Tour De France: Inspiring your next cycling trip to France!


Covering more than 3,000 miles, from the mountain passes of the Alps and the Pyrenees to the glamorous streets of Paris, the Tour de France is the highlight of the competitive cycling calendar, and if you are a cycling fan, or just want to see more of the beautiful France it travels through, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle can help you be part of the world’s greatest bike race. Just load up the car and you’ll be across the channel in a mere 35 minutes from Folkestone.

For three weeks in July every year France comes out to be part of “La Grande Boucle”. It is a marvellous spectacle, as the colourful peloton sweeps through the stunning French countryside, followed by a cavalcade of support vehicles and cheered on by huge crowds. Full of gruelling climbs, spectacular descents and exciting sprints, there is nothing quite like the Tour de France.

The 2022 edition of the Tour De France starts on Friday 1st July and ends on Sunday 24th July; it will take in four countries including Denmark where the race will spend its first three days before winding its way clockwise around France, with brief interludes in Belgium and Switzerland.

The 2022 race is even more special for Eurotunnel, because Stage 4 finishes on the bustling streets of Calais, the site of Eurotunnel’s terminal. It will be the third time Calais has been part of the race.


Feeling inspired?

Why not pop the bikes in/on your vehicle and let Eurotunnel whisk you under the Channel! With plenty of space and safe tracks and paths to explore, cycling is a great way to see more of France. As the Tour de France demonstrates, the French value cycling, so naturally there are many fantastic choices for enjoying the country on two wheels. France has around 880,000 km (550,000 miles) of roads, excluding motorways, and almost all of this network is open to cyclists. Explore some of the best and most-loved cycling regions.

Whether you are travelling with friends, going solo or taking the whole family, you will find plenty of choice in Normandy, Brittany, the Loire Valley, Dordogne Valley.

The thrill seekers looking for a challenge will find adventure in the more mountainous regions of Provence, Chamonix, Morzine and the Pyrenees.

  • Book your trip with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle from as little as:
  • £87 per vehicle (up to 9 passengers) each way for a Short Stay Saver ticket (valid for 5 calendar days)
  • £110 per vehicle (up to 9 passengers) for a Standard ticket (for any duration). One way
  • £269 per vehicle (up to 9 passengers) for a Flexiplus ticket, turn up any time and get on the next available train, and access to the club lounge (for any duration). One way
  • Take your pet from just £22 each way

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