26 July - 03 August - Get your road climbing legs on for this popular road cycling holiday in the French Alps. Will suit those looking for a challenging road cycling tour.
Place to place
8 Nights hotels
7 days cycling
65% Meals provided
Guided and vehicle support
This trip was way above my expectations. The route was spectacular, the guides were professional and the logistics were handled impeccably. The lunches and snacks provided to the riders every day were first class – Skeddadle should be very proud of themselves to offer this service and type of holiday. The choice of accomodation was excellent each night. It was agreed with the other riders at the end of the holiday that it would be very difficult to beat the Raid Alpine with Skedaddle in terms of challenge, enjoyment and great scenery/culture.
First time with Skedaddle and had a wonderful holiday!
I liked the fact that when I rang the Skedaddle office I could speak to the same person who knew the trip I was going on, so I wasn’t just ‘a number‘. There was a bit more of a personal touch. In the past when I have called the office to ask about trips, the staff have been very honest about them, I like that. Rather than just trying to sell a trip.
You could eat as much or as little as you wanted at the buffet breakfasts and the food was good. There was something for everyone. Lunches provided by the guides were excellent. I miss these lunches now I’m back home. There was always a plentiful supply of refreshments, snacks and fresh fruit so there was never a time to go hungry or have no energy. A good choice of restaurants in the evenings.
I loved cycling into Antibes and along the seafront to Nice. For me this trip has been the ultimate cycling experience. To have cycled on roads that were in the Tour de France – WOW!! To have cycled up the highest paved mountain pass – amazing!! Can cycling get any better? My hire bike was a brand new Giant bike – it was like Christmas getting a new bike! The bike was very similar to my own bike so I was extremely happy. I would consider hiring a bike on another trip
Nothing was too much bother. Very helpful, highly organised, informative. Because this was my first trip with Skedaddle, I really didn’t know what to expect. Everything was so well organised.
For me, being female on my own, its a fantastic way to see the world on a bike feeling safe – you can’t put a price on that!
You know I will join another Skedaddle holiday!
David (the tour leader) was his usual enthusiastic and encouraging self – I can’t believe I did this trip – and I think I have probably repeated the feedback I gave last time.
Tour leader service
Skedaddle’s David is a pleasure to ride with, organised, helpful and a great guy to share a beer or a bite to eat with.
Everyday was good. I guess the stand out days would be the 100 or so miles from Susa to Barcelonnette (tough and a great sense of achievement once complete) or the much shorter ride from Barcelonnette to Auron, up the Col de la Bonette. An enjoyable if long climb and spectacular views from the top.
I don’t think the trips are cheap, but I certainly think they are worth the money.
All days were hard but rewarding and it was so cool to see the writing left from the Tour de France!
The whole trip was excellent - as always with Skedaddle
David went the extra mile for all members of the group and made sure everyone was given the same level of attention and support, and he coordinated Imy and Vanessa brilliantly to make sure all our needs were met, food and drinks were there at the right times and that the van was never far away when bags and snacks were needed – But don’t tell him!
Your product is just so good, it will always be Skedaddle for me :-)
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