Updated 9th October – Tour de France 2018 route rumours are already starting to circulate, so we have compiled the latest news & keep it regularly updated.
The fact that this year’s parcours seems to have been designed to upset the apple cart (otherwise known as the Sky train and 3x Tour winner Chris Froome), and perhaps play more in the hands of French hope, Romain Bardet and other punchier riders, folks will be eagerly awaiting to see what event organiser Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) will do next.
The Tour de France 2018 will feature 3 stages in the Alps, all of which are accessible from the Bike Weekender home base, but stage 10 in particular will pass right by our door, which we are really excited about.
All 3 stages feature some real thrills and challenges – including the Col de la Colombière, Plateau des Glières, Col de Romme, Cormet de Roseland, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col de la Madeleine, the infamous Lacets de Montvernier and a very welcome return to the beast that Alpe d’Huez.
Check out the full tour route and see the stage profiles in 3D here…
The Tour de France route for 2017 is quite different from recent years – it features shorter, punchier climbs and less summit finishes.
It has also excluded many of the more iconic climbs we associate with the Tour, such as Mont Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez and the Col du Tourmalet.
We started to discuss which climbs we would include if we were to design our own Tour de France route. They didn’t have to be ones we had personally ridden, just whatever our dream Tour de France parcours would look like.
So we decided to compile our own Fantasy Tour de France Route, with our top 9 cols.
Here are some of our team’s dream routes below – what would your’s be?
Roc des Alpes is a mountain biking festival that takes place in La Clusaz every June. It is spread over a 3-day weekend, and offers a variety of races and events open to people of all ages. Participants travel from around the world to compete among the best.
It’s fun to watch other folk do cool stuff on bikes! Bike Weekender short breaks and cycling holidays guarantee maximum cycling time, with minimum hassle. When we are not riding, we like watching other people ride! We can’t guarantee that you will come back from your trip being able to emulate some of these guys, but you will have plenty of fun nontheless.
It’s amazing what these guys can do on a road bike!
Were these bikes really designed for this?