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European Cycling Holidays in France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The BEST value tours on the market! Personalised, affordable, fun, challenging and social. Provence, Alps, Tour de France, Italian Lakes, Dolomites, Giro Climbs. A magical mix of challenging but social cycling in some of the most spectacular regions of Europe.  See the Tour de France 2017! 

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TOUR DE FRANCE

The Ultimate Tour de France Cycling Holiday | See the 3 Final Mountain Stages of 2015 Tour de France | Climb Alpe d'Huez | Tour de France Cycle Tour | French Alps | Cycle Alpe d'Huez | Glandon | Galibier | Col de la Croix de Fer 

 
This is the ultimate Tour de France experience - you get to cycle from Nice to the Alps then see the final 3 mountain stages including the stage finish on Alpe d’Huez!
 
Wide Open Road were there to see Cadel's victory in the 2011 Tour de France

Wide Open Road were there to see Cadel's victory in the 2011 Tour de France

 
 
2013:  Awaiting the arrival of the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez

2013:  Awaiting the arrival of the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez

 

tour de france 2015

Part of our Nice-Alps holiday

  • Stages: See live Stages 18, 19 and 20 in the French Alps including the Stage 20 Finish on Alpe d'Huez 
  • Rides:  Daily loop rides from our hotel to view the race
  • Climbs: Conquer Alpe d'Huez, the Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Glandon, Galibier and more...!
  • Hotel: 4 nights cyclist friendly hotel on Alpe d'Huez
  • Meals: Cyclist-size dinners, daily breakfasts
  • Support: Mechanical support, daily route notes, garmin-uploads, maps and profiles
  • Flexible: Ride as much or as little as you want each day 
  • Start/Finish: This is part of our 2 week Nice to Alpe d'Huez cycling holiday - click here for full details

 

 

WE HAVE SECURED 4 NIGHTS PRIME LOCATION HOTEL ACCOMMODATION ON ALPE D'HUEZ SO YOU ARE AT THE CENTRE OF THE ACTION AND ATMOSPHERE! the penultimate stage of the 2015 edition of the tour de france will be 100km of pure drama. we cheer the riders from the best position on the side of the mountain - an unforgettable experience!

Tour de France 2012 on the Col du Mollard in the French Alps

Tour de France 2012 on the Col du Mollard in the French Alps

 
The final mountain stages of the 2015 Tour de France in the French Alps

The final mountain stages of the 2015 Tour de France in the French Alps

 

Why see the 2015

Tour de france

with Wide Open Road?

  • Outstanding value: Around half the daily price of other Tour companies!
  • Stages: See Stages 18, 19 and 20 live in the French Alps including the stage finish on Alpe d'Huez
  • Riding: Ride each day - complete loop rides from our hotel of varying distances (your choice!). Loops include the Croix de Fer, Alpe d'Huez and Col du Galibier and Lautaret. We also have an intimate knowledge of lesser known climbs to stunning villages & spectacular views.
  • Accommodation: 4 Nights in a cycling friendly hotel on Alpe d'Huez (many other companies do not have accommodation on the mountain and rely on transfers). Our hotel is family run and located in the centre of Alpe d'Huez village. It has a private sun deck, bar, live English language TV coverage of the race (to watch race highlights and catch up on commentary)
  • We stay on the mountain: Our hotel is booked nearly a year in advance - it is a real privilege to stay on the mountain, amongst the atmosphere and action of the Tour, the teams and their support vehicles.  
  • We have 10+ years experience running tours to visit the Tour de France, so we ensure you are in the best locations to view the race, understand how road-closures work, sort out the food and cold drinks and organise road-side picnics and BBQs (being Aussies, we always make sure there's always a cold drink on ice)! 
  • Catering: Evening meals are at our hotel - 3 courses of 'cyclist-sized' meals. We have daily buffet breakfasts to set us up for the days ride ahead.
  • Secure bike storage: At our cyclist friendly hotel.
  • Experience:  These 3 days viewing the Tour de France forms the final part of our 2015 Nice to Alpe d'Huez Cycle Tour. Not only do you get to see the Tour but you spend 10 days cycling through the most beautiful regions of France from the Mediterranean to the Alps! It's the ultimate holiday and Tour experience.
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Riding up Alpe d’Huez the day before the arrival of the Tour de France was one of my best ever days on a bike
— Jo Perry, Nice-Alps 2013
 
Wide Open Road at the 2014 Tour de France

Wide Open Road at the 2014 Tour de France

 
 

2015 Tour de France

The Tour de France is the world's largest annual spectator event and the 2015 edition is shaping up to be a race for the climbers, with seven mountain stages and five mountain top finishes.  It is likely to be a battle between Froome, Nibali, Contador and Quintana.  There is also a whole new generation of Aussies who are capable of big things and there's a chance they could shape the outcome of the Tour. As part of our Nice to Alpe d'Huez cycling holiday, we will watch the final 3 mountain stages in the French Alps.   

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Watching the Tour on Alpe d'Huez is an experience not to be missed!   Over 1 million spectators will line the 21 hair-pin bends from Bourg d'Oisans at the foot of the climb to the stage finish in the village at the top.  It's a 13.2km climb averaging 8.1%, steeped in history, with each hairpin bend named with a pervious winner of the mountain. In 2015 this will be the final climb of the Tour de France and full of drama - potentially where the Tour is won or lost!

 
The 21 hairpin bends to Alpe d'Huez

The 21 hairpin bends to Alpe d'Huez

 
Tour de France 2015 Stage 18: Gap to St Jean de Maurienne 185km

Tour de France 2015 Stage 18: Gap to St Jean de Maurienne 185km

 
Awaiting the arrival of the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez, 2013

Awaiting the arrival of the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez, 2013

Tour de France 2015 Stage 19: Saint Jean de Maurienne to La Toussuire 138km

Tour de France 2015 Stage 19: Saint Jean de Maurienne to La Toussuire 138km

Tour de France 2015 Stage 20: Modane to Alpe d'Huez 110km

Tour de France 2015 Stage 20: Modane to Alpe d'Huez 110km

 
 
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