15th-22nd July 2018
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 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: https://www.letour.fr/en
|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.|
- 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
- Bike hire/carraige
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.
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)
(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
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.