Long overdue (we think), the Women’s Tour de France is back and its reincarnation will debut at the Tour Eiffel in Paris and take place over 9 days from July 24-August 1, 2022. From the first stage that finishes on the Champs-Élysées to the final that climbs to La Super Planche des Belles Filles, it will be a race that will compete in excitement with the Men’s Tour.
The 2022 women’s course includes four flat stages, two mountain stages and two stages that are suitable for the attackers. The longest stage, the fifth, is 175 kilometers long. Symbolically, the competitors will climb the Ballon d’Alsace, the first pass to be climbed by the Tour de France in 1905. As with the men, four jerseys (yellow, green, white and spheres) are contested. 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 events planned including wine tasting in the Champagne region, and gastronomic delights in Alsace. 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.