Cycling has enjoyed extraordinary growth in the UK, triggered by the gold medal success at the Beijing and London Olympics, and Tour De France victories by Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome.
As a spectator sport it has also grown in popularity, demonstrated by crowds that flocked to the Grand Depart of the Tour De France in 2014 hosted in Yorkshire.
Building on its popularity, here at National Holidays we offer a selection of holidays to experience the world’s biggest annual sporting event, the Tour De France, live in person and see the world’s best riders battle it out for the yellow jersey.
With hotel accommodation and coach travel included as part of the package, what better way to combine world-class sport with a sightseeing break.
Cycling has never been so popular as a hobby and spectator sport as it is right now.
Since the gold medal rush in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, Britain’s cyclists are now some of the most recognisable athletes in the country, with Chris Froome, Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Sarah Storey and Laura Trott familiar household names.
When Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour De France in 2012 it was seen as an incredible achievement that would never be emulated but just years later his efforts have since been surpassed by Chris Froome who claimed victory in 2013 and again in 2015.
Can he achieve a hat-trick of wins this year? With National Holidays you can be there at the Grand Finale on the streets of Paris to find out!
As a spectator sport, the Tour De France is a memorable sporting occasion. Soak up the colour, excitement and carnival atmosphere as you wait in anticipation to see the riders whizz past your eyes.
This year sees the Grand Depart return to France in the Manche region of Normandy, with a sprint finish on Utah Beach, the site of the D-Day Landings in 1944.
For a sporting holiday that combines the delights of a short city break, make sure you consider the Tour De France. Book today with National Holidays.