Interested in riding our Demi Tour? This tour is shorter and less intensive than the Main Tour, which means it’s easier for beginners and those with less experience.

If you want to find out more about what the Demi Tour has to offer, check out the details below!


What Does The Demi Tour Cost?

Short Tour Breakdown

Thursday 28th June 2023 to Sunday 9th July, 10 nights
Pricing £3,500
Arrival 28th June 2023
Our Last Day 8th July
Leave France 9th July

Payment Terms
50% deposit payable to secure your booking with the rest due by the 1 February 2023

Please Note
If 2 or more riders book together as a group, a 10% discount is offered to all riders
if full payment is made by December 1st. We will endeavour to accommodate groups together, however this
might not be possible at all times due to remote stage finishes

Spaces Are Limited
Secure Your Ride On The Tour Today!


As Seen In Cycling Weekly

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation: Twin-share B&B/hotel (additional supplement for single rooms, subject to availability)
  • Detailed itinerary; profile maps, elevation data, and GPX files (so you can ride at your own pace)
  • Bicycle transfer to start and from finish
  • Daily luggage transfer (hotel to hotel)
  • Breakfast and dinner (usually half-board in accommodation, or otherwise set menus, designed for cyclists, in recommended local restaurants)
  • Feed stops, snacks, water, and lunch available in the support van on the road
  • Experienced mechanical support and vehicle support teams
  • Rider pack containing tour cycling shirt and other useful items
  • Laundry on rest days
  • Optional pre-tour group training rides

What’s Not Included?

  • Arrival and Departure: It is your responsibility to book your flights and arrive at the first hotel on time. We will
    recommend a flight for your arrival in Nantes and departure from Paris, and can assist with logistical recommendations on travel if required
  • Travel, medical and bicycle insurance: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance upon receiving confirmation of your place, and request you to provide details of this insurance cover prior to departure
  • Bicycle: Some back-up bikes are available in the support van
  • Additional stops in cafés and shops: We will always offer snacks and lunch from our support vans, but we do not want to stop our riders enjoying good French cafés, restaurants, or boulangeries (at own risk if such stops don’t fit with the support van schedule and locations)
  • Additional alcohol and food

What Does The Tour Look Like?

Our Demi Tour may be easier than the Classic Tour, but it still requires hard work and determination!
If you want a closer look to see what each stage of the tour will include and how hard you’re going to be working – scroll through the gallery below.

Things To Bear In Mind

  • Transport of Bicycles: We will have a van traveling down to the start and from the finish. This will be an enclosed and unbranded panel van (i.e. bikes not visible). Also, we will ensure the bikes are carefully packed i.e. not moving and with padding where parts may be touching.
  • Drop off location will be in London or close proximity, to be confirmed. For those not using this service, we are unable to transport hard cases around France (i.e. soft/folding cases only)
  • Security of Bicycles: We are experienced in ensuring we have satisfactory arrangements with our hotels – bikes usually are kept in a locked internal room, in the bedrooms, or locked in the vans (in rare cases where secure space may be limited in the hotel)
  • Navigation: Whilst we will provide briefings, guidance and support on the road each day, every rider is expected to be responsible for and capable of their own navigation, in the wet or dry, through the use of the GPX files provided. It is compulsory to have a GPS unit
  • Training & Fitness: Grand Velo Tours will provide tour logistics, planning, and support, through our experienced tour leaders and mechanics. The tour is designed to be a “once-in-a-lifetime” major personal challenge for experienced amateur cyclists and club riders. As such, it is your responsibility to ensure your fitness and competence to complete the very high daily mileages over the course of a three week period
  • Training requirements will vary, but we informally suggest a minimum of several hilly rides of over 100miles per day, in the month leading up to the ride.
  • Additionally, riders must be in good health and well trained.