Alongside our regular tours like Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez and our Raid Alpine we’ve been organising custom tours ever since we started in 2002.
The format is simple. Tell us where you want to go, for how long and for how many people. Give us an idea of the distances and difficulty you want each day and the style of accommodation you prefer and let us organise your dream cycling tour.
Below we’ve highlighted some custom tours that we have organised for private groups over the past 18 years.
- Experience a fully supported cycling tour where you choose to go.
- 100% Flexibility
- Fantastic network of tried and tested accommodation options.
Flexible from April until the end of October. Contact us for availability.
From £495.00 per person for a 3 night mini-tour.
1 week from £1295.00
Single supplement from £45.00 per person per day. Subject to availability.
- Bed, breakfast and evening meals.
- Transfers at the start and end of the tour.
- Luggage and bike box transfers each day.
- Hand picked accommodation.
- Fully supported daily rides with vehicle and guides.
- Mechanical assistance.
- Lunches during the day.
- Bike rentals.
Bourg d'Oisans Short Break
Our most popular tour is a fixed base mini-tour based in Bourg d’Oisans at the foot of Alpe d’Huez at the family run Hotel des Alpes.
We can do a minimum of three nights up to 1 week.
Highlights include Alpe d’Huez, The Col du Glandon / Crox de Fer.
The beautiful ride to La Berarde.
The Col de Morte and the Col d’Ornon.
Flights are into Lyon or Geneva and the transfer time is just 1h30m.
A popular addition to a few days in Bourg d’Oisans is to split the trip with a night in Valloire which gives you the opportunity to ride the famous “Marmotte” route but over two days. This includes the Col du Glandon, The Col du Télégraphe and the Col du Galibier.
We have also done dual centre tours staying in Briancon or Barcelonette to ride the famous Col d’Izoard, The Col de Vars and the Cime de Bonnette.
5 nights in the Dolomites based in Alta Badia at the 4* hotel Gardenazza.
Cycling in the Dolomites is unlike anywhere else in Europe. The scenerys is incredible with vast limestone walls and hanging valleys.
The classic loop ride is the Sella Ronda but away from this there are some tough challenges like the Passo delle Erbe and the Passo Giau.
Flights are into Venice (2.5h) or Innsbruck (2h).
The “must do” ride is the Sella Ronda which should be on every cyclists bucket list.
Often billed as one of the world’s most beautiful bike rides at just 51km it’s a short loop but packs a punch with over 1600m of ascent.
None of the climbs are too long or very difficult on the Sella Ronda ride but the dramatic scenery is breathtaking.
The four passes on the Sella Ronda are:
- the Passo di Campolongo (1875m)
- the Grodnerjoch (Passo di Gardena) (2121m)
- the Passo di Sella (2213) and
- the Passo Pordoi (2239m)
The Ardeche and The Cevennes
The Ardeche and the Cevennes in the Massif Central are wonderful areas to explore on your bike.
Highlights in the Monts d’Ardeche are the Mont Mézenc and the Gerbier de Jonc, passing the source of the Loire river and staying in Le Puy en Velay.
Further south in The Cevennes the highlights include the Cirque de Navacelles, the descent down the Dourbie gorge to stay in Millau and visit the Millau viaduct.
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Tour Quick Questions
Yes, subject to availability. There will be a single occupancy supplement and the cost for this is with the itinerary for each particular tour.
On the first day, after you have assembled your bike we will store all bike boxes until the last day of the tour when you need to dismantle your bike.
Please ensure that there is nothing left in your bike box/bag that you will need during the week because you won’t have access to it.
We plan our tours to coincide with the optimum time of year to get the best weather. The Alps tours are run in July, the end of August and early September when the high passes are guaranteed to be open. With tours through Provence we have more flexibility and can run these through May, June and the end of September.
Neverthless, any kind of weather can be experienced at any time, especially in the High Alps.
90% of the time your regular summer kit will suffice so bring at least two full sets of kit so you have a clean kit every day..
- Summer base layer
- 2 x Jersey
- 2 x bib shorts
- arm warmers
- leg warmers
- lightweight rain cape / windstopper
We also recommend you bring a set of cold weather gear:
- 1 x longs
- 1 x long sleeve jersey
- under helmet bonnet
- long finger gloves
You need a good level of fitness for our Alpine tours, especially The Raid. 4 – 5 hours riding time in the high Alps every day is tough.
The tour from Ventoux to Nice is hilly but less challenging. We can provide help and advice with your fitness.
Yes of course. We have GPX files for your GPS devices and we can email them to you prior to the tour start date.
We always stop for lunch mid-ride to re-fuel. If we know of a good tried and tested snack bar or restaurant where the turnaround is quick and the food is good and suitable for cyclists we will book ahead for the group. Often in the Alps and Provence by mid-day we can be “in the middle of nowhere” so a roadside picnic will be provided at the side of the road.
You will be informed each day of what the lunch options are.