Tour de France rooms available due to cancellation

Allemont Hotel
Allemont Hotel

Due to a recent cancellation, two twin or double rooms have become available at

one of our most popular hotels in Allemont. This hotel sits in the perfect position for the final three Alps stages of this summers Tour de France.

Stage 18 on Thursday 23rd July from Gap to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne 186.5km passes over the Col de La Morte and then through in front of the hotel in Allemont before heading over the Col du Glandon and down into the Maurienne valley.

Stage 19 on Friday 24th July from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire 138km passes over the Col de la Croix du Fer a good day ride form the hotel.

Stage 20 on Saturday 25th July starts in Modane and ends up the famous 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez. The start of the Alpe d’Huez climb is just 10km from the Hotel.

The rooms are priced at €70 per person per night, with a minimum of seven night booking. This includes breakfast, afternoon (return from ride) pasta buffet and a three course evening meal.

For details of this hotel or any others in the area, then contact us on enquiries@bikelodging.com

2015 Tour de France to feature Col du Galibier, Alpe d’Huez and Col du Tourmalet

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So as expected the 2015 Tour de France will once again feature the Tour classics of Col du Galibier, Alpe d’Huez and Col du Tourmalet. Starting in Utrecht, the route will spend 3 days in the Netherlands before heading east to west to Bretagne along the northern end of France.

The route then jumps to the Pyrenees region for three stages featuring the Col de Soudet, Col d’Aspin and the Col du Tourmalet.

Stage 11 of the 2015 TDF.
Stage 11 of the 2015 TDF.

After a couple of days in and around the Massif Central, the tour heads to the Alpes for the final week. Those hoping catch multiple stages will do well to base themselves in the Oisans/Alpe d’Huez region.

From here you will be able to watch Stage 18 featuring the Col de La Morte, passing through Allemont and over the Coll du Glandon before finishing in St Jean de Maurienne.

Stage 20 of the 2015 Tour de France from Modane via the col du Telegraph and the Col du Glandon and finishing in Alpe d'Huez
Stage 20 of the 2015 Tour de France from Modane via the col du Telegraph and the Col du Glandon and finishing in Alpe d’Huez

Stage 19 24th July, head up to the Col de la Croix de Fer or the Col du Mollard, before the penultimate stage 20 (25th July) of the Tour from Modane over the Col du Télégraphe and the Col du Glandon and finishing in Alpe d’Huez. On the famous 21 bends of the Alpe d’Huez you would be part of one of the largest gatherings of sporting fans in the world.

The Tour ends on Sunday the 26th July on the Champs-Élysées in Paris

Route for the 2015 Tour de France leaked

Unofficial route of the 2015 Tour de France
Unofficial route of the 2015 Tour de France. Official route to be announced late October 2014

So with the date of the official release of the route for the 2015 Tour de France almost apon us more and more rumours and leaked information is coming out. Despite the official route not being announced until later this week, a leaked report has revealed  what is expected to be the official route the Tour will be taking next July.

The grand depart spends three days in the Netherlands with the starts in Utrecht before heading in a anti clockwise direction through Belgium and across the top end of France from east to west ending (Cambrai, Arras, Amiens) and take the road  (Fougeres, Rennes, Vannes …) via Normandy (Le Havre, Livarot) to Brittany.

The Tour then jumps to the south of France for 3 gruelling stages in the Pyrenees. It then heads back north east through the Massif Central before heading for the final week in the Alpes.

Most noticeably the final mountain stage will be from Modane to Alpe d’Huez over the Col du Galibier.

As usual the final stage on July 26th July will take lead into Paris and finish on the Champs-Elysées.

The route with more detail will be officially announced on Wednesday the 22nd October.

Under a week until the announcement of the route of the 2015 Tour de France

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Alpe d’Huez

With just under a week to go until the official announcement of the 2015 Tour de France, this is a great time to get your provisional booking in with properties in the Alpe d’Huez region. It is looking almost certain that the tour will come for a stage finish on the 21 bends of the Alpe d’Huez during the third week of the tour.

Bike Lodging Alpe d’Huez