Tour de France 2017 – the best place to stay in the Alps


Here’s my idea of heaven, two weeks in Chamonix, in the summer, with my bike and with the Tour de France for company.

This year’s edition of the Tour de France pays two visits to the Alps, July 8th & 9th, after which the race then departs for the Dordogne, to return on the 19th July for another three days. If you like cycling, you like the mountains and you’d like to see what all the fuss is about when the World’s biggest and toughest sporting event rolls through the Alps, well, how about a two week break in the home of Alpinism, Chamonix.

Chamonix would be a good base to travel to either stage starts or finishes or even to find a place on route to watch close to 200 hundred of the worlds fittest athletes ride by in a riot of colour. Granted, you don’t get to see very much of the actual race as the cyclists pass so quickly, it’s all over in the blink of an eye but factor in the anticipation as the race…

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