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Custom Tours for Groups

For groups of 6 and more: Design an itinerary based on your group's time constraints, budget and fitness level.  
  • Rental bikes
  • Luggage transfers
  • Support vehicles
  • Bilingual guides
  • Bilingual mechanics
  • Airport transfers
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Custom Tours for Groups and Cycling Clubs

Custom groups for groups of 6 and more
 
Tastings can be organized as part of these custom tours
  Browsing through the regional pages on our website, you might have noticed that our self-guided tours can be customized or “tweaked” to match your budget and fit your fitness requirements. Itineraries can be shortened or lengthened, hotels can be upgraded, transfers can be organized, and so too can wine-tastings, cooking classes, etc.

Our set-up, flexibility, knowledge, and expertise also enable us to build a tour for your group from scratch. Thanks to the satisfaction and feedback from our clients, which has helped “spread the good word”, this marginal part of our business has become more than 50% of our activity, and it keeps on growing!

As you might well imagine, the whole customized-tour creation process takes time. We have the knowledge and expertise, but delivering your perfect dream trip also requires research and legwork. Thankfully, no point in Europe is really far from Geneva where we are located (in France, right across the border). To start the whole process, you should give us as much as possible about ideal trip… mileage, etc… this can be done through our online form.
 
 
Customized tour orgnaized for a Geneva-based community website
 
Once done, over the course of a few weeks, we exchange ideas with group leaders to finally design a trip that—based on the repeat business we have had—you’ll love to such a point that you’ll want to come back again and again!
Corporations (among others: Thomson-Reuters and Rabobank)
Travel agencies
Cycling clubs
Affinity groups
Charity organizations
 
These tours have taken all shapes and sizes: from leisure to challenging, from day trips to 2-week-long trips, and from wine-themed to chocolate-centric. Our trips have taken place in a variety of countries, including France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. In 2008 alone, we catered to clients from across the globe, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Costa-Rica, Barbados, China, Hong-Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Cameroun, Chad, and South-Africa, to name a few – our apologies if we have neglected to mention any!

The tours below are only a few of examples of what has been done in the last few years – we’ve done MANY, MANY more! Note that most tour leaders have accepted to act as referrals (some comments can be read in our testimonial section). As you’ll probably gather from them, our experience in the custom tour business is unmatched!

If you would like to get the ball rolling and start the whole custom-design process, it’s as easy as ABC - just fill out our online custom tour form.
2012 Custom Trips (a few of them!)
Kalman Group
September 2012 - Group from the UKDolomites
Type of group: Charity group/cycling club
Type of tour: Challenging with support vehicle
Group size:15

This athletic group wanted to see the Alps from an Italian perspective, and boy did they ever! Landing in Milan, an easy to access airport, we picked them up and took them to Bormio, the base for their trip. While we often use a number of accommodation locations so clients can see more “on the move”, we were able to design this 5-day trip around just one accommodation and one location, Bormio. This allowed the group to really settle in their charming hotel, but not without exciting and unique rides each day!

This group can proudly say they reached the highest paved road in Switzerland, famously known as the Umbrail Pass. They conquered the second highest pass in the Alps, Stelvio, with its 75 hairpin turns. They took on one of the Giro’s “hardest climb” to Mortirolo. And, kept going to conquer the dreadful Gavia.

Along the way, the group was taken care of with a support vehicle, breakfast and dinner at their comfortable accommodation, transfers, and everything they needed to cycle their hearts out. At the end of their trip, we dropped them off in Milan and sent them off with memories of a lifetime

 

Our itinerary took this group through Saint-Emilion and its famous chateaux
May/June 2012 - Group from BelgiumFrench, Swiss, and Italian Alps
Type of group: Affinity group
Type of tour: Challenging, self-guided
Group size: 9

This determined group from Belgium came to conquer the French Alps and let nothing stand in their way. They wanted an enjoyable trip with some climbing and we had just the itinerary, our incredible Tour de Mont Blanc.

With heavy snowfalls late May, we warned them that some of the passes along this route would be closed--we used our local knowledge to quickly come up with alternative scenarios. But, the group decided to stick to the original itinerary! Not only did they find very little to be closed but the conditions were spectacular. Just imagine cycling quiet roads between walls of bright white snow. Starting and finishing their trip in Combloux, they climbed Col de la Forclaz, Col du Grand St-Bernard, Col des Saisies, Col des Aravis, and Col de Colombière, among others.

While pass closures and weather conditions can seem like issues for cycling in the French Alps, we never leave a group without options and support. And with our office located in the area, we know conditions, we know the routes, and we are just a phone call away. When they weren’t on their bikes, this group was comforted by our favorite accommodations and was given all our local tips and recommendations. They had quite the trip!

 
 
2011 Custom Trips (a few of them!)
Kalman Group
June 2011 - Group from Netherlands and UKFrench and Italian Alps
Type of group: Affinity group
Type of tour: Challenging with guide
Group size: 8
Special note: 4th custom tour with Cyclomundo (a 5th is in the work in 2012)
This spirited group of riders, hailing from both the Netherlands and Great Britain, returned to us for a fourth time. For this tour they wanted a challenging ride, with the opportunity to test themselves on some of the mountain climbs made famous by the Tour de France. Based on their requests and the fact they only had a five-day window to complete their ride, we packaged an adrenaline-filled tour through the Franco-Italian Alps. Beginning in Embrun and ending in Alpe d'Huez, they experienced a route worthy of the pros. They pedaled many of the mountains climbs used in the 2011 Tour de France, including Col de Montgenevre, Col d'Agnel, Col d'Izoard, Col du Galibier, and the famous Alpe d'Huez with its 21 bends. Their last ride, in fact, from Modane to Alpe d'Huez, followed the exact route used for Stage 19 of the 2011 Tour de France. The nature of their mountainous route allowed us to house them at night in epic mountain towns, including Briancon, Europe's highest village and home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, and, of course, Alpe d'Huez, which is as famous for bike racing as it is for skiing.

Having toured this exact route ourselves many times before, we used our insider knowledge to carefully map their entire itinerary, which included hotels, restaurants, and suggested places of cultural and/or historic interest. Every aspect of their tour was customized to meet their specific needs and timetable. And by the smiles on their faces, we're quite certain their fourth customized tour with us met all expectations.

Our itinerary took this group through Saint-Emilion and its famous chateaux
June 2011 - Group from Australia and USA - French Alps and Switzerland
Type of group/client: Affinity group
Type of tour: Moderate cycling tour with support vehicle. Some sections done on a self-guided basis.
Group size:7

This group of eight requested a customized tour that would meet three objectives:
1) Allow them to experience the awe of the French and Swiss Alps with minimal climbing.
2) Allow them to watch some of the Tour of Switzerland, a professional bike race which serves as a precursor for many eventual riders in the Tour de France.
3) Design the tour so as to allow them to ride self-guided on some days, and be followed by asupport vehicle on other days of their choosing.

No problem. Using our tour-expertise, we organized an epic 14-day tour for them based specifically on their requests. Beginning and ending in Geneva, their tour followed a leisurely route without sacrificing any alpine scenery. Over the course of their 14-day ride they visited Interlaken, one of Switzerland's, if not Europe's, most beautiful mountain destinations. Other high-five stops included the resort town of Le Grand-Bornand, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Aix-les-Bains and the medieval village of Yvoire. Their carefully planned route allowed them to ride at a leisurely pace, giving them ample time to watch selected stages of the Tour of Switzerland, as well as visit many of the historical and cultural attractions suggested by us.

In addition to planning their route, we also handled all of their accommodations, which included dining. Our expertise and detailed planning allowed them to ride with the confidence of locals, even on the days they waved off our support vehicle. And based on their smiles, we can confidently say they enjoyed their tour.
 
Kalman Group

May 2011 - Group from Norway French Alps
Type of group: Affinity group
Type of tour: Super challenging with guide!
Group size:7
Special note:Traveled with Cyclomundo in 2010 with a bigger group (12)

In 2010 this gung-ho group from Norway enjoyed a customized version of our famous Geneva to Alpe d'Huez, which was recently hailed by Outside Magazine as the "2011 Trip of the Year." They returned in 2011 more ambitious than before. This time they requested a customized tour long on miles and big on climbs, and that would allow them to catch a stage finish of the Giro d'Italia, second to only theTour de France as the world's most prominent bike race. They asked and we delivered. Upon arriving in Geneva, our home base, we outfitted them with bikes before shuttling them to Pinerolo, Italy. There they witnessed the penultimate stage of the Giro – Verbania to Sestriere – with its dramatic finishing climb. Inspired, they began riding themselves. Their route, which we carefully designed based on their suggestions, allowed them to experience some of the Tour de France's most storied climbs: Col du Mont-Cenis,Col d'Iseran and Cormet de Roselend.
In between, they recovered at night in historic alpine villages steeped with character and culture, and warm with hospitality. Every aspect of their tour – route, lodging, dining, cultural and historic attractions – was based on our first-hand knowledge of the area. Each was carefully selected with the ultimate intent of enhancing their overall experience. And by the smiles on their faces, we think we succeeded.
2010 Custom Trip (one among many more!)
Kalman Group
September 2010 - Group from Australia - Normandy
Type of group: Affinity group
Type of tour: Leisurely. Self-guided
Group size:: 6
Special note: Will be traveling with us again in 2012 for the 4th time!
Following two memorable customized tours with us, this happy group of Australian riders returned with an eye on northern France. Based on their suggestions, we used our expertise to package them a self-guided tour along the Normandy coast. We planned every detail of their tour – route, lodging, dining, suggested attractions – while honoring their request for a leisurely pace by limiting their daily rides to approximately 45 kilometers. Their route, which began in the picturesque harbor town of Honfleur and ended along the historic D-Day landing beaches, allowed them, based on their timeframe, to fully experience Normandy's culture, cuisine, history and rustic beauty. And by all accounts the tour met and exceeded their expectations. Geoff, the group's organizer, wrote: "I want to pass on thanks for arranging our tour. The accommodations were excellent. All were situated in great locations and were of high quality. We especially enjoyed the Château and Nancy's B & B, and the service at the Churchill Hotel in Bayeux was outstanding. Your chosen restaurants added to our adventure by allowing us to experience a vast variety of local cuisines. And I especially can't say enough about our meal at the Château. It truly was exceptional! The route you chose for us was perfectly planned. It covered countless places of beauty and interest. The mix of tiny villages, scenic country roads and reflective historic sites maintained our interest for the entire tour."

 

2009 Custom Trips (a few of them!)
Kalman Group
May 2009 - Group from Australia Provence and Languedoc
Type of group: Affinity group
Type of tour: Challenging with guide
Group size: 7
Looking for the trip of a lifetime, this group of 7 happy cyclists combined their passion for cycling with ours.  We designed a 12 night 13 day adventure through Provence and Languedoc that took them to see Pont-du-Gard, Roussillon, Les Baux, Gordes, Saint-Guilhem-du-Desert, and the Cirque de Navacelles.  The trip was sculpted from a dialogue with the group leader into the eventual route which can only be described as an interactive work of art. Ever the cyclist, Bruno accompanied the group as their guide and had almost as much fun as the group did!

They got the vacation of a lifetime and we got to share the best of what Provence and Languedoc had to offer.  Their feedback says it all.  “I would like to thank you for organising such a wonderful trip for us …The planning, routes and overall organisation were wonderful.  It was a fabulous ‘holiday’, even if it was ‘a little bit tougher’ than lying on a beach drinking cocktails.”  Couldn’t have said it better myself. 

2008 Custom Trips (a few of them!)
This group did a week-long cycling trip in Andalucia
October 2008 - Group from Ireland - Andalucia
Type of group: Affinity group
Type of tour: Challenging with support vehicle
Group size: 10
Andalucia is an extraordinary land for cycling - as have discovered This group did a week-long cycling trip in Andaluciathis group of 10 Irish cyclists who traveled with us on a supported basis.

Following a challenging route—as requested—they saw it all:  Alhambra, Granada, Antequera, Ronda, and the extraordinary village of Vejer. The program was again tailored to fit the lads’ needs, desires, and agenda. Time off the saddle allowed them to explore some of Andalucia's extraordinary treasures. 

Accommodations were provided in small, quaint properties “of character” such as Hotel Poeta in Ronda, Casa del Conde de Pinofiel in Antequera or La Botica de Vejer in breathtaking Vejer de la Frontera.

Our itinerary took this group through Saint-Emilion and its famous chateaux
October 2008 - Group from China, Hong-Kong, and USA - Bordeaux
Type of group/client: Business Association
Type of tour: Leisure cycling/wine tour with support vehicles.
Group size: 20
The leader of this group contacted us in December 2007. Via telephone and e-mail exchanges we initially narrowed down the region choice to 3 possible areas:  Bordeaux, Provence, and Dordogne. Taking into consideration that wine was the central theme, with a splash of cycling thrown in for good measure, Bordeaux was selected as the preferred destination.
Over time, the program was finalized to satisfy this multi-national group of 20, made up of non-riders and riders of various fitness Our itinerary took this group through Saint-Emilion and its famous chateauxlevels. Our 4-day program included accommodation amidst the vines at the prestigious 4-star spa hotel, "Les Sources des Caudalies", and was designed to give everyone exposure to the wine-growing areas of Sauternes, Medoc, and Saint-Emilion. The cycling routes took place on small roads through these wine areas with the guidance of Didier, our local bilingual cycling guide and wine expert.

To top it all off, the trip was a gastronomic delight with visits and tastings at some remarkable wineries, as well as delicious dining. Meals took place in a wide range of restaurants, from country-style to star-rated. Participant feedback has been very positive and we look forward to working with them on another project.
 
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September 2008 - Group from Canada - Normandy
Type of group/clients: Affinity group
Type of tour: Difficult to challenging - self-guided
Group size 8
Note: 4th trip with Cyclomundo
For their fourth custom tour with us (after Provence, Riviera, and Dordogne), Patrick, our local contact concocted an “expert route” that took them all around Normandy. In a matter of 8 days they saw it all: Honfleur, the Flowery coast, Bayeux, the D-Day landing beaches, Mont-Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo, to name a few.
As usual in all our custom tours, hotels were chosen based on specific group requirements, and the itinerary was designed to accommodate the group fitness levels, etc. met them before the trip and explained the trip in length. Cider tastings and restaurants were recommended. Racing bikes were provided. The result – coming back for a 5th time in 2009? This time in Spain (Andalucia or Catalonia)

Best of all, they experienced blue skies while cycling in Normandy, which goes to show that Patrick is really connected!
 
cycling from Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez
August 2008 - Group from UK - Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez
Type of group/client: Affinity group
Type of tour: Challenging - Self-guided
Group size: 5
Note: 2nd trip with Cyclomundo
For their second trip with us, this relaxed group of riders wanted to link Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez on a self-guided basis. The route we chose for them was tailored to their requirements: challenging, but not over-the-top, and primarily scenic! Kodak moments were many along the Gorges de la Nesque, the Gorges de la Meouge, and Lake Serre-Ponçon, before reaching their final destination!
We hope to see this fun-loving group again in 2009!
Note that linking Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez is a popular request. We've catered to many groups adapting the route to their fitness level and time constraints.
 
Cycling tour through scenic Tuscany
July 2008 - Group from USA - Tuscany
Type of group/client: Affinity group
Type of tour: Mix of riders and non-riders - Guided and supported
Group size: 6
Note: 2nd trip with Cyclomundo
Cycling tour through scenic Tuscany, these smiling riders were accompanied by their non-riding spouses, they opted for a supported tour in Tuscany. The customized itinerary was based on riders’ ability and fitness levels. While the guys rode, their wives were driven to small towns for shopping and admiring fields of sunflowers!
Accommodations were provided in small, often hidden, gems that one would have difficulty locating if they weren’t in the know! For this group, we used a guesthouse with extraordinary views over the Chianti wine region. Bliss!

Not only have we appreciated their feedback and extraordinary gift, but we are quite sure they will be back with us!
 
This group climbed no less than a 100 passes over 2 weeks
July 2008 - Group from Barbados & UK - From Alpe d’Huez to Ventoux
Type of ride: Charity challenge with support vehicle
Type of group/client: Affinity group/Charity challenge
Group size: 5
Note: 4th trip with Cyclomundo
Have a look at these 5 cyclists and then have respect! They’ve accomplished a challenge that for many just the mere thought is painful! Imagine - they started with the challenging cyclo sportive "La Marmotte" which they finished more than honorably, then they kept going for two weeks before tackling “Les Galériens du Ventoux” challenge on their last day. What that means is that they climbed Ventoux 4 times - from the 3 sides most people know of and from a 4th way over an unpaved forest road! Oops! We forgot to add that in between they climbed no less than 100 cols!

This customized cycling trip was done on a supported basis. Our dedicated guide, Manuel, provided them with unmatched support from sunrise to sunset!

You may view the group's website at www.barbadoscyclesforcharity.org/index.html
 
charity ride organized around Geneva
June 2008 - Multi-national group - Ride around Geneva
Type of group/client: Charity ride for Get Up for Ghana
Type of ride: Guided and supported - leisurely
Group size: 30
The Geneva representative for Get Up for Ghana contacted us to organize a one-day charity ride. The goal of this Paris-based organization is to help Ghana orphans.

Escorted by our dedicated Geneva guides, Lucile, Manuel, and Bruno, this multi-national group of 30 was taken on a leisure tour of the Geneva area, on quiet roads, to discover some amazing views over Lake Geneva.

For some participants, who had very rarely biked before, this day was a revelation and they re-discovered our 2-wheel toys capable of taking people far, far away…even when the tour takes place only a few steps from home!
2007 Custom Trips (a few of them!)
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September 2007 - Group from New Zealand - Burgundy & Provence
Type of group/client: Travel agency
Type of ride: Self-guided - leisurely to challenging
Group size: 30
This New-Zealand-based travel agency asked us to organize a 2-week tour in Burgundy and Provence on a self-guided basis. In addition to their requirement for providing exposure to “authenticity,” they also wanted two daily cycling options, in order to cater to riders of various levels. The toughest option includedMont-Ventoux "the classic way" from Bedoin. picture to be added soon

The tour itinerary took them to all the jewels of both regions - Beaune, Chateauneuf-de-Pape, Dijon, Cluny, Avignon, Gordes, Arles, etc… They saw them all!

Pleased with our services, our client is coming back in 2009, this time to visit the Veneto region and along the Loire Valley.
This group did a 2-week cycling tour in Dordogne and the Pyrenees
September 2007 - Group from Canada - Dordogne & Pyrenees
Type of group/client: Affinity group
Type of ride: Challenging, guided & supported
Group size: 8
Note: 2nd trip with Cyclomundo
For his second trip with Cyclomundo, the trip leader wanted his group to experience rural France while tackling some of France’s toughest climbs!

The final cycling itinerary allowed them to experience the Dordogne's extraordinary countryside, and its medieval and prehistoric treasures, before going to the Pyrenees and submitting themselves to a daily regimen of 2 or 3 passes!
To meet this group leader’s criteria, we found “out-of-the ordinary” accommodations, such as the exquisite Moulin de la Beune and La Maison Jeanne, in the quiet "Vallee d'Oueil," a few kilometers from Luchon.

They liked it and they’re coming back for a third trip in 2009!
 
this 2-day ride included wine-tasting
June 2007 - Multi-national group - 2-day Escape from Geneva
Type of client/group: Community website (glocals.com)
Type of ride: leisurely, guided and supported
Group size: 15
Approached by Glocals, Geneva’s international community site, Cyclomundo organized and operated a 2-day week-end trip for a group of 15. This tour was guided and supported by our detail-oriented guides – Bruno, Tina, and Damien – and packed with this 2-day ride included wine-tastingactivities and sites, including wine-tastings, delicious regional meals, and a short cruise between Switzerland and the lovely village of Yvoire, on the French shore of Lake Geneva.

The feedback was unanimously positive. As a result, other customized tours are in the works, including a 2-day chocolate-themed tour, as well as various wine-tasting week-ends.
 
chateau loudenne was this group's home for 2 nights
June 2007 - Group from USA - Bordeaux
Type of group/client: Affinity group
Type of ride: Leisurely - Guided & supported
Group size: 6
Note: 3rd trip with Cyclomundo (they have since traveled with us again in 2009 and 2011... that's 5 times!)
This group’s third custom trip requirements were simple: maximize cycling, wine-tasting, and exposure to “authenticity.” We think we managed it - they’re coming back for a fourth time in 2009!

Chateau Loudenne was this group's home for 2 nights. The cycling itinerary was designed on quiet roads through vineyards from village to village linking Medoc, Saint-Emilion, and Sauternes. Accommodation was arranged in real wine-making guesthouses, such as the Chateau Loudenne, where everyone had the joy of experiencing what it’s like to own a Chateau!

As usual, our support vehicle was there to carry all the daily purchase of wine.

Photo courtesy of client (Bonnie Swenby)
 
cycling trip throughout Provence and the Riviera
May 2007 - Group from Israel - Provence
Type of group/client: Affinity group
Type of ride: Challenging - Supported
Group size: 12
A group of 12 israeli cyclists wanted to see and do it all... Ventoux,the Verdon Canyon, Saint-Paul de Vence, the Riviera, the Alpilles, the Luberon, etc... They did it all. Our 8-day trip took them from Marseille to Marseille via Cavaillon, Sault, Moustiers, Castellane, Vence, Le Paradou.

Cyclomundo organized the whole logistics for the group:routes, support vehicles, luggage transfers, etc..

Photo courtesy of client Shlomo Urbach)
2006 Custom Trips (a few of them!)
June 2006 - Supported tour - Group of 10 - Alpe d'Huez and Ventoux
This multi-national group of American , British and Australian exparts from the Netherlands and from the US did it all! Over a few days' vacations, they covered all the major Tour de France climbs: Croix-de Fer, Telegraphe, Galibier, Alpe d'Huez, and Ventoux!

Other "combination" trips in 2006 include a wonderful Avignon-to-Nice trip, an Annecy to Alpe d'Huez, and a point-to-point Saint-Girons to Pau trip over all the major Pyrenean climbs.

Are currently being under work for 2007: A Bordeaux to Perigord trip for a group of 14, a combination Burgundy and Provence trip for a group of 26; A combination Dordogne and Pyrenees for a group of 8; and a Languedoc to Dordogne trip. Ready to add yours? Just fill out our booking form.
May 2006 - Self-Guided Tour - Group of 9 - Along the Lot River
E-mail received from Tom Brucker, the leader of the group" "You put together a a trip for 9 of us in the Lot Valley in May. We informed you of where we wanted to go, how many days we wanted to ride, and the distances we wished to ride each day. Although the bicycling experiences and abilities of our group varied widely, the trip exceeded every expectation for all --the traffic was light, the scenery varied, the hotels superior, the meals simply wonderful and the cost most reasonable. . Thank you for a great trip. We have already recommended you to others.

One other thing: your local coordinator, Christine, told me that she specialized in the Dordogne area and not really the Lot. She underestimates her abilities. I do not think you could ever find another person with so much local knowledge, who takes such good care of her riders and puts together a first class trip. She knows the Lot; stick with her.
I suspect you are busy coordinating your Tour trips, so there is no need to respond to this message; but I did want to let you know how happy we all were with our ride.
2005 Custom Trips (a few of them!)
Peter's great bunch rode from Grenoble to Vence.
September 2005 - Fully supported tour - Group of 9 - Grenoble to Riviera
This group of nine followed a route that meshed rugged alpine terrain with coastal glamour. It was jointly organized between Peter, the group's organizer, and our regional expert.

Their trek, which Peter named the "Tour des Grimpeurs," followed a scenic course that wheeled them from Grenoble to Nice. Along the way, they experienced epic climbs such as Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, Glandon, Telegraphe, Izoard, and Madone. In addition they visited the Gorges du Verdon (France's Grand Canyon) as well as world-famous villages such as Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Villefranch-sur-Mer to name a few.
Bonnie's group spent two nights in Beaune before boarding their B&B barge.
August 2005 - Fully-supported tour - Group of 8 - Burgundy Bike and Barge
Imagine a tour that incorporates world-class wine tastings, gastronomic restaurants, scenic rides across the French countryside and accommodations on a four-cabin barge.

Bonnie's group of eight not only imagined it but they lived it. After receiving their requests we customized a 10-day tour that took them from Beaune to Dijon along the Burgundy Canal. They then concluded their trip with a two-day post-tour in Le Grand Bornand.

For this trip, we used a 4-cabin B&B barge ideally suited for small groups.
 
Mike's custom itinerary took them tio all the major Tour de France climbs including Tourmalet, Ventoux, and Alpe d'Huez.
June 2005 - Fully-supported tour - Group of 8 - Pyrenees, Alps, Ventoux
Eight Canadian cyclists from Calgary contacted us in November 2004 seeking a two-week tour that would allow them to pedal some of the Tour de France's legendary climbs.

Seven months later they followed an epic mountain route that even by Tour de France standards was impressive. During the course of their tour, they climbed Col d'Aubisque, Col du Soulor, Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourde, Ventoux, Col du Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier, Alpe d'Huez, Col de la Madeleine, and the ascents to Courchevel and La Plagne.

Dave, one of the riders wrote: "All in all, our holiday scored a 10 out of 10. We're very grateful for your help in planning such as milestone event in our cycling careers and we will continue to recommend your company and your services, without reservation, to any of our friends who have designs on a similar tour in the future. Many thanks to you both for making a dream become a reality. I hope that we'll be back for Le Fou Two sometime soon. Until then, best wishes for continued success in creating, and sustaining, the best velotour company in France."
 
Jim's private group started their tour from Souillac and finished in Cahors a  week later.
May 2005 - Self-guided tour - Group of 10 - Perigord/Dordogne/Lot
This happy bunch approached us in December 2004 seeking a self-guided tour that averaged 30 miles a day along a scenic route that would give them numerous opportunities to explore prehistoric caves and medieval villages.

No problem.
We worked directly with them in mapping an eight-day tour that went from Souillac to Cahors.
The result? Gushing feedback and smiling faces.