It really isn't too difficult to do what you are looking after on your own ... and usually much less expensive. I've been going this route since for ever... but I live over here in France. For visitors, one of our own has written an excellent guide to self-guided touring the Tour that I highly recommend: http://www.velotainment.com/tamrider said:My buddy and I want to do a TDF tour in 2007 where you get to ride sections the day before/after the race goes through. There seem to be a lot of companies offering these. Any one out there with any recommendations / thoughts on how to choose?