102nd Tour de France
Dates: 4-26 July 2015
Location: Holland and France

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This year’s Tour de France promises to be incredibly exciting for Brits and many of us are already planning our summer holidays around the event. After last year's crash and consequently abandoning the race, Chris Froome and Team SKY are looking ready to take the Tour victory back home again.

The Tour has been running for over 100 years now since 1903, with the only breaks being during the two World Wars. Next year’s course is already planned to be a showcase of France’s most famous, exciting, and beautiful tourist destinations; so planning your holiday around a stage or two promises to be a great chance to enjoy an incredible holiday. The July weather is wonderful for a holiday and one of the best times to spend in the country.

Paris finish line accommodation deals

Package Bed Price from (per week) Nights  
Couple 1 £250 *per property 7 View All
Family ( 4 people) 2-4 £550 *per property 7 View All
Group( 6 to 12 people) 4-6 £1550 *per property 7 View All

While the Paris stage isn’t the most exciting in terms of terrain it is the biggest spectacle. The final sprint along the Champs Elysee is one of the most iconic moments in the race and always proves to be a lively, energetic and exciting event. Crowds line the streets with the main hub bub being along the long elegant Champs Elysee itself. This is an incredible time to visit the most romantic city on earth and, with the art galleries, the Eiffel Tower, the cuisine and the sights, this is the best option for couples and really everyone!

Note: Prices may change hourly, please call the owner to confirm your stay.

The Alpine stages accommodation deals

Package Bed Price from (per week) Nights  
Couple 1 £300 *per property 7 View All
Family ( 4 people) 2-4 £400 *per property 7 View All
Group( 6 to 12 people) 4-6 £550 *per property 7 View All

The Alpine stages are always amongst the most exciting to watch as the hill climbs and the long, winding downhill runs are some of the most challenging terrain for the riders. The curvy mountain routes and the stunning scenery make this one of the most popular locations to see the Tour de France in all its glory. You will have to make a long hike to get to many of the best spots along the course so it’s great fun for anyone who loves the outdoors. Beyond the stages themselves you have beautiful mountains to explore, incredible cycling for yourself.

Note: Prices may change hourly, please call the owner to confirm your stay.

The Pyrenees stages accommodation deals

Package Bed Price from (per week) Nights  
Couple 1 £175 *per property 7 View All
Family ( 4 people) 2-4 £300 *per property 7 View All
Group( 6 to 12 people) 4-6 £550 *per property 7 View All

Like the Alps the Pyrenees Stages offer some of the most exciting cycling routes; including some of the best hill climbs and descents of the whole event. The Pyrenees are beautiful at this time of year and you can stay on the south coast of France and make day trips to plenty of the stages in the region. The Pyrenees are very beautiful and beyond the event itself you’ll have a huge amount of fun exploring its many lakes, waterfalls, rivers and high altitude trails; perfect for anyone who likes outdoor activities and sublime, immaculate scenery.

Note: Prices may change hourly, please call the owner to confirm your stay.

Cote d’Azur accommodation deals

Package Bed Price from (per week) Nights  
Couple 1 £195 *per property 7 View All
Family ( 4 people) 2-4 £250 *per property 7 View All
Group( 6 to 12 people) 4-6 £550 *per property 7 View All

The beautiful Mediterranean weather makes this the perfect opportunity for a beach holiday with some cycling thrown in; so is perfect for families and groups if you don’t all want to see the tour. The locations are amongst the South of France’s most beautiful with the Papal seat at Avignon and the beautiful marinas at Nice and Marseille making an incredible backdrop for the event.

Note: Prices may change hourly, please call the owner to confirm your stay.

Whichever stages you choose to visit (and they are all going to be incredible) planning your holiday around the Tour is a great way to mix cycling and relaxation – and get some of your own cycling in too of course. If you choose self-catering accommodation you can avoid many of the crowds and often overly busy hotels at this time of year and instead enjoy a peaceful break. In the mountains you can relax in beautiful chalets with mountain views while along the coast you can enjoy villas with pools and private retreats.

We’d highly recommend getting a cheap ferry so that you can take your bikes with you; either just you and your bikes or with a car. Ferries are a cheap way to get to your holiday and you’ll save plenty of money on rented accommodation as well! Of course if you decide Paris is the place to be you can fly cheaply and easily – though you can’t take your bikes. France is a great country for sports events and we hope you have an incredible Tour de France and an amazing holiday.