MANCHESTER, UK, Dec. 8, 2017– Fans of the world’s most famous cycling event can now hurl themselves into the whirl of the full 2018 Tour de France thanks to Sports Tours International.
For the first time Sports Tours International has the entire Tour as one of their trip options. This vacation extends from the Tour’s Grand Depart on July 7 to the finale in Paris on July 29. Sports Tours International’s guests receive VIP treatment at many stages giving them access to many of the pro riders and their teams. Guests will watch enthralling racing throughout, including the most challenging stages through the Alps and the Pyrenees.
The per person, double, rate is £4,299 (single supplement £1,450) inclusive of 24 nights accommodation (with all taxes, daily breakfasts and secure bike storage) in well-located hotels; seven in-hotel dinners; airport transfers from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport; all in-resort transfers to and from the stages; on several stages access to the Izoard hospitality area and to the Village Depart area; a cross-the-Finish Line experience on one stage; daily guided bike rides; the official 2018 Tour de France welcome pack and road book; a Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini and the services of hosts and bike guides.
Sports Tours International, an official Tour Operator of the 2018 Tour de France, is the internationally acknowledged expert in bringing spectators to the front and heart of the action at Cycling’s Grand Tours.
For 20 years Tour de France has been a star of this UK company’s annual line up of nail-biting, world-class cycling tours.
“No other cycling tour operator offers anything on this scale. This really is the experience of a lifetime! For any true cycling fan, taking in - 21 stages plus official hospitality makes for an incredible trip,” promised Alex de Waard, Head of International Operations at Sports Tours International.
The 105th edition of the Tour de France starts on Île de Noirmoutier, a small island off the Atlantic coast of France. After the 3 stages in the Vendee region, the race heads north into Brittany, with an undulating stage between Lorient and Quimper before the first uphill finish on the Mûr de Bretagne on the 6th stage. Another highlight will be stage 9 with its 21.7km of cobbles over 15 sectors on the way to the finish in Roubaix. On the first rest day guests travel to the Alps for viewing all the Alpine stages including Alpe d’Huez. Then it’s off to the Pyrenees via a stop at Mont Ventoux, which is a break from the Tour where guests will have the opportunity to test themselves on its famous slopes. In the Pyrenees guests witness all the mountain stages including the deciding time trial in the Basque country. The race concludes in Paris with the traditional finale on the Champs Elysees.
For enthusiasts who just can’t break away for the full 24-day trip, Sports Tours International offers a wide range of shorter breaks to experience the thrills of the Tour de France; from the start on Île de Noirmoutier to the Alpine stages and the finish in Paris with a choice of special VIP experiences and packages as well. Visit www.tdftours.co.uk for the full selection.
Professional cycling’s biggest race, Le Tour de France, runs three weeks every July. Each year race organizers strive to create an innovative and suspenseful course. Pundits speculate that the 2018 tour route offers some unique challenges that could shake four-time champion Chris Froome and his dominant Team Sky.
For more information on all of Sports Tours International viewing packages for the 2018 Tour de France please see https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/event-categories/tour-de-france/. Sports Tours International suggests booking event-viewing packages early to guarantee being in the heart of the action.
Sports Tours International is Europe’s leading specialist in sports travel. Since inception in 1973 they have hosted thousands of participants and spectators at major sporting events worldwide. With the tagline, Fanatical about Sport, the company’s initial roots came from a devotion to running when founder Vince Regan began taking runners to the NYC Marathon. Since the early 2000s, the company now embraces international cycling events and triathlon competitions, sports training camps and corporate hospitality. Clients often can participate in events with the pros and are encouraged to “unleash your inner hero” or when it’s not possible to compete, there’s the ability to be active spectators along the routes and “watch your heroes.”
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