One of the most iconic and challenging sporting events on earth, The Tour de France is the ultimate cycle competition, where 200 of the world’s finest cyclists race over a distance of some 2,200 miles, in just 23 days.
Encompassing all manner of terrain, from city roads to steep alpine slopes, the event is truly one of the toughest in existence, and every year, draws millions of spectators from across the world, who come to witness this truly epic spectacle!
Witness one of the most iconic and exciting stages of the Tour de France, the infamous Mont Ventoux Climb. Spend 3 nights at the foot of the mountain in picturesque Bédoin, a charming French village home to cobbled streets and traditional stone architecture, and surrounded by lush vineyards and mountains and scenic forest; sample local food and wine, go hiking, rock climbing, or cycling, and of course, get up close and personal with the competitors!
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The 2021 Tour de France is due to take place between Saturday, 26 June and Sunday, 18 July.
There are 21 stages in total, with one held each day, and two rest days.
Yes, the race takes place on public roads with each section closed shortly before competitors are due to arrive and reopened shortly afterwards. Outside of these times, spectators are free to use them.
A sport designed for a tipple also makes for an awesome day out. Adorn your quirkiest hat and place your bets!
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