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This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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I backed up from the Pyrenean coast to coast two days earlier. In comparison this is a much easier tour with less kilometres per day. The scenery is stunning and the climbs are achievable if you can do all of the seven peaks climbs in Australia. I took my own bike which was not a hassle and provided comfortable, confident riding which was an advantage as the descents are long. Go prepared with at least one set of winter gear, we needed it on one day.
Climbing alpe d'huez after 72km on the last day and being in the 50th percentile on strava, as I am not a climber.
Thierry was motivated and fun. Would often provide further riding for those who were keen after the main ride which I took the opportunity to do on one day when we headed back over the mountains into Italy. It was nice to have an official photographer.
This is much easier than the Pyrenean coast to coast if you are deciding on which to do and are not a fit rider.
This is one trip that I won’t forget in a hurry. The climbs were tough, but the distances just about right to give some time off in the afternoon to relax and recover. The scenery was simply stunning and the descents were thrilling. Apart from one day when things turned a bit grim on the Galibier, the weather was warm, sunny and perfect for cycling. It was great having the minibus as backup, stopping at different locations each night and the group leader was excellent. I was a little perturbed about going on my own, but really needn't have been. The group were a nice mix of ages, abilities and nationalities and very easy to get on with. Highly recommended.
It pretty much all was, but the ascents of the Col d'Izoard and Col de la Crox de Fer were exceptional.
Our group leader was very friendly and helpful, as well as being knowledgeable about the local area and all things bike-related.
The weather may suddenly take a turn for the worse, so bring winter gear as back-up. We needed it on one day, when temperatures plummeted to 7 deg.C and snow fell on the Galibier.
Well supported and challenging holiday with an amazing, well informed and courteous tour leader. Loved that we rode from hotel to hotel an didn't take any motorized transportation. Rental bike was repsponsive and a joy to ride.
Climb to the top of Alpe d'Huez...very challenging in 37 degree heat with unrelenting 10% grade. Felt amazing to reach the top!
No, quality bikes are available for hire locally, please arrange this at the time of booking. If you prefer the familiarity of your own bike, you may of course bring it along.
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