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Criterium du Dauphine 2018

Sunday 3rd - Friday 8th June. 

5 night package

The Criterium du Dauphine 3rd -10th June is the final lead up race to the Tour de France each year, with world's best pro riders riding similar roads to those used in the tour a month later. The great thing is it's an opportunity to get up close to the biggest stars in cycling, without the crowds.


This year, the race comes close to us again so we will ride out and watch the biggest cyclist's in the world pass by, inches from our noses.On the other days experience some of the most spectacular roads in France cycling on dramatic cliff hanging roads, tunneled limestone gorges and verdant pastures. 

Photos taken by us at the Criterium du Dauphine 2017. Look how close we to the riders. 

Day to day schedule 

Sunday 3rd June Arrival. Pick up from Lyon Airport. Short flat ride through historical local villages to stretch your legs. 26km. Welcome home cooked evening meal

Monday 4th June Challenging classic ride up breathtaking gorge, mountain top ski resort for lunch, stunning descent. 104km /1846 elevation

Dinner at local restaurant

Tuesday 5th June A shorter ride but no less spectaculr into the Vercors through tunneled gorge, market town stop for lunch, exhilarating descent down the Combe Laval. 60km / 1229 elevation. Home cooked evening meal

Wednesday 6th June Another challenging ride through classic limestone gorges. Verdant pastures setting for lunch. 94km/1832 elevation

Dinner at local restaurant

Thursday 7th June Stage 4 - Chazey-sur-Ain / Lans-en-Vercors is an epic 181km mountainous stage of the tour. We will ride out to watch it on one of the climbs and it will be 'up close and personal'.Home cooked evening meal.

Friday 8th June Transfers to Lyon Airport. Au revoir!  ps. That's Froome in his No.1 jersey. 

Criterium du Dauphine package

Arrival Sunday 3rd - departure Friday 8th June 2018

  • 5 nights B&B
  • 4 Fully guided and supported rides
  • Ride out to see the race
  • Transfers from Lyon Airport with bikes 
  • 3 home cooked evening meals. 3 courses with wine and aperitif

£670 pp based on 2 sharing

For solo occupancy add £120. If you would like to arrive a day earlier on Sat 2nd June on a B&B basis 2 sharing add £100 (£50 pp)

What's not included


personal expensives

3 evening meals

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