Intro to the Mountains
Ever wondered what it's like to ride a road bike high up in the mountains but not quite sure if you're up for the challenge of slogging it out all day every day? Keen to give it a go but don't want to find yourself in the company of a dozen club-riding racing snakes whose only conversations revolve around the Tour De France, the pros and cons of protein shakes and how much their new super lightweight crankset cost them? We've all been there!
Our Mountain Intro tours are the perfect way to ease yourself gradually, towards genuine mountain riding and try some classic Tour de France cols without having to worry about the 100km "warm up"..
Whilst not aimed at hardened road warriors and purist climbers our Mountain Intros are not without challenges and not designed for absolute beginners and novice riders. To get the most out of them a good level of fitness is required.
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A beautiful road cycling holiday in France, in one of the most popular and most visited regions, Provence. With its diverse landscape, ranging from snow-capped mountains, pancake flat lavender plains and a stunningly beautiful coastline it's not difficult to see why. All of this stunning scenery, combined with fantastic food, ov... .. Read More
One of our most popular road cycling holidays in France visits Corsica; known to the ancient Greeks as 'Kalliste' - the most beautiful - and referred to as 'The Beautiful Isle' by generations of travellers ever since, Corsica is one of the most diverse places in Europe. Our place to place tour around the north of this Medite... .. Read More
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1 to 8 Jul - Follow the well ridden routes of the pros and realise your Tour de France dreams this summer!
This road cycling holiday in France includes some of the most famous and most notorious Tour de France climbs. Most road cyclists dream of riding these great icons of the sport but if you've never ridden in the mountains before, the prospect can be quite daunting. Riding in the mountains brings different challenges when compared... .. Read More
A superb road cycling holiday in Morocco. With its roots in Africa, but charged with eastern exoticism, Morocco represents an incredible and truly different destination. Morocco is a vast wilderness of towering mountains and desolate desert where rural life has hardly changed in hundreds of years. With an ever expanding netw... .. Read More
Our most challenging road cycling weekend in the UK takes place in the stunning Lake District. Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott and Wrynose are the 6 most notorious passes in the Lake District National Park and the basis for one of the toughest cycle sportive events in the UK, the Fred Whitton Challenge. ... .. Read More
This tour is one of our most popular road cycling holidays in Spain and it's easy to see why! It is a challenging ride for sure but we do get to explore Andalucia, Spain's most diverse and culturally exotic region. Moorish architecture, flamenco clubs, tapas bars and golden beaches have been seducing travellers for many years an... .. Read More
In conjunction with our long established and very successful tour of Northern Corsica, The Beautiful Isle, we bring you another road cycling holiday in France which covers the magnificent southern region of Corsica. Keen to assert their own identities, Corsica is divided into 'Haute-Corse' (upper Corsica) and 'Corse-du-Sud' (sou... .. Read More
This superb road cycling tour traverses east to west through the stunning mountain ranges of the Spanish region of Andalucia. Following the arc of the Mediterranean, our cycling route begins on the beautiful volcanic coastline of the Cabo de Gata. Leaving the clear waters of the Mediterranean and sweeping golden sands behind... .. Read More