A Climber’s Tale is Thomson Bike Tour’s tribute to the Tour de France, the greatest race on earth.
Ahead of our Cycling and Spectator trips to the Grand Depart, Pyrenees, Alps and Paris in 2020 we proudly present a companion to the race for yellow.
From a review of the most exciting race in a generation to a preview of our forthcoming routes. This download book is a must have for any cyclist looking to experience live race-viewing and challenging and rewarding rides on the legendary routes and climbs of the Tour de France.
Handrawn Route Maps
Our 2020 Trip Highlights
Stunning Photography Gallery
Unmissable Cycling Tips
Discover The Tour de France
A Climber’s Tale is our introduction to riding the Tour de France and a celebration of our favourite way to spend any day — climbing mountains! Since setting up Thomson Bike Tours in 2001, I must have covered over 250,000km on the bike and haven’t grown one bit weary of doing so. One of the reasons behind that is the simple enjoyment I have in introducing new cyclists to the most challenging and rewarding cycling experiences imaginable. There are few better environments to do that than at the Tour de France, where we are privileged with unrivalled access to the race.
With this book I wanted to inspire you to share that experience with us. Through essays, stunning photography and our own unique route planning insights I want to give you a flavour of the Tour experience our clients enjoy and why we keep coming back for more. I look forward to meeting you on the road. Let’s Go Again.
The trip was fantastic! Peter, the organizers, ride leaders and mechanics were all well beyond my best expectations, not to mention that they were a pleasure to spend time with and get to know. This was a great experience, both for the riding (and it was tough), the beauty, and the access to the Tour de France.
Rick Kornfeld — USA, CA
Choose the experience of a lifetime
This year we have seven incredible trips to the Tour covering the Grand Depart, Pyreness, Alps and Paris. With 3 daily ride groups from 20km to 150km, you can be sure we have the perfect ride for you.