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PRE-BOOKING for Tour de France 2018 is now OPEN. 
Reserve your spot now and make sure you see the Tour LIVE. 

Pre-Booking provides a guarantee for you to have a spot on the tour before tour booking is officially opened to the general public. The Pre-Booking reservation accompanied by $US 150 deposit ensures priority booking status when the tour details will be announced in fall. The tour details will be sent by email to all holders of the Pre-Booking reservation. You will then have 1-week period to finalize your booking. If you choose to confirm your booking a further $US 500 will be required.

The 2018 Tour de France (105th edition) Grand Depart will include two stages in the Vendée region, an official start at the often submerged Passage du Gois from the island of Noirmoutier-en-l'Île. The departments in the Pays de la Loire region hosted the Tour de France's cyclists on its very first edition back 1903. The race should then proceed north to Brittany, then cross France towards the Alps for week 2 and the Pyrenées in the last week, finishing in Paris on Sunday 22nd July 2018. The full Tour de France’s 2018 route will be revealed on Tuesday October 17, 2017.
 
Few weeks later in November, we will publish our Tour de France 2018 itineraries. You will be able to choose between Tour de France Alps or Pyrenees tour or do both. Definitely, we will include on our tours climbs like Col du Galibier, Alpe d`Huez, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Tourmalet, Col d`Aubisque and many more. You will stay in selected 2-4 stars charming hotels. We always make sure you will taste local dishes, cheeses and wine in selected restaurants. You will feel France and the Tour in deep! Besides, we can promise you will ride the key segments of the Tour route just hours before the peloton and watch the race LIVE in HC Bike Tours’ race viewing area. Reserve your spot now! Only 7 spots available on our tours!

What can we promise?
  • All-inclusive, the founder of HC Bike Tours guided and a SAG van supported cycling holidays
  • Challenging cycling averaging 50-100 miles / 60-140 km a day
  • You will witness 1-3 Stages LIVE in the Alps and 1-2 Stages in the Pyrenees!
  • The best race viewing spots in our special dedicated race viewing area in a large tent at the top of climbs with LIVE TV race coverage, delicious picnic lunch and cold drinks
  • Very personalized service, small limited group to no more than 7 guests accompanied by min 2 HC Bike Tours` staff
  • Support van during the rides
  • The founder of HC Bike Tours creates and personally hosts your holiday experience
  • Almost no extra van transfers between the hotels, we focus on riding
  • On road supplements including local fresh bread, cheese, meet, fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks – you will have one of the best picnic spots in your life at a top of the most beautiful climbs with a superb views
  • 2-4 star selected charming hotels
  • Photos of your tour provided at the end of the tour
  • Special care about non-riders. Non-riders have the opportunity to experience being pampered daily taking excursions in local mountain villages, or also accompanying their partner in the comfortable tour minibuses

Price: around $US 3,000-4,500 for 7-9 days all-inclusive tour
* the final price and date to be announced upon disclosure of the complete itinerary
 

=> Book your trip right now! To reserve your spot fill in the Booking form.


Check out our galleries and videos from previous years here.

Would you like to make the Tour de France tour private for your group? Call us on +1 650 319 8824 or email us at info@hcbiketours.com to get a quote or if you have any questions. 
A special group discount is available for groups of 4 persons or more.
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • 7-9 days the founder guided and supported tour
  • All transfers from/to airports
  • All ground transportation
  • All luggage and bike transportation
  • All accommodation fees (double occupancy)
  • All breakfasts
  • Most dinners
  • Picnic lunches (on arrival and LIVE race viewing days)
  • On-road picnic lunches and supplements including fresh bread, cheese, meat, fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
  • Ride Guide (the founder) + SAG van during the rides
  • Access to HC Bike Tours special dedicated race viewing area with a large tent, LIVE TV, a grill party and cold drinks
  • Services of our professional English speaking staff - ex Pro riders, cycling insiders
  • Mechanic assistance
  • Welcome pack including the maps for the tour and an HC Bike Tours s/s jersey
  • Pre-tour training and holiday preparation advice
  • HC Bike Tours staff evenings experience exchange – Pro experience sharing, nutrition advice, bike fitting, coaching
  • Photos of your tour
  • We welcome non-riders and family members of riders. The non-riders may choose to take the daily climbs with the riders in the comfortable van or to explore the local area by themselves
 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance (recommended)
  • Additional personal expenses, i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, drinks, gratuities, laundry, coffee stops
  • Lunches (however few picnic lunches and on-road picnic lunches are included)
  • Rental bike (available for an additional fee)
  • Services of our physiotherapist (available for an additional fee)
 

HC Bike Tours support


We know what the best ride support is. Get on your bike and enjoy the ride! We do the rest:
 
  • We ride in small ride-groups of up to 7 riders per group, which allows us to keep the group together and provide full support with less waiting time
  • Each ride-group is led by an HC Bike Tours Ride Leader and one SAG van per ride-group is provided
  • If you become tired at any point, you have an option to use van transfer
  • An experienced mechanic will be available to assist in case of trouble with the bike
  • On road supplements including fresh bread, cheese, meet, fruit, snacks, energy bars, and drinks will be available any time
  • Our staff: ex-Pro riders, professional coaches, experienced Ride Leaders will provide you with an advice, on-road coaching, and professional support, and they will guide and encourage you through every ride

Bike Rental
HC Bike Tours now offer high-end 100% handmade in Italy Sarto Veneto SL carbon bikes for rent on all our tours and in Northern Italy. Please see our bikes here. For availability and full details on our rental bike options please email us at info@hcbiketours.com or indicate the request for the bike rental in the Booking form and we will get back to you with more details.
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • 7-9 days the founder guided and supported tour
  • All transfers from/to airports
  • All ground transportation
  • All luggage and bike transportation
  • All accommodation fees (double occupancy)
  • All breakfasts
  • Most dinners
  • Picnic lunches (on arrival and LIVE race viewing days)
  • On-road picnic lunches and supplements including fresh bread, cheese, meat, fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
  • Ride Guide (the founder) + SAG van during the rides
  • Access to HC Bike Tours special dedicated race viewing area with a large tent, LIVE TV, a grill party and cold drinks
  • Services of our professional English speaking staff - ex Pro riders, cycling insiders
  • Mechanic assistance
  • Welcome pack including the maps for the tour and an HC Bike Tours s/s jersey
  • Pre-tour training and holiday preparation advice
  • HC Bike Tours staff evenings experience exchange – Pro experience sharing, nutrition advice, bike fitting, coaching
  • Photos of your tour
  • We welcome non-riders and family members of riders. The non-riders may choose to take the daily climbs with the riders in the comfortable van or to explore the local area by themselves
 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance (recommended)
  • Additional personal expenses, i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, drinks, gratuities, laundry, coffee stops
  • Lunches (however few picnic lunches and on-road picnic lunches are included)
  • Rental bike (available for an additional fee)
  • Services of our physiotherapist (available for an additional fee)
 

Let's talk when it's best for you

Calls need to be scheduled at least 4 hours in advance of the scheduled call time and will be confirmed via email. HC Bike Tours uses time zone GMT/UTC+1 and welcomes your call in early mornings, late evenings and on the weekends as well.

Any questions?