The 105th edition of the Tour de France is one of the shortest in recent years with a total distance of
3329km. The 21 days of racing includes a 35km team time trial on stage three, 15 sectors of Paris-Roubaix
cobbles covering 21.7km on stage 9, a classic finish at Alpe d-Huez after three days in the Alps, and
then a grand finale of mountain stages in the Pyrenees, before the hilly 31km time trial on the final
weekend will decide the winner of the yellow jersey.
The race will consist of 8 flat stages, 5 hilly stages, 6 mountain stages and 3 summit finishes
(La Rosiere, Alpe d-Huez, Saint-Lary-Soulan col de Portet), 1 individual time-trial, 1 team time-trial and 2
rest days before the riders finish as usual on the cobblestones of the Champs Elysees.
Our final weekend break departs on Friday 27th July.
Friday 27th July:
Leeds Train Station, (Short Stay Car Park)
Manchester Victoria Train Station,
Birmingham, (N.E.C. International Train Station)
Watford Gap Services, (M1 Southbound)
London Redbridge Tube Station (Central line)
Dover Eastern Docks, (Ferry Terminal)
We can collect at other service stations along the motoway network.
(Please contact us for details)
We take an afternoon sailing from Dover to Calais and arrive in Paris early evening where we spend 3
nights on bed and breakfast at the excellent Ibis Paris Tour Eiffel Cambronne.
Saturday 22nd July:
After a relaxing breakfast you will have the whole day
exploring the sights of Paris.
Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global
center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture.
Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide
boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as
the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame
cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer
boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
In the evening you will have an option of taking a River Seine
Sunday 23rd of July: Stage 21 (Chantilly to Paris Champs Elysees 113km)
After a relaxing breakfast you will have the morning and afternoon
seeing the sights of Paris. In the late afternoon the Tour de France
will enter Paris on to the Champs Elysees and the final criterium of
10 laps on the Champs Elysees.
After the stage finishes there will be the usual lap of honour by
After it has all finished you will walk the short distance back to
Monday 24th of July:
We will leave our hotel in Paris this morning and drive to Calais
taking an afternoon sailing with P&O ferries Calais to Dover, with
approximate drop off times of:
Watford Gap, 19:00hrs,
Where it is farewell to your new friends as our tour comes to an end.
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