Tour de France
Haven’t they got wings, our men who have been able to climb up to heights where even eagles don’t fly? … Oh Sappey, Oh Laffrey, Oh Col Bayard, Oh Tourmalet! I shall not fail in my duty to proclaim to the world that you are like an insignificant and common beer compared to the Galibier: all one can do before this giant is doff one’s hat and bow.
The only stages of the 2013 Tour that have been confirmed are those in Corsica from the 29th June to the 1st July with two mountain stages and one flat and the Team Time Trial in Nice on the 2nd July. The rest of the route will be announced on 24th October.
Everything following this is speculation but should give you some idea of the route the tour is likely to follow.
After Nice it will probably head across the southern part of France, via Marseilles, Montpellier and Pau towards the Pyrenees and then up to Bordeaux and Mont St Michel for an Individual Time Trial (possible date the 14th July)
After that it will head back to the mountains possibly starting with Mont Ventoux, with a rest day in Avignon, and then continuing with Alp D'Huez and the other Alpine stages before heading to Paris for the final day on July 21st.
We have a reserve list (no deposit and no obligation on your part). Contact us if you would like to be placed on this list but don't make any travel arrangements. As soon as the route is announced we will contact you, in order of reservation, to confirm the booking.