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Le Tour de France Recumbent

Tour de France Recumbent 02

July – August 2014 – 2200 km – 50 days
Get ready for a unique experience: Le Tour de France Recumbent

2200 km, 50 days, on Recumbent bike or Trike
For cycling tourists, bike and nature lovers
For people eager to try a recumbent bike or trike, and discover how comfortable and enjoyable they are.
For stage routes lovers
To discover French greenways and “véloroutes”, Canal du Midi, Loire on bike, the Viarhona route
To climb mythic mountain passes on Recumbent bike: Tourmalet, Ventoux!

Le Tour de France website

Itinerary on-demand: 2 days, 5 days, 10 days, or… 50 days

Flexible itinerary: Choose your stages, your starting point and end point.
Luggage Transport to next stage.
Accommodation in hotel or camping.
Recumbent bike or trike rental.
Starting point: Narbonne at the beginning of July, Arrival: Narbonne about the 20th of August.
Itinerary: Narbonne, Canal du Midi, Toulouse, Canal de la Garonne, Bordeaux, Atlantic coast, Nantes, La Loire, Tours, Orléans, Nevers, Lyon, Viarhona, Valence, Avignon, Narbonne.

Detailed information will be available soon, detailed itinerary, calendar, organization and price.

Tour de France Recumbent 01Click HERE to visit the Le Tour de France Recumbent website.


9 responses

  1. Wow ~ how fabuous!

    April 9, 2014 at 5:07 am

  2. Randall Oakley

    Two words:- I wish.

    April 9, 2014 at 6:01 am

  3. That would be an awesome experience for sure.

    April 9, 2014 at 2:53 pm

  4. For all our readers who live in France and the surrounding region, this will be an incredibly exciting overland journey. If you wish to cover this event for TA, feel free to send me some photos and written material (English preferred). Thanks

    April 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm

  5. Calvin Hainzinger


    I’m getting an HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 next month. What 2 or 3 cycling computer models would you recommend, and where would you mount them? Would you go with wireless? What do you think of Garmin, Strada, etc.?

    Thanks for your help. I enjoy reading your posts.

    Cal Hainzinger Frankfort, Illinois

    April 18, 2014 at 10:41 am

  6. Hi Calvin,

    Personally, I do not use electronic gadgets at all when I travel, but many of my trike and recumbent friends do, so I hope they will reply to your query with the best options. I am not qualified to speak to this question.

    Okay TA readers: Please answer Calvin’s question the best you can! I’m counting on you to help him out!


    April 18, 2014 at 10:47 am

  7. Hi all,
    The information about the recumbent Tour de France has been updated, the schedule and the 39 stages defined.
    Check it out at:

    Jean (

    May 15, 2014 at 10:04 am

  8. Thanks for the update Jean! We appreciate your efforts. – steve

    May 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm

  9. Jean - Vida Bike

    Hi guys,
    Sorry for posting here, but I could not find out how and where I could send a message to Steve…
    So I post it here, hoping Steve can see it or someone could forward him.
    Here’s the message:
    Hi Steve,

    I’m Jean from Vida Bike (Barcelona, Spain) a recumbent bike tours company.
    We have been in touch last year, regarding my press release about the
    “Recumbent Tour de France”, that you kindly published in your website.
    Last week I sent a mailing to all my contacts, but I’ve noticed you are not
    in my list, so I resend you this mailing about our 2015 Recumbent bike and
    trike tours, I hope it may be of interest for you and your readers.
    Here is the link in my website for these 2015 recumbent tours:

    Would it be possible to publish it in your blog? It would be great help!

    Kind regards

    Jan Ferraton – jean@vida-bike.com

    January 19, 2015 at 1:34 pm