Ride like the Pros thanks to Jet2holidays

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July 02, 2016 at 07:00

Today, the most famous cycling race in the world – the Tour de France - begins. This year’s race will see riders pedal over 2,000 miles in just three weeks.

To put that into perspective, that’s like hopping on your bike and cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, getting there and pedaling all the way back to Land’s End again, before ploughing northwards one more time until you reach somewhere in the region of West Yorkshire. To put it simply, it’s a long, long way on a bike.

To get in shape for such an event, the riders spend hours training in some of the most beautiful environments in the world. They look for smooth roads, good weather and steep climbs and there’s no better place for that than across the Mediterranean. For example, Team Sky set up their training camp on the island of Majorca this year, having spent previous years cycling up and down the slopes of Mount Teide in Tenerife.

You can cycle in these fantastic locations too, thanks to Jet2holidays! As the only UK tour operator to offer bike carriage as part of the booking process, it’s easy to enjoy a cycling holiday with Jet2holidays. We offer a wide range of specialist hotels for cyclists across six iconic destinations, including Majorca, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Costa Blanca. Group booking offers are available too, with free bike carriage for 1 in 4 passengers*. You can find out more here:

We’re not saying that we can have you challenging Chris Froome for the yellow jersey, but we can certainly help you on your way!

* subject to weight restrictions and capacity availability.