13 to 20 June - Realise your dreams on this introduction to the mountains road cycling holiday in France
Place to place
7 nights hotels
6 days cycling
65% meals provided
Guided and vehicle support
The cycling was superb, the support was second to none, the information provided by the guides was top class, and they clearly worked very hard to make sure we enjoyed our holiday. Thank you! The lunches especially were very well done. I’m amazed at what the guides managed to come up with. The class David our leader gave on descending techniques improved my cycling significantly…it was a ‘lightbulb moment!’
Another brilliant holiday from Skedaddle!
Everything was perfect, the cycling, the guides, the support, the accommodation and the food. The cycling was tough, even without the optional climbs, and that’s what I expected and wanted. Never once was I pressured to go faster or felt that I couldn’t pop into the van for a tough ascent or descent. Looking forward to booking my next trip in the Alps with Jen and her team.
The thoughtfulness of the team really showed here. They had a left hand drive van which made it harder for them to drive on French roads but meant that they were on the right side to offer their support when they went past during a ride.
The itinerary was different to the original trip notes and I was disappointed when Skedaddle told us about this a few weeks before the trip but I VERY quickly realised that they know best. The changes made to the itinerary were perfect and made the holiday even better.
Excellent tour leadership...
Brilliant rides that had the right balance of distance and difficulty accompanied by excellent accommodation too. Jen led the tour brilliantly. She was very supportive in all areas and excelled in coaching me and the other riders make the most of the rides: a strong communicator, great coach, tough rider and always willing to help the team.
Wonderful from start to finish...
It was a challenge but there was always enough encouragement and support from the Skedaddle team to get you over the top of every mountain. Every day had its rewards – Col du Colombiere was the hardest, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good experience.
The tour leader was inspirational and supportive. He made sure everyone was well taken care off; he was a fountain of wisdom and was excellent company.
I thought the three guides were wonderful. I felt like everyone in the group bonded well. It was basically just Saddle Skedaddle’s plain, ordinary INCREDIBLE trip!
Exceptional biking service - added so much to the trip...
Nigel was an excellent tour guide. Very helpful, approachable, and really wanting us to have a good time. He was very encouraging with the riding, and answering any questions we had. He really made the trip run so smoothly.
Tim was an absolute whiz with the mechanical parts of the bikes, and this was so, so helpful to everyone in the group. I see this as essential! He was both knowledgeable and helpful. Vanessa was very friendly, helpful and made great salads and food for lunch. What I thought was really impressive, was the way the guides looked at our bikes, when putting them away and gave really helpful suggestions, in such a nice way, about the bikes and set up.
Positive Guides and top notch service...
The tour leader (Imogen) was one of the most positive people I have ever met. She really gathered the group into one family. The other guide really guaranteed that all arrangements were working properly and that everyone had real fun. He was an excellent cook who ensured that lunch on the top of the mountain was a good experience.
Lunches provided by the team exceeded my expectations. Food was fresh, tasty and varied from day to day. The restaurants used for evening meals were generally very good with plenty of choice and the two set meals we had were very good.
Really love the ethos of Skedaddle...
Loved the professionalism of the guides, and the level of organisation from Skedaddle.
Stuart and Isobel (guides) were simply fantastic – endlessly patient, willing to share their knowledge and experience and good company too!
The guides were a credit to the organisation...
The whole team provided an excellent service throughout the holiday. Nothing was too much trouble, they were always helpful, encouraging and cheerful.
Really enjoyed it. One of the best holidays I have ever done. I was very impressed with the organisation of the holiday & had no concerns. Everything ran very smoothly, particularly the various transfers. It was brilliant!! The routes were well planned & I felt that each day prepared us for the next challenge.
Great variety in cycling, scenic climbs, enjoyed the extra climbs and riding that was made available to us. Favourite – the descent from col du galibier to Les deux Alpes.
They gave a good delivery of information, properly safety conscious and rightly concerned about the weather conditions. Dean was clearly the most enthusiastic person to have ever pedalled a bicycle. He worked very well with David.
Jeanette, Stewart and Isobel seemed to be working non-stop throughout the trip. They were very friendly in many respects. They gave great tips for riding in the mountains, always encouraged people when the going got tough, and they helped with mechanical issues when anyone in the group needed it.
All of the guides were wonderful!
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Last Updated: 14/04/2015