There is just so much riding to be done it's difficult to know where to start

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From our base in Bourg d'Oisans, we can help you plan your perfect cycling experience

  • Visiting the region for the first time?
    we can guide you round all the famous cols on our doorstep to ensure you 'max out' your trip and tick off your 'bucket-list'
  • Returning to the region and looking for some local knowledge to search out some of our secret 'back-country?'
    using our local knowledge we know all the climbs you won't have read about in the tourist brochures
  • Looking for a 'full-gas' training camp?
    Paul is a fully qualified 'level 2' British Triathlon Coach, 'I can bespoke your tour to meet your training and competitive expectations'

Cycle Tours - Full day tours

here is an example of a typical day

  • up to 12 cyclists
  • we usually aim to meet at 9:00 for coffee & pre-ride briefing
  • 'roll out' at 9:30
  • coffee stop around 11:00
  • lunch at a 'pre-booked' location around 13:00
  • coffee stop around 15:00
  • back to base 'apres-ride' coffee & cake at around 16:00

1 day: €20 per person for up to 12 cyclists, min '1 day' rate €160

2 days: €19 per person per day, min '2 day' rate €310
3 days: €18 per person per day, min '3 day' rate €450
4 days: €17 per person per day, min '4 day' rate €580
5 days: €16 per person per day, min '5 day' rate €700

Cycle Tours - 1/2 day tours

here is an example of a typical 1/2 day

  • up to 12 cyclists
  • we usually aim to meet at 9:00 for coffee & pre-ride briefing
  • 'roll out' at 9:30
  • coffee stop around 11:00
  • back to base around 13:00

1/2 day: €12 per person for up to 12 cyclists, min '1/2 day' rate €90

Cycling Tours - most popular tours

  • Alpe d'Huez - La Sarrenne - Mizoen - Lac du Chambon - Bons - Les Travers
  • Allemond - Villard Reculas - Alpe d'Huez - La Garde - Auris en Oisans - Le Freney d'Oisans
  • Villard Notre Dame - Villard Reymond - Oulles
  • Venosc - Saint Christophe en Oisans - La Berade
  • Allemond - Vaujany - Col du Sabot - Oz
  • Le Rivier d'Allemont - Col du Glandon - Col de la Croix de Fer - Allemond
  • La Grave - Col du Lautaret - Col du Galibier

Cycle Tours - what we can offer you

  • understand the ability of you and your fellow cyclists
    relaxed cycle around the local region ... to... full day maximum effort
  • plan the route
    we plan the best route to meet your expectations
  • pre-ride briefing
    coffee, preview the parcours
    essentials check - food, drink, all-weather clothing 
    pre-booked location for lunch
  • on the ride
    local knowledge, directions, what terrain is coming up
    spares, inner tubes, essential service tools
    photos and video clips to remember your day
  • 'Apres-Cycle'
    coffee & cakes

Cycle Tours - why choose us

So you have booked your holiday and travelled to our region of France. During your stay you want to ensure you take in the major cols and local landmarks, plus, some of those secret hidden gems that will surprise you. These can be just as great an experience as the historical climbs from the 'Tour de France.'

We regularly hear conversations like this:
'we have been here a week and still only touched the surface of what is on offer'

There is just so much 'parcours' to try and fit into your holiday. It's our role to try and help you experience as much as you can and quite possibly a little bit more than you anticipated.

Many of our visitors are in groups of mixed ability:
'there is always a couple of cyclists who have spent the last 6 months on a dedicated training plan, on the other hand their friend is with them who hasn't been on a bike for weeks and done no pre-travel prep whatsoever.'
We relish this challenge, we can help plan your itinerary to ensure it meets the ability and expectations for everyone.

Cycle Tours - the 'iconic' climbs

  • Alpe d'Huez
    everyone's no.1 priority, the start of the '21 bends' are less than 1km from our base
  • Col du Glandon & Col de la Croix de Fer
    90km round trip, over 1900m of climbing
    Col du Lautaret & Col du Galibier
    100km round trip, over 2200m of climbing up to an altitude of 2645m
  • Col de Sarenne
    continuing through Alpe d'Huez, following the path of  the longest 'black piste' ski run in Europe
    Col d'Ornon
    a more gentle climb but leads to a multitude of possibilities, often chosen on the opening day of your schedule

Cycle Tours - our local favourites

  • Villard Notre Dame, Villard Reymond & Oulles
    high up on the mountain directly in front of our base, amazing views of Alpe d'Huez on the other side of the valley
  • Venosc leading to La Berade
    taking you in to the high mountains, a spectacular location in the Ecrins National Park
  • Les Balcons
    a cliff edge road high up on the side of the valley in both directions, Villard Reculas & Auris en Oisans
  • Allemond leading to Vaujany & Col du Sabot
    after passing Lac du Verney the climb passes through the ski resort and onwards up the winding road to the top of the col, far reaching views towards Lac de Grand Maison
  • + + + many more........

Cycle Tours - we listen to your requirements and plan a route to suit you

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Cycle Tours - Added extras

  • Cycle hire - we can organise this, your bikes can be 'ready to go' at our base
    'entry level' to 'high end' premium road bikes
    electric bikes
  • You want to go further
    mountain refuge
    Col d'Izoard, day trip mini bus transfer or overnight stay in Briancon
    excursion to Mont Ventoux

We can help plan your perfect experience

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what's included

  • up to 12 cyclists
  • pre-ride coffee and 'apres-ride' coffee & cake
  • our advice, experience & local knowledge of our region

what's not included

  • lunch and 'in-ride' coffee stops; we will arrange the location but the cost of the food & drinks are not included in our fee
  • insurance, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the relevant cover in case of accident or theft

Our services are 'guided cycle tours,' we are not coaching or offering specific instruction in terms of technique and performance

Cycle Tours - 1/2 day, 1 day or up to 5 days, we work with you to plan your perfect experience

Cycle Tours - Rates (€)
all of our tours, we cater for a maximum of 12 cyclists. We charge 'per person per day,' there is a minimum 'daily total' charge so we can accommodate smaller groups

1/2 day
€12 per person, therefore up to €144 for 12 cyclists
For small groups we have a minimum 1/2 day rate: €90

1 day
€20 per person, up to €240 for 12 cyclists
Minimum 1 day rate: €160

2 days
€19 per person per day, up to €456 for 12 cyclists
Minimum 2 day rate: €310

3 days
€18 per person, up to €648 for 12 cyclists
Minimum 3 day rate: €450

4 days
€17 per person, up to €816 for 12 cyclists
Minimum 4 day rate: €580

5 days
€16 per person, up to €960 for 12 cyclists
Minimum 5 day rate: €700

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