and we can provide you with some quotes.    

Travel insurance is not included in the price of your holiday.

Please ensure that you have adequate insurance in place prior to booking your holiday with us.


7 nights chalet accommodation

Free return Geneva Airport transfer

Breakfast, afternoon tea & evening meal (6 nights)

Cycle support

(based on two sharing)


Tues 17th July
Stage 10 –
Annecy/Le Grand Bornand

Weds 18th July
Stage 11 –
Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo

Thurs 19th July
Stage 12 –
Bourg St Maruice/ Alpe d’Huez

Any Questions?

We love to chat so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any of the trips we have schedules for this year, or if you have something slightly different in mind. We can help plan and organise bespoke trips for groups of friends or cycling clubs.

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