Tour de France 

There are ample opportunities during the first 3 weeks in July to do a custom trip of any length to see stages and to ride your bike in amazing places. 

Just being around the greatest single sporting event on the planet every year is like nothing else, and to be able to combine it with riding your bike in beautiful places is highly recommended. We have considerable experience in helping people get as close as possible to the cycling action and to ride great routes when they're not watching the pro's do their thing. So, whether it is in the streets of Dusseldorf, where the 2017 Grand Départ took place or on and around the iconic climbs of the Alps or Pyrenees, then get in touch and we can help you plan a custom trip to suit you.

The route is announced each October.

To give you an idea of just how close it's possible to get, below is a montage of our own pics from a trip in 2016. You can see Cav on his only ever day in the yellow jersey, Sagan also in yellow with rainbow stripes, Froomey, G, Yates, Quintana & co. from a Grand Départ weekend trip. Over the course of four day long weekend we saw a stage start, a sprint finish (won by Cav), a finish climb (not won by Cav), and the peloton pass by mid-stage on a couple of occasions, once very fast and once pretty slowly. The group were also able to get in around 400km of riding around the beautiful landscape and D Day beaches of Normandy as well.

If you'd like to know more then have a look at my calendar page for availability and prices page for an idea of price, although custom trips like this are best discussed by email or phone 07984 065329.



About 80-90% of La Vie en Vélo trips result in another booking.

Have a look at what people say about their trips on the reviews page.

"Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain -- at least in a poor country like Russia -- and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires"
Leon Trotsky