On October 14 2021, the 2022 Tour de France route was announced and Great Explorations was again the first to announce confirmed itineraries for cyclists to ride the course routes and to watch their favourite riders. We have been organizing tours to the Tour de France since 2005 and have unrivalled experience and contacts to allow us to secure accommodation and route intel prior to the public.
The 2022 route is very exciting with the final week from the Pyrenees to Paris where the yellow jersey is likely to be decided, with 3 mountain stages, 2 stages with likely sprint finishes, and a time trial the day before the Paris finish. Will 2021 Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar repeat or will new world champion Julian Alaphilippe put up a challenge? Will Mark Cavendish repeat as green jersey winner in 2022? In addition to spectacular riding and up close race viewing, we know for many this is also an opportunity to experience France and we have many cultural and gastronomic events to please. We stay in charming and luxurious accommodation (see the Accommodations tab) and dine at the region’s best restaurants.
We have very limited space in 2022 so if you are thinking of joining, don’t delay.
Only Great Explorations:
- Small groups, extraordinary guides, and authentic experiences.
- A ride you will never forget, ahead of the pros
- Less time in vans means more time riding
- Order off the menu at restaurants you won’t find in guidebooks.
- We design and operate our own trips so there are only good surprises.
- We will see 6 stages on this trip!
On our Tour with the Pros trips, we generally try to provide options to cycle 60 km, 80 km or 100+ km on each cycling day. Although anyone of moderate cycling level may enjoy this tour, it is ideally suited to those with intermediate to advanced fitness levels. By this we mean you should be able to cycle 60 km at a minimum with some hills. If you have any questions about this trip, please consult our Travel Advisors.