2021 French Road Cycling Tours
If you are planning a French road cycling holiday in 2021 and looking to join one of the many tour companies, this page is for you. We have done some of the hard work for you by researching the web to see who is providing tours to save you some time.
You will find a list of companies in our table below. Clicking on the name will take you to the company website and full details of what they have to offer. These companies all focus primarily on road cycling holidays rather than leisure style holidays for the more casual rider. We have also noted those companies that offer trips to watch the Tour de France.
When considering what type of company is right for you some of the things you may think about include:
Group size – are you happier in a smaller or larger group?
Length of tour – are you looking for a shorter tour to get accustomed to riding in France or something for your entire trip?
Inclusions – check what is included in the cost of the tour. While something may appear more expensive on the surface when you look at what it includes it may compare favourably to cheaper options. Different lengths of tours for the same company can have different inclusions.
The riding – all of the companies give details of the amount of riding and climbing you can expect to do on a daily basis. Check this to make sure you will be capable of completing the riding being offered. There are always options to shorten rides should the need arise but check this and make sure you are comfortable.
Base or point to point – Tours will either be in the one hotel for the whole (or majority) of the time or move from hotel every day or every couple of days. What type of holiday would you prefer? Being in the one place means getting to know a particular region and its riding very well and not having to pack and move frequently. Point to point means seeing more of country and riding in more locations but a little more packing and repacking is needed. Again this comes down to personal preference and what you are looking for in a holiday.
Professional races – The Tour de France is the largest annual sporting event in the world and being roadside for a stage or following the race in its entirety is something well worth doing. Of the companies listed below Custom Getaways, Sports Tours International and Thompson Bike tours are official premium or VIP partners of the Tour de France, while Discover France, mummu cycling and Trek Travel are all official partners. This will give you a range of benefits not available to other providers such as entry to VIP zones and village access.
Bike hire – if you don’t want to bring your own bike check to see that bike hire is possible for the trip you wish to do. Some companies have their own fleets of bike and may include bike hire in the price while others will assist you in arranging bike hire with a local company.
Non-cycling partners – if you are a very keen cyclist but your partner is not then check to see what different companies offer. Most companies will cater for non-cycling partners and some will arrange specific activities while others are out riding.
Single supplements – prices are quoted on a twin share basis. If you are planning on travelling by yourself expect to pay an additional amount.
Customised tours – if you don’t see a tour itinerary that meets your needs contact any of the companies listed and they may be able to assist with a fully customised trip. Some of the listed companies specialise in customised trips.
|Tour company (click for website)||Company Origin||Summary||Tour lengths||Group sizes|
|Alp Cycles||https://www.alpcycles.com/||United Kingdom||Official tour operators for L'Etape du Tour, La Marmotte and Haute Route events Alp Tours have been in operation since 2007. They run 3 day short breaks in the French Alps and are an official tour operator for the Ride across Portugal.||3 - 9 days||Not specified|
|Azur Cycle Tours||http://azurcycletours.com/||United Kingdom||From their base in Beaulier-sur-mer near Nice Azur Cycle Tours offer a range of options for you to enjoy cycling the south of France. They offer fully self-supported tours, cycle guiding or self-guided options.||4 - 8 days||Not specified|
|bASECAMP||https://www.base-camp.bike/en/||France||Based on the shores of Lake Annecy bASECAMP offer a range of short gravel based tours in France, Spain and the UK. They also offer bikepacking tours for those interested in giving it a go.||4 days||Not specified|
|Bike Style Tours||https://bikestyletours.com/||Australia||Bike Style Tours have been providing tours for over 24 years to destinations in France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Australia and California. They offer trips each year to the Tour de France and Paris Roubaix and are an official tour operator for the Tour de France. They also run trips to the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta Espana, Spring Classic and Tour Down Under.||9 - 27 days||12 - 30 max|
|Bike Weekender||https://www.bikeweekender.com/||United Kingdom||The focus of Bike Weekender is short road cycling trips across a long weekend. Perfect for those who don't have a lot of time to spare but still want to enjoy a road cycling adventure. They have been organising tours for over 15 years in the French Alps and Provence regions of France.||4 days||Not specified|
|Charente Maritime Cycling||https://charentemaritimecycling.com/||United Kingdom||Explore the beautiful Charente Maritime region with your own personal guide. You can choose to be based in a single location or move from point to point||1 - 7 days||Not specified|
|Col Conquerors||https://www.colconquerors.com/||United Kingdom||As the name suggests Col Conquerors focuses on holidays that will take you to the high peaks. Each year they offer a range of options in France as well as Spain and Italy.||4-7 days||12 max|
|Custom Getaways||https://www.customgetaways.com/||USA||Custom Getaways focuses on the Tour de France and La Vuelta a Espana pro races and Etape du Tour cyclco Sportive. They are an official VIP partners of both Grand Tours giving you exclusive access. They offer a wide range of options for both races.||1 - 8 days||Not Specified|
|Cyclomundo||https://www.cyclomundo.com/index.php||France||With a range of self-guided and supported trips to choose from Cyclomundo has something for everyone regardless of your riding experience. They have been in operation since 2003 and offer options across France, Italy, Portual, Spain and Switzerland.||2 - 8 days||Not specified|
|Escape Adventures||https://escapeadventures.com/||United States of America||You can choose from a wide range of trips in the USA, Canada, Mexicao, new Zealand, France, Italy and Spain with a company that has been operating since 1992. In France they offer a trip to experience the Tour de France or an experience in the French and Spanish Pyrenees.||8 -12 days||Not specified|
|Discover France||https://www.discoverfrance.com/||France||Discover France have been in operation since 1994 and provide a range of different tour group options to the Tour de France and some of the Spring Classics. They are an official tour operator of the Tour de France. Their website also includes a wide range of self-guided tours which you can undertake yourself at any time.||1 - 14 days||2 - 10 max|
|Euro Cycling Trips||https://www.eurocyclingtrips.com/||Australia||Focusing on small groups Euro Cycling Trips has been operating tours to France, Belgium and Spain since 2003. Within France tours typically operate in the South West of the country covering the Bordeaux and Pyrenees areas. Ex-pro rider and commentator David MacKenzie, provides a range of signature tours through Euro Cycling Trips where he accompanies guests throughout the duration of the tour.||1 - 12 days||2-8 max|
|Grand Tours Project||https://grandtoursproject.com/||Switzerland||In 2013 Keith Tuffley rode every stage of every grand tour hours before the pros did on the same day. He was the first amateur to achieve this. Grand Tours Project was delveloped to bring a similar experience to others as well. A range of tour lengths are offered on each of the grand tours where you will ride the stage before the pros do and experience the atmosphere. Tours are also offers across other parts of Europe, Japan, China, Israel and Mexico.||3 - 25 days||14 max|
|Kiwi Style Bike Tours||https://kiwistylebiketours.co.nz/||New Zealand||Choose from one of their tours in France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro or Australia. Each year they offer their "Epic" France Italy tour taking in the French and Italian Alps as well as the Dolomites. They have been operating since 2005.||15 days||14 max|
|La vie en Velo||https://www.lavieenvelo.com/index.php||United Kingdom||The focus of La Vie en Velo is custom trips for groups but they do also offer trips that anyone can join. They have been in operation since 2015 and offer trips in France and across Europe.||1 - 7 days||4 - 8 recommended|
|Love Velo||https://lovevelo.co.uk/||United Kingdom||If you want to get away and do your own thing, but still have it all planned for you, then Love Velo has something fo suit. They offer a range of experiences across the globe. In France they are an official partner with L' Etape du Tour meaning they have access to tickets before the event goes on sale.||3 - 11 days||N/A|
|Marmot Tours||https://marmot-tours.co.uk/||United Kingdom||Offering a range of trip options in France, Italy or Spain Marmot Tours have been operating for the past 16 years. In France they offer options in the Pyrenees, French Alps, Corsica, Verdon and Massif Central regions. Challenge yourself to either the Raid Pyrenees or Raid Alps and traverse these majestic mountain ranges by bike.||5 - 7 days||20|
|Moucherolle Cycle Tours||http://moucherolle.fr/||France||Based in the stunning Vercors region you will have the opportunity to ride in the stunning surrounds of the Vercors as well as the high Alps. Moucherolle Cycling Tours will look after your every need and ensure you have a holiday to remember.||4 - 6 days||10 max|
|mummu cycling||https://www.mummucycling.com/||Australia||Mummu cycling has been operating tours since 2010 and focus on trips to professional cycling events including the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Vuelta Espana, Sping classics and other monuments. They are an approved tour operator at the Tour de France, La Vuelta a Espana and Santos Tour Down Under. Tours are hosted by ex professional rider Stuart O'Grady.||3 - 11 days||7 - 30 max|
|Peak Tours||https://www.peak-tours.com/||United Kingdom||Peak Tours have been operating since 2006 and offer trips in France, UK, Portugal, Spain and Germany. They offer different point-to-point style tours, traversing multiple coutries in some instances or single regions.||7 - 14 days||8 - 25 max|
|Practice Bicycle Tours||https://practicebicycletours.com/||Australia||These tours are based in a single location, either Annecy in France or the Algarve in Portugal, with a range of rides in either location. They also offer options to view races or partake in a training camp.||1 - 7 days||4-8 max|
|Pro Cycling Tours||https://www.procyclingtours.com/index.php||Australia||The focus of Pro Cycling Tours is great riding and making you feel like a pro on and off the bike. They have been running tours since 2010 and offer options in both France and Italy. In France they offer trips to watch the Tour de France.||8 days||14 max|
|Relax Bike Tours||https://www.relaxbiketours.com/index.html||France||Relax bike tours offer a range of self-guided tours along the Canal du Midi and in the Languedoc region. They take care of the planning and luggage transfers so all you have to do is turn up and ride. Bike hire is available.||5 - 10 days||Self-guided, you choose your own group|
|Ride and Seek||https://www.rideandseek.com/||Australia||Follow in the footsteps of historical figures across Europe, Japan and New Zealand on one of Ride & Seek's "Epic" adventures. For those looking for something a little less challenging they also offer shorter experiences where the focus is emersing yourself in a single region. They have been running trips since 2010.||8 - 36 days||Not specified|
|Ride Holidays NZ||https://www.rideholidays.co.nz/||New Zealand||Ride Holidays NZ offer trips in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In France they offer a Tour de France holiday each year. They have been operating since 2005||14 days||30 max|
|Ride International Tours||https://www.rideinternationaltours.com/||Australia||Operating since 2007, Ride International Tours offer trips in France, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Australia. In France they offer different trips to watch the Tour de France as well as one of their Phil Anderson signature tours in the Pyrenees.||4-10 days||Not specified|
|Saddle Skedaddle||https://www.skedaddle.com/uk||United Kingdom||Running tours across the globe for 25 years Saddle Skedaddle has a range of options regardless of your cycling style. In France choose from a range of options covering all styles of riding.||8 - 20 days||6 - 15 max|
|Sfida Cycling||https://sfidacycling.com/||Australia||With Sfida Cycling you can follow the Tour de France or tackle some of the iconic climbs France has to offer. Operating since 2017 they also offer trips to Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.||5-10 days||8 - 16 max|
|Sierra Sports and Tours||https://sierrasportsandtours.com.au/||Australia||Whether you want to follow the pro races or explore iconic cycling locations, Sierra Sports & Tours has something for you. They have been operating since 2010 and offer trips to France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. They cover all 3 Grand Tours, the Spring Classics and Criterium du Dauphine each year.||9 - 11 days||Not specified|
|SportActive Cycling||https://sportactive.net/en/?utm_source=SeekTravelRide&utm_medium=Directory&utm_campaign=ExternalSite||Northern Ireland||SportActive takes riders over the most spectacular, beautiful, and challenging cols in France. Ride Geneva to Nice over the majestic ‘Route des Grandes Alpes’, compete in Tour de France like sportives Marmotte Granfondo Alps and Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées, or ride one of the toughest and most rewarding climbs in cycling, Mont Ventoux. SportActive ensures that each rider has a positive and fantastic cycling experience, offering full support adapted to each tour. When not in the French Alps, SportActive’s amazing winter, spring, and autumn Mallorca Cycling Camps and Holidays improve abilities and provide a fantastic opportunity to ride with Irish Cycling Legend Sean Kelly.||3 - 7 days||20 max|
|Sports Tours International||https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/||United Kingdom||Established over 45 years, Sports Tours International provides tours across a range of sporting disciplines including cycling. They are official VIP tour providers for all three grand tours. They also provide a wide range of trip options to events and pro races across Europe.||1 - 26 days||Not specified|
|TAGRIDE||https://roadcycleholidays.com/||United Kingdom||Based out of a chalet near the Courchevel ski resort TAGRIDE offer various week long tours throughout the summer season. Ride options include the famous cols, Tour de France stage watching and gentler rides on some of the less hilly areas.||7 days||12 max|
|The Col Collective||http://thecolcollective.com/cycling-tours||United Kingdom||Established 4 years ago by Mike Cotty, the Col Collective is based in the Pyrenees putting you close to many of the famous climbs. There are a number of tour options for you to choose including watching the Tour de France and discovering some of the hidden gems the Pyrenees has to offer. They also organise a number of trips each year to destinations such as the Dolomites, Italian Alps and Spain.||7 days||12 max|
|The Pyrenees Cycling Tour Company||https://pyreneescycling.com/||United Kingdom||Established in 2005 Pyrenees Cycling Tours have a range of options for you to chose from in France and Spain. They offer tours to watch the Tour de France and participate in the Paris-Roubaix Cyclo sportive as well as multi-day adventures across the Pyrenees and around Corsica.||4 - 7 days||16 max|
|Thomson Bike Tours||https://www.thomsonbiketours.com/||USA||Thomson Bike Tours have 25 years experience in Europe and are approved by the Tour de France as an official VIP tour operator. If you want to follow the professionals they provde options for all 3 Grand Tours as well as the Spring Classics. They also have a wide range of other trips across France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Portugal, Scotland and Columbia.||6 - 12 days||Not specified|
|Topbike Tours||https://www.topbike.com.au/||Australia||With a range of tours to choose from in France, Italy and Spain Topbike Tours are celebrating 23 years of trips in 2020. In France they offer options to watch the Tour de France, ride in Corsica and ride in the French Alps.||7-10 days||small groups|
|Trained in France||https://www.trainedinfrance.com/||France||Choose from single day road or gravel cycling options and explore the famous and not so famous surrounds of Nice. Train In France have been in operation for 15 years and offer a range of options for you to choose from.||1 - 2 days||Not specified|
|Trek Travel||https://trektravel.com/||USA||Part of the Trek Bikes Group, Trek Travel has been operating since 2002 providing high quality tours across North America, South America and Europe. They offer a range of trips to France including various pro races. They are an official tour operator of the Tour de France and offer a variety of options each year. They also offer tours to the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Spring Classics.||1 - 10 days||12 - 20 max|
|twowheeltours||https://twowheeltours.com.au/||Australia||An official partner with the Haute Route event since its inception in 2011 twowheeltours can take care of everything for the event leaving you to focus on the riding. They offer other tours each year in France as well as Italy, Portugal and Australia including packages for other cyclo sportifs.||3-10 days||6 - 30 max|
|Velo Roo||https://veloroo.com/||Australia||Offering a range of tours in France, Italy and Spain, VeloRoo have been running tours since 2013. They have options for the high mountains of the Pyrenees or something a little flatter close to the Mediterannean.||7-9 days||8-9 max|
|Velo Topo||https://www.velotopo.com/||France||Velo Topo creates custom cycling tours for its clients based on 12 years of experience putting trips together for cyclists. They operate across France, Spain, Andorra and Italy.||Custom||Not Specified|
|Velo Tours||http://www.velotours.com.au/||Australia||Offering tours across Europe, Australia and the USA Velo Tours have been in operation since 2010. In France they offer different options to watch the Tour de France as well as tours across the Pyrenees and Mediterannean. Henk Vogels has been an ambassador since 2016.||10 - 20 days||20 max|
|World at my Cleats||https://www.worldatmycleats.com/||United Kingdom||Based in the north of France World at my Cleats offer the opportunity to explore this region of France. You can choose trips that enable you to taste the food of the region, visit the D-Day beaches or explore the chateaux and villages in this region of the country.||4 - 7 days||Not specified|
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